Professor of Mental Health Nursing - Clinical Chair

 
  • University of Canberra
  • Australia, ACT
  • Dec 8, 2020
Medicine

Job Description:

The University of Canberra works with government, business and industry locally and internationally, challenging the status quo through the pursuit of better ways to teach, learn and research, serving our communities and the nation. Based in the ACT, one of the fastest growing economies in the country, Canberra has a highly innovative business and professional community taking leading products and services to the world as well as the centre of government. The University of Canberra is integral to creating and growing this highly diverse knowledge-based economy!

The Faculty of Health also plays a leading role in relation to the development of the University's Health Precinct. The Precinct includes the Health Hub incorporating Student-led clinics, the University of Canberra Public Hospital, the Canberra Specialist Medical Centre and a 150-bed aged care facility (scheduled to open in late 2021).

The focus of this role is on leading and facilitating mental health nursing research, building the capacity of Nursing clinicians and academics in engaging with research, translating research evidence into clinical practice and supporting nursing innovations thus creating an organisation that is forward thinking and visionary.

The position will work closely with senior executives from ACT HD (including the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office), public health service providers and the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra to develop research capacity and culture across nursing.

This position will support opportunities for all levels of nursing staff to develop research skills as well as enhancing higher degree research student pathways and research opportunities for nursing staff at both UC and ACT Health and partners, supporting effective connections between research and clinical practice.

Your recognised academic leadership and management capability will enable you to play a key leadership role enhancing existing and developing new partnerships. Your excellent track record in research and teaching with recent currency of practice will be key to your success. Expertise will complement the research strengths of the Faculty of Health and a commitment to developing early career researchers in both academic and clinical environments should be demonstrated. A PhD qualification in Nursing including eligibility for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work in a world leading university which offers a flexible and understanding work environment with family-friendly policies, as well as giving you access to our on-site gym, medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

The University is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

We are keen to understand your career aspirations, experience and what would make a good work environment for you, so to find out more call or email Karen Strickland, Head of School, Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health on 0449 071 780 or [email protected]

To apply please register your interest providing your current resume that demonstrates your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on 02 6206 3867 or email [email protected]

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Monday 25 January 2021