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Course Director - Early, Transitions and Essentials of Clinical Practice

Requisition ID:  15621
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date:  14-Jan-2022

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

 

Closing Date: 28 January 2022


The Role

 

Accountable to the Board of Medical Studies, through the Office of the Director or Deputy Directors of Medical Studies, to manage the delivery and assessment of the Early Clinical and Community Experience, Transition to Clinically Based Practice and Essentials of Clinical Practice courses of the MBBS curriculum in order to integrate student’s early clinical training.


The Course Director’s role is to ensure the equality of teaching, learning and assessment for all MBBS students undertaking this course within the Regional Medical School.

 

The Faculty of Medical Sciences holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for women working in science, and the University holds an HR Excellence in Research award.

 

Interviews will be held on the 14th February 2022

 

For more information about the Faculty of Medical Sciences please visit:
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences

 

For more information about the School of Medical Education please visit:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sme/

 

This is a part time position for 16 hours per week (0.4FTE).


Prospective applicants who wish to discuss the appointment informally should contact, Dr Paul Paes, Director of Medical Studies, on paul.paes@newcastle.ac.uk. 


Key Accountabilities


•    To plan, organise and manage the courses across all sites to ensure it is fit for purpose and to ensure equivalence of student experience. This includes process and resource planning,
•    To supervise Clinical Teaching Fellows in years 1 and 2,
•    To work effectively, and in partnership with the designated local leads within the Local Education Providers and including Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), to deliver the courses to the agreed learning outcomes,
•    To be dedicated exclusively to the Newcastle MBBS programme,
•    To understand the whole curriculum, where this course fits, and build on prior learning in the development of the placement,
•    To link with years 1 – 5 Year Leads and Course directors for years 3-5, to ensure the courses integrate with other elements of the programme,
•    To act as a point of reference in respect of the placement for teachers, and where appropriate students, through the Local Education Providers (LEPs) leads,
•    To contribute to the regular creation and review of the examination question banks specifically in relation to the particular placement either in writing or at meetings, to ensure the learning outcomes for the placement are being appropriately assessed,
•    To contribute to the clinical and professional assessment processes for the placement and the programme as a whole, including involvement in the standard setting process,
•    To quality monitor and ensure standardisation and uniformity of any in-course assessment for the course across the Regional Medical School,
•    To co-ordinate and quality monitor learning materials used within the course, including those uploaded to the virtual learning environment,
•    To contribute to the review of content of shared learning materials, and placement documentation within the required timelines to ensure the students receive them in a timely manner,
•    To actively contribute to curriculum development meetings and other quality monitoring/management meetings as appropriate.  To contribute to the agenda for meetings to ensure the relevance of topics discussed,
•    To engage with regional medical school leads and other Course Directors to ensure horizontal and vertical integration,
•    To work with the Sub-Dean for Staff Development to ensure clinical teachers are appropriately trained for their role, both on-line and face to face.

 

The Person (Essential)

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 


•    Knowledge of the MBBS curriculum and where the course fits into it,
•    Knowledge of the relevant subject areas delivered in Years 1, 2 and 3 of the
     MBBS curriculum,
•    Knowledge of NUMed and how the relevant courses are delivered and outcomes met,
•    Understanding of curriculum development and assessment,
•    Successful leadership experience,
•    At least two years teaching/ assessment experience on the MBBS programme.

Desirable:
•    Recognition of teaching and or leadership though membership or fellowship with HEA, AoMEd, FMLM or equivalent bodies,
•    Evidence of successful leadership within medical education.

 

Attributes and Behaviour


•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
•    Ability to work collaboratively and across organisations,
•    Ability to manage change.


Qualifications


•    Be on the General Medical Council Specialist (any recognised speciality) or GP Register and in a substantive senior clinical role.

Desirable:
•     A recognised teaching qualification (Course Directors will be expected to work towards this if not achieved by the time of appointment).

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.  

 

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 15621