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Costing Analyst - Mental Health

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 4 days
    Published on 26 Nov 2021
  • Job no: 43129
  • Category: Administration, Administration & Office Support

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community-based services.


  • Permanent, ongoing position
  • Full Time, 76 hours per fortnight
  • Classification: HS5
  • Located at The Alfred

The Department

The Finance Department provides financial services to Alfred Health.  This consists of Performance Analysis, Financial Accounting, Business Partners, Management Accounting, Clinical Performance Unit, Accounts Payable and Receivables, patient billing, treasury, payroll and supply.

The Performance Analysis area is responsible for providing an advisory service around casemix, clinical costing, health data analysis, funding and admission policy, as well as serving in a governance capacity around submissions to the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Round Table, and other external agencies.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager, Performance and Costing, the role will initially be responsible for reviewing and improving the Mental Health clinical costing process within Alfred Health. A full review of current Mental Health clinical costing processes will be required, and the successful candidate will work with the operational process to make improvements as required. This involves bringing together patient activity data with financial data, aiming to retrospectively determine the actual cost of care provided to patients. A critical component of this is understanding the data requirements for each activity extract, obtaining this data, analysing the data quality and amending it where required, and then loading it into the costing software. It also involves understanding the overall process of Mental Health clinical costing at Alfred Health, including understanding how the general ledger is transformed into a costing ledger, and how the costing software uses the financial and activity data to produce the final cost data.


  • Effective communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Able to scope requirements and document to inform an implementation plan
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft SQL preferred


This position takes a lead role in driving the enhancement of clinical costing processes and utilisation of the data within Alfred Health. Development opportunities in process improvement, data analytics and public health performance and funding are available.

  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

Enquiries to: Laura Morphett, Manager Performance Analysis and Costing at


Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 


  • Closes in 4 days - 03 Dec 2021
  • Published on 26 Nov 2021, 2:40 AM