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Deputy Director

Executive/Management Roles

Posted: 22 Aug 2022

Location: SW QLD

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior clinical academic to join Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) as Deputy Director of our South West region.

About This Opportunity 

This is an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for a senior clin­i­cal aca­d­e­m­ic to join South­ern Queens­land Rur­al Health (SQRH) as Deputy Direc­tor of our South West region. SQRH is a Com­mon­wealth-fund­ed Uni­ver­si­ty Depart­ment of Rur­al Health and is a joint ini­tia­tive of The Uni­ver­si­ty of Queens­land (UQ), Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Queens­land (UniSQ), Dar­ling Downs Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice (DDHHS) and South West Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice (SWHHS).

The Deputy Direc­tor (South West), in con­junc­tion with the SQRH Direc­tor and senior staff, will pro­vide advanced lev­el oper­a­tional and pro­fes­sion­al lead­er­ship, advice and col­lab­o­ra­tion on strate­gic pri­or­i­ties to ensure the deliv­ery of coor­di­nat­ed, effi­cient and high qual­i­ty inter-pro­fes­sion­al clin­i­cal edu­ca­tion and train­ing to stu­dents and staff in the allied health, nurs­ing and mid­wifery pro­fes­sions across rur­al and remote South­ern Queensland. 

You will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­vide lead­er­ship to, and oper­a­tional man­age­ment of, a small team of clin­i­cal edu­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­als and admin­is­tra­tion staff who direct­ly sup­port clin­i­cal edu­ca­tion activ­i­ties for allied health, nurs­ing and mid­wifery pre-entry stu­dents on rur­al clin­i­cal placement. 

This posi­tion is based in Charleville and trav­el is required to var­i­ous sites and facil­i­ties across South West Queens­land as required. 

Key respon­si­bil­i­ties will include: 

Clin­i­cal Expertise/​Clinical Practice

  • Apply expert clin­i­cal knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence in at least one area of allied health, nurs­ing or mid­wifery prac­tice, as well as knowl­edge of a diverse range of allied health, nurs­ing and mid­wifery ser­vices and deliv­ery mod­els in order to con­tribute to inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to com­plex clin­i­cal and ser­vice deliv­ery issues.
  • Sup­port improved prac­tice by apply­ing advanced clin­i­cal exper­tise and knowl­edge of approach­es to clin­i­cal edu­ca­tion, by dis­sem­i­nat­ing appro­pri­ate shared learn­ings and by act­ing as a resource in rela­tion to clin­i­cal gov­er­nance mat­ters, evi­dence based prac­tice with a focus on inter­pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice, and con­tem­po­rary clin­i­cal stan­dards, pol­i­cy and procedures.
  • Devel­op and main­tain high stan­dards of inter­pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice, in con­sul­ta­tion with uni­ver­si­ties, dis­ci­pline lead­ers and rel­e­vant indus­try and com­mu­ni­ty stakeholders.
  • Sup­port inter­pro­fes­sion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dent place­ments which may include clin­i­cal teach­ing and supervision. 

Work Unit Man­age­ment / Oper­a­tional Management

  • Oper­a­tional­ly man­age the Charleville Clin­i­cal Train­ing Cen­tre and a small team of staff includ­ing clin­i­cal edu­ca­tors from nurs­ing, mid­wifery and the allied health pro­fes­sions, stu­dent sup­port staff and admin­is­tra­tion staff.
  • Man­age all aspects of edu­ca­tion and out­reach activ­i­ties includ­ing mon­i­tor­ing and man­ag­ing staff workloads.
  • Con­tribute to the coor­di­na­tion of stu­dent place­ments in col­lab­o­ra­tion with dis­ci­pline spe­cif­ic SQRH clin­i­cal edu­ca­tors, uni­ver­si­ties and place­ment providers, includ­ing stu­dent accom­mo­da­tion, stu­dent clin­ics, allo­ca­tion of stu­dents to inter­pro­fes­sion­al edu­ca­tion activ­i­ties and train­ing of and sup­port to clin­i­cal educators.
  • Utilise and devel­op inno­v­a­tive mod­els of clin­i­cal edu­ca­tion to meet ser­vice deliv­ery require­ments and enhance inter­pro­fes­sion­al learning.
  • Build the capac­i­ty of clin­i­cal edu­ca­tors to sup­port stu­dents to con­tribute to effec­tive ser­vice deliv­ery to rur­al clients, and to improve the recruit­ment and reten­tion of health pro­fes­sion­als in rur­al and remote areas.
  • Man­age the allo­cat­ed human, asset and finan­cial resources using con­tem­po­rary busi­ness man­age­ment and effec­tive risk man­age­ment prin­ci­ples to ensure deliv­ery of key per­for­mance indicators.
  • Utilise infor­ma­tion sys­tems, data col­lec­tion and report­ing (eg activ­i­ty and out­comes) to sup­port ser­vice deliv­ery review and planning.
  • Fol­low defined ser­vice qual­i­ty stan­dards, work­place health and safe­ty poli­cies and pro­ce­dures relat­ing to the work being under­tak­en in order to ensure high qual­i­ty, safe ser­vices and workplaces.

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