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07 3105 7800
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Academic Level B
Fixed-term position for 12 months
Closing: November 17th 2021 (R-00428)
About This Opportunity
The Clinical Educator (Nursing) role is responsible for supporting effective, high quality rural training experiences for pre-registration nursing and midwifery students across rural and remote South West Queensland. This involves supporting the supervision of students during rural clinical placements, facilitating interprofessional learning opportunities during student placements, and enhancing support and education to both students and clinical supervisors.
The Clinical Nurse role will provide high quality clinical care to CWAATSICH clients and to provide clinical leadership and training experiences to CWAATSICH Health Workers. The role will provide a clinical service within a culturally sensitive environment to support a smooth and efficiently functioning clinic, in addition to providing an exceptional standard of care to our clients. To undertake liaison, health promotion, screening and care planning, to identify and reduce risk factors to improve health and wellbeing through prevention, detection and management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. Support and provide mentoring and training experiences to Health Workers and clinical staff.\
Key responsibilities will include:
Duties of Clinical Educator (Nursing), SQRH
Teaching and Learning:
Organising, leading and collaborating in interprofessional learning opportunities within the health care environment.
The development and delivery of educational materials with the incorporation of emerging information technology to enhance learning.
Applying well developed general clinical knowledge, skills and expertise to achieve
optimal patient, student and project outcomes.
Working collaboratively and in partnership with all health-care professionals and academic staff during rural clinical placements to develop high quality learning opportunities for pre-registration nursing and midwifery students.
Providing best practice clinical and educational support to clinical supervisors within the clinical learning environment including the development and maintenance of their clinical supervisory skills.
Assisting in identifying a range of supports that would further enhance rural clinical learning experiences.
Working closely with the relevant university and health provider stakeholders to identify existing under-utilised placement opportunities.
Collaborating in the evaluation of rural clinical education strategies.
Maintaining own expert knowledge and clinical skills for the application of current evidence-based practice.
Actively engage in research which is aimed at contributing to an evidence-base within a rural health agenda.
Publish and present the results of the research in high quality outlets.
Service and Engagement
Provide direct clinical supervision to students and deliver health care interventions in a
student-assisted clinic model.
Practice in accordance with all legal, ethical and best-practice obligations.
Any other duties as reasonably directed by your supervisor.
Duties of Clinical Nurse, CWAATSICH
Deliver child health checks and growth and development checks.
Recall clients who are due for health checks.
Assist with follow up of children following allied health and pediatric assessment and delivery of care plans for children with chronic illness or disability.
Provide in-service to the health team on child health when requested.
Promotion of preventative strategies to reduce SIDS and child hood injuries.
Comply with Clinic Procedures Manual in the delivery of services.
Perform clinical duties within required level of clinical competency, according to best available evidence.
Assist doctors with clinical procedures and maintain clinical documentation.
Explain procedures to patients, providing them with support and reassurance.
Ensure whole of community approach to service provision and client care plans in partnership with allied health services.
Conduct preventative/screening procedures including the Indigenous Health check to identify client risk factors for chronic disease.
Assist with client education and community health promotion activities.
Deliver health promotion programs to promote health and well-being.
Coordinate and action patient recall and GP outreach programs, GP management plans, and team care arrangements.
Assist with triage, data management, diagnostic services, networking with other providers, planning and management of patient care.
Telephoning patients for follow-up as directed by Doctors.
This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.
About Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) and Charleville, Western Areas Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Community Health Limited (CWAATSICH)
This is a joint role between The University of Queensland and Charleville and Western Areas Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Ltd. This role will be filled by one individual, however work across both organisations to undertake work specific for each. The position is primarily based in Charleville, however, travel will be required to work from other sites across the South West Queensland region as required. The role provides a unique opportunity for an experienced and motivated Clinical Nurse to work in both higher education and clinical practice with two highly regarding organisations.
Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) is a joint initiative of The University of Queensland (UQ), University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Darling Downs Health (DDH) and South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS) funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as a University Department of Rural Health. Funding is tied to a contract between UQ and the Commonwealth Department of Health under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program (RHMT). For more information about the partners in SQRH, please visit:
Charleville, Western Areas Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Community Health Limited (CWAATSICH) is a community controlled not-for-profit organisation that is responsible for delivering comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people residing in communities located across a large geographical region. CWAATSICH’s head office is located in Charleville, and has clinical outreach health services in Mitchell, Quilpie and Roma. Outreach services are also provided to Surat, Windorah and other surrounding areas. CWAATSICH provides holistic health outcomes for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and the community as a whole and operates in accordance with of the principles of the Cultural Respect Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2016-2026. This framework defines Cultural Respect as: Recognition, protection and continued advancement of the inherent rights, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
A registered nurse with a Bachelor’s qualification in Nursing (or equivalent), with current registration as a Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Broad clinical experience as a nurse, with at least 3 years of recent practice experience.
Demonstrated experience in clinical education and supervision with undergraduate nursing students.
Sound knowledge of interprofessional education, collaboration and practice or the willingness and ability to rapidly acquire, utilise and disseminate such knowledge.
Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with the ability to negotiate and work consultatively.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with high levels of initiative and autonomy, with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Demonstrate a commitment to research activities and a willingness to participate in rural health research.
An ability to establish effective relationships at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.
What We Can Offer
This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE, fixed-term (12-month) position at Academic Level B.
The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $99,542.80 - $ 118,206.73 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $116,465.08 - $138,301.87 per annum.
For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.
To discuss this role please contact Dr Flora Rolf.
For application queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org stating the job reference number in the subject line.
Want to Apply?
All applicants must supply the following documents:
Cover letter addressing Selection Criteria