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Senior Lecturer - Rural General Practice Discipline Coordinator

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$132,381 – $152,279 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

 Rural Clinical School of WA (RCSWA)

  • Based at any Rural Clinical School of WA site
  • Level C, part-time 0.2 FTE / fixed term basis until December 2024
  • Base salary range: $132,381 – $152,279 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
  • Clinical loading and rural and remote allowance may apply

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong 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 Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) is a network of 15 rural and remote sites across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West, Goldfields, Great Southern and South West regions of Western Australia. It is a collaboration between UWA, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle and Curtin Medical School, operating as a unit within the UWA School of Medicine. The RCSWA is committed to providing quality teaching, research, professional development and clinical service in rural and remote settings.

The Rural General Practice Placement (RGPP) Discipline Coordinators are located in rural Western Australia as well as based in Perth. There is a Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) office at the QEII Medical Centre.

About the opportunity

The RGPP discipline coordinators oversee student placements in the rural GP program and are responsible for the academic components of the rural GP rotation for UWA students in the program, including teaching, learning materials, assessment and coordination with staff involved in the final year medical program. This is part of the UWA IMED 5411/5412 IMP3 unit covering the final (4th) year of the MD course. The students rotate between a number of disciplines including internal medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, rural general practice, anaesthesia & pain medicine, oncology and palliative care.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Registered, or able to be registered with AHPRA as a Medical Practitioner
  • Commitment to work in the respective RCSWA site and the ability to engage with rural practitioners in the region to promote teaching and research outcomes
  • Experience as a preceptor and/or supervisor of medical students and/or junior doctors or registrars 
  • Effective organisational, communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles and practice of Indigenous health in rural and regional areas
  • Currently or previously practiced medicine in rural WA
  • A commitment to inclusivity and equality of opportunity in rural medical education and to improving rural medical workforce

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION [Discipline Coordinator].pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 14 March 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Rhonda Worthington on (08) 6488 3131 or at

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

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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