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Specialist / Senior Specialist - GP Advisor (Job Number: 01GYT)
ACT Government Health


1. Work with the Director AUGP to provide effective, timely advice and briefings to the Director General, Deputy Director Generals, Executive and management on matters related to primary health care services. The GP Policy advisors role will focus on the development and review of policy that effects or interfaces with primary care.

2. Liaise closely with Office of Clinical Leadership, the General Practice Liaison Unit, the Executive Directors of Strategic Policy, Health Planning and Population Health, and at a senior level with other areas in ACT Health, Canberra Health Services, other ACT Government agencies, health professionals, consumers and other stakeholders.

3. Participate in planning and decision making related to the setting of strategic goals and targets for the ACT primary health care system.

 4. Along with the Directors of the Academic Unit of General Practice and the GP Liaison, take a lead role in maintaining productive relationships between ACT Health, General Practice, Capital Health Network and other service providers.

5. Represent General Practice, on behalf of ACT Health, in liaison, negotiation and information sharing with government providers, consumers, and other agencies at meetings and conferences. Represent General Practice to ACT Health during policy development and implementation to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

6. Work with the APS to deliver policy so that the impact upon General Practice is understood and considered to reduce duplication of services across the health sector and so that ACT Health can capitalise on general practice skills to deliver the policy.

7. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of practice.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience. 

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Demonstrated knowledge of the policy, legislative and operational framework of primary health care in Australia, especially as it relates to General Practice.

2. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

3. Conceptual, analytical and policy development skills of a very high order including innovative approaches to strategic problem solving, especially in relation to integration and care coordination within and across health systems.

4. Experience in liaison and negotiation with a range of government, non-government and community-based organisations. 

5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.


ACT Health Government Offices
4 Bowes Street
Phillip ACT 2606
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