Academic Specialist (Indigenous Eye Health Policy and Practice)

at University of Melbourne

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

Indigenous Eye Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne has developed and is supporting implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision. This is an evidence-informed and sector supported set of policy recommendations that outline the whole-of-system approach required to reduce disparities in Indigenous eye health. The Roadmap includes activities required at the national, jurisdictional and regional levels, and spans domains such as health system coordination, governance mechanisms, workforce development and health promotion, monitoring and evaluation.

You will support the regional implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision from a health system perspective. Clinical eye care practitioners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. The Roadmap is being implemented nationally, within all states and territories and in selected geographic regions across Australia. Political and sector advocacy and technical support are required at regional, jurisdictional and national levels.

This position will enable you to contribute to and lead improvements in Indigenous eye health. As part of a small team, you will collaborate with stakeholders within regions, jurisdictions and nationally to implement the Roadmap recommendations and provide technical advice and support.

Close date: 1 Jun 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria: Download File 0043281.pdf

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