Senior Professional Practice Fellow

University of Otago
December 18, 2022
Offerd Salary:$131,296 to $165,443
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Senior Professional Practice Fellow - Rural Health/Southland & Central Otago Regional Convenor-2202133


The Department of General Practice and Rural Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, invites applications for the part time (0.3 FTE) position of Southland/Central Otago Regional Convenor (Senior Professional Practice Fellow) to join their Rural Medical Immersion Programme (RMIP) team.

Otago Medical School's RMIP programme for fifth-year medical students was established in Southland in 2007 and is currently delivered from seven sites across the South and lower North Islands by a closeknit and enthusiastic team of academic and non-academic teaching staff working in rural clinical practice.

The aim of the programme is to provide an innovative, patient-centred, rural community-based and educationally sound medical undergraduate experience. It is intended that the combination of experiential learning with high quality interprofessional teaching in rural sites will encourage interested students to pursue a career in rural medical practice; enhance links between rural general practice, rural hospitals and urban teaching hospitals; and provide rural academic career opportunities, thereby encouraging recruitment and retention of rural doctors.

The Role/Te mahi

An essential part of the Southland/Central Otago Regional Convenor (Senior Professional Practice Fellow) role is undertaking the convenorship duties for the Rural Medical Immersion programme. The successful applicant will be responsible for the annual cohort of 5th year RMIP students (currently three) based in Southland/Central Otago for the full academic year (February-October). Duties for the role will include organising student's local programme attachments, delivering weekly tutorials and marking quarterly assessments.

This position provides the opportunity to work within a well-established programme and team that is committed to improving health outcomes for all through high quality teaching. You may be already teaching in rural health and looking for an opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with great students wanting to upskill to provide the best outcomes in rural medical settings!

Skills and Experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful candidate for this position should: • Be medically qualified and be actively engaged with, or have significant experience in, living and practising rural generalist medicine within the Central Otago/Southland community. • Hold vocational registration in General Practice and/or Rural Hospital Medicine, or the equivalent, and have teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

We also welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates seeking a more formal academic role at Senior Lecturer level (teaching, research and programme development). This is part time position (0.5 FTE) with additional duties including a leadership role in the RMIP programme, contributing to research as well as community and university service.

Further details/Pūroko

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the Department, and we seek colleagues who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment. We are committed to equity, and we value the benefits that diversity brings to our work and our community.

This is a permanent part-time position (0.3 FTE) based in Central Otago, Southland or surrounding areas.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to learn more about joining our team, then please contact Dr Janine Lander (RMIP Director) or Associate Professor Garry Nixon (Head of Rural Section) for a confidential discussion via the email address below.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

A CV, including employment history. A letter of application. 3-4 Referee contact details, including telephone number and email address.

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2202133 will close on Sunday, 18 December 2022.

Additional Information

Contact: Janine Lander

Contact: Garry Nixon

Position details: Information Statement

Guidelines for Academic Positions: Guidelines

Further Information: Department Website

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Senior Teaching & Professional Practice Fellow - Medical & Dental 3 ($95,020 to $105,264) or 2 ($131,296 to $165,443)


General Practice and Rural Health

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