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GP Medical Educator

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Position title: GP Medical Educator 

Position location: Swan Hill District Health

Work type: Full-time 

Specialty: Fellowed GP

Essential Requirements: 

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and/or Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

  • Experience or interest in developing a career in clinical teaching of medical education and enhancing training capacity for both undergraduate and post graduate education in the region.

  • Demonstrated high- level communication skills with experience in relating to a range of stakeholders

  • Knowledge of contemporary clinical management and modern approaches in

  • Assessment and management of the broad range of acute and chronic medical conditions.

  • Ability to participate equitable with a team of 7 VRGP’s on the call roster.


Pay type: Medical Specialist EBA/ Contractor agreement

Indicative rate of pay: $350- $500k dependent on experience


About the role:

An exciting opportunity has become available in our Medical Services team for a suitably qualified Healthcare Professional. In this full time position as the GP Medical Educator, you will join our generalist and specialty clinical leads, to develop and evaluate programs for GP Training including the development of a comprehensive undergraduate program in liaison with our affiliated university. It is expected that the successful candidate will be eligible to hold a joint conjoint academic appointment with our partner University.

What to expect:

Working at Swan Hill District Health:

Work/life balance is what you get working at Swan Hill District Health. We are located on the mighty Murray River, around 3.5 hours from Melbourne. We employ approximately 630 staff and service a 100 km radius area with a catchment area of around 35,000 people. Schools in the region have demonstrated excellence in outcomes for Year 12 graduates. Swan Hill is a safe place where you will be greeted with a warm smile from our friendly local community. As well as lifestyle comes:

  • A professional, committed workforce and welcoming community
  • Ability to work within minutes from home. No more commuting
  • A relaxed regional lifestyle with affordable housing, entertainment and education
  • The opportunity to be a positive role model within your community

Role requirements:

At the direction of the Director of Medical Services and in collaboration with the Head of School and wider SHDH medical education teams, develop and facilitate the delivery of medical education and promote training opportunities for medical students, trainees including GP Registrars. 

This includes the delivery of specific SHDH and GP training activities such as External Clinical Teaching (ECT) visits, Half Day Releases and Workshops, and may include activities for prospective trainees, such as information sessions.

Assist the development, evaluation and curriculum design within the region with individual learning plans and provide advice about requirements for the university, ACRRM and RACGP Colleges, including education, training, curricula and assessment requirements.

  • Assist GP Supervisors within the region with information about the GP Training program, RACGP and ACRRM requirements, expectations regarding registrar supervision and the SHDH placement processes. Participate in professional development of clinical teachers and supervisors.
  • Undertake relevant program management duties including working with administrative staff on undergraduate medical student placements GP Registrar progress and feedback, Supervisor feedback, accreditation and registrar placements. 
  • Provide oversight of exam preparation and more complex registrar education and training issues including pastoral care, remediation, Training Assistance & Monitoring (TAM) meetings and other exceptional circumstances.
  • Support local Medical Educators in identifying registrars / students at risk or in difficulty and in developing individual training plans to meet the specific needs of these registrars. 


  • Provide clinical management and treatment of patients under your care.  Ensure detailed patient treatment plans are in place to support the timely management of patients.
  • Ensure a high standard of clinical record documentation is maintained. This includes the completion of the patient’s clinical records (including medication charts / orders) to reflect clinical decisions and the keeping of appropriate databases up-to-date.
  • Work with other medical staff and the multidisciplinary team to ensure provision of safe and quality care, continual improvement of services, promotion of teamwork and development of recommended hospital protocols.
  • Support continuity of patient care through training and supervision of other medical staff in clinical handover and documentation activities, and exercising clinical judgement and delegated authority to admit or transfer patients to other facilities, or to discharge patients to ongoing care in the community.
  • Ability to participate on the acute on call roster equitably with other VRGP’s

Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement 

  • Participate in the facility clinical governance requirements for ongoing maintenance of professional competence and clinical performance.
  • Participation in peer review and other personal development activities consistent with the relevant specialist medical college requirements to maintain professional standards 
  • Participate in activities to ensure facility/ service compliance with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and maintain full accreditation status

Other duties  

  • Attend, participate and support administrative meetings as required by the Department Head or Director of Medical Services 
  • Other duties as directed within scope of practice and clinical privileges granted. 


For More information:

Please contact Sarah Symes, Medical Services Manager,

Email: [email protected] 

Closing date: 3rd September 2023