Medical Educator, Generalist Medical Training

Townsville, Australia
25 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Position Overview

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.

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).

The North Western Queensland GP training region covers 90% of the state of Queensland and a population of over 1.5 million people, including over 100,000 Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders. The area stretches from the Sunshine Coast to the Torres Strait and from the South West to the Gulf of Carpentaria. In a distributed model, GMT’s Medical Educators will work within their region to develop, deliver and evaluate education programs for GP Registrars and support GP Supervisors.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Develop, deliver and evaluate GP Registrar induction/orientation and education programs in accordance with the plan and strategy developed by the Director, Generalist Medical Training, for program participants and GP Supervisors within the region.
  2. Assist GP Registrars within the region with their individual learning plans and provide advice about ACRRM/RACGP learning planning, education, training and assessment requirements and curricula.
  3. Assist GP Supervisors within the region regarding the GMT training program and RACGP and ACRRM requirements and expectations regarding registrar supervision.
  4. Provide pastoral care and support for both hospital and general practice-basedGMT GP Registrars.
  5. Undertake relevant administrative duties including liaison with GMT Administrative staffregarding GP Registrar progress and feedback, and Supervisor feedback.
  6. Coordinate and/or perform External Clinical Teaching (ECT) visits.
  7. Contribute to the development of a collaborative research program relevant to rural, remote and generalist medicine and health.
  8. 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.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  10. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Generic Accountabilities 

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

  1. The Medical Educator 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 Medical Educator is 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 Medical Educator 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

  • It is a requirement of this position to travel within the relevant region and to other GMT locations in the North Western Queensland GP Training region. This may include overnight stays and after hours work.
  • It is a requirement of this position to hold a current ‘C’ class Queensland Drivers licence.

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.


  1. Registration as a medical practitioner in Australia and fellowship of a College with relevance to generalist medical practice (i.e. RACGP or ACRRM).
  2. Substantial experience in the provision of clinical care in a general practice setting.
  3. Experience in teaching in undergraduate and/or postgraduate medical education.
  4. A record of research, publications or conference presentations relevant to general practice.
  5. Demonstrable inter-personal and people management skillswith experience in relating to a range of stakeholders.
  6. Commitment to development of regionally-based medical education initiatives to meet priority community needs.


  1. Current clinical practice/connections with relevant local, state or national GP networks including student and registrar supervision.