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  • Ref no: RGU03295
  • Published: 16/7/2020
  • Closes: 9/8/2020
  • Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
  • Salary: £34,804.00 - £49,553.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time & Part Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Summary

We have a number of opportunities for Lecturers from a variety of professional health backgrounds including nursing, midwifery and paramedic practice. We will also consider applications from those not related to these professional health backgrounds but possessing relevant subject expertise. In particular we are looking for expertise in mental health; midwifery; applied social sciences; applied human sciences; community nursing, school nursing, pre hospital and acute care as well as paramedic practice. This is an exciting time in nursing, midwifery and paramedic education where the School is growing in undergraduate and postgraduate student numbers as well as implementing a range of new programmes. With strong partnerships with health and social care providers, the School also demonstrates excellent employability for its graduates as well as upward improvements in student satisfaction and innovation in education.

With a degree in a relevant subject (achievement of MSc or PhD or working towards desirable), you will also be expected to contribute to the wider School portfolio which includes undergraduate and postgraduate nurse, midwifery and paramedic education as well as the School’s commercialisation activities. There are also opportunities to undertake applied health research in health and social care policy, education and clinical practice which impacts on the health and wellbeing of people, families and communities.

These are Monday to Friday roles with 46 days annual leave (including 3 statutory holidays and 7 days closure over Christmas) but we will consider different and flexible contract types to try and help you achieve a work/life balance, such as part-time, job share or term time only working. Whilst we are focussed on educating the next generation of nurses, midwives and paramedics, we also appreciate the need to retain skills in the health profession, so we are equally happy to consider part and full time secondments from your current role.

The School of Nursing,  Midwifery and Paramedic Practice is a vibrant academic community and the main provider of nursing education in the North East of Scotland. The School is housed in a state of the art building designed to simulate both clinical and community settings providing a stimulating learning environment.

Our vision is to provide dynamic and transformational learning, teaching and research that makes a leading contribution to improving the health and well-being of local, national and global communities. We aim to engage with key partners to develop, deliver and disseminate high quality research that is of value to society, those using health and social care services, and the professions of nursing and midwifery.

This post in subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit: https://www.mygov.scot/pvg-scheme/

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience. Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Neil Johnson, Academic Strategic Lead at n.johnson@rgu.ac.uk or Dr Heather Bain, Academic Strategic Lead at heather.bain@rgu.ac.uk; or Dr Sheelagh Martindale , Academic Strategic Lead at s.martindale@rgu.ac.uk

Relocation assistance may be available, subject to conditions.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No line management responsibility

PURPOSE OF THE POST: The lecturing role is predominantly to contribute to the School portfolio which includes undergraduate and postgraduate education, post registration CPD, scholarly activity and research.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

The responsibilities of the post holder will be to:

  • Participate in the development and preparation of teaching materials
  • Provide tutorial and personal guidance for students
  • Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects
  • Develop and maintain expertise in subject areas
  • Participate in subject and course development
  • Participate in curriculum development and in particular contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Assists in the supervision of students as appropriate during their clinical learning experience
  • Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and international clientele
  • Other activities as deemed appropriate by the Academic Strategic Lead or the Head of School

Person Specification

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships
Degree in a relevant subject area
Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health Professions Care Council (HCPC) or equivalent

Knowledge
Knowledge of contemporary subject specialism within health and social care

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
V300 Independent Prescribing Qualification
Advanced assessment skills
Higher Degree in relevant discipline
PGCert in Teaching and Learning or willing to work towards achieving this

Experience
Evidence of contribution to Professional Body Activity

 

Behaviours

Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner
Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support
Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum
Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards
Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings
Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

 

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