Principal Consultant Allied Health - SA Health, Location Negotiable

Location: SA Health, location negotiable
Salary: AHP5 $123,609 - $135,194 p.a - Permanent Full-Time position
Closing Date: 12 February 2023

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The Principal Consultant Allied Health (PCAH) is accountable to the Chief Clinical Advisor for the strategic leadership of Allied Health Professional (AHP) workforce development, service redesign and clinical governance initiatives across regional Local Health Networks (RLHNs). The PCAH leads the AHP leadership team, and works in close partnership with diverse stakeholders including RLHN Executive, including Executive Directors, Community and Allied Health, Senior Managers, Workforce Services, SA Health Allied and Scientific Health Office (ASHO), Professional Associations, Registration Boards and Universities.


Drawing on a clinical background and contemporary knowledge of national and state health reform agendas, SA Health and RLHN priorities and policies, and AHP services in RLHNs; the PCAH applies high level project management and strategic planning skills; provides expert consultancy advice; develops clinical and workforce policy; and represents RLHNs or Allied Health on regional, state and national committees.

The PCAH is responsible for leading learning and development initiatives for the Allied Health Professions , including through management of the Country Allied Health Clinical Enhancement Program (CAHCEP+), AHP Transition to Professional Practice Program and significant projects.

Must hold a recognised qualification within a relevant Allied Health profession, and be eligible for membership of the relevant Professional Association. For those disciplines requiring Registration, all requirements to maintain current registration must be fulfilled. For self-regulated professions it is desirable to participate in the professional associations’ accredited continuous professional development program. A higher qualification in a relevant area such as health service management, clinical education will be highly regarded.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

In addition to the annual salary package we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Public Health Act 2011 (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) to work in SA Health/health care setting.

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below. Job ref: 821994

821994 - Principal Consultant Allied Health amended.pdf

Contact Officer: Cathy Teager, 0466 449 372,