Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education

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Location
Newcastle, Australia
Posted
29 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2020
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4436
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Full time | Fixed term for 3 years
  • Provide academic oversight of the Joint Medical Program
  • Receive an Honorary appointment with the Central Coast Local Health District

Be challenged and imagine with us

The School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) has an international reputation for excellence and innovation in teaching and learning in postgraduate and undergraduate programs. The School is acknowledged for its health-focused research and postgraduate programs that are highly regarded internationally. The 5-year undergraduate medical program is a unique partnership between the University of Newcastle, the University of New England and the Hunter New England and Central Coast Local Health Districts, known as the Joint Medical Program (JMP).

The School includes all the clinical disciplines involved in medicine as well as public health, epidemiology and behavioural sciences relating to health.

The position is based at the CCCS located at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals.

How will you inspire us?

As the Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education, you will work closely with the JMP Program Convenor in curriculum development, clinical liaison and delivery of teaching and learning, focusing on the Central Coast, but also considering JMP-wide needs.

You will liaise locally with clinical staff engaged in the delivery of the JMP on the Central Coast and in addition, ensuring that local clinicians are provided with the requisite academic support and information to optimise student learning experiences. You will contribute to teaching in all phases of the curriculum, providing specific academic oversight of Phase 1 at the Central Coast in collaboration with the JMP Phase 1 Lead and Coordinators.

Contributing to Academy of Clinical Educator (ACE) activities, including implementation of the Certificate in Clinical Teaching and Supervision, you will play a lead role in the Health Professional Education Pathway across the JMP.

For additional information on the position contact Prof. Brian Kelly on +61 2 4921 7776 / brian.kelly@newcastle.edu.au

Why commit to us?

The successful applicant may be offered an Honorary appointment with the Central Coast Local Health District, which provides health services to the local government area extending north from the Hawkesbury River to the southern shore of Lake Macquarie and west to Wiseman’s Ferry. Services include acute, subacute, and ambulatory healthcare, in collaboration with Primary and Community Care Services.

Academic Level C - $123,967 to $142,944 plus 17% superannuation with UniSuper.

A range of flexible salary packaging options is also available. Additional information on benefits and conditions of employment is available via these links:

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/benefits-at-a-glance http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon

Due to the nature of this role, the University will require the preferred candidate to undertake and pass a Working with Children Check. If you are the preferred candidate, you will need to provide a new Working with Children Check number to allow the University to verify your status. Details on the application process for a Working with Children Check can be found at the following link: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

Submitting your application - Please note: your application must include:

  • A statement addressing the essential criteria (4 pages max).
  • Your CV with contact details for three relevant referees.

Before submitting your application please read the important information and useful tips on what to include - available via this link: Submitting your application

Additional information about our application process is available via this link: Application Process

If you have any difficulties uploading your application, please telephone the Talent Acquisition team during business hours (AEST) on (+61 2) 4033 9999 - and press 2 or email: employment@newcastle.edu.au

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Academic Level: C
School / Unit: School of Medicine and Public Health/Central Coast Clinical School
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Health and Medicine
Reports to: Interim Lead, MERIT Network and Clinical Dean, Central Coast Clinical School
Direct reports: Nil
Indirect reports: Nil
Contract type: Full-time | 3 year fixed term contract

ROLE DESCRIPTION

The Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education will be responsible for local liaison with clinical staff engaged in the delivery of the Joint Medical Program (JMP) on the Central Coast. In addition to carrying a teaching load, this role will ensure that local clinicians are provided with the requisite academic support and information to optimise student learning experiences. The role will contribute to teaching in all phases of the curriculum, providing specific academic oversight of Phase 1 at the Central Coast in collaboration with the JMP Phase 1 Lead and Coordinators. The incumbent will also play a lead role in the Health Professional Education Pathway across the JMP and contribute to Academy of Clinical Educator (ACE) activities, including implementation of the Certificate in Clinical Teaching and Supervision. They will fulfil the role in line with the Performance Expectations Framework (PEF) for Academic staff at this level.

The successful applicant may be offered an Honorary appointment with the Central Coast Local Health District, which provides health services to the local government area extending north from the Hawkesbury River to the southern shore of Lake Macquarie and west to Wiseman’s Ferry. Services include acute, subacute, and ambulatory healthcare, in collaboration with Primary and Community Care Services.

OVERVIEW OF SCHOOL/UNIT AND POSITION CONTEXT

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

The School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) has an international reputation for excellence and innovation in teaching and learning in postgraduate and undergraduate programs. The School is acknowledged for its health-focused research and postgraduate programs that are highly regarded internationally. The 5-year undergraduate medical program is a unique partnership between the University of Newcastle, the University of New England and the Hunter New England and Central Coast Local Health Districts, known as the Joint Medical Program (JMP). In 2017 the JMP commenced the double degree program, Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine (BMedSc/MD), and in 2021 the first cohort of students will be allocated to study the degree at the Central Coast Clinical School, commencing with Year 1 of the program. The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with the JMP Program Convenor (BMedSc/MD) in curriculum development, clinical liaison and delivery of teaching and learning, focusing on the Central Coast, but also considering JMP-wide needs.

The SMPH is the highest earner of research income in the University attracting more than $20 million in external research funding per annum. The School includes all the clinical disciplines involved in medicine as well as public health, epidemiology and behavioural sciences relating to health. The SMPH also comprises a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, many of whom are recognized as world-leaders in their field. The School’s research efforts focus on national health priorities including: asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease and mental health as well as Indigenous health, women’s health, ageing, primary health care, prevention and community health, and medical education.

ORGANISATION CHART

PRO VICE CHANCELLOR

HEAD OF SCHOOL

DEPUTY HEAD OF SCHOOL

INTERIM LEAD, MEDICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND TRAINING (MERIT) NETWORK CLINICAL DEAN – CENTRAL COAST CLINICAL SCHOOL

SENIOR LECTURER – CLINICAL EDUCATION

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

Areas of accountability listed in approximate order of importance and time commitment

Areas of accountability

Research and Innovation

Core responsibilities and typical activities

Actively contribute to the development of scholarship in teaching and learning within the Medical Education Research, Innovation and Training (MERIT) Network Participate in research collaborations through the Central Coast Research Institute

Build research productivity in medical education, in line with  the  Performance  Expectations Framework for Academic Staff, including    generating quality publications

Measures of performance

Meet the core requirements for all academic staff listed
under research and innovation in the Academic Performance Expectation Framework.

Areas of accountability

Teaching and Learning Performance

Core responsibilities and typical activities

Oversee the implementation of Phase 1 at the Central Coast in collaboration with the JMP Phase 1 Lead and Coordinators Actively participate in JMP teaching, including the conduct of tutorials/practical lasses/workshops/clinical sessions, assessment, marking, development of course materials and student supervision of clinical and research activities Participate in the development and review of teaching and assessment activities Contribute to quality assurance processes and innovation in medical education to enhance the student experience, with a focus on clinical skills Provide students with opportunities for informal consultation and feedback through appropriate
communication mechanisms

Measures of performance

Meet the core requirements for all academic staff listed under teaching and
learning in the Academic Performance Expectation Framework.

Areas of accountability

Service and Engagement

Core responsibilities and typical activities

Actively contribute to School and JMP governance through identified roles and committees Foster cooperation and collaboration between the JMP partners and relevant stakeholders Participate in professional development activities Participate in student support and recruitment activities including the Student Support for Professional Practice (SSPP) program and Multiple Skills Assessment (MSA)

Measures of performance

Meet the core requirements for all academic staff listed under service and engagement in the Academic Performance Expectation Framework. Using the PEF develop suitable KPI’s

POSITION CHARACTERISTICS

Organisational knowledge

Be aware of the University’s vision, values and strategic objectives regarding the goals and key priorities relevant to this position.

Professional / industry knowledge

Keep up to date with developments in the sector that may affect course content as well as own or team’s activities.

Level of supervision / independence

Hold self and team accountable for delivery against targets.

Problem solving and judgement

Strive for excellence by taking the initiative and focussing on making a difference in the work area.

Key relationships (internal and external) and immediate team

Build and maintain the University’s reputation by forging positive relationships with UON academic and professional staff, students and external stakeholders.

Challenges​

External pressures faced by the University.

Special characteristics​

Travel for conferences and research collaboration may be required as well as the ability to work across multiple campuses and outside business hours.

WWC check required

Yes

Criminal record check required

Yes

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS

The role is expected to display personal qualities and behaviours consistent with a Middle Leader as outlined in the Leadership Framework.

The University of Newcastle Leadership Framework describes six leadership capabilities for both academic and professional staff. At the University of Newcastle leaders; shape the future, engage beyond the University, work collaboratively, strive for excellence, drive performance and show courage and respect.

At the University of Newcastle, we recognise that while leaders exist at all levels, people face different challenges and demands depending on their leadership level. For each Leadership

Capability the behaviours reflect how each capability can be observed at different leadership levels in the University.

INHERENT REQUIREMENTS

This Position Description outlines the major accountabilities/responsibilities and the essential criteria against which you will be assessed as suitable for the position. As such there will be specific job requirements that we refer to as Inherent Requirements.

Inherent Requirements refer to your ability to:

  • Perform the essential duties and functional requirements of the job.
  • Meet the productivity and quality requirements of the position.
  • Work effectively in the team or other type of work organisation concerned.
  • Do the job without undue risk to your own or others health, safety and welfare at work.

If you have any injuries, illness, disorder, impairment, condition or incapacity that may affect your ability to perform the inherent requirements of the position, we encourage you to discuss this with the University to assist in the process of identifying reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform the duties of the position.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Currently registered as a medical practitioner in NSW registered with the appropriate specialist college.
  • Postgraduate degree (PhD) or significant progress towards completion, or equivalent accreditation in relevant research fields.
  • Demonstrated excellence in tertiary teaching including experience in the delivery of problem-based and/or clinical-based learning.
  • Commitment to enhancing the student experience via innovative approaches to teaching and learning and authentic assessment.
  • An understanding of the nexus between teaching and research and a commitment to scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills including the capacity to build relationships and an inter-disciplinary way of working.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Experience in curriculum development.

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