Patient Engagement Coordinator

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Details

  • Fixed Term Until 2026 | Full-Time or Part-Time (Negotiable)

  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $74,270- $81,966 p.a.

  • Location: Alice Springs (Arrente Country) / Bedford Park (Kaurna Country)

  • This role will be based in either Alice Springs or Bedford Park, with some interstate travel involved. We are happy to take applications from either location.

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About the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do.

About the Role

Flinders University are partnering with three Australian Universities to transform care and outcomes for people living with chronic kidney disease. This role requires a friendly and patient-centred individual to support the project teams by building relationships and engaging with consumers (patients, family members, staff members and community). This is a unique opportunity to embed patient-led practices into all stages of kidney disease research, through implementing a patient engagement framework. Prioritising communication and collaboration, the incumbent will also be responsible for operational project support and delivering training in patient-partnership to stakeholders.

About You

Flinders University are seeking an experienced people person whose key strengths are communication (written/verbal), empathy and building relationships. The incumbent will have substantial experience in engaging with patients and consumers in research, healthcare and/or medical research; as well as an ability to translate scientific information into plain language.  

Furthermore, we are looking for someone who:

  • Is highly organised with a strong eye for detail.

  • Has project or research experience, working with large projects and a diverse group of stakeholders.

  • Holds a qualification in a relevant field or equivalent experience (Communication, Health, Allied Health, Nursing, Aboriginal Health, and Education qualifications considered).

We welcome applications from candidates based in Alice Springs and Bedford Park and encourage interested candidates to reach out to discuss the position.

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

  • Interstate travel and potential for further study

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff

  • View information about our campuses here: Bedford Park or Alice Springs

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

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

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

  • If based in South Australia - It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

  • If based in Northern Territory - Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid 'Working with Children Clearance' (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description .

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Nicki Scholes-Robertson .

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


Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

31 May 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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