Senior Lecturer Rural and Remote Nursing Practice

Broken Hill, Australia
$138,645 - $159,867 (contingent upon experience) + 17% superannuation
08 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Located at our Broken Hill Campus
  • Utilise your appetite for change and innovation to lead and support the Broken Hill rural nursing placement program
  • Full-time fixed term until December 2024 (with a possibility of extension) with Base Salary $138,645 - $159,867 (contingent upon experience) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is now ranked 38th in the world for 2022 university rankings, moving up 5 places in the last year. Our graduate employability is 1st in Australia, and 4th in the world; our subject rankings in Medicine are rated 1st in Australia, and 18th in the world.

The Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (BHUDRH) aims to improve healthcare in far west and western New South Wales by providing high quality support, education, and training for health students undertaking their placements within the region and practicing health professionals. Our focus is to establish relevant teaching and support environments, promote opportunities for student placements in the region, and deliver a successful rural attachment program for medical, nursing, and allied health students.

We are seeking a Senior Lecturer Rural and Remote Nursing Practice to make significant contributions to partnership engagement, teaching and learning within the school, and contribute to the BHUDRH rural nursing placement programs including the newly established Far West Extended Nursing Placement Program. This position is an Education focused role, where the majority of the work undertaken will focus on establishing and consolidating partnerships with key stakeholders to promote the development of a rural and remote nursing and midwifery workforce, contribute to the extension of nursing workforce innovations within the Broken Hill community and region, the provision of quality education, teaching and career coaching services including inter-professional education and practice.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • play a leadership role in educational innovations, curriculum design aligned to rural and remote nursing placements and practice, and review based on systematic and evidence-based review of contemporary teaching methods and techniques
  • coordinate and develop curricula and placement programs within the school, and develop and evaluate assessment materials which align with best practice and the strategic direction of the BHUDRH, the Sydney Nursing School and Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • engage strategically with key stakeholders to lead and contribute to rural and remote nursing and midwifery workforce initiatives.

About you

To be successful in this role, you:

  • are a registered nurse with a nursing education or management background
  • are highly motivated and committed to the development of future nursing professionals
  • Have excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • understand the importance of evidence informed approaches to the development of a rural and remote nursing workforce
  • Have capacity to develop reports and undertake literature reviews
  • have a deep and broad experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by leading team teaching within an established program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings
  • have a track record of contributing to strategic innovations
  • have an applied understanding of contemporary pedagogical practices in the nursing discipline
  • have success in supporting the academic endeavours of education and teaching within a student enabling environment
  • have capacity to engage in research/scholarship
  • care deeply about rural and remote health care and nursing workforce contributions

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit :NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Applications Close

Sunday 26 February 2023 11:59 PM

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