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Full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice

in Derby through University of Derby

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University of Derby are looking for an innovative individual to join their talented lecturing team as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice to help push the boundaries of education delivery.

Salary £32,817 to £49,553 per annum

Closing date Sunday 21 February 2021


About the role
Are you passionate about education in the perioperative environment and driven towards shaping the future Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) workforce into safe and resilient practitioners? Are you looking to further your career by moving from a clinical setting into higher education?

Following the success and increased demand of our unique online distance learning Operating Department Practice (ODP) degree programme, the University of Derby are looking for an innovative individual to join their talented lecturing team as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to help push the boundaries of education delivery. The programme is delivered as an apprenticeship, with learners gaining academic skills and knowledge through established online teaching delivery. Whilst primarily delivered online, learners experience some face-to-face teaching through residential skills weeks in our modern simulation facilities, with learners then applying this taught underpinning knowledge through working clinically in their workplace in order to become a competent and resilient practitioner. The University of Derby has a strong tradition of successful online teaching and is also one of the biggest healthcare apprenticeship providers in the region.

You will be an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) or Registered Nurse with current registration with HCPC or NMC and you will have extensive clinical experience and knowledge of working within anaesthetic, scrub and/or recovery in the perioperative environment. You will hold a relevant degree or equivalent in a health-related discipline, have evidence of post-registration professional development and be able to evidence experience of teaching or mentoring. Previous experience of teaching and working in a higher education environment would be beneficial but is not essential however applicants with no formal teaching qualification will be expected to work towards a PGCertHE. Achievement of a Masters/Level 7 qualification/PhD would be preferred however applicants who do not possess these qualifications and who would be willing to work towards them will be considered for the role.

Effective teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential, and you will be innovative and creative in sharing your knowledge and experience to provide high quality healthcare education. You will understand the importance of student experience and have the ability and drive to improve excellence in teaching and student experience by delivering transformative and innovative learning experiences to our students.

The University of Derby is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. However you identify, we actively celebrate the knowledge, experience and talents each person brings.

Principal accountabilities
Learning/Teaching
Effectively teach and facilitate learning on a range of subjects/modules within the subject area on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience programmes.
Ensure that knowledge from research and scholarly activities informs and enhances learning and teaching, as well as extending it to appropriate external activities such as knowledge transfer activities.
Ensure that module/programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University.
Participate effectively in the assessment process, including the setting, marking and moderation of student work, providing constructive feedback and ensuring it is in accordance with quality assurance procedures.
Participate in the continuing review and development of module/programme delivery, incorporating innovative study modes, learning environments and pedagogic practices to engage and stimulate students, deliver effective learning outcomes and develop the skills and attributes of the ‘Derby Graduate’.
Take on relevant module leader and/or programme leader responsibilities, including associated marketing, recruitment, delivery and ongoing programme development activities.
Research/Scholarship
Engage in individual research and collaborate both internally and externally on research projects that are consistent with the College, and contribute to influencing leading edge practice in the University and contribution to the REF.
Sustain and enhance the reputation of the University by publishing in appropriate quality journals and presenting at scholarly activities such as workshops, conferences and other similar events.
Develop and maintain contacts and relationship with relevant professional, research and industrial organisations.
Contribute to writing bids for externally funded research projects.
Other
Act as a personal tutor, supporting and mentoring students as appropriate.
Provide pastoral care to students, referring when necessary to services that provide further support.
Support marketing and student recruitment activities as required.
Develop external links in order, for example, to support student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income or build relationships for future activities.
Be responsible for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, timetabling, examinations and assessment of progress and student attendance.
Contribute to effective cross College / University working.
Observe and implement University policies and procedures.

Person specification
Essential Criteria
Qualifications
Operating Department Practitioner with active HCPC registration or Registered Nurse with active Nursing and Midwifery Council registration with extensive clinical experience and knowledge of working within anaesthetic, scrub and/or recovery in the perioperative environment
Good Honours Degree in relevant subject discipline or equivalent
Fellowship of the Advanced HE (HEA) or willingness to work towards (within 18 months)
PhD (or submitted and awaiting examination) or equivalence accepted in a relevant subject area, for example by publication or through appropriate professional achievement or willingness to work towards within an agreed timeframe
Subject specific qualifications / knowledge
Experience
Learning/Teaching
Experience or knowledge of quality assurance and validation of HE modules / programmes
Experience or knowledge of higher education and ability to use a range of delivery techniques to inspire and engage students
Research/Scholarship
Significant experience of own discipline to enable the development of new knowledge and understanding within the field
Experience of research/enterprise activity
Evidence of active publishing in high quality journals or other outputs in research or practice that will contribute to the REF or other areas identified in the College/University Research Strategy
Skills, knowledge & abilities
An appropriate level of digital capability and aptitude with practical experience of applications which aid student learning
Ability to communicate complex and conceptual ideas to a range of groups
Proficient in using IT to support own work and for application to technology-enhanced learning/teaching and research activities
Excellent written and oral communication skills including networking and relationship building skills, both across the University and externally
Able to demonstrate both independent self-management and team working
Able to work with competing priorities and to tight deadlines
Demonstrates competences, core behaviours and supplementary behaviours that support and promote the University’s core values
Demonstrates professionalism in learning / teaching and the values of the UK Professional Standards Framework for HE
A sound understanding of the current higher education environment and its implications for the student learning experience
A sound understanding of the employability agenda and its relevance to learners and the curriculum
A sound understanding of internationalisation and its relevance for learners and the curriculum
Flexible to the needs of others
Innovative and creative
Committed to continual enhancement and a high quality student experience
Committed to a high-performance culture, fostering continuous improvement and driving quality
Business requirements
Able to take a flexible approach to work
Travel between sites and occasionally overseas for research or teaching
Some evening and occasional weekend teaching
Attendance at Open Days, Graduation events etc.
A commitment to own professional development

Benefits
As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

How to apply
You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

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