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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

Current Opportunities

Administrator – Human Resources

EMPHN is seeking an experienced administrator to join our Human Resources team to provide administrative support to the human resources function. Working closely with the Human Resources Business Partner, you will be undertake all the administrative aspects in the recruitment and selection of new employees, onboarding and inducting EMPHN employees, assisting in the performance appraisal and development planning cycle, arranging training and the collection and reporting of key HR data. In doing this you will provide responsive, timely and accurate administrative assistance ensuring that key deadlines and high standards are met whilst maintaining privacy and confidentiality at all times.

This is a part time position (0.6 FTE) to 30 June 2019.

A copy of the position description can be found here.

Project Manager – Mental Health and AOD

Our Mental Health and AOD team currently has a vacancy for a Project Manager to assist with the implementation in the following key initiatives:

  • Regional Integrated Mental Health
  • AOD and Suicide Prevention Plan
  • AOD Model of care co-design and implementation and
  • General practice, mental health and AOD integration

Applying redesign methodology to facilitate and deliver complex system redesign and service transition within the mental health and AOD sector within our catchment, this position will manage and implement all aspects of the assigned projects. This will include identifying scope of the projects, developing and implementing project work plans ensuring that agreed timelines and strategic goals are met.  In addition the Project Manager will identify, engage and partner with external stakeholders, including consumers. This is an exceptional opportunity to have a real impact on the mental health and ADO sectors. 

This is a full time position to 30 June 2019.

A copy of the position description can be found here.

Program Officers – Mental Health and AOD

EMPHN is seeking two Program Officers who will work closely with key stakeholders to support the enhanced delivery of our programs. Working as part of the Mental Health and AOD team, the successful applicants will work to align initiatives with the new mental health stepped care model and AOD sector redesign. You will identify system improvement opportunities and assist with designing an effective program response in collaboration with service providers. This is an exciting role for anyone who loves change and is wanting to make a direct impact on the provision of mental health and AOD services. 

These are full time positions to 30 June 2019.

A copy of the position description can be found here.

Executive Director Strategic Operations

EMPHN is looking for an Executive Director Strategic Operations to ensure the best use of resources creates an optimal level of funds available for the commissioning of services, in addition to complying with the relevant reporting requirements of a Government entity. This role combines the requirement to provide strategic leadership alongside an operational imperative to improve corporate functions and align work practices, systems, policies and procedures to deliver the PHN’s key objectives.  The role will be responsible for the following portfolio of functions:

  • Finance (including accounting, budgeting financial reporting and payroll);
  • Systems Intelligence and Data Analytics;
  • ICT
  • Organisational Planning, Performance and Reporting;
  • Human Resources (including Competency Development, Culture & Engagement, Organisational Behaviour, Talent Management and OH&S);
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Compliance and Risk Management, and Facilities
  • Strategic Commissioning Planning

For further information about this position and the application process, contact Michael Holdway, Searchlight Group on (03) 9600 1137.

For a position description click here or visit

Manager Strategic Commissioning, Planning and Reporting

EMPHN is looking for a Manager Strategic Commissioning, Planning and Reporting to join our Corporate Services team, to ensure that governance, accuracy and timeliness of reporting for funding and commissioned activities is maintained. This position will be responsible for the planning cycle of all major activities within the organisation, including commissioning, activity work plans and other major internal projects. In addition, this position will oversee our commissioning framework ensuring that a continuous improvement methodology is applied as well as our IT strategy which ensures the organisation leverages modern technology to maximum benefit.  

This is a full time position.

A copy of the PD can be found here.

To apply for this position, send a covering letter and CV to

Manager Systems Intelligence and Analytics

EMPHN is looking for a Manager Systems Intelligence and Analytics who will lead a team responsible for driving an evidence-based approach to planning, prioritizing and resource allocation of health needs in our catchment.   The successful applicant will be responsible for internally championing the development of an information culture across the PHN that enables the evaluation of programs and services leading to performance improvement. A key part of this approach will be to identify and develop an integrated information system that enables the efficient collection, analysis and accurate reporting of data. 

This position requires a person is able to develop and implement EMPHN’s information and business systems architecture and who can lead a team to ensure that EMPHN’s uses the full range of data to set clear priorities and allocate resources to develop, improve and commission primary health care services.  You will therefore have significant experience in working effectively with information systems (ideally health or similar), enjoy working with and translating data into meaningful information and be conversant with a range of program evaluation tools and methodologies to distil and translate complex data into practical concepts, trends and solutions.

For further information about this position and the application process, contact Michael Holdway, Searchlight Group on (03) 9600 1137.

For a Position Description click here or visit