Joint Chair, Professor of Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery

Port Macquarie, Australia
03 Jan 2018
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31 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Medicine School of Nursing and Midwifery

About UON

UON is a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. We offer an extraordinary environment to push boundaries and take ideas forward. No matter your professional background, you will find a community of minds eager to work together to explore new ideas and continually improve the way we perform. UON is a place where we encourage innovation, celebrate achievement and reflect on our practice to ensure we are striving for excellence. Your contribution to making us a world-class institution is recognised and rewarded in many different ways. Competitive salaries, formal awards programs, development opportunities and promotions are just the start.

About The Mid North Coast Local Health District

In New South Wales there are eight Local Health Districts covering metropolitan regions and seven covering rural and regional locations. The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) is one of the seven rural and regional LHD's within NSW.

MNCLHD covers an area of 11,335 square kilometers, extending from the Port Macquarie Hastings Local Government Area (LGA) in the south to Coffs Harbour LGA in the north. The western and southern borders of the MNCLHD join the Hunter New England Local Health District.

Our core community of 218,000 people depend upon on us for all aspects of its public health care. More than 3,200 staff work across the District admitting in excess of 76,000 hospital patients, handling approximately 120,000 emergency presentations and delivering more than 2,200 babies a year.

About the opportunity

We are looking for a Professor of Evidenced Based Nursing and Midwifery for a jointly funded position between the Mid-North Coast Local Health District and the University of Newcastle. This position is based at the Port Macquarie Base Hospital, Mid-North Coast Local Health District working across the district.

As the Professor of Evidence based Nursing you will:

  • Provide leadership in advancing nursing and midwifery research and evidence based practice in the Mid-North Coast Local Health District and the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle.
  • Build the research capacity of nurses and midwives within Mid-North Coast Local Health District and the School and facilitate translational research initiatives.
  • Advance research based articulation of clinical reasoning amongst nursing and midwifery staff.
  • Foster a collaborative, dynamic, productive and globally competitive research environment.
  • Increase cohort sizes of research higher degree graduates.  
  • Promote excellence in clinically oriented learning and teaching.

We seek someone with a strong academic profile in higher education including research, teaching and learning with an appropriate record of relevant publications both nationally and internationally. You will need to demonstrate eligibility for nursing registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and track record in attracting research funding. You should also have a keen interest and prior experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. 

You will hold a Doctoral qualification in Nursing and Midwifery and be able to provide evidence of nursing leadership in terms of converting vision to actions and outcomes.

Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Closing Date: Friday 9 February 2018