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Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Project Coordinator Mental Health

This position will be a key member of the Commissioning and Partnerships team within the Sydney North Health Network. All members of this team will work in a collaborative and supportive manner to achieve the strategic objectives of the organisation. This role will support and influence health planning and commissioning across SNHN.

Reporting to the Commissioning Manager, the Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities to support the management of projects and the commissioning of solutions in mental health to achieve a more connected system based on population needs that leads to improved health outcomes and consumer experiences across the region.

The role is an interface between health service providers, government departments, other key stakeholders and SNHN and, working with the Commissioning Manager, will be required to manage projects to meet SNHN’s local health targets.

A key function of this role is to guide, coordinate and support the delivery of special projects and assist the organisation to build the capacity of the primary health sector to deliver excellent health outcomes in the community.

In addition, the role will also undertake other activities in line with the Department of Health performance indicators of:

• Potentially preventable hospitalisations
• Childhood immunisation rates
• Cancer screening rates
• Mental health treatment rates

This may involve the identifying potential KPIs and monitoring performance of commissioned services to drive the continuous improvement of service delivery.


Essential criteria:

• Tertiary qualification/s in a directly related or relevant health field or qualifications in project management;
• Experience in health service planning, health project delivery or health policy review and improvement
• Demonstrated skills and experience in project management in a complex, specialised environment.
• Proven experience collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders on complex projects to influence and achieve positive shared outcomes;
• Excellent communication skills demonstrated through high-level negotiation, presentation and written communication experience;
• Strong organisational and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to use initiative, be self-motivated, and meet deadlines with minimum supervision

Desirable criteria:

• Demonstrated knowledge of the primary health system in Australia, including its interaction with the acute care sector, as well as the challenges and opportunities
• Knowledge and experience in the mental health field particularly in a primary health environment
• Knowledge of Commonwealth Governments PHN reform agenda.


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To apply: Please send applications to Xanthe Foster at xfoster@snhn.org.au