Senior Allied Health Clinical Lead

Mount Isa, Australia
$112,562 - $129,220
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Overview

Centre for Rural and Remote Health is a federally funded University Department of Rural health, one of a network of twelve under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program as a health workforce strategy. This senior allied health position leads the Allied Health Team for the interprofessional service learning program.

Service learning is an innovative approach to student assisted remote service provision. The project delivers periodic student assisted, interprofessional services for adults and children in Central West and North West Queensland, based in either Mount Isa, the Lower Gulf or Longreach. The project aims to provide:

  • Innovative and responsive allied health services in outback Qld
  • Vertically integrated interprofessional education to produce a skilled and work ready allied health workforce in remote and Aboriginal health contexts
  • An evidence base for continuous service improvement

The Senior Clinical lead - will work closely with partner organizations and stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of scheduled programs.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University 
Division of Tropical health and Medicine organizational Chart Link
Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health Directorate Chart Link

Principal Accountabilities

As a member of the MICRRH team, the position will be required to:

  1. Provide strategic clinical leadership for the MICRRH Service learning program
  2. Monitor and provide progressive reports
  3. Manage collaborating and partner organizations engagement
  4. Manage student recruitment, orientation, supervision and support for Community Based programs
  5. Promote, triage and allocate service referrals
  6. Oversee collection, collation and storage of client data, communication with referring practitioners, services and clients
  7. Contribute to the evidence base of innovative models of interdisciplinary service learning
  8. Contribute to the achievement of MICRRH KPIs and mission.
  9. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
  10. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  11. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives. 

Generic Accountabilities

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.

  1. The Allied health clinical lead is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Allied health clinical lead is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Allied health clinical lead is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.

Special Conditions

  • It is a requirement of this position hold a driver’s license and to undertake remote travel
  • It is a requirement of this position occasionally undertake work outside normal hours
  • It is a requirement of this position to hold current APHRA registration as required by the profession 

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.


  1. Recognised Allied health qualification & relevant postgraduate qualifications
  2. Demonstrated experience as a specialist or generalist allied health professional in remote Indigenous contexts
  3. Evidence of teaching ability, including a demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a north west Queensland health professional education and health service environment
  4. Demonstrated experience in project / program management
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with cultural diversity in a small geographically dispersed team.
  6. Demonstrated interdisciplinary skills / interprofessional practice experience in relevant areas of education and / or health service delivery.
  7. Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills


  1. Demonstrated experience in service learning models
  2. Evidence of leadership in education in the university and/or professional setting.