Rural Health Academic Network Coordinator: Yea Hospital

Yea, Australia
$80,258 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super
18 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job no: 0060107
Location: Yea District Memorial Hospital
Role type: Part-time; Fixed-term until December 31, 2024
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Rural Health, Melbourne Medical School
Salary: Level A or B – Level A: $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. or Level B: $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

  • Advance rural healthcare through research, training, and collaboration in a dynamic role.
  • Unique opportunity to grow research skills and foster enriching team culture.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join the University of Melbourne Department of Rural Health as the Rural Health Academic Network (RHAN) Coordinator at Yea and District Memorial Hospital (YDMH). In this role, you'll actively build research capacity, provide research training, and support projects that promote research translation into healthcare practice at YDMH. Additionally, you'll collaborate with colleagues from the RHAN network, furthering your research skills and engaging in the co-funded initiatives between health services and the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) program.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support and facilitate an ongoing culture of research and evidence-based practice at YDMH
  • Support staff at YDMH to undertake research projects, audits and research translation activities
  • Collaborate with staff at YDMH to present their work at professional conferences and promote their practice in other forums
  • Facilitate research and evidence-based training for staff, teams and key personnel across YDMH, drawing on University of Melbourne resources

Who We Are Looking For

You have experience in collaborative projects, thrive in interdisciplinary settings, and have a genuine desire to delve into rural health and research. You're driven by the opportunity to contribute to meaningful healthcare advancements.

You will also have:

  • Tertiary education in a discipline related to rural health
  • Knowledge of research and a willingness to learn quantitative and qualitative methodologies and research translation into practice
  • Thorough understanding of evidence-based practice and ability to promote evidence-based practice in health care
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective research, teaching, collaboration and engagement

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Rural Health

The Department of Rural Health, part of the prestigious Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne, is making a significant impact on rural healthcare. With locations in Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo, and Wangaratta, as well as associations with over 40 rural towns in Victoria, we are dedicated to providing professional health education and research training in a rural context. Our mission is to increase the rural health workforce, and we achieve this through strong partnerships with the local community and healthcare providers, ensuring our programs remain relevant and connected.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara Amini via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 17 October 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:   0060107_Yea & District Memorial Hospital RHAN Coordinator_PD.pdf

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