Infectious Diseases Mentor

Are you a Registered Medical Practitioner who has clinical mentorship experience and understands the contribution of diagnostic microbiology services to the clinical management of infectious diseases?  If this sounds like you, join our team to help make a difference. About the role:Menzies is looking for an Infectious Diseases Mentor to join the Global and Tropical Health Division for STRONG TL and Fleming Fund Country Grant for Timor-Leste Projects.The focus of the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Timor-Leste is strengthening the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) surveillance systems and antimicrobial consumption (AMC) data capture in both the human and animal health sectors.The Infectious Diseases Mentor will provide mentorship and education in clinical settings including Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares (HNGV) and Baucau, Suai, Maubiesse, Oecusse and Maliana municipality referral hospitals in Timor-Leste.Teaching will focus on the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, with specific focus on AMR, appropriate use of antibiotics and the introduction of a blood culture service into the referral hospitals. The Mentor will provide direct supervision for two infectious diseases / microbiology liaison doctors, as well as teaching and training for medical officers from the Ministry of Health.What you will bring: As an enthusiastic, qualified Medical Health Practitioner with relevant tertiary qualifications, plus at least 5 years’ experience working in clinical education and mentoring and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).You will also have academic strengths in either global health, Indigenous health, health policy, health systems, health economics, epidemiology, environmental health and/or research methodologiesDemonstrate an understanding of the issues that affect health in low-resource settings, and the factors that influence antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use specifically.Demonstrated understanding of the contribution of diagnostic microbiology services to clinical management of infectious diseases. ability to communicate and interact effectively with people from diverse cultures and educational backgrounds.Ability to take initiative, make sound judgements with strong problem-solving skillsDemonstrated capacity to work independently without direct supervision, under broad direction and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.Ability to speak or write in Tetum, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish or Portuguese language is an advantage.What you will get: Menzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter.As a recognised national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, education and research training, Menzies is committed to providing a culturally inclusive and supportive work environment, and ensuring our workforce is representative of the people with and for whom we work. We seek to amplify First Nations voices in all aspects of our work, and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for this position.Benefits of working for MenziesExciting career opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutesLead change and help make a positive impact6 weeks annual leave per annum, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditions.If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:Karen ChamplinProject CoordinatorFleming Fund Projects – Global & Tropical HealthEmail: karen.champlin@menzies.edu.au How to Apply:Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.   Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:Cover letterUpdated resumeA statement addressing the selection criteria (No more than 2 pages)Any other relevant supporting documentation    For a copy of the position description or to find more information on how to apply for this role please visit Menzies careers website: http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8626. Closing date:  Sunday, 9 October 2022 Position Description_Infectious Diseases Mentor 98000 AUD Dili

Infectious Diseases Mentor

  • Fixed-term, Full time until 31 March 2023
  • Based in Timor-Leste
  • Airfare at the beginning and end of contract

Are you a Registered Medical Practitioner who has clinical mentorship experience and understands the contribution of diagnostic microbiology services to the clinical management of infectious diseases?

 

If this sounds like you, join our team to help make a difference.

 

About the role:

Menzies is looking for an Infectious Diseases Mentor to join the Global and Tropical Health Division for STRONG TL and Fleming Fund Country Grant for Timor-Leste Projects.

The focus of the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Timor-Leste is strengthening the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) surveillance systems and antimicrobial consumption (AMC) data capture in both the human and animal health sectors.

The Infectious Diseases Mentor will provide mentorship and education in clinical settings including Hospital Nacional Guido Valadares (HNGV) and Baucau, Suai, Maubiesse, Oecusse and Maliana municipality referral hospitals in Timor-Leste.

Teaching will focus on the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, with specific focus on AMR, appropriate use of antibiotics and the introduction of a blood culture service into the referral hospitals. The Mentor will provide direct supervision for two infectious diseases / microbiology liaison doctors, as well as teaching and training for medical officers from the Ministry of Health.

What you will bring:

As an enthusiastic, qualified Medical Health Practitioner with relevant tertiary qualifications, plus at least 5 years’ experience working in clinical education and mentoring and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

You will also have academic strengths in either global health, Indigenous health, health policy, health systems, health economics, epidemiology, environmental health and/or research methodologies

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues that affect health in low-resource settings, and the factors that influence antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use specifically.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the contribution of diagnostic microbiology services to clinical management of infectious diseases. ability to communicate and interact effectively with people from diverse cultures and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to take initiative, make sound judgements with strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently without direct supervision, under broad direction and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to speak or write in Tetum, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish or Portuguese language is an advantage.

What you will get:

Menzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter.

As a recognised national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, education and research training, Menzies is committed to providing a culturally inclusive and supportive work environment, and ensuring our workforce is representative of the people with and for whom we work. We seek to amplify First Nations voices in all aspects of our work, and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for this position.

Benefits of working for Menzies

  • Exciting career opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutes
  • Lead change and help make a positive impact
  • 6 weeks annual leave per annum, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditions.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:

Karen Champlin

Project Coordinator

Fleming Fund Projects – Global & Tropical Health

Email: karen.champlin@menzies.edu.au

 

How to Apply:

Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.  

 

Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Updated resume
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria (No more than 2 pages)
  • Any other relevant supporting documentation   

 

For a copy of the position description or to find more information on how to apply for this role please visit Menzies careers website: http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8626.

 

Closing date:  Sunday, 9 October 2022