Department for Health and Ageing - SA Health Library Services, Public Health and Clinical Systems Internal Review Consultation

12 September 2017

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised that a review of the SA Library Service within SA Health has been undertaken to realign the structure and ensure adequate service is maintained across the Library sites over South Australia.

The outcome of the internal review of the SA Health Library Service has recommended that some of the current vacancies not be filled, but the budget be used to provide a staffing mix best suited to the delivery of a library and information service for SA Health. This will involve:

  • Library positions being located at sites with the greatest need, informed largely by Transforming Health;
  • A proposed staffing mix which has a larger total number of professional librarians and a reduced number of administration officers, see the existing (here) and proposed organisational chart (here);
  • A proposed greater flexibility in the location of professional staff, with staff attending different sites as require; and
  • A proposed improved use of the Library manpower with most effort being expended on assisting SA Health staff and reduced manpower need for routine administrative tasks.

The PSA attended the staff forum on Thursday 7 September 2017 where a presentation (here) was given by the Chief Medical Officers and Chief Public Health Officer of SA Health, and the Knowledge Manager for SA Health Library Service.

The formal consultation period has now commenced and will close on COB Friday 22 September 2017.