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University Tutor in Clinical Skills and Simulated Learning Paramedic Science

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic clinical skills educator to join the Institute of Health and Society to play a key role in the delivery of clinical skills education in the Paramedic Science Programmes.

This includes the exciting new BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science, the Foundation Degree Paramedic Science and Technician to Paramedic programmes. The successful candidate will also contribute to clinical skills teaching across the department and wider Institute to promote inter professional learning and teaching across the Institute. 

The appointee will join a highly successful team based in the simulation suite delivering core skills and simulation teaching for the paramedic provision. They will also participate in clinical simulation across a number of other health related disciplines including physicians associate, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. The Institute is committed to inter-disciplinary simulated learning and the successful candidate will further enhance these developments. The Institute has a state of the art simulation centre including hospital, therapy and home environments and also benefits from dedicated skills technicians and a range of technically advanced equipment. 

The Department of Allied Health and Social Sciences is one of three Departments in the Institute of Health and Society alongside the Department of Nursing and Midwifery and the Department of Psychology and comprises the following programmes: Foundations degrees, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutritional therapy, Paramedic Science, Social work, Advanced Clinical Practice, Physician Associate and Public Health. 

The department also support continuous professional development through short courses and study days.

Selection process: 

Short-listed candidates invited to interview will be asked to deliver a twenty-minute teaching session (followed by 5 minutes of questions). The teaching session should be pitched at level 5 and needs to focus on a clinical skill relevant to paramedic practice. The session will be delivered to a small panel of academics, service users and students. The Chair of this group will provide feedback on the presentation to the interview panel.

Closing date: Wednesday 23 Aug 2017

Reference number: IHS1713 - 3361

Job details

Job details

Salary
AC2/3 £32,003 - £46,925 per year with opportunity to progress to £51,260 per year
Hours
Full time - 37 hours
Start
As soon as possible
Duration
Permanent
Responsible to
Deputy Head of Institute and Head of Allied Health and Social Sciences
Responsible for
N/A
Interview date
To be confirmed

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Background

Background

The Institute of Health and Society offers courses ranging from foundation degrees in a variety of specialties, Undergraduate honours degrees, Masters and PhD level study across a number of disciplines. 

The department offers the foundation degree in paramedic science and the technician to paramedic conversion programme. The unit is also developing a range of new CPD provision and a new BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science. The wider academic unit has an exceptional reputation for excellence and the appointee will further develop the quality of our provision through strong collaboration with our practice partners. 

The Institute of Health & Society upholds the overall mission of the University by providing high quality, accessible learning opportunities, promoting academic enquiry and the advancement of knowledge. We are committed to the Widening Participation and Social Inclusion agendas and have a good record of assisting those with disabilities to undertake Higher Education. 

For an informal discussion please contact Sharon Hardwick: Programme Lead Paramedic Science S.hardwick@worc.ac.uk; or Jane Perry, Head of Allied Health and Social Sciences; Jane.perry@worc.ac.uk.

Main duties

Main duties

1. To contribute to clinical skills teaching and related activities for the Paramedic Science programmes and other programmes within the Institute, drawing on own area of specialism to design teaching sessions which maximise the integration of clinical skills into the curriculum. 

2. To contribute to the skills assessment process for students including the setting, marking and moderation of work, individually or collectively as part of a team in accordance with quality assurance procedures. 

3. To design and develop innovative and inspiring learning materials and assessments. 

4. To participate fully in curriculum development work including planning, development and evaluation of programmes. 

5. To act as a Personal Academic Tutor to undergraduate students. 

6. To carry out academic administrative work and participate in relevant committees within the Institute and University. 

7. To participate in annual staff development and review processes. 

8. To actively engage in scholarship, research and professional academic publication in ways which contribute to the University and Institute objectives and contribute to ensuring up-to-date, leading edge teaching. 

9. To undertake tutorial responsibilities, including maintaining records, for a group and/or individual students. 

10. To participate fully in the life of the Institute and University, by engaging in representational and ambassadorial activities in support of the Institute’s activities and carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Head of Institute or her/his nominee. 

*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training. 

*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students. 

*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.

Person specification

Person specification

Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria: 

1. Evidence of First Degree in a relevant subject area. 

2. HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered Paramedic. 

3. Evidence of excellence in teaching in a higher education Institution and or as a mentor in practice. 

4. Up to date knowledge, experience and expertise in pre-hospital emergency care. 

5. Effective partnership working with large complex organisations. 

6. Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with a wide range of people, both orally and in writing. 

7. Effective team working and inter-personal skills. 

8. ICT competence for teaching and administration purposes. 

9. Evidence of engaging in the education process of students. 

10. Evidence of on-going CPD. 

Desirable Criteria: 

1. Higher degree. 

2. Teaching qualification or HEA membership. 

3. Mentorship qualification or equivalent. 

4. Higher Education teaching experience. 

5. Teaching qualification or HEA Fellowship*. 

*Newly appointed staff who do not already hold HEA professional recognition or a HE teaching qualification, will be required to achieve this within three years of their appointment to the post, either through completion of the PG Cert Learning and Teaching in HE, or for those with significant experience of teaching in HE, via the University’s accredited CPD scheme conferring Fellowship at the appropriate level.

Applications from Non EEA Workers:

Prospective applicants are advised to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK without restriction. 

Prospective applicants in points-based system immigration routes should assess their circumstances against the published criteria, which are set out on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration.  

Visit www.naric.org.uk/visasandnationality for more information on how you can use a qualification from outside the UK to meet the requirements of the immigration rules. 

Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs

The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. 

In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment. 

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.

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