Apply to become the Urgent Care Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work Lead

Are you pas­sion­ate about improv­ing con­sumer expe­ri­ence for urgent care? Apply to become the new Clin­i­cal Lead for the Statewide Urgent Care Clin­i­cal Network.

Why apply?

As a Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work (SCN) Lead you will:

  • have a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­vide lead­er­ship and share inno­va­tions and improve­ments across the South Aus­tralian health care system
  • pro­vide lead­er­ship and advice to CEIH and SA Health on mat­ters affect­ing qual­i­ty and safety
  • rep­re­sent and advo­cate on behalf of the clin­i­cal net­work with oth­er net­works, CEIH, SA Health and to the broad­er health ser­vice community
  • work with clin­i­cians, con­sumers, car­ers, the CEIH, oth­er SCN’s and oth­er rel­e­vant agen­cies to improve the health of South Australians.

What do I need to know?

The SCN Lead will be select­ed by a pan­el of experts, a con­sumer rep­re­sen­ta­tive and the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Con­sumer and Clin­i­cal Part­ner­ships fol­low­ing an expres­sion of inter­est and mer­it based selec­tion process.

Appli­ca­tions close 29 Octo­ber 2021.

FAQ - Urgent Care Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work Lead

What is the Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work (SCN) Lead posi­tion com­prised of?

The SCN Lead may be any health pro­fes­sion­al, includ­ing Allied and Sci­en­tif­ic Health, Nurs­ing, Mid­wifery and Med­ical fields. They can be either from the pub­lic or pri­vate health prac­tice domains, or both.

How is the SCN Lead­’s time used?

The SCN Lead will work close­ly with the clin­i­cal net­work steer­ing com­mit­tee, project staff and CEIH Exec­u­tive to plan, devel­op and imple­ment work to achieve the network’s improve­ment goals.

The Urgent Care SCN Lead will meet with the oth­er SCN Leads as a col­lec­tive group (Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work Exec­u­tive Group) to dis­cuss work in their respec­tive Net­works, con­sid­er sys­tem wide issues and per­for­mance trends and agree pri­or­i­ties across the whole sys­tem for clin­i­cal ser­vice improvement.

How many hours a week does the SCN Lead work? Are the hours on a set day each week, or is this flexible?

Each SCN Lead is appoint­ed on a the­o­ret­i­cal 0.2 full-time equiv­a­lent (FTE) basis. The SCN Lead must demon­strate how they will have ded­i­cat­ed free time for the role. The day and hours are flex­i­ble and will be nego­ti­at­ed once an offer of appoint­ment has been made.

Appli­cants should note that some­times the SCN Lead will be required to attend meet­ings or events out­side the agreed work­ing hours.

Does the SCN Lead chair the Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work Steer­ing Committee?

Yes, how­ev­er the SCN Lead can del­e­gate chair­ing duties to anoth­er mem­ber of the Steer­ing Com­mit­tee temporarily.

Can I apply if I live and work in a region­al or rur­al area?

Yes, region­al and rur­al clin­i­cians can apply.

Is the SCN Lead paid?

  • SA Health Employ­ees: As with a num­ber of Clin­i­cal Net­works inter­state, SCN Leads will usu­al­ly not be paid in addi­tion to their cur­rent employ­ment if they work for SA Health. SA Health Clin­i­cians may use non-clin­i­cal time for the work, which may already occur for some clin­i­cians in teach­ing or research roles, for exam­ple. In some sit­u­a­tions the SCN Lead’s exist­ing posi­tion may be back-filled to a max­i­mum of 0.2 FTE.
  • Non SA Health Clin­i­cians and Con­sumers / Car­ers: Remu­ner­a­tion will be nego­ti­at­ed with the CEIH Exec­u­tive if they are a non SA Health clin­i­cian or a con­sumer, car­er or advocate.

What is the SCN Lead’s peri­od of tenure?

SCN Leads are ini­tial­ly appoint­ed for a peri­od of two years with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a fur­ther exten­sion of up to 2 years.

How to apply?

Sub­mit your appli­ca­tion by fill­ing in the form below.

Please include the following:

  • A one-page cov­er letter;
  • A cur­rent cur­ricu­lum vitae, max­i­mum of four pages;
  • A com­plet­ed Employ­er Endorse­ment Tem­plate approv­ing your sec­ond­ment to the role and nom­i­nat­ed release time (e.g. <0.1/0.2 FTE for 2 years).