Director, Medical Education and Training (SA) - College of Medicine and Public Health

Location: College of Medicine and Public Health - Flinders University
Salary: $146,208 - $160,824 p.a. (FTE) + 17% superannuation + an allowance (to be negotiated) - Academic Level D
Closing Date: 11:59pm, Wednesday 25 May 2022

Flinders University Rural and Remote Health SA (FRRHSA) facilitates high quality multidisciplinary health education and research in our State's regional areas. We have a strong national and international reputation for providing community-engaged inter-professional training for medical, nursing, and allied health students. This includes the Doctor of Medicine Rural Steam (MDRS) program and multidisciplinary rural clinical placements.

Through this practice, we bring new and exciting opportunities to actively engage and work with rural communities.

 The Flinders Rural and Remote Health is at exciting time of transformation and growth as we seek to progress the Rural and Remote Health Strategy 2020 and Flinders University’s Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.

 About the position

Reporting to:

Deputy Dean, Rural and Remote Health (SA), College of Medicine and Public Health

This Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) position has a primary focus on teaching and teaching- related activities drawing on contemporary/professional practice and has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan.

As the Director, Medical Education and Training (SA), you will provide strategic leadership for the medical workforce education pipeline in rural South Australia. This includes the educational implementation of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) across South Australia’s Regional Training sites.  

You will be responsible for providing sustained leadership in teaching and scholarship of teaching, ultimately delivering excellence, while making a significant contribution to the leadership and managerial activities of the College and/or University.

Importantly, you will also be actively involved in community engagement, developing partnership opportunities and promoting activities that aim to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Health consistent with the Rural and Remote Health Strategy 2020.

This position is located at one of the Flinders University Rural and Remote Health Campuses in South Australia (SA), including Mt Gambier, Renmark, Victor Harbor, Murray Bridge, and the Barossa Valley.

 About you

To be successful in this role, you will be a highly experienced and strategic leader with a medical background, and able to provide evidence of a strong understanding of educational theory and contemporary educational practice, relevant to medicine. You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant excellence in clinical teaching performance at a tertiary level.
  • Significant leadership in the successful development, delivery and evaluation of learning and teaching innovations in medicine.
  • Evidence of sustained capability of providing a distinguished contribution to scholarship in teaching.
  • Significant leadership of academic quality at course or clinical training program level.
  • A track record of establishing effective teaching collaborations with cross-University or external clinical stakeholders.

Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification in medicine is also required, as is registration or eligibility for registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a medical practitioner through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Experience in leadership roles relating to teaching or clinical practice in rural and remote health and Indigenous health is considered highly desirable.

 Life at Flinders

We're transforming, and investing in people and facilities, to create contemporary, stimulating and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities.

 Prescribed Conditions for Employment

 Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working with Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

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

 Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions.

How to Apply and Information

To view the full position description and apply online, please visit the Jobs@Flinders website via the job portal: JR0000004224 – Director, Medical Education and Training (SA).

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

 Applications to be submitted before:

 11:59pm, Wednesday 25 May 2022

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Contact person: A/Prof Christine Dennis

Contact Phone: 08 7421 9834

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