Health Planner

Sydney, NSW |

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) is a Not-For-Profit Primary Health Care Organisation covering Sydney Local Health and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District regions. Our aim is to increase the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of health services for the community, particularly to those at risk of poor health outcomes.

The Health Planner is responsible for identifying strategies to strengthen the primary health care management and service delivery system, facilitating high quality needs based planning and assessment and developing tools to drive and support CESPHN through the commissioning process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead program specific needs assessments processes in accordance with the PHN Needs Assessment Framework, working collaboratively with LHD’s, the St Vincent’s Hospital Network, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Local Councils and other agencies;
  • Lead the development of population and health status profiles for the CESPHN region, profiling service arrangements, service activity and modelling demand projections;
  • Facilitate health service planning and review outcomes and assess demand to inform future service developments, exploring alternative service options to optimise service delivery arrangements;
  • Provide high-quality quantitative, qualitative and/or economic evaluation expertise to assist in the planning, conduct and reporting of evaluations across the PHN;
  • Assist in the development of funding tenders and submissions;
  • Contribute to the development of evaluation methodologies and monitoring activities for PHN programs (including commissioned services) to support evidence based practice and models of integrating care, ensuring access to appropriate health care services; and
  • Assist with the production of planning and reporting documents, including Strategic Plans, Activity Work Plans, Annual Report, 6 and 12-month Progress Reports and Board Quarterly Reports.
  • Provide support to internal teams on data analysis, guidance on developing indicators and evidence based decision making for new/existing programs.

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in a health-related discipline, population / public health, health planning, and / or research and evaluation;
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and achieve outcomes in complex and challenging environments;
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and interpret health related data for purposes of analysis, planning and evaluation;
  • Experience in health needs planning frameworks, priority setting processes, monitoring and reporting systems to support robust and effective primary care service development and delivery;
  • Experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems to support quality improvement processes;
  • Knowledge and understanding of trends, developments and issues in primary health care, particularly related to planning and evaluation;
  • Excellent interpersonal, engagement and relationship building skills with demonstrated ability to establish confident relationships with both internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office based computing applications, e.g. Excel, Word, Database, SharePoint, PowerPoint etc.

To Apply:

Email your application along with responses to the selection criteria to

Starting date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Closing date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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