Lead Principal Practice Educator

University of Queensland
February 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:$93,254
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Working Time:Full time
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  • School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

  • HEW Level 7

  • 3 x Continuing positions

  • Closing date: Sunday 5th February 2023 at 11:00PM AEST

  • UQ Careers: R-21642

  • About This Opportunity

    The Lead Principal Practice Educator, within the Practice Education Team, will form a nexus between the student, placement organisation and academic staff/School to ensure optimal student experience. Lead Principal Practice Educators will contribute to preparing students for placement and undertake placement administrative tasks and visit organisations to maintain and expand placement opportunities. They will also support or providing direct supervision to students on placement, supporting assessment and evaluating placement experiences Liaising with placement providers to build relationships and capacity will be key to this role. As a member of the inter-professional team, they will participate in and facilitate inter-professional learning and instruction for students. This role liaises with the Lead Practice Education/Instruction Manager, Course Coordinators, Program Leads, Clinical Academics, Student Administration, Technicians and stakeholders to coordinate practice learning.

    Key responsibilities will include:


  • Organise and implement processes for preparing students for placements, and preparing partner to receive students (confirm arrangements with students, confirm with partners)

  • Oversee casual and fixed-term supervisors working within their cohort, liaising with partners and students to ensure all know who key stakeholders are. Managing eg sick leave, staff replacements

  • Undertake initial rostering and monitor student progression using corporate systems. Take remedial action where student lagging behind.

  • Manage student compliance and safety (remove students from placement for non-compliance, OHS incidents, My Progress admin)

  • Manage student performance (learning plans) in consultation with course coordinator

  • Act as point of contact for partners and PPE's on site with concerns about students

  • Have oversight of our students attending a regional and remote placement

  • Provide support to students regarding their placement

  • Manage conflicts, escalating to Manager when appropriate

  • Maintain information resources such as Blackboard sites, supervisor contacts lists

  • Monitor CoCE's and birth numbers to ensure students will fulfill the course requirements (midwifery)

  • Coordinate process for student evaluations.

  • Provide necessary support to stakeholders to ensure MyProgress is appropriately used

  • Ensure that placement arrangements are compliant with student administration and occupational health and safety policies.

  • Liaise with the team and partners to facilitate make up shifts to ensure students have achieve required hours/requirements in accordance with relevant accredited programs.

  • Organise, carry out and support placement supervision and student liaison for student placements across a variety of settings where necessary and appropriate for the discipline.

  • Regular reporting back to course coordinators / PLs

  • Work in collaboration with stakeholders to develop student led practice units and innovative placement opportunities.

  • Implement appropriate administrative processes for the unit optimizing the use of corporate systems such as InPlace and ePortfolio. Liaise with students to ensure data entry is achieved and accurate in these systems.

  • Ensure that all placements are in accordance with the professional accreditation body and meeting relevant legislation standards.

  • Develop relationships and enhance existing relationships between the School and Placement providers.

  • Contribute to the training and preparation of supervisors and provide advice and guidance regarding UQ processes and student placements.

  • Organise Professional Development Activities and events associated with practice placements as required.

  • Prepare and maintain manuals/information for placement for students, supervisors and providers and liaise with stakeholders as required.

  • Assist the Practice Education Manager in conducting risk assessments for student placements and ensure it has been recorded in the UQ Risk Management Database.

  • Practice Education

  • Apply recent professional experience to facilitate uni-professional and inter-professional practice learning in a variety of settings

  • Provide support for other Practice Education Team and School positions during absences as requested where appropriate.

  • Contribute to the assessment of students' knowledge and skills.

  • Contribute to the development of practice related courses, direct and advanced practice, teaching plans, materials for practice-based learning and assessment.

  • Work closely with Technicians and Course Coordinators to use innovation in practice learning environments.

  • Facilitate evaluation and research of practice learning.

  • Maintain practice currency to contribute teaching and learning activities to reflect current best practice.

  • Work with others to support students to achieve their learning goals and undertake remediation activities where necessary.

  • Administration

  • Perform a range of administrative functions including liaising with University staff associated with all facets of placements and integrated learning, regarding student placement and assessments where necessary.

  • Work proactively to embed the Practice Education Team withing the broader school environment, participating in School meetings, and disseminate relevant information to other team members located off-site.

  • Any other duties as reasonably directed by the Practice Education Manager, Head of Discipline, School Manager.

  • Special Conditions

    This role may include the following travel, out of hours work and leave considerations:

  • The provision of services and/or attendance at events outside of normal business hours as required.

  • The position is based at any UQ campus, however the majority of work will occur off campus at various sites as dictated by placement locations.

  • It is expected that planned leave will be taken outside of the primary practice teaching periods that align with the academic calendar or practice placement periods.

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree in a discipline from within the School (Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Counselling) and evidence of continuous professional development.

  • Demonstrated leadership skill and the ability to negotiate to achieve the best possible outcomes in an environment that provides a high level of customer service.

  • Ability to leverage recent industry experience and knowledge of the health and social care sector to deliver current evidence-based approaches, guidance and supervision in the area of practical based education.

  • Demonstrated ability to positively develop and manage strong working relationships with external and internal stakeholders across a wide client base.

  • Demonstrated experience in exercising tact, judgment and discretion when dealing with confidential and personal matters.

  • Experience and sound skills in using software packages to support reporting, stakeholder management and program functions.

  • Previous supervisory skills of practice education students including but not limited to supervision, educational evaluation, instructing in a variety of learning environments (including simulation) and contributing towards assessment.

  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate, communicate and report back to various stakeholders across the School, University and external providers.

  • An understanding of the demands and opportunities within a complex and multidisciplinary practice and/or inter-professional teaching environment and previous experience managing and prioritising these tasks effectively.

  • Desirable

  • Postgraduate qualification.

  • Experience with staff management

  • Extensive experience in practice.

  • Relevant student supervisory experience in practice.

  • Completion of a relevant Preceptorship Training (only applies to Nursing and Midwifery ).

  • Experience in facilitating inter-professional learning in practice.

  • Exposure to student administration, instructing and learning activities or other similar educational environments.

  • What We Can Offer

    These are full-time, continuing positions at HEW Level 7.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $93,254.55 - $101,680.96 plus super of up to 17%.

    The total FTE package will be in the range $109,107.82 - $118,966.72 per annum.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Ms Meredith Kenny.

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Brief cover letter detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and the skills you can bring to this role

  • To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.

    Other Information

    Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

    Professional Registration and Licences: It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent holds and maintains a full professional qualification that means they are eligible for registration with the appropriate regulatory or professional body such as AHPRA, AASW and/or PACFA. It is also a requirement of this position that prior to commencement the incumbent holds and maintains a current blue card.

    Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    Background Checks : All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion . We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity , LGBTQIA+ , cultural and/or linguistic , Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples , or people with a disability . Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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