Careers at SNPHN


Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Commissioning Coordinator

About the role:

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 commissioning across SNHN. Reporting to the Commissioning Manager, the Commissioning Coordinator 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
• Drug and Alcohol
• Aged Care
• Chronic Disease
• eHealth/ digital health

The role 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. In addition, the role will also undertake 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 will involve the identifying potential KPIs and monitoring performance of commissioned services to drive the continuous improvement of service delivery.


Skills required:

• Tertiary qualification in Health Sciences (or related)
• Experience in health service planning, health project delivery or health policy review and improvement.
• Expert written and oral presentation skills.
• Strong inter-personal skills, with the ability to participate in advisory bodies and influence senior stakeholders in strategic operations.
• 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
• Knowledge of Commonwealth Governments PHN reform agenda.

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To apply:  email Xanthe Foster (xfoster@snhn.org.au) and address the essential and desirable criteria for this role as contained in the attached Position Description.

Collaborative Commissioning Senior Project Officer

About the role:

The Senior Project Officer will support the development and implementation of the Collaborative Commissioning initiative in Northern Sydney, which aims to improve the way care is designed and delivered for particularly vulnerable groups in our community.


Skills required:


• An understanding of the Australian health system, including how healthcare is delivered, funded and managed in different settings through relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent professional experience.
• Experience in planning, program management and evaluation
• Ability to interpret and utilise data to draw insight and support arguments
• Excellent organisational skills and experience of delivering projects in a demanding professional environment with ability to work with deadlines and manage competing priorities
• Strong negotiation, relationship building and influencing skills.
• Project management skills.
• Demonstrated high level of communication skills, both written and oral.
• Knowledge of behaviour change and/or change management principles
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Proficiency in MS Office and related applications.
• An ability to set priorities and act to achieve desired outcomes within the specified time frame.
• Knowledge and understanding of health service commissioning


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To apply: Please send applications to Carolees cjacobsan@snhn.org.au by COB Thursday 17th Sep. We are aiming for interviews between Fri 18th and Monday 19th Sep.

Primary Care Advancement Coordinator

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN), is one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) established by the Australian Government to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of health 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.

The Primary Care Advancement Coordinator (PCAC) is responsible for engaging with primary care providers and other relevant stakeholders, supporting them to improve patients’ outcomes and experience with the healthcare system.

You will work as part of a team of PCAC’s who work with the local providers in a defined geographical region and each with a different area of expertise.

Key outcomes;

  • Allocated primary healthcare practices and providers are identified and their profiles accurately managed via the client relationship management (CRM) database.
  • Allocated practices are engaged with Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) and receive value from the services provided.
  • Allocated practices are supported to develop their capacity and capability to deliver high quality, safe, evidenced-based care to their communities.

The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • Tertiary health-related qualifications e.g. nursing, allied health, e-Health or other social service etc. or equivalent experience working in a primary care setting·
  • Demonstrated success as a professional in a primary care setting (e.g. practice manager, practice nurse, aged care organisation) or liaising with practitioners i.e. acute care sector, e-Health/IT or pharmaceutical/medical/diagnostic sales.
  • Strong demonstrated understanding of primary healthcare in an Australian setting
  • Relationship building and management skills
  • Knowledge of or experience in implementing quality improvement methodologies
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills, both written and oral


  • Account management experience and/or demonstrable experience in delivery of services through establishing professional relationships.
  • Knowledge of behaviour change and/or change management principles
  • Experience in the aged care sector and knowledge of aged care package structures and relevant reforms
  • Academic detailing and/or facilitation skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of health service commissioning
  • Experience working for a Not for Profit or government-funded organisation.
  • Knowledge of Australian Health Care Reform.
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in one or more of the Government’s key program priority areas.


A base salary commensurate with the not-for-profit sector will be provided and as a not-for-profit, attractive salary packaging options are available.

Special conditions

Initially the role will be for the period up to June 30, 2021 due to funding arrangements. You will require some flexibility in your work schedule to meet business needs which may require out of hours work.

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.

If this exciting new role is for you please attach your resume and covering letter addressing the essential and desirable criteria within this advertisement.

If you would like to know more about this role, please contact, Sue Barry, Primary Care Advancement Manager email: Sue sbarry@snhn.org.au

Sydney North Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

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


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To apply: Please send applications to Carolees cjacobsan@snhn.org.au

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