Project Officer, Rare Disease Education and Consumer Engagement

Location
North Ryde, Australia
Salary
From $88,589 to $97,787 (HEW Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation
Posted
11 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2022
Ref
R000008578
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time
  • Salary Package: From $88,589 to $97,787 (HEW Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type: Part-time (0.6 FTE), Fixed term until 30th June 2024
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) is seeking an experienced project officer to join a collaborative team to work Stream 3 of the RArEST (Rare Awareness Education, Support and Training) project funded by the Australian Department of Health. Stream 3 of RArEST is focused on building capacity in meaningful consumer engagement and codesign throughout the Rare Disease sector. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary education program on rare disease principles, and person-centred practice and contribute to policy co-design. This is your chance to support the implementation of the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases and to work closely with a unique interdisciplinary team from three universities and Rare Voices Australia. You will be based at Macquarie University in Sydney, but some travel may be required throughout Australia as required by the project.

About You

To succeed in this role you will have tertiary qualifications in health or another related discipline (e.g. psychology, social work, health education) and highly developed skills and experience of working with health consumer organisations, in educational resource development and in program evaluation. You will have demonstrated experience of working on interdisciplinary collaborative projects and exemplary communication skills. Your highly developed understanding of research and program evaluation processes and methods and proven experience in multi-stakeholder engagement, data collection, protocol development, writing for publication and writing ethics applications will be highly valued. You will enjoy working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary collaborative team based across several institutions.

About Us

The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) is part of the AIHI within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences and has a successful track record of undertaking research and evaluation projects on health sector issues since 1991. Its core interest is to investigate issues of policy, governance and leadership in the health sector. It is involved in conducting original research into health systems improvement, providing a scholarly capability by which to evaluate health sector policies, programs and projects, and contributing to undergraduate medical, postgraduate health services management, and public health and doctoral education.

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your CV and a separate cover letter (1-2 pages) that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:

Selection Criteria

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or equivalent qualifications or experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience of working with a range of stakeholders across healthcare including consumer organisations, patients and families, policy makers, and clinicians
  • Ability to conduct evidence syntheses and scope available programs and resources
  • Experience with research or program evaluation design e.g., developing protocols, logic models, surveys or interview guides
  • A highly developed understanding of the principles of co-design and experience of conducting multi-stakeholder consultations
  • Experience with writing manuscripts or reports for publication
  • Experience in preparing and presenting conference presentations or webinars
  • Highly developed organisational and project management skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience in the preparation of project plans, protocols and ethics applications

Desirable:

  • Postgraduate qualifications
  • Experience of developing educational courses or other resources for health consumers or health consumer organisations (especially in the rare disease area)
  • An understanding of the issues faced by people living with rare disease
  • Experience analysing research data e.g. from surveys, and qualitative data from interviews and/or focus groups
  • Experience using SPSS or other statistical software and NVivo or similar
  • Understanding of key concepts in implementation science and the latest evaluation methods in healthcare
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations

Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions applications for this position are only being accepted from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

Note: This position requires you to comply with occupational screening, assessment, and vaccinations in line with Macquarie University health requirements. You will also be required to have a national criminal and working with children check.

Enquiries: Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski (yvonne.zurynski@mq.edu.au ), Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability, Australian Institute of Health Innovation.

Applications Close: Thursday 1 September 2022 at 11:55 pm

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.

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