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Manager Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs - Clinical Lead - Sunshine Coast

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN
  • Unique clinical leadership opportunity to improve connected care
  • Lead Clinical Governance and Intake and Service Navigation Services
  • Sunshine Coast Location, Flexible full-time hours and attractive benefits

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN (The PHN) is a dynamic organisation with a pivotal role in influencing transformational change in the Australian Health sector. The PHN has a reputation within the sector for being innovative, forward thinking and leading change.

About the Organisation

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN (The PHN) is an independent not-for-profit organisation funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health to improve the health outcomes of the region. It covers over 169,500 km2.

The PHN is a culturally safe place to work and embraces diversity in all its forms.

The PHN coordinates primary and preventative healthcare – that is, the healthcare that takes place outside of a hospital, such as General Practitioners (GPs), allied health, chronic disease management, aged care, mental health and Indigenous health.

The key objectives of the PHN are to:

  • Enable responsive and dynamic solutions that optimise population health and wellbeing
  • Build healthy, resilient, connected communities – country to coast.


Based on the Sunshine Coast, this role will be instrumental in delivering reforms in primary care Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (MHAOD) services to improve the delivery of connected care for consumers.

Reporting to the Senior Manager MHAOD, the role will lead and manage the PHN's Mental Health Intake and Service Navigation teams. The Manager will work with primary care, low intensity and psychological therapy providers to assist people to connect to the MHAOD services they need and ensure services are of high quality. The Manager will lead the PHNs MH clinical governance and clinical quality assurance processes and will proactively work with internal PHN teams to integrate services to deliver client-centred solutions. The Manager will contribute to the effective delivery of the PHNs Joint Regional Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Plan.


A detailed Position Description (PD) outlining key responsibilities and specific role requirements is attached. Once you have read through and considered the role requirements you will be required to complete and submit a response to the key selection criteria as part of your application.


The PHN are seeking a person who is able to demonstrate:

  • Dynamic leadership and management of geographically dispersed teams
  • High level of self-motivation
  • Consumer centred values
  • An ability to bring your team and stakeholders along with you
  • Highly developed skills and experience in Clinical Governance and Quality Assurance
  • An ability to think on your feet
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion and commitment to better health outcomes within the region


  • Satisfactory criminal check
  • Valid Driver's Licence
  • Valid Blue card
  • The role may include out of normal work hours commitments
  • The role may include travel to other offices within the PHN region

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