Associate Lecturer / Lecturer, Nursing

Geraldton, Australia
$29,694 to $99,440 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
17 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Allied Health

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH)

  • This position is based in Geraldton, Western Australia
  • 0.4 – 0.8 FTE (2 -4 days per week) Fractional/Part time appointment on a fixed term basis until end of December 2024
  • Salary range:
    • Level A
      • 0.4 FTE $29,694 – $39,962 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
      • 0.8 FTE $59,389 - $79,924) p.a. plus 17% superannuation
    • Level B
      • 0.4 FTE $42,017 – $49,720 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
      • 0.8 FTE $84,034 - $99,440 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
  • Appointment level will be dependent on qualifications and experience

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 Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is administered by the University of Western Australia and is part of a network of University Departments of Rural Health across Australia. WACRH is located in the Midwest, Pilbara and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia.  This position will be located in its main office located in Geraldton.

WACRH’s vision is to be a leader in the creation and optimisation of rural health knowledge and practice that improves the health of rural communities.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Associate Professor in Rural Health, you will assist in the development, supervision and assessment of undergraduate and graduate entry students in nursing, and in interprofessional practice opportunities. You will also coordinate, liaise and develop the nursing placement programs, in collaboration with key stakeholders in the Midwest.

You will liaise with relevant universities, apply professional standards of practice at the level relevant for students supervised, and contribute to the evaluation of the student placement program and the impacts on students' work readiness, rural practice understanding and attraction to future rural health positions.

You will also collaborate with the WACRH team in Geraldton, Karratha and Carnarvon through their role with student placement administration.

This position will contribute to the evaluation of the student placement program and the impacts on the students’ work readiness, rural and remoted practice understanding and attraction to future rural health positions together with other teaching, research and evaluation activities as directed.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • Recognised nursing qualification and nursing registration with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and have a minimum of 3 years post registration experience.  Applicants with dual Nursing and Midwifery registration would be highly considered
  • Experience in clinical supervision
  • Commitment to principles of person-centred, family-centred and culturally appropriate health care, interprofessional practice, service learning and community development as they apply to rural and remote Australian communities
  • Experience in the integration of theory to drive the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative nursing and/or midwifery and/or public health programs in rural and remote communities
  • Postgraduate qualification in a field that supports professional practice, health professional education, public health or research/evaluation (desirable)
  • Experience in regional and remote health settings (desirable)

About you

To be considered for this position, you will have effective organisational, time management and communication skills within a team environment. Demonstrated commitment to increasing Aboriginal peoples’ roles in improving the health and well-being of their communities, as planners and managers, service providers, trainers and trainees is essential in this position.

Please note to fill the requirements of the role, you must possess:

  • Be immunised/vaccinated as outlined in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, UWA guidelines, and WA Government’s Department of Health’s COVID-19 Health Worker and Residential Aged Care Worker Directions
  • A current “C” class driver’s licence
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Clearance,
  • Ability to undertake rural travel

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Associate Lecturer Lecturer (Nursing) 514044 (003).pdf

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: 11:55 PM on Sunday, 2 April 2023

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

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

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. 

  • 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.