Strategy Planning Officer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Location
Townsville, Australia
Posted
26 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Ref
16586
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Position Overview

The Strategic Planning Officer will coordinate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health strategic planning process and consultation across the catchment area of GMT and will provide strategic planning support and advice to general practice training across training nodes.

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

The Division of Tropical Health and Medicine encompasses human and animal health professional areas and related biomedical science disciplines. The Division has a particular focus on the health of rural, remote and Indigenous Australian communities and tropical medicine.

The Colleges of the Division include:

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Healthcare Sciences
  • Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences 

College of Medicine and Dentistry

As part of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine the College of Medicine and Dentistry promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, with a focus on the needs of rural, remote and underserved communities, tropical medicine and the health of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. Working in a collaborative leadership model with the Office of the Division, the other Colleges and the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, the College of Medicine and Dentistry contributes to advancing the strategic agenda and to strengthening partnerships and engagement.

Generalist Medical Training

Generalist Medical Training (GMT) is a unit within James Cook University’s College of Medicine and Dentistry that is contracted by the Australian Government Department of Health to deliver the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program in north western Queensland.

The AGPT program is a postgraduate vocational training program for medical graduates who are pursuing a career in the specialty of General Practice. The program provides training towards Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Organisational Charts

James Cook University  

Division of Tropical Health & Medicine

College of Medicine & Dentistry

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Coordinate the development of GMT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health strategic planning process and consultation across the catchment area.
  2. Provide strategic planning support and advice to general practice training across training nodes.
  3. Coordinate engagement and consultation process with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services to inform the transition and development of plan and proposals to support general practice training.
  4. Analyse enablers to support the development, delivery and management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health training in the GMT region focusing on partnership with NACCHO state affiliate and member organisations.
  5. Develop a framework and strategy for communication with partners, key stakeholders and players internal to James Cook University.
  6. Coordinate activities relevant to information sharing and effective partnerships and monitor partnership agreements; coordinate and support the establishment of governance and monitoring framework and manage relevant engagements.
  7. 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.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  9. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Descriptors

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff. Your specific level descriptor can be found at:

Professional and Technical   

Level 6

Generic Accountabilities  

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

  1. The Strategic Planning Officer 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 Strategic Planning Officer 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 Strategic Planning Officer 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 Condition

  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent be available to undertake travel and attend meetings, conferences etc., often out of work hours or on weekends.
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent holds an open Queensland driver license.

Selection Criteria 

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.

Essential

  1. Degree qualification in business or equivalent field and relevant project management experience or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training
  2. Demonstrated ability to manage a project through design, implementation and completion stages, managing workflow and prioritising to ensure deadlines and targets are met.
  3. Demonstrated ability to analyse and utilise research data to achieve the strategic goals of a project.
  4. Demonstrated well-developed written communication skills with experience in drafting correspondence such as reports, submission responses and briefings to a wide audience as well as demonstrated computer literacy with skills in a range of Microsoft Suite computer programs and databases.
  5. Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal, networking, collaboration and communication skills and proven experience in developing and managing key stakeholder relationships with particular experience with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of the higher education and pre-vocational medical training sector and link to employment pathways.

Desirable

  1. Knowledge of the stakeholders and partnerships relevant to the discipline of medical training.