Deputy Director of Medical Student Education (Echuca)

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 24 Jun 2024

Job no: 006265
Location: Echuca
Role type: 
Part-time (0.5FTE); Continuing 
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Rural Health
Academic C – $146,050 - $168,403 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner health services and support various activities of the Rural Clinical School (RCS).
  • Play a pivotal role in integrating medical education across multiple rural locations.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
The appointee will work closely with the Head of the Department of Rural Health, Clinical School, University, and ERH’s clinical staff, as well as Deputy Directors of Medical Student Education at Ballarat, Shepparton, and Wangaratta. Success in this role depends on developing strong relationships with partner health service providers and actively contributing to all activities of the Rural Clinical School beyond a narrow academic focus.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively with the Medical Education Team of Echuca Regional Health to ensure the clinical curriculum meets the needs of University of Melbourne RCS MD2 students based at the Echuca campus.
  • Meet with the Echuca based RCS MD2 students weekly during academic terms to provide pastoral support, academic support, and to enable students to gain the best of their educational experience at ERH.
  • Work collaboratively with the Deputy Directors of Medical Student Education (Sub-Deans) in Ballarat, Shepparton, and Wangaratta to develop and implement the clinical curriculum throughout the RCS and to manage the students moving between nodes of the Clinical School.
  • Actively participate at Department and Clinical School meetings. 

Who We Are Looking For
You will need strong interpersonal and communication skills to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, both internal and external, and collaborate effectively. Demonstrated organisational and administrative skills, along with a willingness to engage with university procedures, are essential. Additionally, you should have the capability to develop good working relationships with medical practitioners and other health professionals across various settings.

You will also have:

  • A medical qualification recognisable in Australia and Fellowship of an Australian College (e.g. FRACP, FRACS, FRACGP, etc.) or equivalent postgraduate degree, or another clinical qualification, recognisable in Australia, highly relevant to medical education together with extensive experience in medical education, including teaching medical students. 
  • Independent of the university appointment, the role holder will work clinically in the Echuca region and have involvement with national bodies appropriate to clinical specialty with evidence of national recognition and standing
  • Evidence of significant contribution to independent and teambased teaching of medical student
  • Experience in clinical teaching, medical education, and curriculum delivery in the clinical field

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Rural Health

The Department of Rural Health, part of the prestigious Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne, is making a significant impact on rural healthcare. With locations in Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo, and Wangaratta, as well as associations with over 40 rural towns in Victoria, we are dedicated to providing professional health education and research training in a rural context. Our mission is to increase the rural health workforce, and we achieve this through strong partnerships with the local community and healthcare providers, ensuring our programs remain relevant and connected.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid Abdullatif via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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