Allied Health Academic – North West Academic Centre

Sydney, Australia
21 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health

Sydney Medical School

  • Contribute to the development and operation of the Rural Allied Health North West Academic Centre
  • Based at the North West  Academic Centre, Bourke NSW
  • Full time, fixed term until 31st December 2018

About the opportunity 

The Broken Hill UDRH is funded by Commonwealth Department of Health’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme. The Broken Hill UDRH operates a successful multidisciplinary rural clinical placement program for allied health, medical, and nursing students across western and far west NSW, contributes to research into rural and remote health service and workforce issues, and supports health service and community development in the regions. This position will contribute to the growth of allied health student placement capacity in the North West Sector of NSW which will include working closely with the executive, academic and professional staff of the Broken Hill UDRH. Routine visits to Broken Hill will be required to contribute to strategic and operational planning with reciprocal visits to the North West Sector by Broken Hill UDRH staff to support the roles associated with this position. 

To contribute to the development, delivery and expansion of allied health student placements, primary health care experiences and inter-professional learning opportunities in the North West Sector of the Western NSW Local Health District. Based at Bourke, this position will work closely with a range of health services, community organisations, and universities to ensure student placement activity aligns to areas of community need, placement capacity, and curricula requirements. The position will contribute to the promotion of health career pathways for regional secondary school students, and the research and evaluation of health workforce development initiatives and health service innovations. Supporting the development and delivery of educational packages and higher education pathways for regional health staff will also be a primary function of this position

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. We see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research and teaching excellence. We are looking for a dedicated academic who has:

  • current registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and relevant post registration experience
  • experience in allied health professional practice settings in rural and remote settings
  • demonstrated interest and commitment to contribute to and pursue research within rural and remote health issues
  • high level negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • ability to work effectively as part of a multi- disciplinary health related team
  • demonstrated high level organisational and administrative skills
  • demonstrated high level interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate and liaise with a diverse range of people with a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters involving student placements.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

As this position is located on a 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 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

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 15 August 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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