• Part Time
  • Whyalla

SA Health

  • Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, Whyalla and Port Augusta
  • Salary $114,560 – $126,080 per annum (pro rata) – Ongoing Part Time (18.75 hours per week) – RN/M3

Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (FUNLHN) has committed to a Medical Education Unit in 2022, taking over from the unit that was previously funded and organised by the University of Adelaide’s Rural Clinical School (ARCS), with the aim of continuing the junior doctor program in the region.

The Medical Education Officer (MEO) reports to the Director of Clinical Training and also serves to support the Trainee Medical Officers (TMO’s) in FUNLHN. This is supported from an administrative perspective by the Manager of Medical Workforce and Medical Administration Assistant.  As a nursing-classified position, the MEO also has a professional reporting line to the Nursing and Midwifery Advisor.

Specific objectives pertaining to the role of the MEO include:

  • Contribute to planning, consultation, development, implementation and evaluation of postgraduate education and training services to FUNLHN;
  • Develop and promote a quality educational experience for interns and junior doctors who are employed within FUNLHN, including but not limited to coordinating weekly intern and TMO teaching sessions;
  • Identify and respond to issues affecting the welfare of junior doctors in FUNLHN;
  • Assist the DCT to ensure that FUNLHN gains and maintains accreditation status with the South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET) for interns and junior doctors.

Registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate with at least 3 years post registration experience.  Proven experience in delivering high quality and safe care consistent with the National Safety and Quality Health Care Service Standards; experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of education services and programs; demonstrated experience in scheduling large scale programs with multiple participants, presenters and requirements, undergraduate and post graduate medical teaching and experience in program development, implementation and evaluation in the fields of health, education and/or research essential.

This is a part time vacancy, working 37.5 hours per fortnight and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked.  In addition to the annual salary package, we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.  COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Public Health Act 2011 (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

When you join our dynamic workforce you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be able to take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure relaxation, recreation and sightseeing. In The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, you can experience cultural diversity, outback locations and regional city conveniences, whilst working in innovative roles to improve the community’s health outcomes and wellbeing.

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