6 October, 2022

Program Manager – Collaborative Commissioning

Program Manager – Collaborative Commissioning | I work for NSW

About the role:
Come and join our new and innovative program.  This role will provide an opportunity to build on strong management skills and work with a network of partners including Western NSW Primary Health Network (PHN), Far West LHD, Rural Doctors Network and Western NSW LHD.

This role is pivotal in driving the high level program as the lead of the Collaborative Commissioning Implementation Team. The Program manager is responsible for developing, implementing and driving the efficient delivery and reporting of key deliverables, program milestones and key activities in collaboration with the key partners in the Collaborative Commissioning Project; to enhance regional care for people with poorly controlled Diabetes Type 2 and reduce the associated unplanned hospital admissions.

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered. 

Where you’ll be working:  
Collaborative Commissioning is a new initiative incorporating a whole-of-system approach designed to enable and support delivery of value based care in the community.

Western NSW Local Health District, Far West Local Health District, NSW Rural Doctors Network and Western NSW Primary Health Network (The Commissioning Partnership) have entered the first phase of a 3 year implementation to deliver “Care Partnership – Diabetes”.

The Project Implementation Team has been funded by the MOH to support the implementation of Care Partnership – Diabetes as per Collaborative Commissioning Budget.

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.

We are committed to building a workplace that values diversity, inclusion and belonging, by recognising and valuing the skills and strengths each person can bring to our organisation. As a vibrant and diverse region, rich in community and culture, we welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career. 
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
  • Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services.


How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.

1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in health management or equivalent work experience and skills.
2. Experience leading projects and or programs at a senior level in a complex health environment that
include effective project and change management support.
3. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to negotiate with a
range of stakeholders to achieve system transformation.
4. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities in a high volume and rapidly
changing work environment.
5. Strong record of achievement at a senior level in the health care sector
6. A sound knowledge of contemporary primary and acute health services and strategies in a rural setting.
7. Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating quality improvement
projects and evaluation.
8. Current drivers licence and willingness to travel

Applications will close 17 October 2022 – 11:59pm.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Rachel Hart on 0400 170 934 or Rachel.hart@health.nsw.gov.au

COVID-19 Response:
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 November 2021 and three doses by 30 September 2022 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role.

Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.