Senior Lecturer - Medical Director Regional Training Hub

Darwin, Australia
12 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part 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, Part-Time (0.5 FTE), Until December 2024

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level C

Salary Range:
$121,795 - $140,102 pa

Reporting to:
Associate Professor in Medical Education and Training

The primary focus for Medical Director Regional Training Hub is teaching and teaching related activities drawing on contemporary clinical/professional practice, has an important role to play in the University's achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.

The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society.

In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:

  • deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
  • be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
  • develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.

The Medical Director Regional Training Hub position is to lead the Northern Territory Regional Training Hub order to further develop medical specialist and rural generalist training capacity through effective collaboration with local and national stakeholders, thereby addressing medical workforce needs in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Key Position Responsibilities

This role is predominantly concerned with teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and content of university-level education. It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; educational leadership; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; involvement in the professional accreditation of courses. Appointees bring recent, ongoing (concurrent) or extensive experience and knowledge of contemporary clinical/professional practice to the role. The role is also expected to make a contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service. The role does not include making a research contribution.


  • Inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience.
  • Providing academic leadership to the Regional Training Hub (RTH) in the Top End;
  • Contributing to the successful delivery of the RTH program. Monitor and assist with funding sources, timelines and accreditation;
  • Providing mentoring and individual support to students, Junior Medical Officers and trainee registrars;
  • Supporting and mentoring clinical supervisors and identify training posts/health services across all disciplines to enhance accredited supervision capacity. Also assist with organising clinical supervision training;
  • Working with relevant staff to evaluate the impact of the RTH on workforce preparation and distribution.

University, Professional and Service:

  • Facilitating co-operation between specialist colleges, local health services, the University and other stakeholders.
  • Developing strong networks and working relationships with the NT health sector to develop career pathways for medical graduates in the Northern Territory;
  • Developing close links to organisations associated with the delivery of training to maximise the opportunity for shared learning and efficiency in the use of resources;
  • Responsible for the reporting requirements associated with the RTH;
  • Contributing to the effective operation of Flinders NT by undertaking administrative tasks appropriate to the level of appointment;
  • Representing Flinders NT on relevant local, College and/or University committees and participate in the wider academic activities of Flinders NT;
  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as travel, both regionally within the Northern Territory and interstate is required for this position and may include travel in light aircraft and to remote areas. A driver's licence is required for this position;
  • 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 clinical/professional experience and standing.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a distinguished, sustained and active track record of teaching expertise at tertiary level, including a leadership role in delivery and /or collaboration.
  • Eligible for full registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Fellowship of an Australian Medical College or equivalent.
  • Proven record of clinical and/or academic leadership.
  • Demonstrated sustained evidence of innovation in teaching to support students in order to maximise their learning.
  • Significant experience in excellent curriculum development and teaching methodology for topics and programs of study, including reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.
  • A demonstrated strong track record of successful interaction with government, health care organisations and with clinical and heath care professions.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated evidence of the ability to develop, establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster, promote and manage high quality post-graduate medical education.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a complex environment of multiple stakeholder relationships.

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

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:

02 Feb 2022

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