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Director of the Simulation Centre for Patient Safety

Employer The University of Auckland
Workplace The University of Auckland
Specialty Anaesthesia
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week N/A
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 30 Jun 2021
Employer The University of Auckland Workplace The University of Auckland
Specialty Anaesthesia Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week N/A Application closing date 30 Jun 2021

Job description

Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau - The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading and largest university (2021 QS Ranking placed = 81st in the world) with over 40,00 students and 6,000 staff. The University has eight faculties and supports a number of world-leading research centres and institutes. It is New Zealand's pre-eminent research institution, employing the largest number of top-ranked researchers in the country.

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is one of the largest and most diverse faculty with more than 4,000 students studying across our six schools, led by world-leading researchers and lecturers.

Job description

Within the School of Medicine, the Simulation Centre for Patient Safety (SCPS) is seeking to appoint a Director.

This is a substantive appointment for either a clinical academic (likely at Senior Lecturer level but negotiable depending on the candidate) or a suitably qualified and experienced professional staff candidate with the key leadership responsibility as Director of the Simulation Centre for Patient Safety.

This is a 0.5 FTE position, working 20 hours per week in support of this role. Clinical academics could negotiate an employment arrangement on a substantive university contract or a buy-back arrangement with their parent District Health Board.

The purpose of the position is to cultivate a dynamic collaborative environment at SCPS that fosters excellence in simulation-based teaching and learning, research, service and leadership with the overall goal of enhancing the quality and safety of healthcare.

For more detailed information, please refer to the position description.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About the team

Reporting through to the Head of Department of Anaesthesiology, you will be working closely with the SCPS Manager, Technical team, Teaching Technicians, Professional staff that support the team as well as permanent and casual Academic Staff, the team are passionate about their work with a goal to improve patient safety through simulation-based education and research.

He kōrero mōu - About you

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic with a passion to inspire both Academic and Professional Staff. They will have a strong ability to lead the development and delivery of strategic and operational activities for the Simulation Centre for Patient Safety as well as ensuring high quality teaching is delivered to our students. You will work with the Centre Manager to ensure that the Centre stays within its allocated budget

Important Skills/Experience - Nga Pūkenga Motuhake:
•Clinically experienced; respected and seen as an educationally/emotionally intelligent leader in an area of healthcare practice
•Experience of formal and informal teaching in healthcare
•Substantial experience with application of high fidelity simulation in undergraduate and/or graduate education
•Proven people management and leadership skills gained in a large and complex environment
•A consultative and collaborative approach with a natural ability to build lasting stakeholder relationships and partnerships
•Strong ability to negotiate
•A highly effective communication style, both written and verbal
•Be highly motivated, self-managing and exceptionally well organised. You will have strong planning and co-ordination skills and be able to juggle multiple tasks
•Technically Savvy

•Medical or suitable paramedical qualification

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university and is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:
•Flexible employment practices
•Career development programmes
•A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave
•Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services

For more information please visit staff benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Please reach out to Professor Simon Mitchell (HOD) on for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Wednesday, 30 June 2021 and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an offshore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.

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