Healthscope looks for growth-focused CIO

Healthscope is on the lookout for a new chief information officer, advertising for an executive with at least 15 years IT experience to take the reins of its technology.

Healthscope is on the lookout for a new chief information officer, advertising for an executive with at least 15 years IT experience to take the reins of its technology.

Dougall McBurnie

Dougall McBurnie (Credit: Healthscope)

The employer of 18,000 staff is currently undergoing rapid growth, according to the advertisements on MyCareer and Seek, with the new CIO to be tasked with overseeing growth in the IT division.

According to a more detailed position description on Healthscope's website, the CIO will be directing a unit with around 60 staff and a budget of $25 million annually.

The department services 45 Healthscope-owned hospital facilities and three facilities managed for the Adelaide healthcare alliance. Healthscope also has an international pathology business comprising of 60 laboratories in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.

The company had not responded to requests for comment at the time of writing on who the applicant would be replacing, but according to the current chief information officer Dougall McBurnie's LinkedIn profile, he has been working at the company since 2007.

McBurnie started as Healthscope's inaugural CIO, immediately facing challenges of a growing company, especially since it was running a number of finance and supply systems acquired when it had bought out other companies. McBurnie consolidated the firm on TechnologyOne. He also oversaw the implementation of a web-based version of iSoft's patient administration system across 30 hospitals.

Prior to his role with the group, McBurnie had worked with Coles Myer, where he was general manager of e-commerce.