Discipline Coordinator, Rural General Practice Placements (Senior Lecturer)

Bunbury / Busselton / Narrogin, Australia
Level C $125,639 – $144,523 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
16 May 2022
End of advertisement period
31 May 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

UWA Medical School

Rural Clinical School of WA

  • Seeking Perth based or rural applicants with a medical background and an interest in improving the rural medical workforce
  • Part time (0.2FTE) fixed term contract until December 2024
  • Salary range: Level C $125,639 – $144,523 p.a. plus 17% superannuation and clinical loading (plus Rural & Remote allowance if located at a nearby rural site)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia is a unit within the Medical School which provides rural clinical training for WA medical students. The RCSWA spans a breadth of some 3,500kms across multiple sites in WA order to provide a positive rural educational experience, increase the quantity and quality of the rural workforce and in turn improve health outcomes in rural and remote Australia.

About the opportunity

The role of the Rural General Practice Discipline Coordinator is to oversee student placements in the rural GP program and contribute to the teaching and assessment of the rotation for UWA students.

Working closely with two other Discipline Coordinators and the RGPP Administration team you will solve complex placement problems and queries, help to recruit new preceptors and manage preceptor concerns.

You will also contribute to teaching UWA students through virtual tutorials, small group sessions and relief teaching. You will develop and provide learning materials and resources and play a key role in student assessment and feedback.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Registered, or able to be registered with AHPRA as a Medical Practitioner
  • Currently or previously practiced medicine in rural WA
  • Previous experience as a preceptor and/or supervisor of medical students and/or junior doctors or registrars. 
  • Excellent organisational, communication and negotiation skills
  • Commitment or interest in the principles and practice of Indigenous health in rural and regional areas and to rural medical education and to improving rural medical workforce

About you

The role is located at the RCSWA Office in the QEII Medical Centre. However, we encourage you to apply if you are located at a nearby rural town as flexible work options are available including working from the nearest RCSWA office.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55pm AWST, Tuesday 31 May 2022

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.