Coordinator Indigenous Health Curriculum (Internal Applicants Only)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 08 Oct 2020

Apply now Job No:511196
Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($98,298.92 - $110,376.42)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) envisages securing a self-sustaining medical workforce for regional Queensland through excellence in medical education, research and community service.  With a footprint encompassing the greater part of central and western regional Queensland, the Rural Clinical School comprises four clinical sites – Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Toowoomba. Significant investment in people and training infrastructure at each site provides the operational focus for a network of smaller clinical training locations in host communities across the state.  With a recurrent budget of up to $9 million per annum provided through the Australian Government’s Multidisciplinary Rural Health Training (MRHT) program and a capital works portfolio in excess of $20 million, UQRCS is a substantial enterprise. 

More information about the UQ Rural Clinical School can be found here .

About This Opportunity

The primary purpose of this position is to develop and implement high quality effective, relevant and appropriate Indigenous Health curriculum in accordance with the RHMT Commonwealth grant and social accountability principles of the UQRCS, to improve the health and wellbeing of the community it serves.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop curricula on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues for implementing into the rural training curricula of health professionals.
  • Act as academic lead for the Rural and Remote Medicine (RRM) Indigenous Health and History program.
  • Develop and implement specific educational, training and support programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Develop and manage the mentoring and support programs at Rural Clinical School to enhance the ability of students and staff to complete their course of training.

This position is primarily based at our Rural Clinical School - Toowoomba , however regular travel will be required within Southern and Central Queensland, as this position involves significant liaison with internal and external stakeholders in both the public and private health care sectors, including university and non-university personnel, community based organisations, hospitals, rural clinical teachers, and organisations within the fields of health, education or business.

Our Ideal Candidate

Alongside a Bachelor Degree and Postgraduate qualifications, or significant progress towards postgraduate qualifications, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience in Indigenous Health education and research.
  • High level interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult and negotiate with researchers, senior health professionals and other stakeholders to ensure project objectives are achieved.
  • High degree of knowledge of research methods applicable to Indigenous health research.
  • Evidence of a contribution to research including, as appropriate, conference presentations, peer reviewed publications and successful grant applications.

For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached Position Description.

This is an identified position and the occupant must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent under Sections 25 and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of:

  • Immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.
  • Current Australian driver’s license.

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 .

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position ending 31 December 2021, at HEW Level 8. 

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $98,298 - $110,376 plus super of up to 17% (total package available will be in the range of $115,009 - $129,140).

You will be able to take advantage of recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 .

Position Description

 511196 _Coordinator Indigenous Health Curriculum_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Maree Toombs , Associate Dean (Indigenous Engagement).

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 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 UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or continuing employees at The University of Queensland.

Advertised:30 Sep 2020
Applications close:08 Oct 2020 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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