Department of Paediatrics
Melbourne Medical School
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Casual rate: $51.74 per hour plus 9.5% superannuation. Casual 21.75 hrs/week.
As the Lead for education on the Melbourne Children’s Campus, the Department of Paediatrics is custodian of an exciting new teaching and learning project. The Enhancing Campus Education for the Long Term grant, awarded by the RCH Foundation, aims to develop a campus-based educational framework encompassing all educational activities on the campus to enhance education, training and professional development for all clinical personnel. The Campus partners, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the University of Melbourne, work together to deliver high quality clinical services underpinned by research and education and have a commitment to improving the quality, methodology, evaluation and cost effectiveness of all educational activities on the campus.
A significant program in this is the Community Educational Engagement Program (CEEP). Working under the broad direction of the Teaching & Learning Coordinator (the project lead), the Project Support Officer - Community Educational Engagement Program will work to implement components of a suite of Education programs for the Victorian health care community and the schools based health education program. This is an existing program that has already been developed and operating for one year.
The Project Support Officer will contribute to two programs: the “Hands on HEADSS” school based program and the GP Educational Partnership Program. The incumbent will work with a number of stakeholders at RCH, the Department of Paediatrics and in the community. These include the GP Liaison Unit, the Doctor of Medicine Paediatric Teaching Team and numerous secondary schools across Victoria.
The incumbent will primarily focus on contributing to the Hands on HEADSS program which brings together high school students and medical students in a workshop to build communication skills in medical students and health literacy skills in High school students. The students are trained in school in preparation for a workshop with medical students. This would involve a program of school visits, training of new school staff in the Hands on HEADSS teaching methodology and coordinating school excursions to RCH for the workshop.. As the school based program will be largely staffed by Medical students from the University of Melbourne, the Project Support Officer will liaise with key education faculty in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University to contribute to the program.
This position requires a high degree of initiative and self-management to deal with the range of functions and tasks involved. The position reports to the Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Ms Helen Enright. The incumbent will also work closely with a second Project Support Officer (1.0 FTE) and an Educational Technologist (1.0FTE) on these educational programs.
Close date: 24 Sep 2017
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