• Part Time
  • Whyalla

University of South Australia

About the Role 

Based in Whyalla, as a member of the UniSA Department of Rural Health (DRH) team, the Administrative Officer: Clinic supports the teaching and research activities of the Whyalla Clinic and more broadly the DRH. A key focus of the role will be the provision of high level customer service to key stakeholders.

About UniSA 

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

The University of South Australia’s Department of Rural Health (DRH) is aligned to the UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance Academic Unit within the portfolio of the Dean: Clinical Education and Equity.

The DRH is funded through the Australian Government Department of Health’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program, which aims to improve the recruitment and retention of medical, dental, nursing and allied health professionals in rural and remote Australia in the following key areas:

  • Providing effective rural training experiences for health students
  • Developing an evidence base for the efficacy of rural training strategies in delivering rural health workforce outcomes
  • Supporting rural health professionals to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Increasing the number of rural origin health and medical students
  • Maximising the investment of program funds in rural, regional and remote areas for the maintenance of well supported academic networks to enhance the delivery of training to students and the provision of medical services to communities

Core Responsibilities

  • Act as the first point of contact for incoming enquiries to the Clinic from within and external to the University, including email, telephone and in person
  • Provide ongoing quality customer service while ensuring effective management of clinic administrative activities
  • Maintain consultation rooms to the required standards, ensuring compliance with WHS guidelines
  • Under supervision of the Manager: DRH, undertake finance administration for the Clinic and ensure compliance with the University’s Finance policy framework and the Academic Unit’s finance procedures
  • Undertake purchases within the University’s delegated authorisations as directed

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Successful completion of the South Australian Certificate of Education (or equivalent), or demonstrated equivalent skills, knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated previous experience in a reception or administrative position involving the provision of high quality customer service to key stakeholders both within and external to an organisation
  • Demonstrated understanding of finance administration including reconciliations, accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Demonstrated experience in using all programs in the Microsoft Office suite and a corporate information system
  • Demonstrated organisational skills, including experience in prioritising and meeting deadlines


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment.

Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply  

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA.  The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Consultant:  Recruitment Central.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 0482 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 4431.

Applications close: 11.30pm Tuesday 4 October 2022

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) directive to work in Health Care setting.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.