Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Indigenous Health - Discipline of Medicine)

Curtin University of Technology
December 14, 2022
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Your new role

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Indigenous Health you will support Indigenous health teaching and cultural orientation and safety activities for students and staff within the Discipline of Medicine.

You will also support admission processes for entry to the MBBS course including those for our specific Indigenous Australian entry pathway, be available to provide mentoring for our Indigenous Australian medical students, inform and support wellbeing initiatives for all students, and facilitate or lead research and evaluation activities. You will work closely with the Associate Dean (Medicine), Director – Medical Program, Director – Medical Education and Clinical Specialist Lead for Indigenous Health.

This role would be well-suited to an Indigenous Australian health care provider (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Practitioner, nurse, psychologist, allied healthcare provider, pharmacist, doctor) who would like to ensure the next generation of doctors is well positioned to meet the health care needs of Indigenous Australians.

You will be someone with experience in health care and have a passion for supporting the wellbeing of students and ensuring they adopt standards of behaviour and knowledge that enables them to provide high quality, appropriate and culturally safe health care for Indigenous Australians. You will also have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and growing the Indigenous Australia medical practitioner workforce.

In this role you will….

  • Develop and provide cultural security and safety training across all years of the MBBS course
  • Participate in teaching and assessment activities
  • Support wellbeing initiatives for all students
  • Develop and oversee the delivery of mentoring and support activities for Indigenous Australian medical students
  • Participate in admission and selection activities for the MBBS course including the specific Indigenous Australian entry pathway
  • Develop initiatives to enhance Indigenous Australian medical student recruitment
  • Support external accreditation activities
  • Mandatory requirements:

  • Experience in health care delivery
  • Links with Indigenous Australian organisations including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and organisations
  • Experience in teaching and the development and delivery of cultural safety and orientation training
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team environment
  • Curtin University considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

    Desirable attributes:

  • Mental health and wellbeing training and experience
  • PhD or equivalent research experience
  • Prior research publication and grant success
  • Experience and well-developed understanding of pedagogy and educational practice
  • To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Prof Graeme Maguire, Associate Dean, Discipline of Medicine, Curtin Medical School at [email protected]

    About us The Curtin Medical School - Discipline of Medicine's mission is that our graduates be recognised for their commitment to general practice, mental health, and aged care as well as rural, regional and Indigenous health care. It is one of four Disciplines in the Curtin Medical School and is responsible for our five-year undergraduate medical program (MBBS) and an associated, dedicated intercalated research year (BMedSci (Hons)) for selected MBBS students. We welcomed our first cohort of 60 medical students in 2017 and celebrated our first graduating doctors at the end of 2021.

    The medical school is based in a dedicated building on the University Bentley campus with tailored clinical teaching and simulation facilities and offers the only undergraduate medical degree in Western Australia. It now enrols 120 new students each year with preferential selection of students with a rural, Indigenous Australian, or disadvantaged background. In addition, the School has nine metropolitan hospital clinical placement sites, health campuses in Midland (Perth) and Kalgoorlie (Goldfields, WA), is a member of Rural Clinical School WA and has close links with metropolitan and rural primary care and other community-based health care providers.

    Our vibrant Bentley campus includes a gym, childcare, medical centre, an art gallery, endless food options including a full-range grocer, yarning circle and beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, good parking and excellent public transport connections.

    For more information about our university, please visit www. curtin.edu.au

    Join us!

    Please provide a CV and cover letter addressing the mandatory requirements and desirable attributes noted above to enable us to assess your suitability for the role.

    To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

    https: // cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/sender/?s=download&token=78cae0ad-5757-49f2-9b2c-8d66de48befb

    Applications close: Wednesday 14 December 2022, 9PM AWST

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment. If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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