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Clinical Educator - Physiotherapy

Lismore, Australia
$118,390+ 17% superannuation (Pro Rata)
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

Job Details

  • Full-time fixed-term contract available until December 2027 with possible extension
  • Opportunity to make a significant contribution to hospital-based clinical teaching and learning practices, focusing on coaching and developing Physiotherapy students in best-practice patient care in Lismore, Northern Rivers.
  • Base Salary starting from $118,390+ 17% superannuation (Pro Rata)

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney's Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers), known locally as the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), is a vibrant collaborative academic hub for rural health development. The UCRH is in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, an area characterised by significant disparities in social and economic conditions, a rapidly growing and ageing population, and a relatively high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The UCRH provides a multidisciplinary centre of excellence in the education of students for clinical practice in rural health and conducts research relevant to the health needs of rural communities situated within the Northern Rivers region of NSW and elsewhere.

The university is seeking to employ a Clinical Educator in Physiotherapy (Level B) to support Physiotherapy student placements within the Physiotherapy department of the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) based in Lismore, with outreach to Ballina, Casino, Kyogle and other relevant LHD sites within the region as required. This position will be based in the Physiotherapy Department at Lismore Base Hospital, supported by the University of Sydney, and will work closely with the UCRH Allied Health team to support student placements and the multidisciplinary education program. The role will also involve mentoring and capacity building for clinicians within NNSWLHD to increase physiotherapy student placements.

Please note, the incumbent will be required to meet Health NSW's requirements for Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination as well as University of Sydney employment needs. This role requires the incumbent to live within the Northern Rivers region - relocation package may be available under specific circumstances. The region of Lismore and the Richmond Valley on the far North Coast of NSW offers something for everyone- from nature lovers to culture vultures and foodies. The area has everything from rainforest walking tracks to empty beaches, though its artistic offerings are just as celebrated. Lismore is at the heart of the region; here you'll find a vibrant arts and music scene, populated by a colourful collection of locals- please see the link below for more information on the region.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Undertake independent teaching, coaching and clinical education of students within Lismore Base Hospital and other rural placement sites across the NNSWLHD
  • apply experience and expertise in clinical practice to educational design and delivery
  • engage in high-quality clinical teaching and learning experiences, meeting expectations and standards for clinical education staff
  • evaluate teaching and learning, demonstrating impact through improving student outcomes, experiences and learning
  • engage with best practice in clinical practice and teaching innovations
  • develop and suggest innovative practices in clinical education to improve educational outcomes, while aligning with relevant curriculum and accreditation requirements
  • apply expertise in clinical education to provide training, support and guidance to prepare students for effective and contemporary clinical practice within rural communities
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture and understand and acknowledge the complexities of rural communities and working within these communities.

About you

  • A Bachelor or Master's degree in Physiotherapy
  • registration with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency AHPRA as a Physiotherapist
  • 3 years or more proven clinical experience working as a Physiotherapist
  • clinical supervision and/or teaching and mentoring experience
  • excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving and conflict-resolution skills with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • demonstrated experience working in a multi-disciplinary team with an understanding of other health disciplines and inter-professionalism
  • live in the Northern Rivers or willingness to move to the region
  • commitment to travel as required and be on-site (this is not a remote working position)
  • a current full Driver's Licence.

This is a great opportunity to work in a cutting-edge environment with a high-level functioning team that supports innovative, high-quality allied health placements that support the health of residents in remote and rural towns of the Northern Rivers.

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.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

Please include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above as well as the level (Level A or Level B) to which you wish to submit your application against.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rachel Yazigi Recruitment Operations, by email to

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

For further details on the position please contact Associate Professor Vanette McLennan, Allied Health Academic Lead, University Centre for Rural Health (

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Applications Close

Monday 15 July 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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