Program Manager (Acute)

December 5, 2021

Job Location: Adelaide
Employer: S.A. Health
Full time

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Elizabeth Vale 
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: $111,284 – $119,125 p.a. – AHP3 – Full-Time Temporary up to 1 July 2022

The Program Manager (Acute) is accountable to the Director of Clinical Operations Allied Health, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) for the strategic development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of allied health service models / quality practice improvement and research projects that support quality service provision for patients within NALHN. In this role you will utilise clinical / research experience, increasing clinical knowledge and research outcomes to plan, implement and evaluate Allied Health services to meet client needs. The Program Manager (Acute) works collaboratively with the Allied Health multi-disciplinary team, and the Allied Health Research Chair, to contribute to the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of research projects which support clinical services and contribute to the provision of high quality patient care.

The Program Manager (Acute) will provide professional leadership and coordination support to the allied health clinicians involved in service reform / evaluation / research activities across NALHN Allied Health services. The Program Manager (Acute) will contribute to both intra and inter professional activities across the acute services. Working with other managers and allied health clinicians, the Program Manager (Acute) optimises team functioning and service delivery outcomes that positively impact on client health outcomes.

To be eligible for this role you must hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification for one of the following Allied Health disciplines working in the service, specifically:

  • Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
  • Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).
  • Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for Association membership with Audiology Australia.
  • Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia.
  • Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification, usually in human movements, inclusive of the exercise physiology elective and eligible for accreditation from Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 773087

 773087 – Program Manager (Acute) – AHP3 – Job Pack.pdf

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