Clinical Skills Educator, work at Rural Community Clinical School with DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

  • Flexible location, based on Deakin’s rural training footprint
  • Part-time (0.3), Continuous
  • Level A $71,348 + 17% superannuation

Deakin’s health faculty is recognized in Australia and internationally for its teaching, training, research and service to its communities. Working within the School of Medicine, the Clinical Skills Educator serves an academic role within the Rural Community Clinical School (RCCS), a longitudinal integrated internship program. RCCS currently has nine clinical sites in South West Victoria and the Grampians region, in which up to twenty students are placed each year.

The appointee will be one of two RCCS Clinical Skills Educators who coordinate and deliver the Third Year Clinical Skills and Simulation Program for RCCS students studying for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.

The appointee will be part of the teaching team of the School of Medicine, which is one of the five schools of the Faculty of Health. The School of Medicine offers a 4-year graduate-entry medical course; students are based at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus for the first two years of the course. In the third year, students move to begin their clinical training at one of five clinical schools; Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Eastern Health or the Rural Community Clinical School (RCCS). RCCS students undertake a 12-month Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) program, during which they study all Year 3 disciplines in an integrated manner, within the context of rural primary care.

The appointee will be based in Deakin’s rural training footprint and will work closely with other members of the RCCS team, including academic and professional staff. There will be regular contact with other staff at the School of Medicine and staff from CBCN-affiliated health services.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate the face-to-face RCCS clinical skills and simulation teaching program, in collaboration with other RCCS clinical skills educators
  • Direct skill teaching and simulation (as part of practice) at RCCS Intensive face-to-face teaching, approx. 5 weeks per year. Currently these intensives are being conducted in Geelong, Warrnambool and Ballarat
  • Contribute meaningfully to the development and delivery of Indigenous health learning and assessment activities, in consultation with the School’s Indigenous Health Professional Education team.
  • Assist in assessment processes by contributing to the planning, execution and review of student assessment tasks
  • Monitor the academic progress of RCCS students, provide guidance, effective feedback, and identify remedial needs
  • Contribute to the provision of student support, including academic advising, student welfare processes, and appropriate orientation
  • Work closely with RCCS-affiliated health services clinical support educators to enhance the student experience and identify opportunities for professional development in clinical skills/simulation teaching
  • Promote and support interprofessional teaching and learning
  • Develop new skills and simulation sessions to adapt to changing courses and delivery requirements
  • Participate in the development and implementation of collaborative research projects
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, and healthcare providers affiliated with RCCS, other clinical schools, and within the School of Medicine
  • Assist in the recruitment, training and development of CBCN Regional Clinical Support Educators
  • Support and promote cultural awareness training for staff and students to develop understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their history and culture, explore cultural differences and implicit biases , and strengthen culturally appropriate policies and practices

To be successful, you will:

  • Degree in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Experience in clinical practice, preferably in rural or regional Australia
  • Experience in clinical skills and simulation teaching in an undergraduate and/or postgraduate discipline
  • excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including innovative program design
  • Ability to prepare and deliver clinical skills teaching and learning materials, including the development of online resources
  • Knowledge of infection control policies and procedures
  • excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build collaborative working relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues and the public: orally and in writing
  • Ability to engage with rural communities through teaching, research or service activities
  • Competence in the development and delivery of Indigenous health learning and assessment activities, in consultation with the school’s Indigenous health professional training team
  • Emerging research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions, depending on the discipline

For a copy of the job description, please visit Deakin Careers.

Applications for this position are closed Friday 4and March.


  • This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a work with children check (refer to Deakin’s recruitment process for details)
  • There is an inherent travel requirement for this role

Please submit your curriculum vitae, a short cover letter and your answers to the main selection criteria.

For confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Lara Fuller, Director of the Rural Community Clinical School, at [email protected]

Are you ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation rests on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse work environment with opportunities for growth and career development. We believe that a progressive and thriving culture will ensure people choose to come and stay with Deakin and contribute to our continued success.

We value diversity and aim to create an inclusive environment that defends, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people of all cultures, sexual orientations and genders.

We understand that our academic staff is increasingly diverse and we recognize that academic careers can be put on hold in many life circumstances. Accomplishments vs. Opportunities emphasizes the quality rather than the quantity of research output. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements in relation to the opportunity.

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