Lecturer; Teaching and Research – Remote Work in Health (Nursing) with FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

About Flinders

Our bold vision, reflected in our Strategic Plan: Make a Difference: Agenda 2025, is to be internationally recognized as a global research leader, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of the most enterprising graduates from Australia.

To achieve this ambition, we recently made a significant organizational change to a six-college structure with professional staff and service alignment.

We recognize that the key to our success is exceptional people and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our transformed university team.

Type of employment:

Fixed term (Fixed term)

Position Summary

Fixed term until December 2024 | Full time

Pay level:
Academic level B

Wage scale:
$99,827 – $118,135 per year

Report to:
Academic manager (Commitment and responsibility
Rural and Remote Health (CMPH)

The Lecturer in Remote Health (Nursing) is a teaching and research position that will facilitate educational programs aimed at preparing a healthcare workforce for the unique context of remote acute and primary healthcare and natives.

As an experienced nurse, the incumbent will bring nursing expertise to Remote Health’s multidisciplinary healthcare professional education team, primarily in Central Australia, but also throughout the Northern Territories.

The Lecturer will be responsible for the delivery, ongoing development and evaluation of the nursing components of the Postgraduate Distance Health Practice Program and associated short courses. The incumbent will also contribute to the evidence base for the remote workforce.

The Lecturer will contribute to quality research as well as the planning and delivery of topics in the postgraduate subject suite/courses for healthcare professionals currently working or intending to work in the field Indigenous and remote health.

The lecturer will contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have the potential to provide better teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for distance health.

The position is located at the Flinders Center for Remote Health Campus in Alice Springs.

Main responsibilities of the position

The Telehealth (Nursing) Lecturer is responsible for:

  • Facilitate academic and logistical support for nursing students undertaking postgraduate studies in distance health practice.
  • Create, coordinate and deliver high quality, inspirational clinical training focused on distance health and Indigenous health.
  • Coordinate and teach short courses for nurses in remote areas.
  • Undertake professional and community activities related to regional or national health in remote and Aboriginal regions.
  • Develop, promote and maintain strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry, professional associations and organisations.
  • Ensure that the clinical education/work-integrated learning (AIT) program is relevant, sustainable, culturally appropriate and responsive to the needs of the workforce, and complies with University policies and procedures and requirements regulators/accreditors.
  • Contribute to the achievement of specific parameters and reporting requirements for the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program and contribute to the ongoing development, expansion and coordination of the clinical training/work-integrated learning program (AIT) in an interprofessional environment and within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of relevant curricula related to clinical education/work-integrated learning (WIL) and professional practice more broadly within the suite of relevant undergraduate subjects/courses and/or postgraduate.
  • Provide high quality input to internal and external quality assurance, accreditation processes and participate in national/international research collaborations, produce high quality publications and participate in teams developing external grant acquisitions.
  • Contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative work environment.
  • Some work outside working hours (including weekends) as well as rural NT and highways may be required.
  • Any other responsibilities related to the level of the position assigned by the supervisor and/or the University.

Capabilities of the key position

Prescribed conditions of employment

Northern Territory Government legislation (the Child Care and Protection Act 2007) now requires that all persons engaged in employment relating to children or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, hold a valid “authorization to work with children” (Ochre Carte). This position involves work related to children and is assessed as requiring a work with children authorization / ocher card.

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all new staff to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions.

Information for applicants:

You must provide a declaration of aptitude of no more than three pages, addressing the core capabilities of the position, as outlined above. Additionally, you need to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful candidate can commence this position.

We seek to increase diversity to improve equal opportunity for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, persons with disabilities and/or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Please note that late applications and applications sent through agencies will not be accepted.

Closing of applications at 11:59 p.m.:

June 12, 2022

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