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Health Professional Educator

Menzies School of Health Research

About Menzies:

Menzies School of Health Research is one of Australia’s leading health research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is a leader in global and tropical research and translates its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

About RHDAustralia:

RHDAustralia’s vision is that no child dies in Australia as a result of acute rheumatic fever or its complications. We work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to reduce Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD).

RHDAustralia supports the prevention, diagnosis and management of ARF and RHD. We do this through targeted education delivery, use of quality evidence-based resources, strategic partnerships and national engagement. RHDAustralia is funded by the Australian Government’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy and is based at Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin.

About the position:

The Health Professionals Educator will promote best practice care for people with ARF or RHD by:

  • Supporting the implementation of the 2020 Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of ARF and RHD (3rd edition) (“the Guideline”).
  • Working in partnership with key stakeholders to develop and deliver evidence-based, responsive and innovative education and training and develop associated resources.
  • Maintaining, promoting and evaluating existing education and training resources, including electronic resources (e.g. Guideline app and online learning management system).
  • Contributing to the Champions4Change program, a culturally responsive support program for people living with ARF and RHD.

The Health Professionals Educator will work with jurisdictional RHD control programs, and partner organisations including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and the Heart Foundation, in each state and territory, supporting education activities and resource development. The Health Professionals Educator will also contribute to RHDAustralia’s other key work areas including increasing community capacity by supporting and growing the Champions4Change program and working with individuals, families and communities to identify and co-design resources to strengthen education and awareness of ARF and RHD at community level.

The position may require some interstate travel at planned intervals.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Current registration as a practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.
  • Postgraduate qualification or progress towards postgraduate qualification in a relevant field (such as Nursing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner, Allied Health or medical) or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or tertiary education/training.
  • Extensive experience and management expertise in health workforce education (public health, health promotion or health care), including the development and implementation of appropriate educational tools and resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on best practice prevention, diagnosis and management of ARF and RHD.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the social and cultural determinants of health for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, particularly relating to the risk factors for ARF and RHD.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a range of teams and people from diverse cultures, and to demonstrate cultural safety in professional interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the workplace, communities, and organisations.
  • Sound computer literacy skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to work with technology-based education and reporting tools.
  • Strong record keeping skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills and resourcefulness.


  • Experience in the clinical care of people with ARF/RHD.
  • Knowledge of contemporary ARF and RHD national policy and research.
  • Experience in providing training to diverse groups in a health care context

Contact: Diana Mosca on diana.mosca@menzies.edu.au

What we offer:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Option to increase super to 14%
  • Attractive salary package and benefits $125,865 - $136,152 salary package (comprising gross salary $100,524 - $109,478 pa, pro-rata, superannuation and salary packaging benefits.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are required to address the selection criteria. For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8626.

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