Careers at Primary Health Tasmania
Contracts Officer

Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Health Service Commissioning
Supporting Documentation:

About Primary Health Tasmania

Primary Health Tasmania is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation working to connect care and keep Tasmanians well and out of hospital. We are one of 31 primary health networks (PHNs) established nationally on 1 July 2015 as part of the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks program.

Primary Health Tasmania operates statewide with offices in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone and have strong relationships with a broad range of private, public and community sector organisations across primary, acute, aged and social care. This puts us in good stead in our push for a coordinated, primary care-focused health system delivering the right care in the right place at the right time by the right people.

We are searching for a ‘Contracts Officer’ who can support and provide expertise in the preparation, negotiation and administration of contracts and the establishment, mobilisation and performance management of commissioned health service providers and related health programs.

You will use your strong interpersonal, negotiation and time management skills, have strong attention to detail and be able to demonstrate your ability to develop and to maintain strong stakeholder relationships.  You will also have proven ability to identify and mitigate risk. Skills in the aggregation and manipulation of complex data sets would be viewed favourably.

We are looking for individuals who have:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in contract preparation, negotiation and performance management.
  • Demonstrated use and application of data analysis and presentation tools such as Excel, Power BI and QlikView.

On a personal level - you will be successful if you:

  • are adaptable and resilient and happy to go the extra mile
  • have strong organisational, planning and time management skills
  • are happy to travel if required (intrastate and interstate)
  • are personable, and approachable with a sense of humour
  • have a collaborative and consultative style
  • share our values and understand that professionalism needs to be instinctive.

What would you be doing?

You would be working on determining priorities, procedures and approaches that have a direct and significant effect on systems with Primary Health Tasmania and ultimately to better health outcomes for Tasmanians.

There is an attractive salary package on offer, including the ability to salary package.

If you think you can successfully achieve all of these objectives and have what it takes to make a huge difference to the Health of Tasmanians now and into the future…..please contact Aitor Baonza, Manager – Contracts Management on phone 03 6341 8700.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, current resume and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description which can be found at

Applications close 5pm, Monday 24 February 2020

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