Lecturer, Professional Practice Enhancement

Townsville, Australia
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Lecturer for Professional Practice Enhancement is responsible for the coordination and delivery of undergraduate subjects related to preparation for, completion of and reflection on clinical placement; adherence to the clinical placement accreditation requirements and preparation of accreditation responses; participation in scholarly research and grant applications related to clinical education and placement; academic and pastoral care of students during clinical placement.

This position represents the public face of the discipline and works closely with a range of external partners including local, state, national and international clinical placement partners to ensure a high quality, sustainable clinical placement program. The role includes the development and delivery of resources to support clinical educators and placement providers.


  1. Subject Coordinator for the third and fourth year clinical placement subjects as well as the pre- and post-clinical subjects related to clinical placement and professional development.
  2. Preparation and delivery of educational material relevant to clinical education and placement to clinical educators, students and other relevant stakeholders.
  3. Active in community and external engagement to maintain existing and identify new opportunities for clinical placement.
  4. Initiate and undertake scholarly research and apply for research grants.
  5. Ensure the clinical education component of the physiotherapy course meets the accreditation requirements as prescribed by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and prepare accreditation documents.
  6. Contribute to the academic functions and intellectual life of the College of Healthcare Sciences and the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine.


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

  1. The Lecturer, Professional Practice Enhancements 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 Lecturer, Professional Practice Enhancement 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 Lecturer, Professional Practice Enhancement 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. 



  1. A Degree in Physiotherapy and eligible to register as a Physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  2. Experience and/or understanding of clinical and undergraduate education.
  3. Experience and/or knowledge of accreditation processes.
  4. Research readiness and/or experience.
  5. Demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of an interprofessional team.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication and IT skills.


  1. A relevant post-graduate qualification.
  2. Experience of teaching in a clinical or tertiary education setting.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to play an active and committed role in the design, delivery and development of undergraduate teaching within Physiotherapy.