- Fixed Term for 3 years
- 17% Superannuation + Health UoN Employee Benefits
- Support the Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Education Program
At the University of Newcastle, our staff are curious. We think big, see opportunity and are open to ideas and ask why. Our commitment to the Student Experience and positive outcomes for graduates is fundamental to all aspects of our learning and teaching.
Ranked in the top 50 in the world (QS World University Rankings by subject, 2019), the School of Nursing & Midwifery (SONM) is a comprehensive research and teaching school, with an innovative approach to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The School enjoys close collaboration with NSW Local Health Districts in supporting clinical learning experiences for students, the provision of graduate programs and in the conduct of clinical research. We strive to prepare and develop nurses to function in a wide range of clinical settings, health facilities and rehabilitation services.
Your NEW opportunity
The Bachelor of Nursing program is currently offered at Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie campuses and facilitates approximately 4,800 placement events each year with over 1,000 sites throughout Australia.
The teaching team is led by award winning academics who are all specialists in their fields of practice. Our academics are committed to teaching and learning strategies which develop and enhance nursing knowledge, and the full range of clinical and interpersonal skills needed by nurses and midwives to function as effective practitioners.
This is a rare opportunity for an experienced nursing professional to transition their health industry career to this full time fixed term position (three years).
About your NEW role
The Clinical Education Coordinator provides leadership to academic clinical educators and administrative clinical placement staff in the SONM. Specifically, the role provides strategic direction and planning to support the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) clinical education program, focusing on the delivery of clinical education in partnership with the University’s clinical partners in off-campus facilities.
Clinical education is an integral component of the University of Newcastle’s (UON) BN curriculum. The Clinical Education Coordinator will be responsible for establishing, coordinating and evaluating quality clinical placement experiences grounded in evidence-based contemporary nursing education and clinical practice. In addition, the Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and supporting clinical sites and educators to provide high quality supervision, guidance and skills assessment of UON students.
Based at Callaghan Campus, travel to off-campus facilities is an essential requirement of the role.
You will draw upon your nursing expertise to represent the University of Newcastle with confidence and professionalism. You will leverage existing industry relationships to build networks and negotiate outcomes for the SONM.
The successful candidate must be eligible to meet the mandatory requirements for working in a NSW health organisation.
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing, current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, plus a minimum of two years’ experience providing leadership to clinical education and/or professional teams;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the capacity to build relationships and a demonstrated inter-disciplinary way of working;
- Working knowledge of current clinical practices and trends in health care and its effect on clinical education;
- Strong leadership and organisational skills with experience in strategic planning, systems improvement, and budgets;
- Experience with computer software, including an understanding of database software;
· Demonstrated knowledge of workplace obligations to, and experience in, leading and cultivating workplace practices and behaviours that promote, support and maintain a safe, healthy, equitable, diverse and respectful workplace; including responding appropriately to adverse, incidents, behaviours, issues, and reports.
Current or recent employment as a registered nurse in acute medical/surgical/critical care environment along with eligibility to meet the mandatory requirements for working in a NSW health organisation.
- A valid NSW Driver’s licence.
- Masters in Nursing
- Experience in the implementation of quality improvement, work practice reform and change within a large organisation.
For a full job description visit https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/job-vacancies
Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
Your NEW benefits
From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/benefits-at-a-glance
We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.
The remuneration is from $97,268 – $115,507 + 17% super and is commensurate with experience.
Click on ‘Apply for this job’. Your application will be assessed on selection criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:
- Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
- In your selection criteria demonstrate clearly how your skills and experience meet each point and should be a maximum of four pages.
Closing date: Sunday 22 September 2019 11:59pm