Western Sydney Local Health District creates permanent CTO role

Until now the chief technology officer position has been temporary

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has begun accepting applications for the role of chief technology officer.

“This role has been temporary to date and has been filled in an acting capacity,” a spokesperson told Computerworld Australia.

“Over the past year, the Western Sydney Local Health District has undertaken a major transformation of its IT services and is now seeking a permanent chief technology officer,” the spokesperson said.

Les Forrest has been filling the CTO role.

The CTO reports to WSLHD’s chief information officer, Sabrina Walsh.

The position is classified as Health Manager Level 6 with the successful candidate expected lead the strategy, planning and delivery of ICT infrastructure and IT service management across WSLHD.

The CTO will also be tasked with developing and implementing strategic sourcing in line with the NSW government’s focus on shifting to as-a-service procurement models.

WSLHD delivers primary and secondary health care to people in Auburn, Blacktown, The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta local government areas, as well as tertiary care to the greater western Sydney region. It includes four hospitals (with a total of five campuses) and seven community health centres.

Applications for the role of CTO are open until 20 June.

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