Allied Health Clinical Lead Team

Other Health Care

Posted: 9 Nov 2023

Location: Mount isa QLD

Are you an accredited Allied Health professional with an adventurous spirit and a passion to make a difference to the health of those living in rural, regional and remote Queensland?

  • Lead excel­lence in remote, rur­al, and indige­nous health
  • Fixed term con­tracts to 31 Decem­ber 2024
  • Amaz­ing chance to expe­ri­ence the great peo­ple and land­scapes of Australia’s Outback
  • Aca­d­e­m­ic Lev­el B $103,238 — $121,815 + 17% super

We offer the fol­low­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to be part of the Allied Health Ser­vice-Learn­ing Team based in Mount Isa. These posi­tions pro­vide an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty to influ­ence the future gen­er­a­tions of the health work­force and rur­al and remote health policy:

  • Clin­i­cal Lead in Occu­pa­tion­al Therapy
  • Clin­i­cal Lead in Speech Pathology


As an inte­gral part of our dynam­ic and inno­v­a­tive team, you will facil­i­tate ser­vice-learn­ing pro­grams in col­lab­o­ra­tion with local com­mu­ni­ty-based organ­i­sa­tions. With a mis­sion to lead excel­lence in remote, rur­al and Indige­nous Health, you will pro­vide clin­i­cal super­vi­sion to under­grad­u­ate Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py stu­dents, engage with local stake­hold­ers, and sup­port inter-pro­fes­sion­al learn­ing in a remote con­text. Based in North West­ern Qld, you will be required to trav­el to remote com­mu­ni­ties and work in non clin­i­cal envi­ron­ments such as day-cares, schools and aged care facil­i­ties and com­mu­ni­cate sen­si­tive­ly and effec­tive­ly with Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peoples.

Ser­vice learn­ing is an inno­v­a­tive approach to remote ser­vice pro­vi­sion and work­force devel­op­ment. It deliv­ers stu­dent-assist­ed, peri­od­ic, inter­pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices for adults and chil­dren in areas of high or unmet need as iden­ti­fied by ser­vice providers and community.


With an adven­tur­ous spir­it and a recog­nised reg­is­tra­tion as an Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pist, you will have expe­ri­ence in ser­vice-learn­ing com­mu­ni­ty reha­bil­i­ta­tion and can demon­strate a pas­sion, expe­ri­ence, and capac­i­ty for stu­dent sup­port and teach­ing. Your abil­i­ty to engage, influ­ence and col­lab­o­rate effec­tive­ly across orga­ni­za­tions, pro­fes­sions and regions will see you improve access to occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py ser­vices and con­tribute to the centre’s pri­ma­ry goal to improve the health of rur­al and remote populations. 

This is an incred­i­ble oppor­tu­ni­ty for some­one who wants to move away from a tra­di­tion­al clin­i­cal role, work with Indige­nous peo­ple, expe­ri­ence rur­al QLD and be ful­ly sup­port­ed to fur­ther your career through aca­d­e­m­ic endeav­ours such as a post­grad, mas­ters, or PhD. 


The James Cook Uni­ver­si­ty Mur­tupuni Cen­tre for Rur­al and Remote Health (MCRRH) is part of a nation­al net­work of fed­er­al­ly fund­ed uni­ver­si­ty depart­ments of rur­al health and is head­quar­tered in Mount Isa with nodes in Clon­cur­ry and Longreach.


At JCU we firm­ly believe that peo­ple are our most valu­able asset, so we work to grow and diver­si­fy the skills, knowl­edge and capa­bil­i­ty of all our staff. We live by our val­ues and deliv­er against our Strate­gic Intent in an envi­ron­ment that val­ues respect, excel­lence and deliv­er­ing a sus­tain­able future for the peo­ple of the Tropics.

We sup­port our peo­ple through the pro­vi­sion of:

  • gen­er­ous super­an­nu­a­tion scheme with up to 17% employ­er contributions
  • attrac­tive options for salary packaging
  • flex­i­ble work­ing arrangements
  • 36.25 hour work­ing week
  • five weeks annu­al recre­ation leave with cash out annu­al leave and time in lieu options
  • Employ­ee Assis­tance Program
  • relo­ca­tion and accom­mo­da­tion assis­tance provided
  • oppor­tu­ni­ties for pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al growth as well as diverse career opportunities


Please apply by vis­it­ing the careers at JCU web­site and apply­ing for vacan­cy reference:

  • 18673 – Allied Health Clin­i­cal Lead in Speech Pathology
  • 18677 – Allied Health Clin­i­cal Lead in Occu­pa­tion­al Therapy

If you would like to have a con­fi­den­tial dis­cus­sion, please con­tact Lin­da Ford on 0436849698 or via email linda.​ford@​jcu.​edu.​au.