Coordinator, Clinical Nursing Education

Job posted: 18/09/2023
Applications close: 01/10/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 49552

Reference: 49552

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Registered Nurse

Grade 5 (QRED 4.2-QRED 4.3)

Education Coordinator: Emergency, Access and Demand, Nursing Workforce Unit, Clinical Nursing Education Department 

Full Time, 40 hrs/wk (including ADO) limited tenure, parental leave replacement

Monday 15th January 2024 – Sunday 25th November 2024

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Education Coordinator: Emergency, Access and Demand, Nursing Workforce Unit, to join our Clinical Nursing Education Department.

Clinical Nursing Education Department (CNED)

As part of the Clinical Education Unit, the Clinical Nursing Education Department provides Austin Health with contemporary, evidence based education programs which align with clinical divisions and the Austin Health strategic plan. Clinical education is delivered by the Nursing Education team utilising all appropriate and available teaching and learning methodologies.

Emergency Department

The Emergency Department services approximately 90000 patients per year. The Emergency Department aims to assess, manage and admit patients from a broad range of specialties, within the targets set by the Emergency Services Enhancement Program of the Department of Human Services (DoH). This service will be delivered in a timely, compassionate and appropriate manner, enhanced through teaching, research and the development of new technologies and processes.

The Emergency Department is a large, state of the art facility which assists the multidisciplinary team in its quality service delivery. Attached to this, is a newly constructed 4 bed Ambulance Victoria Offload Area (AVOL) which aims to provide expedient care to patients presenting to the Emergency Department via ambulance. The Short Stay Unit is a 24 bed unit, including paediatric, adult and mental health beds. It is closely associated with the Emergency Department.

Access and Demand

Ambulatory Care & Transit Lounge

The Ambulatory Care Centre (ACC) is a custom-built day treatment centre, which cares for patients requiring inpatient treatment to patients under a number of specialties, including Gastroenterology, Neurology, Haematology, Medical, Liver Transplant Unit, Infectious Diseases, Renal and Clinical Trials. Within this dynamic environment staff are skilled to perform a range of various treatments and procedures with the added scope of working in the Transit Lounge.

The Transit Lounge plays an essential role in assisting with patient flow by allowing acute beds to be vacated in a timely manner. Patients waiting in this area for discharge or transfer to a sub-acute bed are still able to receive nursing care and be reviewed by the multidisciplinary team.

Radiology, Molecular Imaging and Therapy

The Imaging services comprise Radiology and Molecular Imaging and have multiple sites across Austin Health. Austin Radiology provides imaging services across all three campuses whilst Molecular Imaging is performed at the Austin Hospital and the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. There has been and continues to be a growth in the use of hybrid imaging technology, utilising the capabilities of both radiology and molecular imaging to optimise patient care.

Radiology at Austin Hospital includes services to acute inpatients, emergency department patients and patients undergoing Interventional radiology. The Molecular Imaging and Therapy service similarly provides a wide range of services to both inpatients and outpatients at the Austin campus, with the growing delivery of therapies being performed at the Austin site. Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital is the major outpatient facility for both services and provides General Radiography, CT, Ultrasound and Mammography as well as SPECT CT, Cardiac Imaging and some general imaging. 

Nursing Workforce

The Nursing Workforce Unit is located within the Nursing Services portfolio and manages the organisation’s supplementary nursing staff. This includes Nursing Allocations, Nurse Pool, Nurse Bank and Registered Undergraduate Students of Nursing (RUSONs).

The Nurse Pool and Nurse Bank roles are flexible roles that see staff members work across multiple departments within Austin Health. Nurse Pool and Nurse Bank staff report operationally to the Assistant Director of Nursing – Nursing Workforce Unit, and report professionally to the Chief Nursing Officer.

Nurse Pool and Nurse Bank staff may be allocated to work across any of our three campuses across Austin Health in either:

  • Acute
  • Subacute
  • Mental Health
  • Specialty areas (e.g., ICU, Emergency, Perioperative) for those with relevant experience and/or qualifications)

Minimal qualifications

  • Registered Nurse (General), current registration with NMBA
  • Previous experience in nursing education role at senior level
  • Master degree in education/health related field or working towards same

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate:

  • A commitment to Austin Health values
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Encouragement of a positive learning environment in which the requirements of Austin Health are met
  • Ability to liaise and communicate with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of key nursing quality and risk imperatives and educational strategies to address
  • Demonstrated significant experience in the development and delivery of contemporary teaching and learning practices

Our benefits:

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Onsite childcare, easy access via public transport, car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists
  • Five weeks annual leave, plus purchased leave options 

Inclusion at Austin:

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQI+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager.

Coordinator, Clinical Nursing Education

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Morag Morrison - (03) 9496 4766
Sirini Griffiths - (03) 9496 4750

Coordinator, Clinical Nursing Education