Project Officer - Knowledge Mobilisation

Job No: RDN1015
Location: Sydney or Newcastle Location

About NSW Rural Doctors Network

NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is a not-for-profit, non-government charitable organisation. It is the Department of Health’s designated Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) for NSW. We are a values-based, diverse organisation with a vision for improved health service access for all Australians -  no matter where they live.

RDN has an innovative and dynamic impact on the rural health sector with knowledge and evidence-based translation and practice and visionary thinkers at its core.

Growing at a significant pace, RDN continues to introduce contemporary programs and products to support thriving rural health workforce communities. Aptly named Rural Health Pro (RHP), this personalised online platform tailored to the individual needs of health care professionals in rural communities is our latest product to be launched.

The role

We are seeking an experienced Project Officer who will lead, develop and implement innovative projects that support, embed and sustain models of primary health service delivery which will enhance access to quality health services for remote, rural and regional communities.

The purpose of this role is to activate service collaborations and innovations which have been identified with RDN’s partners as realistic opportunities for change.

The role may be based in either our Sydney (Mascot) or Newcastle (Hamilton) office with the ability to travel if required, this role is initially offered as a 12-month fixed-term contract and may be extended.  

Key responsibilities

  • Create and manage: project plans, implementation plans, stakeholder registers, project schedules, mechanisms for continuous improvement, risks and issues registers.
  • Identification and action plans to resolve project roadblocks
  • Ensure allocated projects develop solutions that are evidence-based, patient-centric and meet community needs.
  • Ensure projects have effective corporate and clinical governance
  • Support knowledge translation and dissemination.
  • Engagement with health and community service organisations including the Aboriginal Health sector.
  • Secure relationships that effectively embed and sustain alternative models of delivery, knowledge management and translation.
  • Demonstrate project outcomes that support achievement of partner and RDN strategic objectives.
  • Provide project leadership to build collaborative, motivated and high-performing relationships.
  • Provide support to build the capability and capacity of internal and external stakeholders.

Essential requirements

  • Experience in a Project Officer role (ideally 3+ years).
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and deliver projects, including - project governance, finance management, data control, evaluation and reporting capabilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to tailor information to the audience.
  • Strong knowledge of the principles, methodologies and approaches of human-centred and action-research design
  • A strong customer focused mindset to achieve the best possible solution for rural healthcare workers.
  • Current drivers licence and availability for some state-wide travel

Desirable but not essential requirements

  • Experience working in a government agency or not-for-profit organisation.
  • Understanding of Aboriginal health inequities and demonstrated understanding of cultural awareness and safety.

Benefits and culture

RDN offers a friendly, diverse culture with a range of generous employment conditions, including salary packaging options.

To apply

Applicants must address the selection criteria and attach a cover letter and resume — applications close Thursday, 13 August 2020.



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