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Area: Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE): Academic Level C ($121,939.50 - $140,603.43)
Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term
Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH)
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).
Under the funding agreement the SQRH is be expected to -
Deliver effective rural training experiences for allied health, nursing and midwifery students (prior to gaining professional registration).
Ensure rural training experiences are of a high quality.
Develop processes to improve rural student recruitment.
Engage with the local community 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.
Provide regional leadership in developing innovative training solutions to address rural workforce recruitment retention.
SQRH is governed by a joint venture agreement between the four parties. The Joint Venture establishes an Advisory Board (Board) comprising five voting members – an independent chair and one representative from each of the parties.
About This Opportunity
The Deputy Director (South West) will provide advanced level operational and professional leadership, advice and collaboration on strategic priorities in conjunction with the SQRH Director and senior staff 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 and remote Southern Queensland.
Based in Charleville, the position is responsible for the operational management of a small team of clinical education professionals and administration staff who will directly support clinical education activities for allied health, nursing and midwifery pre-entry students on rural clinical placement.
For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the Position Description below.
Our Ideal Candidate
You will possess a degree in a relevant nursing, midwifery or allied health discipline and have extensive relevant experience in clinical practice, clinical education and/or management. In addition, you will have a relevant postgraduate qualification combined with the ability to obtain and/or current general registration or certificate to practice with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or profession specific authority. You will have a proven track record in successful leadership and management positions within the health or higher education sector. This will be evidenced by your advanced level knowledge of contemporary approaches to clinical education standards and the application of evidence-based approaches to health care in a rural environment. You will also demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge of Interprofessional Education and Practice or the willingness and ability to rapidly acquire, utlilise and disseminate such knowledge. As the ideal candidate, you will display highly developed negotiation, communication, and conflict management skills, with the ability to forge effective working relationships.
Experience in rural, remote and Indigenous health issues, rural health education and training and a demonstrated commitment to improving access for rural and remote Australians to quality health services will be highly regarded
You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Can Offer
This is a full-time, fixed term position at Academic level C.
The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $121,939 - $140,603 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $142,669 - $164,506. In addition, the successful candidate will receive a 10% market loading, as well as a relocation package if applicable.
For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.
To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Geoff Argus, Director – Southern Queensland Rural Health.
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Want to Apply?
To submit an application for this role, use UQ Jobs Website. All applicants must supply the following documents:
Responses to the Selection Criteria
To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.
Advertised: 31 Aug 2021
Applications close: 28 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time