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Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN) is one of the major commissioners of federally-funded health care services in Melbourne, with responsibility for improving the primary healthcare system. We do this by facilitating health system improvements for people in Eastern and North Eastern Melbourne.

We are an innovative organisation working in a dynamic and changing sector. This means that we frequently have new opportunities for existing employees and to bring new people into our team. 

Some of the benefits our employees receive include:

  • working in a professional team committed to making a difference;
  • a focus on employee health and well-being, including access to flexible working conditions to facilitate work / life balance, access to an Employee Assistance Program and other initiatives such as annual flu vaccinations, social club activities, etc. 
  • competitive remuneration and other benefits, including access to not-for profit salary packaging

We are interested in attracting the most talented, experienced and committed people to work with us in improving the primary healthcare system.

Listed below are our current opportunities to work at EMPHN. 

If you are passionate about healthcare and making a difference, we encourage you to apply. 

To find out further information or to apply for any of the below positions please contact recruitment@emphn.org.au

Current Opportunities

Project Officer – Commissioning & Reporting

The Position

EMPHN is looking for a Project Officer – Commissioning and Reporting to ensure the governance, accuracy and timeliness of reporting for funding and commissioned activities is maintained. Supporting the Manager - Strategic Commissioning, Planning Reporting, the Project Officer will work with various Directorates within EMPHN to project manage major deliverables requested by the Department of Health.

This is an exciting role for a person with strong project management experience who enjoys establishing processes and systems and engaging with multiple stakeholders across a variety of projects. 

The person we are looking for

In addition to your strong project management experience and qualifications, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in business, health or related discipline
  • Change Management experience implementing complex, organisation-wide projects
  • Proven experience in continuous improvement, re-engineering processes, and the integration of applications and systems within an organisation
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills

This is an outstanding opportunity for an “all-rounder” to make a significant difference in our organisation.

While this is a full time role, some flexibility in relation to hours may be available for the right candidate.  Offering fabulous salary packaging benefits and a warm team environment, this role will be busy and diverse. A maximum term contract to 30 June 2021 will be offered to the successful candidate.

Download the position description

How to apply

To apply for this position please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria contained in the position description and copy of your CV to recruitment@emphn.org.au 


Mental Health Clinician

The Position

Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN) is looking for a Mental Health Clinician to join our Referral and Access team. The team assesses and triages referrals for consumers presenting with risk and complexity, ensuring they are allocated to the most appropriate mental health service to best support their presenting needs.  This is an integral role in the effective and timely care of people in the community with a range of mental health issues and complex needs.

The person we are looking for

The successful applicant will have:

  • A current qualification as a Mental Health Professional (Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, and/or Occupational Therapy); National and state registration in the relevant discipline (where applicable); Mental Health accreditation by associated professional body is desirable
  • Strong assessment skills to inform the subsequent allocation of the client to the most clinically appropriate service with the ability to provide clinical assessment and expertise in relation to more complex referrals 
  • Fantastic communication skills with the knowledge and ability to collaborate with other service system stakeholders such as Crisis & Assessment Teams, Accident and Emergency Departments, GP’s, Support Facilitators, Mental Health Nurses and other community based clinicians, and organisations
  • A solution-focused approach, being flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, colleagues and external stakeholders

While this is a full time position, some flexibility in relation to hours may be available for the right candidate. 

If you are passionate about health and building a leading organisation then we encourage you to apply!

Download the position description 

How to apply

To apply for this position please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria contained in the position description and copy of your CV to recruitment@emphn.org.au 


Lead – Business Systems

The Position

EMPHN is looking for a dynamic Lead – Business Systems to provide strategic advice and direction on appropriate Information Technology systems and applications to support the organisation’s commissioning activities, and to effectively implement new information software systems across the organisation. This “all-rounder” position includes technology delivery, business analysis, strategic relationship management, and IT optimization. 

The person we are looking for

The successful applicant will have:

  • Relevant qualifications in Information Technology
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and communication skills, with demonstrated experience in effective IT vendor management
  • Expertise in IT Roadmap development, system and software planning
  • Well-developed project and data base management skills
  • SharePoint design administration experience

Offering generous salary packaging and a warm team environment, this role offers diversity and an opportunity to make an impact!  

If you are passionate about health and building a leading organisation then we encourage you to apply!

Download the position description

How to apply

To apply for this position please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria contained in the position description and copy of your CV to recruitment@emphn.org.au 


Lead – Quality & Procurement 

The Position

EMPHN is currently seeking to appoint a Lead – Quality and Procurement Officer.  Working as part of a small, close-knit team, this role will ensure the effective coordination and management of quality systems within our organisation and will partner with the business to maintain our ISO 9001:2015 certification.  In addition, the successful applicant will engage closely with the business to advise on procurement and probity issues ensuring that procurement activities are undertaken in accordance with relevant policies and procedures and that value for money commissioning outcomes are achieved. 

The person we are looking for

The successful applicant will have:

  • extensive experience in procurement and contract management in a commercial or related government setting
  • experience in implementing a continuous quality improvement framework such as ISO 9001:2015
  • highly-developed communication and stakeholder management skills across all levels of an organisation
  • demonstrated continuous improvement experience in re-engineering processes and integrating applications and systems 

A maximum term contract to 30 June 2021 will be offered to the successful applicant.

Download the position description

How to apply

To apply for this position please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria contained in the position description and copy of your CV to recruitment@emphn.org.au 


Eastern Melbourne PHN advises that background screening including; criminal history, qualifications and other relevant checks will form part of the candidate suitability evaluation process. Only candidates with working rights in Australia will be considered.