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Program Officer Primary Care Initiatives


Employer: Wentworth Healthcare Limited
Work Type/s: Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 01 October, 2018.
Applications close: 14 October, 2018. (Expired)

  • Salary packaging of up to $18,550 tax free per year and 9.5% superannuation
  • New, modern, eco-friendly offices with open space surrounded by nature
  • Free parking on-site
  • Great company culture

About the Organisation

Wentworth Healthcare Limited, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) is a not-for profit organisation which works to improve health for the people in our community. This includes the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith local government areas.

Our mission is to empower general practice and other healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality, accessible and integrated primary healthcare that meets the needs of our community.

Culture and Benefits

Wentworth Healthcare offers staff a flexible, supportive and safe working environment.

Attractive remuneration plus super and salary packaging options will be available.

About the Opportunity

The Program Officer will work as a part of the Nepean Blue Mountains PHN Primary Care Support and Development stream. The role will work collaboratively with General Practices in the region to support implementation and uptake of quality improvement initiatives aligned to accreditation standards and new initiatives including Health Care Homes and the use of digital health technologies such as the My Health Record. Training will be provided to support the Program Officer with knowledge on specific programs. The different program focus areas will be determined according to organisational priorities.

Key responsibilities include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Facilitating quality improvement initiatives including general practice accreditation and systems of data quality management.
  • Assisting General Practices to deliver and manage requirements of immunisations (cold chain management and accuracy reporting).
  • Assisting General Practices with the development and or maintenance of systems and models of care for chronic conditions management, including electronic registries, recall and reminder systems.
  • Disseminating information relating to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items and Practice Incentive Programs (PIP).
  • Facilitate activities to enhance Practice Nurse and Practice Manager’ skills and competency within General Practice. To increase the use of digital health solutions in general practice.

This position is being offered in a full-time or part-time capacity and is funded until 30/06/19. Future employment is subject to ongoing funding.

Selection Criteria

Essential Criteria:

  • Evidence of appropriate tertiary qualification in health, business, or communications.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated across a variety of mediums e.g. telephone, electronic (email) and face to face.
  • Experience liaising with General Practitioners and/or General Practice providers or similar customer focus that can be transferred to the General Practice setting.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to manage and achieve timelines, reporting and recording requirements with attention to detail.
  • Strong IT skills and knowledge in the use of data bases, Microsoft office suite and data security.
  • Ability to acquire new skills as required in support of program activities.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience working with General Practice.
  • Understanding of chronic disease management and issues relating to patients and health care providers.
  • Have undertaken cultural safety training.
How to apply for this job

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