Clinical Skills Instructor

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Mar 10, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0058982
Location: Werribee
Role type:
Full time; Continuing
Faculty of Science
Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School
UOM 4 – $71,099 – $75,458 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Science

Science at Melbourne is a global leader across fundamental and impactful scientific research and education. Science begins with curiosity, and we are dedicated to understanding the universe from the level of sub-atomic particles to the solar system. We aim to be leaders who positively impact the community locally and globally, addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

Our strength is our breadth of expertise. We are the second largest faculty in the University comprising seven schools: Agriculture, Food, Forest & Ecosystems Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and Veterinary Science.

This depth of knowledge positions the faculty to better understand, explore and impact our world and humanity, within a truly comprehensive Faculty of Science.

About the Role
The Clinical Skills Instructor plays a key supportive role in the development and delivery of clinical skills training and assessment to all students and in the oversight and delivery of the final year veterinary student diagnostic imaging practical experience, with a particular focus on radiography and ultrasonography training and acquisition of related Day 1 clinical competencies, that occurs as part of the Melbourne Veterinary School’s DVM curriculum. The position will work closely with students, academic staff and other key stakeholders.

The Clinical Skills Instructor will work as part of the clinical skills team at the Werribee campus providing support to students undertaking clinical skills training activities in Greencross Veterinary Hospital at the University of Melbourne and in the Clinical Skills Laboratory.

The Clinical Skills Instructor is based at the Faculty’s Werribee campus. The primary location of the position will be at the Werribee campus at the time of appointment, however the position will be expected to work from and attend other sites and campuses from time to time, if required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to all aspects of practical diagnostic imaging acquisition including radiography and ultrasonography, and provide appropriate assistance and support to veterinarians and students
  • Providing formative feedback to students undertaking clinical rotations at the Greencross Veterinary Hospital at the University of Melbourne and contribute to summative feedback and assessment
  • Developing and delivering clinical skills training and assessment activities across the major veterinary species, including development of new clinical skills training stations (with the appropriate training support materials) and clinical skills assessment (‘OSCE’) stations
  • Handle animals safely at all times including during clinical procedures

About You
You will have experience in a veterinary diagnostic imaging environment, including current knowledge of diagnostic imaging equipment and materials. You will possess well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and meet competing demands and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. You will also have the ability to work autonomously, flexibly and effectively as part of a team to achieve goals and objectives. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to build and maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and with people from diverse backgrounds.

You will also 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.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University
The University of Melbourne 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.

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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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].