Manager – Primary Clinical Services

Orange, Dubbo, Broken Hill, Bathurst or Bourke, 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 Manager – Primary Clinical Services.

The Manager – Primary Clinical Services is responsible for Western NSW Primary Health Networks (WNSWPHNs) provision of contemporary and innovative Clinical programs that are aligned to the strategic direction of the company and identified needs of primary healthcare professionals across the region.

The role provides both strategic and operational management and includes line management of Program Officers, to ensure that clinical programs are responsive to the changing needs of stakeholders.

The Manager – Primary Clinical Services will supervise the teams including Collaborative Commissioning; Cancer Screening & Immunisation and Health pathways and will work closely with other teams in the WNSWPHN to support broader Primary health Care Services to improve health outcomes.

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


  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal culture including a commitment to cultural awareness and safety.
  • Tertiary qualifications in health (Nursing) with at least 3 years’ experience working in Primary HealthCare
  • Currently registered or eligible to register with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively liaise and negotiate in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to understand their needs and effectively motivate engagement with potential solutions.
  • Effective organisation, time management and prioritisation skills, with experience effectively managing competing demands to deliver on commitments and meet deadlines.
  • Sound computer literacy, including the ability to work with databases and provide technical support.
  • Understanding of primary health care in a regional/rural setting, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.
  • Extensive experience in managing services including budget/financial management
  • Extensive experience in staff management and development
  • Current licence to drive in NSW with the ability to drive regularly for work purposes, including occasional overnight stays


  • Understanding of quality improvement models in general practice including data extraction tools.
  • Experience in reform and change
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal people, organisations and communities in view of planning and implementing services and achieving outcomes for Aboriginal people.

How to Apply:


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

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:

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

Starting date: 
Friday, September 24, 2021
Closing date: 
Monday, October 4, 2021
Western NSW Primary Health Network
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