Position Details

Reference Number 170902
Position Title Regional Partnership Officer
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Program Chief Nursing Officer
Location All Sites
Salary $129,078.00
Hours Per Fortnight 76.00
Position Summary


  • Temporary Full Time – 76 hrs per fortnight until 30/06/2022 
  • Regional leadership role to influence change across the Barwon South West Region
  • Opportunity to strengthen the sustainability of rural services and their workforce

About Barwon Health

Barwon health is the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West region. It is one of Victoria’s largest regional health service with one of the busiest hospitals in the state, University Hospital. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers. We provide care at all stages or life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care, and subacute/rehabilitation. Care is provided to the community through over 28 key locations throughout the region.

About the role

The Regional Partnership Officer is responsible for coordinating and supporting efforts to improve service delivery for communities of the Barwon South West (BSW) Region through greater collaboration and partnerships. The role has responsibility for supporting and coordinating collaboration priorities as agreed and defined by the Barwon South West (BSW) Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Council. This role will support the BSW Partnership to:

  • Influence change across the BSW Region towards embracing a stronger regional leadership role
  • Increase the role that public health services play across its region as leaders in delivery of clinical care
  • Establish partnerships between health service providers to improve integrated care and access to services
  • Establish partnerships between health service providers to improve business efficiency and strengthen governance
  • Lead and/or influence work to develop new service delivery models in partnership with key stakeholders

This work is aligned to the Department of Health (DH) Rural and Regional Health Partnerships program, which aims to:

  • improve the safety and quality of care to patients
  • increase the capacity and accessibility of care and regional self-sufficiency
  • strengthen the sustainability of rural services and their workforce

The Rural and regional health partnership guidelines 2020 were released in December 2019, requiring partnership members to sign a memorandum of understanding that emphasises shared decision-making and outlines the scope of works for health partnerships across three key activity areas:

  • clinical governance support
  • workforce planning, recruitment and development
  • corporate effectiveness.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

About our Culture

Our staff thrive in a challenging environment, get enjoyment from being part of a highly recognised and skilled team and truly believe they have the opportunities to be their best.  Most importantly our dedicated staff live the Barwon Health way with our values under pinning all that we do. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: A tertiary level degree from a recognised tertiary institution in such areas as health management, health policy and planning, business or associated fields
Essential: Demonstrated successful experience at senior management level and a commitment to ongoing professional development
Essential: Demonstrated experience and understanding of the Victorian public health system in a rural and regional setting
Essential: Demonstrated ability to bring about change and implement workplace reform
Essential: Demonstrated excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
Essential: Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire staff, promote professional development and lead staff to initiate and achieve significant change and improvement that is based on evidence and models of best practice
Essential: Demonstrated ability to communicate, consult and negotiate effectively with staff, health professionals, the local community and health interest groups
Essential: Demonstrated high level time management skills, capacity to provide strategic advice and deliver budget and service targets within agreed timeframes
Essential: Demonstrated project management skills
Essential: High level experience in monitoring and evaluating service delivery and developing strategies for continuous quality improvement that includes new approaches and improvement strategies
Essential: Demonstrated computer literacy
Desirable: Experience working in the Department of Health or in close liaison with Department of Health officers on projects
Desirable: Expertise in budget planning and financial management
Contact Person Alison Patrick 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0425 722 182 
Alternate Contact Person Karen McGrath 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 1051 
Alternate Contact Email karen.mcgrath@barwonhealth.org.au
Closing Date 25/06/2021
Position Description
File name 
Regional Partnership Officer PD June 2021.pdf Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.