Health Practice Manager (APS Level 5)

Williamtown, NSW |

Salary Range:

$75,109 - $80,450 (plus Super)

The Role:

Join a team of health professionals providing high quality health care to members of the Australian Defence Force. Within the Allied Health function an APS5 Health Practice Manager is accountable under limited direction to perform and achieve complex administrative work to support the delivery of health care services within an integrated workforce. They are accountable to have and maintain a well developed understanding of and compliance to relevant legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.

An APS5 Health Practice Manager will be accountable for organising their workflow and making independent decisions relating to their area of responsibility. They will interpret and provide advice within the allied health function area based on legislation, policy and procedures. They will undertake specialist research and analysis, conduct reviews, assessment, investigations and perform procedural, clerical, administrative support work to achieve results.

The APS5 Health Practice Manager will coordinate and contribute to the work of a team consistent to a work plan and provide advice and assistance on methods of task completion to team members. They may be a team coach or supervise a team and be accountable to set work priorities, allocate work, and manage workflows and performance. They are expected to be capable of reviewing and developing the quality of work undertaken by others and identifying opportunities for on-the-job training within a work unit.

The APS5 Health Practice Manager will be required to engage and communicate with stakeholders to identify, respond and provide advice on issues to achieve unit and Defence outcomes. They will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

The current position is non-ongoing for up to 12 months however we will be creating a merit pool to fill similar ongoing and non-ongoing positions that may become available within the next 12 months.

About our Team:

As a key leadership position in this Health Centre the successful candidate will be working with a multidisciplinary health professional team providing GP services, Physiotherapy, Dental, Mental Health Care, Occupational Rehabilitation in addition to the coordination of specialist care that ensures the optimisation of the health outcomes delivered from that facility.

The Williamtown Health Centre at RAAF Williamtown is part of a broader region which provides the successful candidate with an instant network of other Practice Managers and health leadership who share a collegiate approach to the delivery of high quality health care in the region. The staff in the facility and across the region are a blended workforce of military, contract and APS personnel working together as one team.

This is a dynamic role that will draw on strong skills in the Microsoft office suite, a range of software platforms used to manage workforce rosters, reporting, budget allocations, work health and safety (WHS), contractual requirements as well as health policy and governance. Leading the team of staff to deliver a warm welcome and promote a positive experience for the customers, while maintaining key relationships outside the facility. The successful candidate will require strong verbal and written communication skills.

Our Ideal Candidate:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behavior
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • The ability to prioritise workload when faced with competing demands

Application Closing Date: Monday 24, May 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/02059/21 on


Starting date: 
Monday, May 10, 2021
Closing date: 
Monday, May 24, 2021
Department of Defence