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Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.
To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisational change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.
We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the leadership team of our transformed university.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals who would be available to undertake casual Placement Educator (Facilitation) opportunities to support Nursing undergraduate and postgraduate student learning during their professional placement experiences across a range of health care settings.
Casual Placement Educator (Facilitation) staff will report to the Topic Coordinators and be responsible for:
establishing and maintaining professional relationships with venues and the clinical teams to support student learning through aspects such as (but not limited to) advocating for appropriate learning experiences, allocation of students to shifts, clarifying students scope of practice, allocation of preceptors, navigating issues or concerns, seeking feedback on student progress
regular and timely communication with Topic Coordinators and students in relation to student progress and identified concerns
attending pre-clinical meetings for allocated students
meeting with each student for 2.5 hours each week (30 minutes/day) to discuss progress and facilitate learning through reflection on experiences, supporting links between theory and practice to foster meaning making
understanding students’ scope of practice, expected learning outcomes of the topic and how this applies to student practice as reflected in the Placement Assessment Record
providing ongoing constructive feedback to students to optimise their learning outcomes
recording each student meeting, identifying progress, content of discussion and plan for development
developing Professional Learning Plans collaboratively with students and Topic Coordinators that supports student learning
mentoring professional standards, attitudes and attributes of the Registered Nurse
completing assessment requirements for individual students (Placement Assessment Records, Viva voce, attendance records etc)
1. Holds an Australian Bachelor of Nursing Degree or higher qualification.
2. Currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
3. Current or eligible to register for a Working with Children Check from the Department of Human Services – SA Government (or equivalent State or Territory requirement).
4. A minimum of three years full-time clinical experience.
5. Experience of teaching and learning in your role as a Registered Nurse.
6. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills.
7. Demonstrated problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
8. Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in using technology such as Microsoft Office programs and interactive online technology.
9. A willingness to travel between clinical venues.
10. Evidence of employment in a clinical education role (desirable)
11. Holding a Graduate Diploma, Masters or PhD in nursing or related field (desirable).
HOW TO APPLY AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Click on Apply and submit a completed CV/Résumé and Cover Letter of no more than two-pages that also addresses the selection criteria; dot point statements can be used. You will also need to complete the online registration form and include your AHPRA registration number and Working with Children Check details.
All information submitted is stored securely within our database, accessible only to senior staff members of the teaching sections of Nursing.
If successful, your details will be added to the Casual register. The register is used by Topic Coordinators to identify potential staff and they will contact you about placement educator opportunities.
If you have not received communication regarding your application within 4 weeks, please be advised that your application will not progress further at this time.
Please contact email@example.com should you have any queries regarding Casual PEP Facilitator Opportunities in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.
A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
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