PAEDIATRIC CLINICAL TEACHING FELLOWS (Multiple positions available)

University of Melbourne

Australia

September 26, 2021

Description

PAEDIATRIC CLINICAL TEACHING FELLOWS (Multiple positions available)

Job no: 0031008

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville, Hospital based, Multiple Locations

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Medical School

Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 10% super

(Multiple positions available)

The University of Melbourne is committed to excellence in tertiary education. As Australia's leading biomedical Faculty and with a 150-year legacy, the Melbourne Medical School places a high priority on excellence in the areas of teaching, clinical teaching and mentoring, educational innovation, support for teaching service to students and we deeply value the contribution of the clinicians who help our students to become some of the best practitioners in the world.

There is growing recognition of the importance of having trained medical educators who are able to teach, mentor and provide leadership within the field of medicine. The positions, appointed within the University's Department of Paediatrics, provide an excellent training opportunity for interested paediatricians or paediatric trainees, allowing them to develop and further enhance their skills as medical educators within the academic structure provided by the University.

The Paediatric Clinical Teaching Fellow will be based at the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), working under the guidance of, and reporting to, the University's Child and Adolescent Health Program Coordinators, who are also based at RCH. The Paediatric Clinical Teaching Fellow will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality clinical teaching and learning opportunities in the Child and Adolescent Health (CAH) program within the University's medical course. The Paediatric Clinical Teaching Fellow will also be offered opportunities to participate in the curriculum development and design of the CAH program and to generally contribute to the overall academic objectives of the Department of Paediatrics and the Melbourne Medical School within the delivery of the medical program.

In 2021 the CAH program will run from January to November. Teaching sites include the Royal Children's Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Northern Hospital, Austin Hospital, Ballarat Hospital and hospitals affiliated with the Rural Clinical School (based in Shepparton). The Paediatric Teaching Fellows are based at the Royal Children's Hospital.

The Paediatric Clinical Teaching Fellow will be offered the opportunity to participate in a range of academic development activities and is expected to participate in professional development programs designed to promote excellence in clinical teaching.

About you

  • Medical registration in Australia (or eligible for medical registration in Australia).
  • Advanced trainee of postgraduate training (FRACP or equivalent) in an appropriate specialty.
  • Experience in a clinical paediatrics practice environment.
  • Commitment for further enhancement of professional and teaching skills.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the capacity to interact positively and communicate effectively and in a timely manner with clinical and academic colleagues, support staff, and students.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team to achieve excellent educational outcomes for students.
  • Experience in small group teaching
  • Completion of Teaching as You Go course
  • Postgraduate training in Clinical Education
  • Capacity and willingness to actively contribute to the development of curriculum, design and innovation in the delivery of clinical teaching
  • Special Requirements

  • The incumbent will be required to hold and maintain a current Working with Children Assessment notice valid for paid work https:// justice.vic.gov.au/workingwithchildren
  • The incumbent is expected to have, or be eligible for, an honorary or paid clinical appointment at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
  • The incumbent must be able to commit to regular weekly teaching sessions that are outside clinical placement times i.e. normally between 12-2pm or weekday afternoons for each academic term (in 2022 the MD terms run Feb to November) - sessions to be mutually agreed. Due to teaching commitments leave is restricted to non-term periods.
  • Attending teaching team meetings with the teaching fellow group and course coordinators (normally on a Monday or Thursday)
  • Work outside usual hours may be negotiated for certain activities (e.g. orientation, examination, student events etc).
  • Where the incumbent has not previously completed equivalent formal training, the Paediatric Clinical Teaching Fellow will be expected to participate in professional development programs designed to promote excellence in clinical teaching. The Fellow may choose to contribute some additional time to this training and/or engage in other optional training opportunities (as outlined on page 4 of this document) in order to optimise the benefit to them individually.
  • Advertised: 14 Sep 2021 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 26 Sep 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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