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).