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Media and Communications Coordinator

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Organisation : The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

Location : Melbourne (East Melbourne)

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Health – General

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 19 Sep, 2018

About the Role

We are seeking a generalist communications specialist to for this permanent part-time role to help work on a wide range of publications, craft newsworthy media features on our leading-edge treatments and patient stories, manage internal communications projects and assist with online communications.

Variety is the key in this rewarding position as you will liaise with staff at all levels, media, patients, government agencies, and research partners.

You will be an excellent writer and editor, with the ability to work to tight deadlines. You will be organised, enthusiastic and a team player with the skills to deliver timely and effective messages across a range of channels while ensuring attention to detail and accuracy.

With experience in managing diverse and sometimes sensitive relationships, this position will suit someone who enjoys the challenges and rewards of working in a dynamic not-for-profit setting.

As a member of a supportive team, you will hit the ground running and make the role your own.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (the Eye and Ear) is a world leading facility, being Australia’s only specialist stand-alone eye, ear, nose and throat (ENT) hospital. Internationally recognised as a leader in eye and ear care the Eye and Ear is the largest public provider of ophthalmology and ENT services in Victoria, and delivers approximately half of Victoria’s public eye surgery and all of Victoria’s public cochlear implants. The Eye and Ear has over 80 different specialist clinics for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of vision and hearing loss and provides a 24 hour emergency eye and ENT service.

A major redevelopment is currently underway to create a modern internal structure. The redevelopment will provide an excellent opportunity to continue to build the hospital’s capacity to provide safe, effective and efficient patient centred care into the future. As a consequence of the Eye and Ear redevelopment project, the hospital currently operates from two sites in East Melbourne. Services are also provided in community settings, such as ENT outpatient appointments at Taralye in Blackburn (an early intervention centre for deaf children and their families), eye day surgery at Northern and Eastern Health, and an audiology/ENT clinic for Aboriginal children at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service in Fitzroy. Telehealth facilities have been established with a number of regional and rural health services across Victoria.

The hospital is a teaching and research centre and has key partnerships with the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), the University of Melbourne, the Bionics Institute, Bionic Vision Australia and HEARing CRC. The hospital provides medical, nursing and allied health training, with all Victorian ophthalmologists trained through the hospital. In collaboration with Universities and research partners, the Eye and Ear undertakes world-leading research.

A major redevelopment is currently underway to create a modern internal structure. The redevelopment will provide an excellent opportunity to continue to build the hospital’s capacity to provide safe, effective and efficient patient centred care into the future.

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