Specialist Simulation Education, Teaching Specialist

Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday, 23 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 6 December 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Hospital based
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university, and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About The Melbourne Medical School

The Melbourne Medical School (MMS) was established in 1862 and has a substantial international reputation for its leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. The MMS is committed to working with the communities we serve to improve health and advance health care. We will do this through our teaching, learning, research, clinical care and advocacy.

The MMS is composed of eight clinical departments (General Practice, Medical Education, Medicine and Radiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Rural Health and Surgery) which are embedded within clinical health services throughout metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria.

About the Role

This is a Fixed Term, Part-time role (0.3 FTE) - FTE may be negotiable with the opportunity to Job Share, subject to applicant pool.

Located at the Northern Hospital in Epping, the Simulation Teaching Specialist will join an innovative teaching team and provide high level teaching and learning opportunities for the MD medical students.

In the delivery of the University of Melbourne medical course at the Northern Clinical School, the Simulation Teaching Specialist will provide leadership and guidance to the nursing and medical educators in simulation education. The role incorporates curriculum design and delivery of the Simulation program delivered to all 4 years of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • prepare and teach case scenarios in the Northern Centre for Health Education Research Simulation centre.
  • contribute to the development of innovative ways to teach, assess and certify competency of students’ skills for the MD curriculum in the simulated environment.
  • assist in the development of new course/subject material and review of existing course/subject material in medical simulation. 
  • liaise and consult with teaching, clinical and professional staff within the Melbourne Medical School and Northern Health regarding course/subject/clinical requirements.

About You

Highly developed interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team will enable you to foster strong working relationships with all teaching staff, including the Procedural Skills Specialist teacher, clinical partners and students in furthering the goals and objective of the Melbourne Medical School.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • a medical qualification recognisable in Australia and Fellowship in an Australian College (e.g. FRACP, FRACGP, FACCRM, etcetera)
  • Australian Resuscitation Council Advanced Life Support Instructor (level 1)
  • experience in teaching procedural skills, resuscitation skills and simulation in the acute hospital environment.
  • highly developed interpersonal skills, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • demonstrated initiative and innovation across a range of teaching styles.
  • experience in patient bedside teaching and supervision of students.
  • commitment to and experience in medical education, curriculum development and delivery and assessment in a clinical setting.
  • an understanding of the needs of medical students of all backgrounds, and the ability and willingness to counsel or refer students as needed.
  • demonstrated ability to be adaptive and accepting of new ideas, and a willingness to approach new challenges and adjusts plans to meet new priorities.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers.

Be Yourself @ UoM

We recognise that our employees are at the core of all our successes and achievements. We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. We promote inclusive behaviour, and we actively seek to learn from each other. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for our roles.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au. We look forward to receiving your application!

Position Description:

0045257 PD Specialist Simulation Teaching Final.pdf

Applications close: 06 Dec 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time