Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0049789

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Hospital based

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

Department/School: Melbourne Medical School

Salary: $102,967 - $122,268 (Level B)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 9.5% super

About the role

Located at The Northern Hospital, the Northern Clinical School Procedural Skills and Simulation Teaching Specialist will join an innovative teaching team and provide high level teaching and learning opportunities for our medical students.  

In the delivery of the University of Melbourne medical course at the Northern Clinical School, the Teaching Specialist will provide leadership and guidance to the nurse educators and coordinate teaching, assessment, timetabling and curriculum development to support our students in their clinical learning.

The Procedural Skills and Simulation Teaching Specialist will be required to work closely with all teaching staff, clinical partners and students in furthering the goals and objective of the Melbourne Medical School. This will be achieved through the provision of high quality service and coordination as outlined in the position description.

About you

Essential criteria:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse Division One with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority.
  • A strong background in clinical work with current competence in clinical and procedural skills.
  • Experience in teaching procedural skills, resuscitation skills and simulation in the acute hospital environment.
  • Experience in patient bedside teaching and supervision of students performing invasive procedural skills on patients.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to maintain confidentiality.
  •  Experience in teaching in a tertiary education organisation with the ability to engage students and demonstrate initiative and innovation with varying teaching styles
  • Ability to engage students and work effectively with staff members, as a member of a team
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Capable of developing good working relationships with all levels of medical practitioners and other health professionals in hospitals and the community
  • Commitment to and experience in medical education, curriculum development and delivery and assessment in a clinical setting
  • An understanding of the needs of medical students of all backgrounds, and the ability and willingness to counsel or refer students as needed


  • Working towards a Masters or PhD in education, nursing or a related field.
  • Familiarity with the functioning of the University, hospitals and the primary care system at all levels
  • A record of research related to clinical practice and procedures, such as being a member of a clinical research team, presenting research at seminars or conferences, publishing research findings or developing a clinical practice portfolio in specific areas of interest.
  • Record of scholarship related to learning and teaching, such as communication and dissemination of teaching practice, participation in research on how students learn in the discipline, attendance or presentation at conferences related to learning and teaching.
  • Familiarity with the Northern Health protocols, procedures and clinical equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be adaptive and accepting of new ideas, and a willingness to approach new challenges and adjusts plans to meet new priorities.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be available to work Thursday as this is the day the first year students at NH
  • Work outside usual hours is required during some periods such as orientation or examination periods

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