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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

Communications Advisor

EMPHN is currently seeking to recruit a Communications Advisor to join our Marketing and Communications team. This position will work as part of a small, friendly and professional team responsible for providing internal and external communications and marketing services to the organisation. The role will have a particular focus on developing and implementing communications plans, producing high quality written communication for both internal and external audiences as well as digital communications. In addition, this position will take on a leadership role in overseeing the day to day management of the reception function for the organisation.  

The successful applicant will have:

  • Excellent digital communications experience with the ability to successfully support the management of organisational social media channels and websites;
  • Outstanding communication and writing skills including the ability to develop publications and other key marketing material for both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude focused on successfully delivering outcomes; and
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a communications “all-rounder” to take the next step in their career.

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. 

Applications close at 5:00pm AEDT on Friday 25 January

A copy of the position description can be found here. 

Senior Mental Health Clinician (Maternity leave replacement contract)

EMPHN is looking for a Senior Mental Health Clinician to join our Referral and Access team to assess and triage high risk and complex referrals for consumers,  ensuring that consumers 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 successful applicant will have:

  • a current qualification as a Mental Health Professional (Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, and/or Occupational Therapy) with National and/or state registration in the relevant discipline (where applicable); 
  • Mental Health accreditation by associated professional body is desirable; 
  • significant experience working as a mental health clinician with 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;
  • demonstrated experience leading a team
  • a solution-focused approach, being flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, colleagues and external stakeholders. 

This is a part time (0.6 FTE) maternity leave replacement contract to October 2019.

A copy of the position description can be found here. 

Mental Health Clinicians

EMPHN is looking for Mental Health Clinicians to join our Referral and Access team to assess and triage high risk and complex referrals for consumers, ensuring that consumers are allocated to the most appropriate mental health service to best support their presenting needs.  These are integral roles in the effective and timely care of people in the community with a range of mental health issues and complex needs.

The successful applicants 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.

Full time or part time hours for these vacancies will be considered for the right candidates. A maximum term contract to 30 June 2020 will be offered to the successful candidates.

A copy of the position description can be found here. 

Facilitator- Sector Capacity

EMPHN is looking for a Facilitator to join its Sector Capacity team, who will be responsible for leading system redesign initiatives and driving change across primary care and the health system. The focus of the role is on system integration and sector capacity to ensure the organisation meets its key strategic priorities, with the initial focus being on education and the development of educational webinars for GPs and GP practices. 

The successful applicant will have:

  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the health system, with experience working in or with general practice
  • Proven stakeholder engagement experience
  • Project management experience, accompanied by well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to the promotion of high quality General Practice and improvement of the primary health care sector
  • Experience in training/education desirable

This is a full time position, with a maximum term contract to 30 June 2021 being offered to the successful candidate.  

A copy of the position description can be found here. 

Manager Systems Intelligence and Analytics

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager to head up our Systems Intelligence and Analytics team. Reporting to the Executive Director Strategic Operations, this position will lead a team responsible for driving an evidence based approach to planning, prioritising and resource allocation to 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 of services. 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 is a full time position.

A copy of the position description can be found here.