- An exciting, new opportunity to coordinate population health projects, including a regional health needs assessment that contributes to NWMPHN's understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of Victorians
- Full-time, maximum term role until December 2024
- Base remuneration starting at $86,000- $100,000 + super + salary packaging
- Generous NFP salary packaging options up to $18,550
- Parkville office location (relocating to Docklands in March 2024)
As a Population Health Planner within our Insight, Performance and Digital Services Team, you will play a pivotal role in applying project management methodology and organisational skills to effectively coordinate and deliver a regional health needs assessment, as well as working with the Research and Evaluation team to support the collection and analysis of population health data. Reporting to the Manager, Population Health and Planning, you will collaborate with various teams to develop communication and risk management strategies, engage with diverse stakeholders, and contribute to the overall improvement of health outcomes for the community.
We are North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN), Victoria's largest independent, locally governed and run, not-for-profit PHN, dedicated to improving primary health care in our community.
What are PHNs?
PHNs have been established with two key objectives:
- Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of services for community members, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes
- Improving coordination of care to ensure people receive the right care in the right place, at the right time
A typical week may include:
- Work closely with the Population Health Analysts to analyse both quantitative and qualitative data using social determinants of health approach.
- Facilitate community and stakeholder engagement sessions to gather insights for regional and local health needs assessments.
- Develop project management documentation, including project management plans, work plans, Gantt charts, and risk management strategies.
- Prepare written reports, articles, and oral presentations as required.
- Collaborate with internal and external teams, contributing to the collective achievement of team objectives.
We are looking for someone who has:
- Tertiary qualifications in health, social sciences, or a relevant field.
- Experience in developing population/community health needs assessments.
- Knowledge of contemporary population health concepts.
- Skills in community engagement, health promotion, and/or community development.
- Ability to analyse and communicate qualitative and quantitative information effectively.
- Strong communication skills including use of written, verbal, presentation skills and stakeholder engagement experience.
What's in it for you?
- A friendly and supportive professional environment
- Career progression opportunities
- Great work-life balance (hybrid options to work from home and in the office)
- Newly introduced Life Leave. Celebrate cultural events and personal milestones with up to 4 days of paid life leave annually.
- Generous paid parental leave for primary and secondary carers.
- Additional paid leave at Christmas and New Year.
- Join our fun social club and get involved in health and wellbeing activities and events at NWMPHN .
- Accredited breastfeeding-friendly organisation
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
NWMPHN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recognise the importance of attracting and retaining talent that mirrors our diverse community. Applicants from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply.