Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Westmead, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: PartTime

  • Outstanding opportunity for a Medical Practitioner with AHPRA recognised specialist qualifications in Paediatrics, and an appointment at SCHN (Children; s at Westmead Hospital) or related and expertise in medical education to support delivery of the University of Sydney Medical Program at Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School

  • This is a part time (0.4 FTE) University of Sydney continuing Lecturer (Academic level B) based at Sydney Medical School Lecturer at Children’s Hospital at Westmead campus

  • Base salary from $118,390 - $140,586 (pro rata) + clinical loading +17% Superannuation

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health (FMH) operates in four geographically dispersed Health Precincts including the Baluderri (Western Precinct). The Faculty comprises seven academic schools including Sydney Medical School (SMS) offering a vast range of health courses and engaging in research across all medicine and health disciplines working in partnership with numerous health and industry partners.

Formed in 1856, Sydney Medical School is the oldest medical school in Australia. It accommodates around 1200 medical students undertaking a four-year graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine program. In addition, students undertake a range of higher degrees by research or coursework, including PhD and Masters degrees to, graduate diplomas and graduate certificate courses.  In addition to teaching and research facilities located at the Westmead campuses, Sydney Medical School is comprised of five other metropolitan clinical schools and two rural clinical schools where students undertake the majority of the Medical Program.

The Children's Hospital at Westmead is based at NSW's largest paediatric facility-within the University’s Westmead Precinct located in western Sydney, the demographic heart of Sydney. The Children's Hospital Westmead Clinical School deliver the child and adolescent health components of the Doctor of Medicine to over 500 medical students each year. We are dedicated to delivering innovative approaches to medical education and conducting high-quality medical education research. The great number and diversity of people within the Sydney West Area serves to enrich medical student training and experiences. We undertake research in partnership with Kids Research, the research arm of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. We also have close research links Westmead Hospital (adult facility), the Westmead Institute of Medical Research, Children’s Medical Research Institute, other parts of the University of Sydney, and many national and international collaborators.

We are seeking a medical practitioner with paediatric specialist qualifications to appoint as a Education focussed Lecturer in Medical Education (Level B). Lecturers apply their learnings through research and scholarly activity to inform their education practice. They make significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, and design and evaluation and will be on a trajectory towards leadership in educational design and delivery. They dedicate the majority of their contribution to teaching (up to 70% - 80%).

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and promotion of University of Sydney medical education programs at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead

  • work and collaborate on teaching programs and research with Salaried and Honorary Clinical Academic and Professional staff at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead

  • Design and deliver quality educational units of study and experiences that support student needs and meet curriculum requirements

  • work and collaborate on teaching programs at other University of Sydney teaching hospitals

  • collaborate with LHD clinical staff and across medical divisions and departments to develop short and long-term plans for improving healthcare quality, safety, process improvement, and value

  • promote a culture that is collaborative, team-oriented, and one that respects the skill sets and opinions of all faculty and staff

  • make a significant contribution to the research, education and administrative endeavours of their school/faculty while building their reputation as an authoritative figure in the discipline.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a (Lecturer) who:

Lecturer- Level B

  • is a medical practitioner with registration in NSW

  • has AHPRA recognised specialist qualifications in Paediatrics (FRACP) or equivalent

  • has a PhD, other higher degree, or relevant clinical and professional experience in paediatrics and medical education

  • can demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning activities or curriculum innovation relative to opportunity

  • has an established network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the Specialty at Children’s hospital at Westmead

  • understands and is able to support academic endeavour from curriculum design to producing leading research

  • has an affinity with students and can offer them a supportive learning environment

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Faiza Khan, Recruitment Operations, by email to [email protected] .

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Monday 01 April 2024 11:59 PM

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