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General Practitioner- Alcohol and Other Drugs GP Shared Care – 4-8 hours per week, 6 month fixed term

We are looking for a dynamic GP Clinical Lead to work with local primary and secondary care service providers to develop an AOD shared care protocol. This role will draw on your clinical expertise and leadership for educating, improving pathways and developing clinical protocols. The ability to engage with, support and influence the primary care workforce and influence local organisations is crucial to the success of this role. We welcome all clinicians in primary care who are passionate about improving the lives of people who misuse alcohol and other drugs including prescription drugs. Initially the work will focus on the misuse of alcohol and prescription medicines.

Responsibilities:
  • Engage and liaise with primary and secondary care, community services and NGO’s to understand and improve current treatment pathways for alcohol and other drug patients.
  • Engage with patients to capture their needs and experiences.
  • Work with the LHD, primary care organisations, the PHN Health pathways team and third sector organisations to improve patient pathways. This includes increasing clinical understanding, increasing referral pathways knowledge and the movement of clients with complex needs.
  • Provide clinical leadership to create a shared care treatment protocol with primary, community and secondary care providers.
  • Provide clinical advice to primary care physicians regarding the treatment of patients with substance use issues.
  • Provide clinical leadership for an interagency advisory group.
  • Research best practice and clinical excellence to develop a model.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of relevant clinical training to primary care staff to build capacity in Primary Care.
  • Provide and develop information and education to GPs about the presentation of drug and alcohol issues, identification and screening tools, brief intervention and treatment options, and available services in the region.
  • Enhance GPs’ capacity to provide screening and brief intervention.
  • Co-design a model that will deliver the project aims
Essential:
  • Must hold a recognised degree in Medicine which provides eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association and full registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency where legislated.
  • Qualifications and or experience in drug and alcohol with an understanding of the drug and alcohol service system including referral pathways.
  • Passion for improving the lives of this cohort of patients and commitment to consumer and carer focused clinical practice which is collaborative and provided in a holistic and respectful way.
  • Experience and commitment to working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work with a broad range of organisations and understand the differing strategic/ political drivers for these organisations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. This role will require liaising with and understanding the needs of a variety of stakeholders with differing needs.
How to apply:

Please submit your application by 12th September 2017 with a CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. For further information contact Mariska Barnett, Alcohol and Other Drugs Project Coordinator on (02) 9432 8254 via email: mbarnett@snhn.org.au

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Digital Health Manager

  • Drive uptake of digital health connectivity for health care providers and consumers
  • Promote adoption of the national digital health strategies
  • Innovative Not-for-Profit Health Organisation
  • Attractive Salary Packaging available

Sydney North Primary Health Network (SNPHN), is one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) established by the Australian Government to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for the community. Our focus is on patients who are at risk of poor health outcomes and we work to improve the coordination of their care so they receive the right care, in the right place at the right time. Better health outcomes for patients is achieved by working together with a network of health professionals including general practitioners, practice nurses, allied health providers, the Northern Sydney Local Health District and other health services. This partnership approach and community focus is reflected in our vision: Achieving together – better health, better care.

Position purpose:

The Digital Health Manager will work closely with all relevant stakeholders, to drive the uptake of digital health connectivity for health care providers and consumers across the Sydney North Primary Health Network region. A key indicator for success in this role will be the capacity to influence change through promoting the adoption of national digital health strategies including My Health Record, secure messaging, eReferrals, clinical data analysis and reporting, electronic prescribing and clinical coding.

Primary accountabilities:

To ensure that the organisation works as effectively as possible to achieve its annual business plan, each team member has responsibility for a range of activities and outcomes. These accountabilities and their outcomes are reviewed at least annually formally and on an ongoing basis informally with team members and managers.

  • Promote the uptake of digital health initiatives amongst local primary care health providers
  • Manage implementation of the My Health Record Expansion Program and any other ADHA or DoH digital health initiatives as they arise
  • Work with relevant stakeholders such as NSLHD, private hospitals and other relevant providers to strengthen networks and influence adoption and use of digital technology to improve connectivity
  • Develop and implement an education & support program for local healthcare providers to facilitate the implementation of digital health initiatives (e.g NASH and PKI certificates, clinical document upload to My Health Record, integrated secure messaging, eReferral)
  • Influence and support local healthcare providers to become digital health champions
  • Deliver digital health information and training sessions to internal SNPHN stakeholders including Primary Care Advancement and Integration team members to support internal capacity building.
  • Manage budgets relating to digital health projects in collaboration with the General Manager PCAIT
  • Log all stakeholder communications using internal database tools.
  • Attend scheduled meetings and provide progress reports as required.
Essential:
  • Formal qualifications in health informatics, eHealth or digital health technology or significant demonstrated experience within these fields.
  • Formal qualifications in health informatics, eHealth or digital health technology or significant demonstrated experience within these fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the area of information and communication technology within the primary health sector including secure messaging, clinical information systems, data extraction and analysis tools and the national My Health Record.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian Primary Health care system
  • Working knowledge of common primary care clinical software systems such as Medical Director & Best Practice
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships with relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • An understanding of behaviour change/change management principles and or demonstrated ability to influence change
  • Strong Project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, set project goals, prioritise tasks and achieve key objectives within designated timeframes.
  • Commitment, adaptability and ability to persevere in challenging environments.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated understanding of national digital health strategies and the ability to apply these at the local level.
  • Familiarity with NASH (National Authentication Service for Health) and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) digital authentication protocols.
  • Ability to deliver training to a broad range of health professionals both in a face-to-face and digital training environment
  • Understanding of relevant Australian State and Federal Government Digital Health agencies including the Australian Digital Health Agency, Healthcare Identifier Service, eBusiness, Department of Human Services, and eHealth NSW.
Remuneration:

A base salary commensurate with skills and experience
As a not-for-profit organisation, we also offer attractive salary packaging options

Special conditions:

This is a full time role for the period up to June 30, 2018 due to funding arrangements.

You will require some flexibility in your work schedule to meet business needs which may require some out of hours work – evenings and weekends, for example, attendance at forums or meetings.  Some intrastate and / or interstate travel may be required.

Successful candidates will be required to consent to a National Criminal Record, Reference and potentially Working with Children Checks if a requirement of the role.

How to apply:

Please complete the application form below and submit your resume and cover letter addressing the essential and desirable criteria.
For further information contact recruitment@snhn.org.au.

Applications close: 22 September 2017.

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