Team Leader - GP Training

Mount Isa, Australia
$79,558 - $87,976
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Overview

The Team Leader, GP Training manages the administration of the GMT education program within a designated Regional Node or GMT training site in accordance with College and AGPT requirements.The Team Leader oversees the day-to-day operations of the Regional Node office including management of infrastructure, supervision of the administrative team and provision of administrative support to Medical Education staff. The incumbent works closely with the Medical Educators and the Head, GMT, in the planning and delivery of registrar training including practice and supervisor accreditation, registrar placement, monitoring of training progress, maintenance and accuracy of information in relevant systems and managing internal and external relationships in the Townsville Node to ensure the overall objectives of the GMT Program are achieved.

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

The Division of Tropical Health and Medicine encompasses human and animal health professional areas and related biomedical science disciplines. The Division has a particular focus on the health of rural, remote and Indigenous Australian communities and tropical medicine.  The Colleges of the Division include:

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Healthcare Sciences
  • Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

College of Medicine and Dentistry

As part of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine the College of Medicine and Dentistry promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, with a focus on the needs of rural, remote and underserved communities, tropical medicine and the health of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. Working in a collaborative leadership model with the Office of the Division, the other Colleges and the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, the College of Medicine and Dentistry contributes to advancing the strategic agenda and to strengthening partnerships and engagement.

Generalist Medical Training

Generalist Medical Training (GMT) is a unit within James Cook University’s College of Medicine and Dentistry that is contracted by the Australian Government Department of Health to deliver the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program in north western Queensland.

The AGPT program is a postgraduate vocational training program for medical graduates who are pursuing a career in the specialty of General Practice. The program provides training towards Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Medicine and Dentistry

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Manage the administration of Registrar training postsand the delivery of the GMT education program within the Regional Node and liaise with Medical Educators, Registrars, Supervisors,administrative staff and training coordinators within health service providers to ensure training posts meet ACRRM and/or RACGP guidelines.
  2. In conjunction with the Medical Educator, plan and facilitate orientation and training activities, monitor Registrar training progress and implement strategies to ensure training targets are achieved.
  3. Manage timely and accurate data entry for the Regional Node into relevant information systems. Assist the Head, GMT to plan training post locations, manage accreditation and placement processes, foster and enhance relationships with key health service providers in the Regional Node, and make recommendations in relation to resources required to support regionaltraining posts.
  4. Manage the operations and physical resources of the Regional Node office to ensure the requirements for delivery of GMT’seducation program and provision of support to Medical Educators, Supervisors and Registrars are met.
  5. Provide effective leadership, management and decision making within the Regional Node team to ensure a culture of high performance, customer service, teamwork, innovation and workplace health and safety.
  6. Engage with internal and external stakeholders and JCU internal service providers to develop and maintain strong relationships to ensure the operational requirements of the Regional Node office are met.
  7. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  9. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.


There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.  Your specific level descriptor can be found at:

Professional and Technical

Level 7

Generic Accountabilities 

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff. 

  1. The Team Leader, GP Training is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Team Leader, GP Trainingis required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.  This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations.  Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Team Leader, GP Training is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct

Special Conditions

  • This position will be required to travel within the region and to other GMT locations in North Western Queensland and may include overnight stays and after hours work on occasion.
  • The incumbent is required to hold a current ‘C’ class Queensland Drivers licence.

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.


  1. Degree qualification in a related field with at least four years subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.
  2. Experience, or ability to quickly attain proficiency, in the administration of medical education and training in regional and/or urban health service settings.
  3. Demonstrated high level written and oral communication including negotiation skills and experience in relating to a range of stakeholders.
  4. Demonstrated experience in managing teams, including performance management and conflict resolution.
  5. Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills,including the ability to work with limited direction and achieve results when facing competing priorities.
  6. Proven computer literacy competencies including


  1. Knowledge of medical training and the GP training environment in rural and remote Australia.
  2. Knowledge of University teaching and administrative systems, procedures and business processes.