Interprofessional Practice Coordinators

Darling Downs, Australia
02 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Southern Queensland Rural Health

Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) is a new joint initiative of The University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and South West Hospital and Health Service funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as a University Department of Rural Health. 

SQRH is being established to provide high quality rural training experiences for pre-registration allied health, nursing and midwifery students in rural and remote communities across Southern Queensland with a focus on improving the recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote communities. Additionally SQRH is funded to engage with the local communities to support the delivery of training to students, maintain and progress an evidence base and the rural health research agenda, support improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and provide regional leadership in developing innovative training solutions to address rural workforce recruitment retention.

The role

SQRH is seeking two experienced health professionals to provide advanced level operational and professional leadership, to ensure the delivery of coordinated, efficient and high quality interprofessional clinical education and training to students and staff in the allied health, nursing and midwifery professions across rural Southern Queensland.

Located in Toowoomba, the positions are responsible for the operational management of  small teams of clinical education professionals who will directly support rural placements for allied health, nursing and midwifery pre-registration students. The positions are members of the SQRH senior leadership group and reports operationally to the SQRH Director.

The positions are central to the development of interprofessional clinical education experiences and the ongoing development of a strong and positive team culture within SQRH, and meeting key performance targets stipulated within the funding agreement.

The person

The successful applicants will have advanced knowledge of contemporary approaches to clinical education standards and the application of evidence-based approaches to health care in a rural environment and a demonstrated experience in successful leadership within either the health or higher education sector.

Applicants should possess the ability to work flexibly with high levels of motivation, initiative and autonomy and work collaboratively with colleagues whilst demonstrating a commitment to improving access for rural and remote Australians to quality health services and a willingness to work flexibly within a complex organisational environment.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment at Academic Level C until 31 December 2018 with a view to extension dependent on ongoing Commonwealth funding of the program. The remuneration package will be in the range $112,874 - $130,150 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $123,597 - $142,515 p.a.).

Position Description

 Download File SQRH Interprofessional Practice Coordinator Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Geoff Argus, Director, Southern Queensland Rural Health on +61 428 693 820 or

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