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Rural & Remote Lead, Senior Lecturer, Nursing & Midwifery

Nursing, Midwifery

Posted: 22 Sep 2021

Location: WA

Majarlin Kimberley Centre for Remote Health (Majarlin) is a University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) based on the University’s Broome campus. Majarlin’s aim is to build collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders to deliver high quality allied health and nursing clinical placements and professional support; develop innovative service and learning opportunities; progress the rural health evidence base, and create a culturally responsive health workforce.

About the University

Since its incep­tion in 1989, Notre Dame has become a leader in high­er edu­ca­tion and now has over 12,000 stu­dents enrolled across its three main cam­pus­es in Broome, Fre­man­tle, and Syd­ney. Notre Dame is an Aus­tralian Uni­ver­si­ty which embraces both the mod­ern Aus­tralian uni­ver­si­ty tra­di­tion and the ancient and esteemed tra­di­tions of Catholic uni­ver­si­ties both in Europe and North America. 

The Uni­ver­si­ty is espe­cial­ly note­wor­thy for its role as a leader in the great tra­di­tion­al pro­fes­sion­al dis­ci­plines of Health and Edu­ca­tion, long asso­ci­at­ed with the mis­sion of the Church in Aus­tralia. Through its Broome Cam­pus, the Uni­ver­si­ty has also assumed a spe­cial role in the edu­ca­tion of, and ser­vice to, the Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple of North West­ern Australia. 

About the School/​Office

Majar­lin Kim­ber­ley Cen­tre for Remote Health (Majar­lin) is a Uni­ver­si­ty Depart­ment of Rur­al Health (UDRH) based on the University’s Broome cam­pus. Majarlin’s aim is to build col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships with key stake­hold­ers to deliv­er high qual­i­ty allied health and nurs­ing clin­i­cal place­ments and pro­fes­sion­al sup­port; devel­op inno­v­a­tive ser­vice and learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties; progress the rur­al health evi­dence base, and cre­ate a cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive health workforce. 

About the role/​Posi­tion Purpose 

There are two com­po­nents to the Rur­al and Remote Nurs­ing Lead posi­tion. First­ly, the posi­tion will lead the Majar­lin nurs­ing and mid­wifery team as a role mod­el and men­tor in teach­ing, clin­i­cal prac­tice, indus­try col­lab­o­ra­tion and inno­va­tion to sup­port and edu­cate cur­rent and future nurs­es and mid­wives in rur­al and remote set­tings. This posi­tion is key to build­ing part­ner­ships with Majarlin’s stake­hold­ers such as the WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice (WACHS), Aus­tralian Uni­ver­si­ties and the Kim­ber­ley community. 

Sec­ond­ly the Rur­al and Remote Lead (Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery) will pro­vide nurs­ing and mid­wifery aca­d­e­m­ic lead­er­ship with­in the Dis­ci­plines of Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery, School of Nurs­ing, Mid­wifery, Health Sci­ences and Phys­io­ther­a­py, report­ing to and work­ing with the Nation­al Head of School to ensure a nation­al approach. 

Key Respon­si­bil­i­ties

1. Lead Majarlin’s nurs­ing and mid­wifery edu­ca­tion team by pro­vid­ing appro­pri­ate men­tor­ship, sup­port and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment as required; 

2. Grow the part­ner­ship between Majar­lin and WACHS to progress edu­ca­tion and sup­port pro­grams for under­grad­u­ate, post­grad­u­ate and ear­ly-career nurs­es in the Kimberley; 

3. Man­age Notre Dame’s sim­u­la­tion lab­o­ra­to­ry as a cen­tre of excel­lence that pro­vides lead­er­ship, best prac­tice and train­ing for the Kimberley’s cur­rent and future health professionals; 

4. Facil­i­tate net­work­ing and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment events for nurs­ing and mid­wifery in the Kimberley; 

5. Select and recruit stu­dents into Broome nurs­ing and mid­wifery pro­grams and active­ly mar­ket the pro­grams in order to grow stu­dent enrolments; 

6. Ensure nurs­ing and mid­wifery cross cam­pus and inter­pro­fes­sion­al col­lab­o­ra­tion in cur­ricu­lum devel­op­ment, teach­ing, learn­ing and assess­ment in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Nation­al Head of School; 

7. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the school’s lead­er­ship group, devel­op ini­tia­tives to con­tin­u­ous­ly improve the pro­vi­sion of a high-qual­i­ty stu­dent learn­ing expe­ri­ence and ensure that the pro­grams meet stu­dents’ and employ­ers’ expec­ta­tions with respect to con­tent and qual­i­ty, and are well regard­ed by aca­d­e­m­ic peers. 

Selec­tion Criteria 

The selec­tion cri­te­ria are the min­i­mum qual­i­fi­ca­tions, expe­ri­ence, knowl­edge, skills and abil­i­ties required to effec­tive­ly per­form in the posi­tion. There should nor­mal­ly be no more than eight selec­tion criteria. 


1. Sup­port­ive of the Objects of Notre Dame as a Catholic University. 

2. Com­mit­ted to teach­ing in the con­text of the Code of Eth­i­cal Stan­dards for Catholic Health and Aged Care Services. 

3. Cur­rent reg­is­tra­tion with the Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Board of Aus­tralia (NMBA) as a Reg­is­tered Nurse. 

4. Advanced qual­i­fi­ca­tions and/​or recog­nised sig­nif­i­cant expe­ri­ence in nurs­ing and/​or midwifery 

5. Demon­strat­ed expe­ri­ence in lead­er­ship of health teams in rur­al and remote settings. 

6. Demon­strat­ed knowl­edge of the chal­lenges of deliv­er­ing edu­ca­tion and sup­port to stu­dents and new grad­u­ate nurs­es in rur­al and remote settings. 

7. Demon­strat­ed expe­ri­ence in deliv­er­ing edu­ca­tion for pro­fes­sion­al development. 

8. Abil­i­ty to con­tribute to Majarlin’s rur­al and remote research agenda. 


1. Demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate sen­si­tive­ly and effec­tive­ly with Indige­nous people. 

2. PhD qual­i­fied or sig­nif­i­cant progress toward a PhD or Post-grad­u­ate qualifications. 

3. Teach­ing expe­ri­ence and expe­ri­ence in research. 

Enquiries about the role: Please con­tact jobs@​nd.​edu.​au by quot­ing the Job title and ref­er­ence num­ber in the sub­ject line. 

How to apply: Apply via the careers page at https://​www​.notredame​.edu​.au/a…;

Appli­cants are expect­ed to address all selec­tion cri­te­ria in their Cov­er Let­ter and have cur­rent and valid work rights in Australia. 

Appli­ca­tions close 24 Octo­ber 2021 

Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ple are encour­aged to apply. 

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame Aus­tralia seeks to increase the diver­si­ty of our work­force to bet­ter meet the dif­fer­ent needs of the Uni­ver­si­ty and its stake­hold­ers and to improve equal oppor­tu­ni­ty out­comes for our staff.