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Expression of Interest: GP Workforce Advisor

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) is inviting expressions of interest from GPs with a knowledge of and passion for future workforce planning and GP training in our region.

Background

Some communities currently, or are predicted to, experience GP service shortfalls due to changes in community needs or workforce. GP Workforce Planning and Prioritisation (GP WPP) Consortiums have been established by the Commonwealth Government to provide advice and analysis on workforce need and training capacity across Australia. SNHN is one of 11 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in the NSW and ACT Consortium.

The key role for the GP WPP consortiums is to undertake analysis and provide independent, evidence-based advice to help inform the geographic distribution and placement of GP registrars to meet the community’s current and future workforce needs. This involves stakeholder engagement at the jurisdictional and regional level to gain intelligence and test assumptions.

The supporting role of a GP Workforce Advisor

Working alongside the SNHN GP WPP Program Lead, the role of the GP Workforce Advisor(s) is to:

  • Provide clinical input into the GP Workforce Planning and Prioritisation (GP WPP) program at a regional level.
  • Support the SNHN team to deliver reports as required, which may include reviewing draft workforce training needs and capacity reports or validation activities.
  • Champion clinician-to-clinician stakeholder engagement with other GPs in their local area.
  • Participate in quarterly GP Workforce Advisory meetings, commencing February with meeting dates to be agreed/confirmed.
  • Provide local insight into the results of any community or GP engagement activities.
  • Be a point of liaison for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) colleges and General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA), if required.
  • Contribute to the development of SNHN GP workforce strategy or resources.
  • Contribute to strategies that advocate for and expose medical student and junior medical officers to general practice opportunities early in their career journey.

Commitment

Initially, it is anticipated that the GP Workforce Advisor(s) will contribute up to two hours of time per month. The GP Workforce Advisor(s) will also be invited to review or provide input into relevant reporting or stakeholder consultation activities. Additional hours may be required with notice.

Remuneration

A GP Workforce Advisor will be remunerated in accordance with the SNHN Remuneration Policy: Board, Councils, Health Professional and Community Representatives.

How can I become involved?

Expressions of interest are encouraged from GPs who are currently working in an AGPT accredited training practice in Northern Sydney. We are keen to hear from GPs who are well connected with their peers and have their ears to the ground on local community and workforce needs and opportunities. GP Registrars currently working in the region are also welcome to apply.

All expressions of interest will be considered by SNHN with a decision based on selection criteria, while also ensuring representation across local catchment/government areas.

Submit an expression of interest here.

Questions? Email Alexandra Jaksetic, ajaksetic@snhn.org.au

EOI closing date: Friday 26th January 2024.

Refer also: Workforce Planning and Prioritisation Program ACT NSW Brochure.