Clinical Skills Educator

Darling Downs, Australia
$66,283.50 - $89,285.83
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Faculty of Medicine

The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. The research-intensive Faculty has a gross budget of almost $300 million, employs approximately 1000 continuing and fixed-term staff (headcount), has a community of more than 4000 non-salaried academic appointees and around 3200 students (headcount).

The Faculty of Medicine offers Australia’s largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Health Sciences, E-Health, Mental Health, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health. 

The Faculty possesses enormous strengths spanning research, teaching, industry engagement and clinical practice in disciplines ranging from the basic sciences, biomedical research and development, to clinical trials and public health. Research projects within the Faculty have already led to discoveries with far-reaching social and economic impacts, including the revolutionary Gardasil (TM) vaccine for cervical cancer (Professor Ian Frazer) and a drug discovery EMA401 (Professor Maree Smith), a first-in-class oral treatment for chronic pain which through Spinafex Pharmaceuticals led to Australia’s largest biotechnology commercialisation deal. Faculty staff include three highly cited authors, one Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), three Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and 12 Fellows of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).  The Faculty is a core member of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, the Brisbane-wide academic health science system.

Educational offerings in biomedical sciences, medicine and public health are informed and supported by research activity across a range of fundamental and clinical areas of importance including recognised strengths in cancer, skin diseases, brain and mental health, maternal and child health and genomics. Cutting-edge facilities such as the Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF), the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), our laboratories in the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the new Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR) enable outstanding research outcomes and sharpen our understanding of cancer, autoimmunity, mental disorders, infectious diseases and neurological disease.  Further details are available at

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) envisages securing a self-sustaining medical workforce for regional Queensland through excellence in medical education, research and community service.  With a footprint encompassing the greater part of central and western regional Queensland, the School comprises four clinical sites – Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Toowoomba. Significant investment in people and training infrastructure at each site provides the operational focus for a network of smaller clinical training locations in host communities across the state.  With a recurrent budget of up to $9 million per annum provided through the Australian Government’s Multidisciplinary Rural Health Training (MRHT) program and a capital works portfolio in excess of $20 million, UQRCS is a substantial enterprise. 

The Clinical School is the rural base for the delivery of the UQ medical program. There is a long tradition of success working in partnership with healthcare systems and service providers to train senior (Phase 2) medical students.  Each year, more than 500 medical students engage with the rural experience through a range of long term (1-2 years) placements or shorter term (4-16 weeks) learning opportunities.

The role

The primary purpose of the position is to contribute to the delivery of a positive clinical training experience to medical students attached to the Rural Clinical School, Toowoomba. In this regard, to work with and support students, staff and clinical academics to ensure optimal teaching and learning experiences. This will include teaching safe and effective acute care clinical skills to medical students using a range of clinical skills and simulation technologies.

The person

Applicants must possess a degree in nursing or other relevant health discipline and eligibility for registration with the relevant health board in Australia. Recent experience working in an acute care environment is essential. The successful applicant will have the ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote the Rural Clinical School in the Hospital, at a University level and in the wider community including professional bodies.

Position Description

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This is a part-time (0.6FTE), fixed term position until December 2019 at Academic Level A, with the possibility of extension based on funding. The remuneration package will be in the range of $39,770 to $53,571 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5% (total package will be in the range $43,548 to $58,660 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Dr George Tucker, Director, Rural Clinical School, Toowoomba at or phone +61 7 4633 9700.

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