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Program Development Officer - Clinical Services Development

Wentworth Healthcare Limited

The Program Development Officer - Clinical Services Development will support nurses and GPs working in general practices across our region (Penrith, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, Blue Mountains) to deliver high quality care for their patients. A major focus of the position will be to implement a new wound management quality improvement project in general practices. You will have good organisational and project delivery skills and the ability to effectively communicate with nurses, GPs and staff working in general practices. The project uses established quality improvement methodology which you will support practices to implement so they can monitor improvements in the care they are providing.

The role also supports other clinical functions in primary care such as cold chain management. In addition it coordinates capacity building activities for practice nurses across the region including networking opportunities. Experience in primary care nursing is desirable but not essential.

The position is part of a dynamic team who assist general practices and would suit someone who enjoys learning and wants to work with like-minded people.

This position is full time (however part-time will be considered) and is funded until June 2022. Future employment is subject to ongoing funding.

For more information about what our Primary Care Support and Development team does, please visit: www.nbmphn.com.au/AboutPracticeSupport.



  • Degree in Nursing or Health related field with current APHRA registration.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of chronic disease management.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and oral, and engagement skills to achieve demonstrated collaboration and partnerships.
  • Proven ability to design, develop and implement program outcomes utilising project management skills, considering risks and mitigation requirements for the project.
  • Proven ability to utilise information technology tools in particular the Microsoft Office suite to an intermediate level, customer relations databases, email and internet.


  • Experience working in the general practice or other primary care setting.
  • Experience and knowledge in wound management.

About Wentworth Healthcare Ltd

Wentworth Healthcare Ltd, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), is a not for profit organisation whose main goal is the improved health and wellbeing of the people in our community.

Wentworth Healthcare Ltd is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic, disability or age.

For more information about Wentworth Healthcare, please visit: www.nbmphn.com.au/WentworthHealthcare.

Why you should come work with us

Wentworth Healthcare offers additional benefits to our employees, these include:

  • 3 Days Christmas Shutdown Leave (in addition to 20 days Annual leave)
  • Up to 3 days Family and Community Leave (in addition to 10 days Sick/Personal Leave)
  • Not for profit Salary Sacrifice taxation benefits including up to $15,900 for living expenses and $2,650 for meal and entertainment (subject to government criteria)
  • Generous support toward professional development
  • Free onsite parking

What we need from you:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Your CV
  3. Your answers to the selection requirements (specified above)

Please note:

  • Applicants who do not apply via the above specified method will not be considered. Applications will only be considered if they address the selection criteria.
  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia (VEVO checks will be conducted to confirm your eligibility to work in Australia).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • No recruitment agencies please.

Selection Process

  1. A selection panel will assess your application against the requirements stated above.
  2. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.
  3. Following the interviews, reference checks and Criminal Record Checks will be undertaken.


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