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Project Officer - Health Care Home initiative


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

Job posted on: 22 December, 2017.
Applications close: 14 January, 2018. (Expired)

  • Project Officer - health Care Home Patient Enrolment and Implementation Support
  • Would you enjoy being part of a new exciting health initiative?
  • Do you have experience working with General Practitioners, in health or Human Services?
  • Salary packaging of up to $18,550 tax free per year, annual leave loading and 9.5% superannuation
  • New, modern, eco-friendly offices with open space surrounded by nature
  • Free parking on-site
  • Great company culture

We currently have a position available for a Health Project Officer who will support aspects of implementation with a primary focus on assisting general practices to recruit and enrol patients as part of the Health Care Home initiative.

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.

About the Opportunity

In March 2016, the Government announced its plan to introduce stage one of the Health Care Home model in Australia. NBMPHN has been selected as one of 10 Primary Health Network regions nationally for the rollout of the Health Care Home (HCH) Initiative to establish Health Care Homes in General Practice.

A Health Care Home is a medical ‘home base’/general practice that will coordinate comprehensive care for patients with chronic and complex conditions.

The Project Officer – Health Care Home Patient Enrolment and Implementation Support will be responsible for supporting HCH Practices to assist with recruitment and enrolment of eligible HCH patients. This requires strong consumer engagement and communication skills, and preferably stakeholder management experience with healthcare professionals.

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in either health, social and behavioural disciplines, or business related field, or demonstrated recent experience in a similar role;
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with consumers in a health care or human services environment;
  • Highly developed presentation and interpersonal skills including ability to build influential and productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders;
  • Understanding of primary health care, chronic disease management and issues relating to patients and healthcare providers;
  • An understanding of change management and a demonstrated ability to influence positive change;

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of primary health care, chronic disease management and issues relating to patients and healthcare providers;
  • Understanding of General Practice business models and Medicare;
  • Familiarity with practice software and systems, digital health and other technologies.

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. 

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.