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Health Workforce Coordinator - Policy and Strategy

Northern Territory Primary Health Network

Northern Territory PHN leads the development and coordination of an equitable, comprehensive primary health care system and an engaged health workforce driven by community needs.

  • Salary: $85,778 + Super
  • Location: Darwin

About the Opportunity

Rural Workforce Agency NT (RWA NT), a branch within NT PHN, provide recruitment, retention and education support to the primary health care workforce in the NT. RWANT supports Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and private practices delivering primary health care. Recruiting health professionals to deliver services to remote Aboriginal communities is the highest priority for the branch. In addition, a focus area of the team is the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce.

Reporting to the Health Workforce Policy and Strategy Lead, the Health Workforce Coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities that support the workforce policy and strategy function including, project support, advocacy, stakeholder engagement and secretariat support.

About You

Reporting to the Workforce Access Team Lead – Workforce Access, the role is accountable for:

Role Specific:

  • Scope, collate and summarise evidence to assist with the development of briefs and policy submissions that are relevant to NT PHN’s strategic priorities in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaboration with key stakeholders, to ensure the NT workforce and health sector needs are considered in local and national workforce policy development and policy changes
  • Represent NT PHN and the broader NT health sector in consultations on workforce policy development/review and strategic planning, including the development of key strategic documents and position papers
  • Work collaboratively and effectively as a member of a high-performing team including partnership with the workforce planning and needs assessment functions to maintain an understanding of contemporary workforce needs in the NT and, to identify and progress relevant policy, advocacy and strategic actions
  • Support the design, development and delivery of key workforce projects and programs to support the workforce branch in achieving operational and strategic goals
  • Understand the strategic priorities, core business, funding deliverables and requirements of NT PHN, and ensuring policy and project activities are aligned
  • Support the development of strategies, policies and plans and implement risk mitigation actions where required
  • Collect data to facilitate reporting and evaluation functions of the team

Organisation Wide:

  • Work respectfully and inclusively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and people form diverse backgrounds.
  • Contribute to a positive workplace culture by working collaboratively and purposefully across the organisation identifying opportunities for innovation and improvement
  • Proactive approach to work health and safety, specifically taking responsibility for the health and safety of self and others

The responsibilities listed above are indicative and not intended to be comprehensive. Responsibilities may vary from time to time. You may be required to perform a range of tasks that are outside your main list of responsibilities, but are within the scope of your skill, competency and training, or are incidental and peripheral to your main responsibilities.

What’s in it for You

  • Working for NT PHN means being a part of an organisation with a bigger picture purpose to improve health care outcomes for Territorians
  • Enjoy up to $15,899 of salary sacrifice and a generous base salary
  • Enjoy a vast, fast paced and challenging work environment where you will work as a part of a dynamic, supportive and collaborative team
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements, work life balance and a positive, professional work culture
  • Receive 6 weeks leave per annum
  • Enjoy the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and career
  • Have the freedom to apply innovative and creative thinking
  • Enjoy bring your dog to work Fridays and active social club

Commitment to Reconciliation

NT PHN is committed to undertaking all work within a culturally inclusive, sensitive and safe framework that supports Reconciliation. The NT PHN Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan shows our commitment and dedication to embedding reconciliation initiatives into business and our everyday work.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged for all NT PHN positions.

Visit our website https://www.ntphn.org.au/about/join-us/

Role Description – Health Workforce Coordinator – Policy and Strategy

If you have any questions or for more information about the role, please contact April Kailahi the Workforce Policy and Strategy Lead on 08 8982 1014.

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