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General Practice Integration Officer - Central Adelaide Local Health Network

Adelaide PHN

About Us

Adelaide Primary Health Network (Adelaide PHN) is an independent, not for profit, primary health care organisation based in Adelaide.

We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of the Adelaide community by coordinating and integrating health and community services and by working in partnership to identify local needs and create strategies in response to keeping people well and out of hospital; improving their experience AND their health outcomes – to deliver on our vision of A Healthier Adelaide by 2030.

Why you should come work with us

Adelaide PHN offers a great range of benefits to our employees, including:

  • Competitive remuneration and work-life balance.
  • Access to generous not for profit Salary Sacrifice taxation benefits including up to $15,900 for living expenses and $2,650 for meal and entertainment.
  • Work from home opportunities.
  • Additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year, in addition to annual leave entitlements.
  • Generous allowance toward professional development.
  • Family friendly and flexible working arrangements.
  • Collaboration with passionate likeminded professionals.
  • Free Employment Assistance Program.

About the GPIU

The General Practice Integration Unit (GPIU) is a joint collaboration between Adelaide PHN (APHN), and the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) and is located in the Central Adelaide metropolitan region.

The GPIU is tasked with improving the continuity of care of people across settings by facilitating and strengthening collaboration, communication and integration between general practice and the hospital.

About the Role

The GPIU which was established in 2019 is seeking a professional, motivated and enthusiastic candidate for the shared position of General Practitioner Integration Officer (GPIO). The successful applicant must be a currently practicing General Practitioner with experience leading and managing a team to achieve outcomes across the acute/primary care sector.

The GPIO role will involve:

  • Fostering and enabling engagement and relationship building between CALHN clinicians and general practice in the Central Adelaide region to promote seamless patient transition across the health care system.
  • Working with General Practitioners to improve the quality of clinical handover from primary to acute care in the CALHN region.
  • Working with the CALHN services to improve the quality and timeliness of clinical handover on discharge back to the person’s usual General Practitioner.
  • Timely actioning of escalated/complex queries from general practices relating to unclear or missing CALHN correspondence, clinical plans for patients and waitlist management.
  • Participating in relevant meetings, workshops and system design processes that have significant general practice and hospital interface requirements and align to the GPIU workplan.
  • Contributing to newsletters and other forms of communication.

This work will be situated in the GPIU and will be based across the Central metropolitan region (initially within the RAH and potentially the Sefton Park location). The GPIU team also includes a service portfolio lead, another GPIO (0.2FTE) and a clinical nurse.

For more information, you can view the position description here.

At a minimum, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of chronic condition management in the primary care setting and of administrative policies and practices of a large public hospital, e.g. clinical pathways and transition points interfacing between hospital from primary care.

You must also be passionate about and committed to driving positive change throughout primary care and improving health outcomes.

In return for your innovative thinking and commitment, you will receive a competitive salary, commensurate with your skills and experience, plus generous salary packaging options, which will significantly boost your overall package.

Additionally, you will enjoy great work-life balance working within a flexible work environment and with an energetic, friendly and highly supportive team!

How to Apply

To apply please click on "Apply Now" - include in your application a maximum 2 page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role against the skills and experience required, together with your resume.

Applications will ONLY be considered when received through our careers portal.

To apply, you must have the legal right to work in Australia and your employment will be subject to an acceptable National Police Check.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and we reserve our right to close this position at any time if a suitable candidate is found.

For further information about this role, please contact Niamh Wade, Executive Manager Primary Care and Integration, on 08 8219 5900 or [email protected] using the subject line: General Practice Integration Officer - CALHN enquiry via EthicalJobs.

All enquiries and applications will be handled professionally and with the strictest of confidence.

We believe that our people’s differences are what make us great. We value diversity in culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, neurodiversity or any other aspect which makes our people unique. We are on our journey to continuously work to call out inequality and bias and encourage real workplace inclusion and diversity.

A position description is attached.

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