GP Engagement Officer

Orange, Dubbo, Broken Hill or Bathurst, NSW |

The Role

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is currently seeking a motivated individual who has a passion for primary healthcare and community wellbeing to join our Primary Healthcare & Integration team as GP Engagement Officer.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic GP Engagement Officer (GPEO) to be responsible for supporting, coordinating, development of and delivery of GP engagement initiatives across the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) area.

The GP Engagement Officer will work collaboratively with General Practitioners and general practices within the WNSW PHN area to:

  • Increase engagement with the Primary Health Network programs and services
  • Increase knowledge of the PHN programs and support the delivery of appropriate initiatives
  • Facilitate opportunities of Engagement for all Health Providers
  • Support GP and Primary Care service providers and systems improvements within the WNSW PHN region.
  • Opportunities for GP engagement in the joint development of new models of care and identification of GP champions to provide input to those projects

This role also works closely with other teams in the PHN to support GPs, general practice teams and broader Primary Health Care services to improve and better coordinate care through:

  • Supported access to regional/local information systems and various other enablers such as clinical referral pathways, and emerging shared care and clinical information tools and processes. 
  • Facilitation of Networking groups between Health Professionals
  • Development of resources to support new Health Professionals

This role will work closely with the PHN Communications team and the Education Programs team.

The position can be based in any one of our offices which include Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst or Broken Hill.

Skills and experience

Essential

  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal culture including a commitment to cultural awareness and safety.
  • Current C class open drivers licence
  • Tertiary qualifications in health or project management
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in primary health care in a regional/rural setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively liaise, consult and negotiate
  • Exceptional relationship management skills
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to be confident in public speaking
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities in a timely manner
  • Exceptional relationship management skills
  • Demonstrated ability, skills and knowledge in the use of computer management systems

Desirable 

  • Bachelor’s degree in health or project management would be an advantage
  • Passionate about the health care of the population and improving local service delivery

PLEASE NOTE:

As part of your application, you must provide a separate statement addressing each of the selection criteria as well as your resume. If you do not provide these two documents, your application will automatically not be accepted. 

For an outline of responsibilities, position description, selection criteria and information on how to apply, please refer to the Employment tab in the ‘About Us’ section of our website www.wnswphn.org.au/about-us/employment

WNSW PHN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted via email (by the closing date and time) to: hr@wnswphn.org.au

If you have any questions about this position after you have read this document, please contact Sonya Berryman on 0417 810 234

Starting date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Closing date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Organisation: 
Western NSW Primary Health Network
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