Administration Assistant

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) envisages securing a self-sustaining medical workforce for regional Queensland through excellence in medical education, research and community service.  With a footprint encompassing the greater part of central and western regional Queensland, the School comprises four clinical sites – Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Toowoomba. Significant investment in people and training infrastructure at each site provides the operational focus for a network of smaller clinical training locations in host communities across the state.  With a recurrent budget of up to $9 million per annum provided through the Australian Government’s Multidisciplinary Rural Health Training (MRHT) program and a capital works portfolio in excess of $20 million, UQRCS is a substantial enterprise. 

The Clinical School is the rural base for the delivery of the UQ medical program. There is a long tradition of success working in partnership with healthcare systems and service providers to train senior (Phase 2) medical students.  Each year, more than 500 medical students engage with the rural experience through a range of long term (1-2 years) placements or shorter term (4-16 weeks) learning opportunities.

The learner experience is characterised by real world, rich and authentic learning opportunities and extensive community involvement.  In this regard, our work is informed by the Academic Discipline of Rural and Remote Medicine which is embedded in our education structure.  UQRCS pursues the latest innovations in medical education and training. There is a focus on scenario-based training in purpose-built Simulated Learning Environments (SLE) together with Technology Enabled Learning (TEL).  Our learning framework supports a more generalist, integrated approach to deliver well-trained, safe and work-ready interns to local training hospitals.

In partnership with the health system, the health care profession (including the Colleges) and education providers, UQRCS engages with every stage of the rural health learning continuum. The journey starts with learners of rural origin health care, progresses through undergraduate and pre-vocational training and culminates with contributions to vocational training and continuing professional development. 

A rapidly expanding research profile focusses on clinical research, epidemiology/population health and rural health workforce. There is a significant component of Indigenous health research, particularly programs designed to translate and improve health outcomes amongst the Indigenous population. Research productivity is evidenced through a successful track record in attracting competitive funding from agencies such as the NHMRC and, in 2015, at least 51 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in journals varying from ‘Rural and Remote Health’ to ‘Nature Genetics’.

About this Opportunity

The Administration Assistant will be responsible for providing general administrative support to the UQ Rural Hub Project. The position will work closely with an internal Regional Training Hub team, including academic and project support staff, and key external partners and stakeholders aiming to improve the retention of medical graduates in rural and regional areas.     

The successful candidate will be able to work at the Hervey Bay or Bundaberg location. 

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate must have a diploma level qualification with relevant work related experience; or completion of a Certificate IV with relevant work experience; or a combination of a post-trades certificate and extensive relevant experience and on the job training.  Critical to this role is the ability to have a high level or organisational, record-keeping and time management skills.

The appointee will also have demonstrated experience in the preparation and drafting of correspondence and other material such as minutes, be highly skilled in a variety of computer packages,  confidence to work independently, and within a team environment in both a professional and confidential manner.

Knowledge of Tertiary Education sector business practices and processes would be a distinct advantage.  Experience in and a commitment to living and working in rural and/or regional Australia is desirable.

Immunisation requirements

It is a condition of employment for this role that if you are required now or in the future, to work or interact in Queensland Health clinical facility; or in an equivalent clinical health facility; or health care role; or will be required to perform work tasks that put you at risk of exposure to vaccine-preventable disease you are required to be immunised against, and remain immunised against, certain vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in accordance with the University’s Vaccinations and Immunisation Guidelines (PPL 2.60.08).  The employee is required to provide evidence of immunisation against VPDs. 

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time, fixed term appointment until 31 December 2020 at HEW level 4. Remuneration package will be in the range $64,142- $68,091 p.a. full-time equivalent, plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5%. 

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

How To Apply

To submit an application for this role, you must use the Apply button below. Please note: applications must not be sent via email to the above contact person, they must be sent via UQ jobs. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses. 

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Applicants must have full work rights. 

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