Vacancy on the Clinical Reference Group of the Cerebral Palsy Clinical Network

03 Jun 2022

From the New Zealand Child and Youth Clinical Networks (NZCYCN)

The New Zealand Child and Youth Clinical Networks (NZCYCN) are keen to receive applications from health care professionals who work in any setting in New Zealand to join the Clinical Reference Group (CRG) of the Cerebral Palsy Clinical Network. We are looking for a health care professional who has experience working with people with cerebral palsy and their whānau. In particular we would like someone with clinical experience of working with families and whānau across the years who brings a focus on rehabilitation.

We have a focus on strengthening our equity lens. Therefore, we will prioritize applicants who have experience of working within Māori and Pacific communities. If you work in a WCTO service and are interested in being a member of a group that provides national quality improvement for tamariki with cerebral palsy, please send us an email with your interest.

The aim of all the CN’s is to improve outcomes for all tamariki and rangatahi in the context of their whānau.

Further information on the programme can be accessed via the NZCYCN’s website.

How do Networks work?
Clinical Networks receive funding and administrative support to work collaboratively to improve the delivery of services to whānau in a range of settings. Work plans are developed by the Clinical Reference Group (CRG).

These are approved by the NZCYCN Governance Group with deliverables that have timeframes. This may include practice guidelines, whānau information, education for health professionals and a range of other activities that are based on best evidence.

CRG’s include a multi-disciplinary team of people across a range of health settings; primary, secondary, and tertiary and across a geographical range in Aotearoa New Zealand.

How often does the CRG meet?
The Clinical Reference Group meets approximately 4 times per year. This usually includes three short meetings by Zoom and one Face-to-Face day meeting: usually either in Wellington or Auckland. This has not been possible over the COVID period.

The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the CN provide an overview of governance and the responsibilities of the functions expected from the CRG. These are linked below. We recommend you discuss submitting your application with your manager so that you receive time to attend the Face-to-Face meetings. All transport costs and expenses associated with travel are funded.

Term of appointment
The term of the appointment currently is to the end of June 2023, as this aligns with our contract with the Ministry of Health.

All expressions of interest to be received by the NZCYCN Support Administrator Natalie Trew by 5pm Friday 1st July 2022.

If you have the experience we are looking for we invite you to send in an application by email including a cover letter with a brief summary of the skills, experience and qualifications you would bring to this role and a CV. In particular we are interested to understand the strengths you consider you will bring to a Cerebral Palsy Network.

Please address your email application to Natalie Trew, NZCYCN Support Administrator: and include your phone number.

2022.05.31 EOI Cerebral Palsy CRG member.pdf (300.1 KB)
2022-5-31 Cerebral Palsy TOR.docx.pdf (281.9 KB)