Manager, Marketing, Communications & Events

Join our Marketing, Communications & Events team in our Bundaberg Operations Hub or Brisbane Business Centre.

 If you’d like to join us on our quest, consider this exciting career opportunity now available.

Our new Manager, Marketing, Communications & Events can be based in our Marketing, Communications & Events team at either our Bundaberg Operations Hub or Brisbane Business Centre.

So, are you ready to be a part of this dynamic environment?

Role Requirements:

The focus of this role is to lead, manage and implement the marketing and communication strategies and tactics to focus on maximising positive brand exposure, build product awareness and stimulate customer sales activity, thereby, contributing to the company’s objectives for profitable revenue growth, brand recognition and reputation, and customer advocacy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development and implementation of the Marketing, Communications and Events strategy, plans and budget in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to, coordinate and manage the scope definition, design, production and delivery of marketing and sales material such as brochures, flyers, advertising, website, video, publication features, editorial and media content.
  • Evaluate customer feedback/research, market conditions and competitor data to provide qualitative input into strategic marketing plans.
  • Monitor, assess and distil various customer, government and industry publications and communication channels and drive the requisite actions across the organisation.
  • Manage the planning and logistics for customer and promotional events.
  • In partnership with key stakeholders, drive the deployment of successful marketing campaigns from ideation through to execution and measure and report on their success.
  • Own and drive our website strategy, working with key stakeholders.
  • Drive and manage the creation of valuable and engaging content for our website, including blogs, to drive customer leads, promote our brand and engage our customers.
  • Manage internal and external creative stakeholders to deliver all creative assets and content.
  • Organise and complete photo shoots, video material and pod cast scripts.

Our Ideal Applicant:

Naturally, we’re after the best.  We believe our ideal applicant will bring the following attributes:

  • Bachelor degree in marketing, communications or related field;
  • Demonstrated senior level experience in delivering dynamic and successful marketing strategies and plans;
  • Demonstrated experience in building successful brands using current best practice approaches and technologies;
  • Broad digital marketing skills with proven ability to develop and implement multichannel campaign strategies and create insights to evolve digital/social strategies to drive customer acquisition and engagement;
  • Demonstrated experience in the successful preparation and delivery of print and electronic marketing collateral including the delivery of briefs;
  • Strong management skills, with a demonstrated ability to inspire staff, key stakeholders and external service providers, providing them with a clear sense of direction;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish professional strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Highly developed and engaging oral and written communication skills, particularly with regard to developing marketing copy and proof-reading;
  • A creative mind-set, with an adaptable and flexible approach in a fast paced environment;
  • Ability to think creatively, laterally and logically to develop solutions;
  • An understanding of and interest in the Healthcare Industry.

If you’re ready to soar to new heights, then hit that button below marked Apply for This Job.  Please ensure that you complete the screening questions before submitting, as this will form part of your application.

Only people with the rights to work within Australia need apply.

Apply for the Bundaberg role here.          Apply for the Brisbane role here.

Best Practice named a Finalist in the ACS Digital Disruptors Awards

Best Practice Software has been announced as a Finalist in the 2019 Skills Transformation of Work Teams (Small) Category in the Australian Computer Society Digital Disruptors Awards.

The ACS Digital Disruptors Awards showcase the leadership, creativity and innovation of Australia’s ICT sector and has witnessed a 32% increase in nominations since 2017.

Best Practice Software’s General Manager of Innovation and Development, John Rayfield said he was delighted that the Best Practice Team who have been working on the Best Health App have been recognised for their efforts to date.

“We have been told that one of the ACS’ key priorities as the professional association for the ICT sector is to recognise excellence and to raise the standards and professionalism across the industry, so we’re delighted that our Best Health App team have been named Finalists” said John.  “We have some big plans for the future of our Best Health App, so to be recognised at this early stage by the ACS only encourages us to continue to innovate and deliver leading health care experiences to our Bp Premier customers and their patients”.

The Digital Disruptors Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit in Melbourne on 4th December 2019.   “We are very proud of our Development Team who have worked so hard on our Best Health App and have fingers crossed for a positive result at the Awards”.

Bp Partner Network welcomes health start-up ‘Cubiko’

Best Practice Software has announced that Brisbane health start-up ‘Cubiko’ has joined its Bp Partner Network as a Gold Partner.

Best Practice CEO Dr Frank Pyefinch said it was perfect timing. “With Cubiko launching its revolutionary new tool at the AAPM Conference it’s timely that they have become a Gold Partner in our Bp Partner Network” said Dr Pyefinch. “By joining the Bp Partner Network they are a recognised and approved integrator with Best Practice”.

Cubiko is the first business insights tool that harnesses fragmented streams of practice information to improve performance. The platform displays data in easy-to-understand dashboards, providing visual representations of practice data alongside selected metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs).

“We’re so pleased to be recognised as a Gold Partner across the Bp Partner Network. Having come from the business of General Practice ourselves, we truly understand the role Bp plays in supporting practices right across the country in delivering optimal patient care. We look forward to continuing to partner with the Bp team as we launch Cubiko, giving practices access to exciting new and powerful data insights,” Cubiko Founder & CEO, Chris Smeed, said.

“The Bp Partner Network is governed by a commercial and technical framework that provides added value for the Partners whilst ensuring they comply with relevant legislation; and that their offering has been assessed for impact or risk to the products and services Best Practice Software provides. The security of our Customers’ data is important to them, their Patients and, in turn, Best Practice and our Partners” said Dr Pyefinch.
After a 12 month trial with leading general practices across Australia, including many Bp Premier users, Cubiko was officially launched this week at the AAPM Conference in Brisbane. Cubiko, a joint venture between data analytics specialist, ‘Aginic’, and award-winning general practice, ‘Inala Primary Care’, will stimulate improvements to productivity, profitability and reduce day-to-day operational challenges facing the general practice community.

“Best Practice was pleased to be part of the 12 month trial and it’s great to see the public launch by our Gold Partner Cubiko” Dr Pyefinch said.

Anyone wanting more information on the Bp Partner Network can call into the Best Practice display at the AAPM Conference (finishing today, Friday 4th October at 3pm at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre) or email Partners@bpsoftware.net

Best Practice to run free Masterclasses on Best Health App and Bp Comms

In October, Best Practice will be launching the Best Health App, a patient app that all patients of Practices using Bp Premier can download for free.

When the Best Health App is released, Bp Premier users will have two ways to communicate with their patients via their mobile phones, under the “umbrella” brand of Bp Comms.

Best Practice will be running a series of free Masterclasses covering Patient Communication using Bp Comms; and Navigating Best Health – an introduction to Bp’s new Patient App:

Tuesday 8th of October:

10.00am: Patient Communication using Bp Comms

2.00pm: Navigating Best Health, an introduction to Bp’s new Patient App

 

Thursday 10th of October:

10.00am: Patient Communication using Bp Comms

2.00pm: Navigating Best Health, an introduction to Bp’s new Patient App

 

Tuesday 15th of October:

10.00am: Patient Communication using Bp Comms

2.00pm: Navigating Best Health, an introduction to Bp’s new Patient App

 

Thursday 17th of October:

10.00am: Patient Communication using Bp Comms

2.00pm: Navigating Best Health, an introduction to Bp’s new Patient App

 NB: Session times are being run at AEST times (not AESDT daylight savings times)

 

Registration is free for the Bp Masterclasses and can be made here. Details on prerequisites are also detailed on the registration site. For more details phone Best Practice Software’s Learning team on 1300 40 1111.

Registrations now open for Australia’s leading Medical IT Summit

Registrations are now open for the Bp Premier Summit 2020, Best Practice Software’s popular event that brings Bp Premier users together with the Best Practice team, vendors, health providers, medical organisations and a world class group of presenters. It will be held from Friday 22nd May to Sunday 24th May 2020 at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre at South Bank.

Best Practice CEO Dr Frank Pyefinch said it will be a tremendous event.

“This is our 6th Bp Summit and we believe we’ve excelled ourselves with an excellent program” Dr Pyefinch said. “Bp Premier Summit 2020 will provide delegates with a wealth of experience, new skills and new ideas from inspiring speakers, plus they’ll still have time to unwind and catch up with colleagues, which is always a great part of our Summits”.

With so many exciting developments to showcase, Bp Premier Summit 2020 is an event not to be missed.

“Bp Premier’s functionality now goes beyond the Practice, becoming the digital nerve centre linking our customers to an ever-widening network of medical services, health providers and government institutions, which will be covered in detail in world class presentations” said Dr Pyefinch. “With Bp Premier users also connecting to patients like never before with the Best Health App there is much to celebrate”.

The 2020 Summit will also give Bp Premier users a unique opportunity to engage with many more of Bp Premier’s partners and vendors of integrated and compatible technologies.

“But it won’t be all business” said Dr Pyefinch. “Delegates will enjoy a Brisbane River cruise on the amazing Yot Club Super Yacht on the Saturday night”.

Full details of the action-packed Bp Premier Summit 2020 program can be found here.

Registrations are now open, with Early Bird rate available until the end of the 2019 and can be made directly here.  And for a full rundown and the latest news visit the dedicated Bp Premier Summit 2020 website here.

Talking to the right Team Bp member is now easier

When you phone Best Practice from today you’ll notice some changes designed to get you to the right person quickly and easily.

In Australia, the new Interactive Voice Response recording will begin by asking if you would like to speak to someone in:

  • Software Support (Option 1)
  • Sales and General Enquiries (Option 2)
  • Product Training (Option 3)
  • Commercial Partnership (Option 4)

If you choose Option 1 (Software Support) or Option 2 (Sales and General Enquiries) you will be asked which product you use:

  • Bp Premier (Option 1)
  • Bp Allied (Option 2)
  • Bp VIP.net (Option 3)
  • VIP Gold (Option 4)

If you’re phoning for Bp Premier Software Support, further options will include whether you are calling regarding:

  • an existing enquiry (Option 1)
  • or new enquiry (Option 2).

If you choose Option 3 (Product Training) or Option 4 (Commercial Partnership) it will go straight through to someone who can help you.

Similar options are available for our New Zealand callers.

Please keep this handy and distribute to any of your team members who call us.

Software Support Specialist

Join our Software Support team in our Bundaberg Operations Hub.

If you’d like to join us on our quest, consider this exciting career opportunity now available.

Our new Support Specialist role is Part-time (20 hours per week) and is based in our Software Support team in our Bundaberg Operations Hub. The original base of Best Practice Software, and now a major operational nerve centre for the company’s operations, our Bundaberg Operations Hub is located in the regional city’s Central Business District, on the central coast of Queensland, just four hours’ drive – or a 40-minute flight – north of Brisbane.

Bundaberg is an important provincial business, government and agricultural service city. Our facilities in Bundaberg form part of one of Australia’s largest health-IT campuses and includes three modern purpose-fit buildings accommodating a busy national support centre, and a variety of software development and commercial operations.

Role Requirements:

The role will be suited to someone who meets the following role requirements:

  • Provide Tier 1 Software application support over the range of Best Practice Software (Bp) products, via a multitude of tools including remote assistance;
  • Utilises their exceptional customer service skills to exceed customer requirements;
  • Identification and communication of areas for improvement;
  • Liaise with internal & external support groups;
  • Provides ‘Incident Ownership’ from point of logging to resolution with customer focus and speed of resolution in mind;
  • Never falters on keeping customers up to date on incidents and actively manages their day to day case load without skipping a beat;
  • Provide professional advice to customers and other stakeholders on Best Practice Software products;
  • Need to participate in an ‘After Hours’ On Call roster;
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the support team via ‘Best in Class’ services and ‘Continuous Improvement opportunities.

Our Support Specialist provides Tier 1 software support services to our customers, effectively and proactively managing each case from the initial point of contact through to resolution. Our Support Specialist will utilise all the available resources, aids and tools to provide high, quality service in the management and resolution of cases.

Our Ideal Applicant:

Naturally, we’re after the best.  We believe our ideal applicant will bring the following attributes:

  • A minimum of 12 months in a ‘Customer Facing’ role, in a call centre or helpdesk environment;
  • A passionate person, that has genuine technical interest and aptitude;
  • Must have good ‘Time Management’ skills and be able to prioritise workload;
  • Understand and can provide professional, friendly and polite customer service over the phone – exceptional phone manner;
  • Strong ability to learn things quickly, especially new software and technologies;
  • Proficient communication skills;
  • Be confident in interacting with people on several different levels;
  • Experience in the Health Industry, specifically medical software – is desirable but not essential.

If you’re ready to soar to new heights, apply here. Please ensure that you complete the screening questions before submitting, as this will form part of your application.

Only people with the rights to work within Australia need apply.  

Bp’s Jessica White features on national Panel

At this week’s Health Informatics Conference, presented by the Health Informatics Society of Australia, Best Practice Software’s Jessica White was part of the Panel “You can’t ask that! – Demystifying the digital health industry”.

Emma Hossack, CEO of the Medical Software Industry Association said it was great to have Jessica on the Panel.   “The MSIA gives it thanks to Best Practice for its involvement with the HIC 2019 Panel “You Cant Ask That!” said Emma.

Lorraine Pyefinch, Secretary of MSIA and Acting COO of Best Practice said it was a great session.  “It was great to have so many of Australia’s health software industry leaders on the one panel explaining why it’s all worthwhile and having a candid discussion about the expenditure, business models, access to data, lessons learned & beauty of health software” Lorraine said.

“Jessica White, Bp’s Manager Commercial & Customer Enablement sat next to CEO of MD and Harry Nespolen President RACGP. Others included the Chair of the ADHA, Elizabeth Deveny and  Paul Naismith CEO of Fred IT. There was no Chatham House Rules and the questions were frank and fearless” Lorraine added.

“Questions posed to the panel included “MyHealth record – what’s the point? Will it ever be useful?”, “Why are the user interfaces of our clinical systems so appalling (cognitive load, difficult to navigate) – to which Dr Nespolen said he liked his Bp Premier system; and other panel members defended the industry and raised the question of more training for practitioners.

Moderator Emma Hossack CEO of MSIA (who will be doing a repeat at the Bp Premier Summit 2020, to be held in May in Brisbane), fielded questions like ‘When the MHR gets hacked, what do I tell my patients?” and “How can we educate clinicians to embrace the efficiencies of technology.”

“All in all the answers showed that, on balance, Australia is punching beyond its weight in digital health, and industry and clinicians are not looking to the government for answers. In the spirit of Best Practice, they are going their own way to make Australia’s health system best in the world” said Lorraine.

Best Practice Software evolves

When Dr Frank and Lorraine Pyefinch began Best Practice Software in Bundaberg in 2004 with a handful of team members, little did they know that it would grow to be an international medical software company with over 150 team members, developing not only General Practice software, but also Allied Health and Specialist software.

Best Practice has undertaken another step in its evolution today, with Lorraine Pyefinch becoming Acting Chief Operating Officer, as COO Craig Hodges leaves Bp to commence work in a new leadership role in public health governance, where he’ll pursue career interests in corporate and board governance, and the Queensland public primary health care sector.

Lorraine said she and Frank supported Craig’s decision and thanked him for his enormous contribution. “We really appreciate Craig’s professional expertise in helping grow the business over the past 7 years” Lorraine said. “I will be taking on the role of Acting COO in the interim while we take our time to recruit the person with the right skills, qualifications, and experience, ideally in our Bundaberg Operations Hub”.

Best Practice’s Operations Hub was purpose-built in Bundaberg in April 2013 – the most sophisticated “nerve centre” dedicated to Medical Information Technology in the nation – and grew its team into a New Zealand Operations Centre in Hamilton; a modern Support Centre in Sydney; and a Business Centre in Brisbane.

Craig Hodges has overseen major growth at Best Practice Software, which was awarded Business of the Year in May this year at the Bundaberg and Districts’ Chambers of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

“I’m very appreciative for the opportunities provided to me at Best Practice Software, and I’m very proud of my team’s efforts in building a world-class medical technology business – with its registered office and major operations centre based here in Bundaberg”.

Ruby SP1 version released for Bp VIP.net users

Team Bp is proud to launch the Ruby SP1 release for Bp VIP.net users today, tailored specifically for specialist medical professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

A range of enhancements have been implemented into the software, with a focus on improved stability and performance.

Our General Manager of Innovation & Development John Rayfield said he was pleased with the new release of Bp VIP.net.

“The Bp Vip.net Ruby SP1 release focuses on continual improvements in the financial areas of the system, platform stability and performance – basically speeding up some time intensive work flows and reports” Mr Rayfield said. “Our goal here at Best Practice is to make every user experience enjoyable and as efficient as possible through our continual evolution in producing up-to-date cutting-edge software”.

Other enhancements include:

  • Performance Improvements, particularly in faster loading times for the Financial Summary with large data sets
  • Greater Stability in Financial functionality, including:
    • Improvements in Batch Status Reporting
    • Add location/unit details to weekly/monthly calendar views
    • Financial Summary displays selected filters
    • Add new invoice date field
    • Performance improvements on batch review and decline processing
    • Ability to base one fee scaler on another

For more details on Bp VIP.net visit the Bp VIP.net page or email the Best Practice Sales Team: sales@bpsoftware.net.