First listed on: 22 March 2019

Procedural Skills Coordinator

  • Fantastic opportunity to coordinate and teach medical students procedural skills
  • Located at Westmead Clinical School, Westmead Campus
  • Fixed term, part-time (4 days per week) for 12 months and base salary $92K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a dynamic Procedural Skills Coordinator to join our team at Westmead Clinical School.

As the Procedural Skills Coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination and/or teaching of medical students’ procedural skills sessions.

More about the clinical school can be read here

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Procedural Skills Coordinator who possesses the below qualifications, experience and skills:

  • degree in Nursing or equivalent qualification with relevant work experience in a large complex setting
  • experience delivering education programs preferably in a tertiary education environment
  • current knowledge of clinical/procedural skills
  • well-developed skills in clinical practice and teaching, including use of skills simulation in medical education
  • experience in clinical event management
  • demonstrated computer skills including MS Office

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication, problem solving and prioritising skills.

About us

Westmead Clinical School was established in 1978 and since then has been a key clinical school of the University of Sydney. The unique demography of Western Sydney, with a substantial population of socially disadvantaged people and its juxtaposition with a vibrant research environment, enrich medical student training and experience. Medical students who choose to study at Westmead can expect to graduate with a well-rounded clinical experience. Teaching is delivered by clinicians including academics, hospital specialists and private practitioners, in both hospital and community settings. The Clinical School has a reputation for the high calibre of its clinical teachers and tutors who are recruited for students in all years. A high emphasis is placed on research and education.

The Westmead Clinical School currently has approximately 60 students in each of the four years of the graduate medical program (Sydney Medical Program). During the first two years students are based on main campus, but spend two days per week here at Westmead Hospital participating in bedside and classroom tutorials delivered by consultants, academics, registrars and residents. Students in the last two years of the program (Stage 3) spend all of their time immersed in clinical activities, including a two-month rotation in Perinatal & Women's Health.

A large number of academics contribute to our teaching program. Many of these are experienced clinicians who work in busy environments and give their time generously to provide medical education for our students. Our program has also been enriched by involvement of staff from Nursing and the Allied Health professions. Westmead Clinical School has appointed over 400 affiliates with a strong focus on research and teaching.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 473/0319F to apply.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.


As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday 31st March 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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