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Population Health and Chronic Disease Manager

EIS Health Limited
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  • Full time position.

Purpose of Role

The Population Health and Chronic Disease Manager is responsible for overseeing primary health care initiatives including sexual health, child and youth health, maternal health, and illness prevention amongst priority groups (homeless and culturally diverse communities).

Reporting to the General Manager Primary Care Improvement, this role will lead the implementation of specific priority areas consistent with the annual planning cycle and in accordance with the funding contract and service level agreements. The role will work closely with internal organisational streams to provide effective leadership and enhance the capability and performance efficiency, efficacy and success of Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN). This role will also be responsible for commissioning and providing high level management of projects to ensure key contracted outcomes are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support and lead the development of strategic relationships and partnerships with relevant stakeholders across the CESPHN region including peak health and community organisations, regional GP networks, allied health and community networks, government and private health sectors.
  • Support the General Manager in the application of change management, strategic planning, risk management, policy review and providing expert advice as required in a collegiate manner.
  • Participate in strategic planning and respond to changing situations, making prompt decisions to ensure the ongoing efficient and effective output of relevant key deliverables.
  • Oversee the development of activity work plans and appropriate program timelines for key areas in conjunction with staff, relevant stakeholders and Advisory Committees.
  • Co-ordinate and analyse focus groups to assess the needs and concerns of relevant stakeholders.
  • Undertake needs analyses to assess knowledge, attitudes, problems and concerns regarding the key program areas.
  • Oversee the development of resources and systems to support effective and efficient program delivery.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of educational activities which are targeted, appropriate and sustainable in addressing identified priority concerns.
  • Oversee daily operations and monitor staff performance against key deliverables, adherence to activity work plans and program execution within allocated budgets.
  • Effectively lead and mentor direct reports, fostering a knowledge sharing culture and promoting the development of collaborative and high performing teams.
  • Identify team and individual training requirements and opportunities for professional development, supporting and developing emerging leaders.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings and sector events, delivering formal and informal presentations, documenting outcomes and actioning key deliverables as required.
  • Ensure program initiatives are delivered in line with community needs and contractual obligations.
  • Prepare strategic recommendations and expert advice to the General Manager on program areas and services.
  • Generate reports as required, ensuring submission within specified timeframes.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of sector changes and emerging trends, ensuring adherence to evidence based best practice and legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Seek opportunities to work collaboratively with staff on continuous system improvements, participating in planning and quality assurance activities.
  • Support operational staff and the management team in ensuring adherence to organisational policies and procedures as well as providing strategic direction and operational support.
  • Perform other duties commensurate with skills and experience as directed by the General Manager.

Details of relationships relevant to this role

Internal Stakeholders:

  • This position works across the whole the whole organisation

External Stakeholders:

  • SESLHD, SLHD, SVHN population health units
  • Public health researchers
  • Local private and not for profit providers
  • General practices and their staff

Selection Criteria - Essential

  • Tertiary qualifications in a health related / management field with expertise in population health and a minimum four years’ relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management with the ability to deliver and lead teams in challenging environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in outcomes based service commissioning and contract management to ensure key deliverables are achieved.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to set priorities, work effectively, and achieve desired outcomes within specific timeframes.
  • Proven ability to think conceptually, analyse complex issues, develop innovative solutions within organisational constraints, and prepare high level reports and budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage a wide range of stakeholders including the local health districts, non-government organisations, universities and primary care clinicians to achieve effective primary health care system reform.
  • Proven high level written, verbal and electronic communication skills, and ability to successfully manage communications across a decentralised organisation
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office based computing applications including, but not limited to MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint.
  • Access to a motor vehicle and possession of a current NSW drivers’ licence.

Selection Criteria - Desirable

  • Demonstrated experience in horizon scanning and anticipating emerging trends in primary health care.
  • Sound ability to work with a range of different health professionals with a strong capacity to influence and manage change within a dynamic environment, including the promotion of evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to identify Government health priorities and implement and evaluate primary health care programs.
  • An understanding of the primary health care environment and experience in communicating with health care professionals and consumers.
  • Experience working for a Not for Profit organisation.

Core Competencies

  • Managing Change: The ability to demonstrate support for organisational change necessary to improve effectiveness and efficiency as well as proactively helping others to successfully navigate through organisational change.
  • Customer Orientation: The ability to demonstrate strong customer focused support and stakeholder engagement in all business-related activities.
  • Analytical Thinking: The ability to clearly analyse a situation and seek out relevant information needed to address issues using a logical, systematic and sequential approach.
  • Verbal and Written Communication: The ability to communicate appropriately and proficiently across varying audiences and contexts, with demonstrated experience in preparing high-level reports, correspondence and briefings.  
  • Teamwork: The ability to contribute and work collaboratively as part of a high performing team.
  • Initiative: The ability to identify or pre-empt what needs to be done and take appropriate action before being asked or before the situation requires it.
  • Influencing Others: The ability to confidently negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to influence decision making and achieve desired outcomes

If you have any questions about the role contact Brendan Goodger 1300 986 991.

CESPHN is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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