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Senior Lecturer - Medical Director Regional Training Hub NT

Darwin / Alice Springs, Australia
$129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

Position Details

  • Fixed Term Until December 2024 | Part-Time at 0.4FTE
  • Academic Level C | $129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
  • Location: Northern Territory (Negotiable)
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Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT

At Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT, our aim is to be a hub for innovative health research, education, and workforce development across the Northern Territory. We engage with students, community, and stakeholders to provide critical programs, such as the Northern Territory Medical Program, Paramedicine, Regional Training Hub, Rural Clinical School, and the University Department of Rural Health.

Our postgraduate education pathways (Remote Health Practice program), provides workforce development through Indigenous health and clinical skills training, and we have a community driven research program led by researchers committed to improving health outcomes. We work alongside Poche SA+NT focussing on Indigenous leadership capacity development and developing the Indigenous health workforce.  All activities are driven by our values which focus on the long-term and short-term needs of the NT community. 

NT Regional Training Hub

The NT Regional Training Hub is a Commonwealth funded program created to further develop medical specialist and rural generalist training capacity through effective collaboration with local and national stakeholders, thereby addressing medical workforce needs in the Northern Territory. We are currently working with relevant colleges, health services and training providers to identify and prioritise the areas of need and in turn, aim to build well-coordinated, and well supported, vocational training pathways in the NT.

About the Role

The Medical Director Regional Training Hub NT (RTHNT) is responsible for support of medical training within the Northern Territory. This is inclusive of medical students and pre-vocational and primary care and hospital-based specialist trainees. The role is important in achieving the University Strategic plan Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda. The RTHNT team work to develop new training capacity through activities including, but not limited to, assisting health services in accreditation processes for new posts and supporting local health professionals to become supervisors. This involves cooperation, coordination and collaboration to foster effective partnerships. The RTHNT identifies university-level medical students with an interest in rural practice and provides them with support including assistance with career planning placement opportunities and access to mentoring. We work to improve medical training capacity. Helping to increase the number of First Nations students find pathways to becoming doctors and then train for specialist practice is central to our work.

Increasing the capacity and fostering the stability of the medical education workforce in the NT is a challenge that requires imagination, motivation and an ability to maintain and generate constructive relationships with a wide variety of organisations and individuals. Experience at a senior level in the strategic management of education is desirable and a foundation of practical clinical medical teaching essential as is an understanding of the NT health system.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Relevant and extensive contemporary clinical experience in primary or secondary healthcare in the NT
  • Significant and sustained evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, inclusive of simulation and/or clinical setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary education practice and ability to contribute to scholarship in teaching through participation in teaching and learning strategies and in professional development in higher education teaching
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry
  • Experience in strategic design of educational programmes at university and postgraduate level, with application to rural and remote contexts. (desirable)
  • Knowledge of and participation in processes of accreditation of medical training programmes and courses (desirable).

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • 6 Weeks Annual Leave (NT only)

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 
  • Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid 'Working with Children Clearance' (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

How to Apply and Information

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

05 Dec 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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