Lecturer Nurse Academic

Mildura / Wentworth / New South Wales, Australia
$113,184 - $134,403 + 17% superannuation
27 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time fixed term until 31 December 2024 in the Wentworth, NSW / Mildura, VIC region
  • Opportunity for a Lecturer to support the recruitment, training, workforce development and retention of nursing professionals in rural and remote regions
  • Base Salary $113,184 - $134,403 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer of Nursing to contribute to the development and operation of the South West Academic Centre's teaching, research and community service Nursing programs. This will include supervision and coordination of nursing education and placement programs, including a newly developed extended placement program; responsibility for liaising with Australian universities and promoting the SWAC's student placement programs to the wider community; whilst working collaboratively with Monash University Rural Clinical school, under the Sunraysia Collaboration and with the Far Western NSW Local Health District and other health service providers in the region with the aim to improve the rural health workforce.

The Broken Hill Rural Clinical School (RCS), also known as the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is funded under the Commonwealth Department of Health's Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme(RHMT).

As a Lecturer of Nursing, you will be based at Wentworth, the South West Academic centres' regional headquarters whilst providing supervision for nursing students attending placement experience, at Wentworth, Buronga, Balranald, Coomealla and Robinvale regions.

Your primary function is to meet the RHMT program objectives by coordinating Nursing undergraduate/postgraduate student clinical placements in the Southwest Region, ensuring optimal clinical learning and community engagement experiences with the aim to encourage the students to return to the region to work following the completion of their training.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work collaboratively with the community, state/territory health bodies, non-government organisations, universities, and other complementary organisations to support the delivery of positive training experiences for students
  • work and support the other members of the Southwest team in the development of inter-professional education and programs
  • work with the student program team to allocate students, create timetables, and ensure student compliance with placement requirements
  • build and maintain relationships with multidisciplinary health care providers
  • contribute to collaborative research and community engagement activities
  • actively engage with rural communities, undertake activities to promote student recruitment and placements, and support health professionals working within these communities

About you

  • tertiary qualifications in Nursing
  • registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • experience in student supervision, mentoring and teaching and learning
  • demonstrated clinical knowledge and experience working within health settings
  • ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team across teaching and community/professional engagement activities
  • evidence of evaluation and research capability demonstrated by direct experience in research projects, health service/program evaluation or quality improvement activities
  • experience in participation as a team member in designing, implementing, and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives
  • understanding/experience of inter-professional practice
  • capacity to develop networks and relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners, and stakeholders
  • knowledge and understanding of the key issues in rural and remote health care, the discipline and higher education sector

Due to the large geographical area serviced by this role some travel may be required to perform the duties. A valid driver's license is therefore essential.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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 15 October 2023 11:59 PM

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