Program Manager, Rural and Remote Health SA

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Victor Harbor/Murray Bridge/Mount Gambier/Renmark/Nuriootpa, Australia
16 Nov 2020
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01 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 7

Salary Range:
$86,821 - $96,104

Reporting to:

Manager, Rural and Remote Health SA

Flinders University is recognised as a leader in rural and remote health professional education and is committed to developing and supporting a rural and remote health workforce. To that end, a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, immersion experiences and placements are supported within the discipline of Rural and Remote Health in our campuses across South Australia and the Northern Territory.

The four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program at Flinders University is committed to contributing to the rural health workforce. All students undertake a rural or remote placement, and the MD program offers students the opportunity to participate in rural and remote learning experiences across the curriculum. There are opportunities for students to spend time in rural and remote settings in Year 1 & 2, participate in the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) in Year 3, and consolidate learning in rural and remote settings in Year 4.

The PRCC is a parallel curriculum to the Doctor of Medicine program delivered across Rural and Remote SA to a cohort of rurally immersed MD students who opt to undertake the whole of their third year in rural practice. Year 3 of the MD program is primarily delivered in the clinical environment, supplemented by dedicated teaching sessions. Learning in the PRCC is primarily supported by rurally based GP’s, clinicians, academic and professional staff who are based in our rural campuses across South Australia.

Our paramedicine students are also engaged in learning in rural and remote settings alongside students from other Colleges including the College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS) and the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work (EPSW).

There is a cohort of nursing students who complete their entire 3-year degree in Renmark, and potential opportunities for nursing students to complete their entire final year at other rural sites. Up to 1000 nursing and allied health placements are facilitated in rural South Australia each year from Flinders and a range of South Australian and Interstate Universities.

Under broad direction from their supervisor and the academic leadership of the Rural and Remote Health Discipline, the Program Manager will be responsible for the oversight of systems and management of administrative operations associated with multidisciplinary/interprofessional student teaching and learning activities in rural and remote health offered in South Australia, including the day-to-day management of business, projects and partnerships. This includes administrative oversight of the delivery of the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) and rural education and placements for all students.

The Program Manager will be responsible for managing the Medical and Multi-Disciplinary program administration teams in all South Australian sites to ensure cohesion, continuity and best practice, and in collaboration with Flinders College staff and the Program Administrators in Flinders Northern Territory.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Program Manager, Rural and Remote Health SA is accountable for:

  1. Effectively managing the oversight of systems, delivery of programs and associated projects within the Rural and Remote Health Education Programs in South Australia.
  2. Coordinating projects that focus on the development of systems, to create efficient workflow practices across Rural and Remote Health SA.
  3. Managing, leading and providing strategic direction for a team of service-oriented multidisciplinary student administration professionals, including planning and allocating staff resources, developing, coaching and mentoring employees and managing performance to deliver high quality services to ensure the successful delivery of the Rural and Remote Health Education programs.
  4. Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with College based student and professional administration and support teams.
  5. Providing support to senior academic staff to develop education and placement opportunities, strengthening existing and exploring new stakeholder partnerships that are fit for the context of rural South Australia.
  6. Providing high level executive support and advice to the Academic Lead Rural and Remote Health SA, the Manager – Rural and Remote Health SA, and the Executive more broadly. This will include but are not limited to:
    • Preparing submissions, working papers and reports.
    • Preparing high quality and accurate statistical reports and documentation for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Contributing to Flinders Rural and Remote strategic planning.
    • Providing advice on relevant governance as it relates to program operations.
    • Development of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs), partnership and other relevant agreements.
    • Working with Community Engagement and Communications Officers to establish and implement marketing strategies to promote training programs, including website content management.
    • Providing quality management coordination and administration with particular reference to systems and processes with interpretation, promulgation, and implementation of University policies.
  7. Assisting and advising the Manager Rural and Remote Health SA in the oversight of governance, finance and business processes, and where relevant working with Northern Territory counterparts for the benefit of the entire footprint of Flinders Rural and Remote Health.
  8. Representing Rural South Australia and/or Flinders Rural and Remote Health on internal and external committees and working parties as required.
  9. Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University

Key Position Capabilities

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, or equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic and business project planning and program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and motivating a team of geographically dispersed service-oriented professionals to deliver high quality services.
  • Demonstrated high-level analytical, verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated capacity to respond to enquiries, interpret and apply policy and procedure, draft correspondence and high-quality executive reports for internal and external stakeholders, manage program budgets and relevant financial processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, exercise judgment and work collaboratively with stakeholders and colleagues.
  • High-level organisational skills, including demonstrated ability in problem solving, priority setting and working to deadlines with high quality outcomes, apply attention to detail and relate tasks to the wider context.
  • Demonstrated ability to project manage specific and ad-hoc projects.
  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person (desirable)
  • Demonstrated relevant knowledge and management experience within a rural or remote University environment (desirable)

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Vanessa Ryan

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Information for Applicants: You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before:

01 Dec 2020

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