Project Officer: Department of Rural Health (HEO 6)

University of South Australia
February 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$87,955 - $96,696
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
Working Time:Full time
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  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only

  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2024 based in Allied Health and Human Performance at the City East campus
  • Salary: $87,955 - $96,696 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About You

    You are a skilled Project Officer with a passion for clear and impactful communication. You assess situations and provide solutions through logical, creative and innovating thinking and timely, transparent and consultative decision making. You can establish credibility with internal and external stakeholders to seize opportunities and remain outcome focused.

    About the Role

    Reporting to the Manager: Health and Clinical Education, you will be responsible for providing high-level support to the strategic Department of Rural Health (DRH) project. You will manage a significant volume of information to inform and support the work of the Clinical Education team and portfolio. You will be required to work collaboratively with internal and external bodies to achieve project goals.

    About the Department of Rural Health, and Allied Health and Human Performance Academic Unit

    The University of South Australia's Department of Rural Health (DRH) is aligned to the UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance Academic Unit within the portfolio of the Dean: Clinical Education and Equity.

    The DRH is funded through the Australian Government Department of Health's Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program, which aims to improve the recruitment and retention of medical, dental, nursing and allied health professionals in rural and remote Australia in the following key areas:

  • Providing effective rural training experiences for health students
  • Developing an evidence base for the efficacy of rural training strategies in delivering rural health workforce outcomes
  • Supporting rural health professionals to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Increasing the number of rural origin health and medical students
  • Maximising the investment of program funds in rural, regional and remote areas for the maintenance of well supported academic networks to enhance the delivery of training to students and the provision of medical services to communities
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • Significant project management and budget management experience including the demonstrated ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive consultative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including professional organisations and state and federal governments
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate and influence outcomes to achieve objectives with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in the development and preparation of submissions, reports and briefing papers
  • Ability to work autonomously with self-direction as well as part of a geographically dispersed team
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions including up to 2 days from home per week
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Start Your Unstoppable Career

    The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Kiara Lalli, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 5864.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Wednesday 21 February 2024

    Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.

    To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either identify as an Australian Aboriginal Person, or be a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of the appointment.

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