Location: Parkville

Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 3 years

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Academic Centre for Health

Salary: Academic Level B – $107,547 – $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health

MACH implements an integrative approach to deliver precision care, develop tomorrow’s healthcare, and nurture the industry’s future changemakers. Through collaboration, MACH seeks to translate medical research into practice, improve patient care, educate emerging leaders and facilitate economic development.

MACH brings together health services, health scientists and healthcare consumers committed to the translation of interdisciplinary research to benefit patients and strengthen the economy. MACH’s collaboration addresses current health challenges by delivering precision care, developing innovative healthcare solutions and new technologies.

About the Role

The Academic Specialist in Health Service Management will have responsibility for delivering the integrated program of post-graduate teaching and training, health service management research and translation into management practice successfully piloted since 2020 as the MACH-Track. This is a mentored and structured training pathway that enables the most promising doctors-in-training to combine completion of post-graduate clinical training with a PhD scholarship in health and medical research and subsequent preparation for post-doctoral research. Specifically, the role will be the primary contact for the cohort providing mentoring and support as they negotiate their clinical positions, clinical training and PhD research. They will also organise and conduct regular meetings of the cohort to supervise progression of their research

In a typical week at work, you may, amongst other duties:

  • Prepare and deliver a personalised, intensive training and induction program for each new cohort
  • Advise MACH-Track cohort on academic and related matters
  • Collate and analyse management research data to evaluate the MACH-Track program

About You

An experienced professional with a background and understanding of the health sector, you will be able to draw on past experience to inspire the MACH cohort, driving a high performance culture in line with organisational values. You will be able to utilise your exceptional verbal and written communication skills to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders, at different levels of the organisation and from various backgrounds. Your strong project management experience allows you to juggle competing and changing priorities, ensuring all work is completed to both set deadlines and a high standard.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • Master of Business Administration and/or Research Higher Degree in Health Services Management and experience in medical post-graduate education, credentialing and/or workforce development
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals recognised by health service managers
  • Health sector operational knowledge.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected].

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Position description: 0055777_Academic Specialist in Health Service Management_PD.pdf

Applications close: 6 May 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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