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Hospital at Night, After-Hours Senior Clinical Cover, Lyell McEwin Hospital
Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN)

Lyell McEwin Hospital is piloting an innovative after-hours senior clinical cover model of care (Hospital at Night) which aims to provide a high level of quality care to patients, regardless of the time of the day or the day of the week.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced Medical and Nursing candidates who see themselves as potential leaders and are looking for flexible working hours at night and a chance to work collaboratively and across disciplines.

To ensure the best possible care, an after-hours senior clinical cover model has been developed to improve clinical experience for patients and clinicians, through on-site senior clinical support and leadership for the after-hours periods (working nights). The main deliverable of this Hospital at Night model of care is to ensure continuity of care for patients and continued active treatment to promote recovery with the additional support of the after-hours senior clinical team.

This significant pilot is a key initiative for SA Health and is intended to be rolled out to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre at the conclusion of this pilot. Staff involved in the project will play a critical role in the development and testing of the model and its applicability to other key sites.

The After-Hours Clinical Leadership Team consists of the following positions:

  • Job Ref: 614713 - After-Hours Clinical Medical Lead (ACML) - more than one position available
  • After-Hours Clinical Nursing Lead (ACNL) - please note that the nursing positions have now been filled
The primary responsibilities are to provide clinical experience, clinical leadership and support to after-hours ward medical officers and nurses. The positions will be present in the hospital in addition to the current ward medical officers and nurses, at a time when senior clinical personnel are not usually on site.

The team will work in collaboration and partnership and have a key focus on ensuring medical and nursing staff function as a cohesive and efficient team and are able to respond effectively to clinical demands across the hospital. There will be a strong emphasis on clinician leadership, teamwork and communication to enhance and build on current skills and knowledge and to provide a collaborative and quality patient care approach between all clinicians.

The positions will require:
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in collaboration to achieve positive patient outcomes
  • Proven excellent communication, listening and problem solving skills and abilities
  • Ability to impart knowledge, train and support clinicians in a team environment through modelling clinical excellence and providing opportunistic learning
  • Demonstrated initiative, innovation and positive attitude to implement the new model of care
  • Expert clinical knowledge and experience and the ability to demonstrate this through positive leadership
The Lyell McEwin Hospital has a flexible approach to the hours to be worked, rostering system and term of the contract. We will talk with and negotiate with the successful candidates about the best way to make this after-hours model work for the hospital, the clients and the after-hours leadership team.

If you are a progressive and innovative clinician this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.

Medical positions
Why should you apply?
This is an exciting opportunity for medical practitioners to:

  • Be part of a new, leading edge pilot program here in SA - the first of its kind!
  • Influence and develop an innovative and progressive model of care - that has the potential to be rolled out to other sites
  • Gain leadership experience, be able to train and guide staff and make decisions in consultation/collaboration
  • Gain experience on rotation in areas such as General Medicine, Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine or Intensive Care Medicine
  • Be part of a collaborative and team-based approach - focused on partnership between the medical and nursing professions
  • Enjoy flexibility - including hours worked, rostering and contract length (up to 12 months)
  • Benefit from mentoring by an executive and the potential for leadership training to be negotiated with successful candidates
These positions would suit a variety of candidates, including those currently studying and who can work nights one week on, one week off, those looking for short term opportunities, registrars or residents and those having a Gap Year before deciding on a specialisation.

Conditions of Employment
Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the SA Health Salaried Medical Officer Enterprise Agreement 2013 and SA Medical Officers Award. SA Health has excellent provisions for employees.

Please note candidates for the ACML positions require broad medical experience, and ideally we are seeking candidates with post graduate experience in an acute setting. It would be advantageous if the ACML had demonstrated experience in leading the implementation of actions to progress patient care in a safe and appropriate manner.

The Role Description is available by clicking here

Further information about the ACML roles is available by contacting:
Dr Hendrika Meyer
Divisional Director Critical Care
Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
08 8282 0283

Applications are now open click here to apply

Please note as this is a pilot SA Health may continue recruiting throughout 2017 - so please monitor this webpage or register for a Job Alert
 
Nursing positions - please note that the nursing positions have now been filled
These progressive nursing clinicians are required to:
  • Be part of a new, leading edge pilot program here in SA - the first of its kind!
  • Influence and inform the implementation of the after-hours model of care across other sites
  • Focus on clinical leadership and be able to train and guide staff and make decisions in consultation/collaboration
  • Develop a range of skills and experience at a senior level
  • Implement an after-hours model which is patient focussed with a strong, cohesive and positive team
  • Demonstrate a collaborative and partnership approach across both disciplines
  • Be part of a team who are significant change agents and really make a difference to patient outcome
Please note as this is a pilot SA Health may continue recruiting throughout 2017 - so please monitor this webpage or register for a Job Alert

For more information about Northern Adelaide Local Health Network click here
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