Clinical Placement Officer - Audiology and Speech Pathology

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 13, 2022

Job Description:

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 School of Health Sciences

The Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) provides qualifying and postgraduate courses in the disciplines of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Audiology and Speech Pathology, and Optometry and Vision Sciences.

About the Role

Working closely with Clinical Education Coordinators (Audiology and Speech Pathology), the Clinical Placement Officer ensures that all administrative tasks associated with running clinical placements for the disciplines are undertaken per School requirements and consistent with Faculty and University policy and procedure.

The Clinical Placement Officer works to support the recruitment of clinical placements and maintain existing placement relationships by proactively and sensitively working to support the placement needs of the discipline and the host health service. The role provides administrative support to students whilst on placement, often trouble-shooting local placement issues by working with the placement organisation and Clinical Education Coordinators.

You will display service excellence by striving to deliver beyond expectations, taking ownership, and working collaboratively as one team by connecting with people and building relationships in your workplace and with key external stakeholders. A high degree of judgment and discretion is required for this position as it deals with students placed in clinical settings remote from campus working directly with patients.

The role has a significant impact on the School's reputation with clinical placement host partners and, therefore, the future availability of placements in a competitive placement environment. This position works in coordination and alignment with other clinical placement officers across the Melbourne School of Health Sciences. The role reports to the Clinical Placements Coordinator, Melbourne School of Health Sciences. In a typical week at work, you may:

About You

A confident communicator who can work independently as well as in a team with the capacity to develop and maintain productive working relationships. A keen problem-solver with strong attention to detail, you will have an ability to take initiative and work flexibly in a changing environment.

Ideally, you will further have:

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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:

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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 and 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.

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