Careers at SNPHN


Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Care Coordination Program Officer

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) works on behalf of the Commonwealth to improve health outcomes for patients by increasing the capability and capacity of the primary healthcare workforce to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place at the right time.

This newly created role will support and influence health commissioning across SNHN. Reporting to the Care Coordination Commissioning Manager, the “Care Coordination Program Officer” is responsible for coordinating activities to support the commissioning and delivery of health services required for SNHN to deliver its contracted commitments as a primary health network (PHN).

There will be a focus on the following National priority areas:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Population Health
  • Mental Health
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Aged Care
  • Chronic Disease
  • eHealth / Digital Health

The Care Coordination Program Officer is an interface between health service providers and SNHN and, working with the Commissioning Manager, will be required to commission services to meet SNHN’s local health targets.

The ideal candidate has:


  • Tertiary qualification in Health Sciences (or related);
  • Experience in health service planning and health project delivery;
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills;
  • Strong inter-personal skills, with the ability to participate in advisory bodies and influence senior stakeholders in strategic operations; and
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management.


  • Specialist knowledge and experience of commissioning including strong commercial contract management experience;
  • Persuasion and negotiation skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the primary health system in Australia, including its interaction with the acute care sector, as well as the challenges and opportunities; and
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth Governments PHN reform agenda.

Certifications Required

  • Evidence of formal qualifications and/or professional memberships, as applicable to the role; and
  • Current NSW drivers’ licence and access to a comprehensively insured motor vehicle – if a requirement of the role.


  • A base salary commensurate with your skills and experience; and
  • As a not-for-profit organisation, we also offer attractive salary packaging options, role flexibility, and learning and development opportunities.

Special conditions

This is a full-time role for the period up to June 30, 2021 (due to funding arrangements). We are located at Chatswood.

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.

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If this role if for you… Apply today! If you would like to know more about this role, please call Deb Clark, Care Coordination Commissioning Manager, on (02) 9432 8243, or email dclark@snhn.org.au.

To apply please forward your application addressing how you meet each of the above selection criteria, together with a copy of your resume, to recruitment@snhn.org.au.

Sydney North Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications close: Thursday 24th January 2019

SNHN may take the opportunity to progress applications prior to the nominated closing date.