Lecturer in Remote Health (Nursing)

Alice Springs, Australia
12 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Feb 2022
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- Until December 2024

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B

Salary Range:
$99,827 - $118,135 p.a.

Reporting to:
Academic Leader - Engagement and Accountability

A dynamic, progressive institution with a well-justified reputation for excellence in teaching and research, Flinders University Rural and Remote Health seeks to appoint Associate Professor/ Professor in Alice Springs, Northern Territory within the College of Medicine and Public Health

The Lecturer in Remote Health (Nursing) is a teaching and research position that will facilitate educational programs that aim to prepare a health workforce for the unique context of remote and Indigenous acute and primary health care. As an experienced nurse, the incumbent will contribute nursing expertise to the multi-disciplinary health professional education team of Rural and Remote Health primarily in Central Australia, but also across the entire SA and NT footprint.

Play a role in raising the public profile of Rural and Remote Health and work to improve recruitment and retention of nursing students to the clinical education/work integrated learning (WIL) program so that they are equipped with the necessary skills to practice effectively in remote areas, and remote and Indigenous health settings.

Contribute to quality research and the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses for health professionals currently working in or intending to work in Remote and Indigenous Health.

Contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have the potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for Rural and Remote Health.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Lecturer in Remote Health (Nursing) is accountable for:

  • Creating, coordinating, teaching and expanding an inspiring high quality clinical education/work integrated learning (WIL) programs that enhance the student experience and focuses on remote and rural health, and Indigenous health; while fostering interprofessional practice between nursing, allied health and medical students.
  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry, professional associations and organisations to ensure that the clinical education/work integrated learning (WIL) program is relevant, sustainable, culturally appropriate, and addresses workforce needs, and complies with University policies and procedures and the requirements of regulation authorities/accreditors.
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of professional development, training and skill development for practitioners involved in supervision of students while engaged in the clinical education/work integrated learning (WIL) program in the remote and Indigenous health context.
  • Contributing to achieving the specific parameters and reporting requirements relating to the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program and contribute to the ongoing development, expansion and co-ordination of the clinical education/work integrated learning (WIL) program in an inter-professional environment and within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of relevant curriculum relating to clinical education/work integrated learning (WIL) and professional practice more broadly within the suite of relevant undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses.
  • Making a high-quality contribution to internal and external quality assurance, accreditation processes and participating in national/international research collaborations, producing high quality publications and participating in teams developing external grant acquisitions.
  • Contributing to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.
  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural NT and interstate, may be required.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD, or equivalent qualification or any one of the following:
    • 1.1. evidence of peer-reviewed independent research demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area.
    • 1.2. evidence of professional standing, reputation and qualifications demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area.
    • 1.3. completion of a higher degree at Masters level in a relevant field or substantial progress toward a doctoral degree in the discipline area.
  • ​​A relevant health professional qualification with eligibility for membership of the appropriate registration board and/or professional association.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture, including actions that support the Flinders University Reconciliation Action Plan and educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Applied knowledge of remote/Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workforce, education and research and the issues affecting the training and retention of health professionals working in remote and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health.
  • Evidence of or capacity to undertake high quality teaching in a tertiary environment; for example, clinical education/work integrated learning (WIL), topic coordination and curriculum design, curriculum review including accreditation processes, online learning, simulation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary clinical/professional practice and experience in health professional education and/or equivalent experience teaching in a remote/rural setting as well as demonstrated experience and active participation in inter-professional education and practice.
  • Evidence of relevant research experience, including peer-reviewed publication and grant submission.
  • Demonstrate ability to practice in a culturally safe manner, including the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff, communities, organisations and their representatives.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students (Desirable).
  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person (desirable).

For more information regarding the position, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact: Narelle Campbell

Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid ‘Working with Children Clearance’ (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or not, in a health care setting or other setting identified within a government direction issued pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) or Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (NT) you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.

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 Close 11:59 pm:

09 Feb 2022

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