Position Vacant in Curtin University: Project Lead – Innovative Primary Care Research

Job No: CURTIN358
Location: WA Primary Health Alliance, Perth

Health Research and Data Analytics Hub, School of Public Health

18 month fixed term, part time 0.5

$79,627 – $84,541 (FTE) + 9.5% Superannuation


In 2017, Curtin University climbed into the top 200 universities worldwide, placing it in the top one per cent of tertiary institutions in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Curtin is industry-facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Mauritius.

The Hub at Curtin is partnering with WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA)

The Hub brings together Curtin’s unique capabilities in health systems and health services research, health economics, population health research, data linkage, clinical trials, clinical registry development and education. One of the Hubs key strategic partnerships is with the WA Primary Health Alliance. The role of WAPHA is to oversee the strategic commissioning functions of the three Western Australian Primary Health Networks:  Perth North, Perth South and Country WA.  This new role will be working on a project that is within the Curtin and WAPHA partnership.

Your new role

You will play a pivotal leading role, responsible for the development and delivery of the Belmont initiative. The Belmont initiative aims to develop an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to support patients with chronic conditions in place, close to home. It brings together a ‘care neighbourhood’ consisting of GP practices, pharmacies, allied health and the local government with relevant community services.  In this role you will:

  • Manage all phases of the project, deal with emerging issues and undertake problem solving/troubleshooting to keep the project on track.
  • Map and engage local and other stakeholders relevant to the prevention and management of chronic conditions (COPD).
  • Develop an evaluation framework and program logic in consultation with stakeholders. This includes determining agreed achievable, measurable indicators for clinical benchmarking, project monitoring and evaluation purposes.

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You will bring to the role

Your excellence in stakeholder engagement across primary health care combined with your experience in quality improvement processes; as well as:

  • Completion of a graduate qualification in a relevant discipline and extensive relevant experience. Relevant fields are quality improvement, primary care and/or project management.
  • Demonstrated high-calibre planning, management and leadership skills as well as outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage and influence others.
  • Desirable clinical experience, knowledge of COPD and understanding of evaluation frameworks and program logics.

What we offer you

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers exciting career paths and trajectories including:

  • Conducting innovative work that will make real-world differences
  • Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners

For details of Curtin’s employee benefits please visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

Valuing Diversity and Affirmative Action

At Curtin, we are committed to aboriginal reconciliation, gender equity, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process; please advise us if you require access assistance.

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Contact details

For further information please contact Professor Suzanne Robinson on 08 9266 4921 or email Suzanne.Robinson@curtin.edu.au.

Applications close: 5pm on Wednesday, 31st October 2018.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.

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