Victorian State Coordinator, PARTNER Network

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Mar 14, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0058956
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part-time (0.5 FTE); Fixed-term to 30 June 2024
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School
UOM 5 – $76,886 - $88,312 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 Department of General Practice
The Department of General Practice originated as a unit within the Department of Community Medicine in 1977. It was established as a separate department within the School of Medicine in 2001 and established the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) as a centre of excellence in primary care research, research training and knowledge exchange in 2006. The Department has 68 (full time equivalent) staff supported by an operating budget of $7 million and research income of approximately $11 million annually.

With an increased profile within the Melbourne Medical School, the Department has utilised its growing network of general practitioners (GPs) and primary health care providers in the community to ensure that University of Melbourne medical students are provided with quality community-based medical education.

About the PARTNER Network
The PARTNER network is on a mission to improve the access of Australians living in rural and remote areas to clinical trials. We are focused on improving health equity and building clinical trial capacity in rural primary care. This will provide access to primary care populations for a broad range of investigator and industry-led trials.

The PARTNER Network is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund as part of the Australian Teletrial Program. We are establishing a network of 90 rural GP clinics across Australia to improve access to clinical trials for Australians living in rural and remote areas.

About the Role
As the State Coordinator for the PARTNER Network, you will work under the direction of the National Manager and the state-based Academic Lead. You will take on a leadership role to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the network within the state and work with the broader national team. You will be responsible for the recruitment of up to 15 rural GP clinics to the network and work to build strong relationships with clinics and primary health care professionals. You will support the National Manager to monitor development of the network within the state to ensure we meet our contractual milestones and deliverables to our Administering Body, Queensland Health.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You have a passion for primary care, research, and rural health, who excels in building meaningful relationships with project stakeholders, strong communication, a commitment to working effectively in a team and can manage multiple demands and competing deadlines.

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.

The role may be located at the Shepparton or Melbourne campuses, via hybrid working arrangements.

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
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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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