Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Clinical Skills and Simulation (Paramedic Science)

Salary: £33,797 to £49,553 per annum

There is flexibility in this role and applicants are welcome to apply for part time, job share, or clinical secondment options.

Bucks New University is an ambitious, modern university; one that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. Our staff combine the very best professional practice with inspirational teaching and the University is consistently in the top quartile of the NSS for higher education institutions in the UK, exceeding the sector average in almost every area of the survey (NSS, 2019).

This is an exciting time to join the University, with our new University Strategy – Impact 2022 – and our revised values. The University is poised for the next phase in its development as we seek to develop our impact further, enrich the student experience through innovative and employment-focused education, and realign our professional services in support of our strategic aims.

The School of Healthcare and Social Work are delighted to invite applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Clinical Skills and Simulation to join our newly established Paramedic Science team. The BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science is a brand-new course for Bucks and we welcome our first intake in September 2021. Working alongside our award-winning technical team, you will take the lead on practical teaching, assessment and simulation activity across the programme. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who wish to take on a fractional appointment whilst maintaining clinical practice. As a core member of the paramedic teaching team, you will also provide support to students in practice-based learning environments (placement) and developing our portfolio of courses, modules and CPD across the School.

If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University’s values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

What you can expect in return are excellent employment benefits including: training, development and research support, a generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme, discounted gym membership and a range of staff discounts with major retailers.

For further information about this role please contact:

All applications are to be made in full and online. The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CV’s or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

Interview Date: week commencing 24th May

At Bucks New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.

Bucks New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.

The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.

JOB DESCRIPTION

School/Directorate: Health Care and Social Work

Grade: G

Responsible to: Associate Professor for Paramedic Science

Job Purpose:

  • You will be responsible for the delivery of pre- and post-registration paramedic education, predominantly at undergraduate level. Expertise in teaching clinical skills, coaching students and running clinical simulations is highly desirable.
  • You will be an experienced paramedic, with an interest in clinical education. Working with the Course Leader and Associate Professor for Paramedic Science, you will develop and deliver high-quality paramedic education, simulated clinical learning and integrate technology into your teaching.
  • You will work with the established Skills Acquisition and Simulation Team to provide unrivalled simulated learning and assessment for our students. As a member of the academic teaching team, you will also provide academic advice and pastoral support to students, and work with our practice partners to ensure practice educators are equipped to manage students in clinical practice.
  • You should have a strong interest in innovating education, creating imaginative and challenging learning opportunities and ensuring student paramedics have the competency and capability to function effectively in clinical practice.
  • You will contribute and participate in curriculum development, research and other forms of scholarly activity.
  • To be a team-player and contribute to the wider work of the department/school.
  • Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:

  • With support – design and deliver high quality, innovative and challenging learning experiences, using current theory and practice together in lively debate.
  • With support – undertake associated activities in connection with the courses taught including, personal tutoring, recruitment, assessment, review and evaluation.
  • To contribute to the student experience – demonstrating an awareness of the need for ‘customer focus’ in respect of resolving issues.
  • To conduct research and scholarly activity of relevance to the lecturer role and / or professional practice and aligns own research with teaching and learning.
  • To engage with business and professional networks to promote teaching and learning and research in a professional context.
  • To contribute to open days, school, college and partnership links and the promotional work of the department.
  • To support students in supervising placements, learning in practice, internships and work-related activities.
  • To deliver pastoral care for students.
  • With support to plan and deliver the curriculum using appropriate media, including the use of IT.
  • To provide effective feedback, support and guidance to students, which promotes improvement of performance.
  • To engage in professional development activities (e.g. CPD, attendance at conferences) relating to teaching, learning and assessment.
  • To maintain and foster the high reputation of the University in practice partner settings.
  • Any other such reasonable duties as required by the Head of School / Associate Head of School / Associate Professor.
  • PERSON SPECIFICATION

    E – Essential D = Desirable A = Application T = Test/Presentation I = Interview

    Education, Qualifications & Training

    E / D

    Means of Testing

    First degree in a relevant field

    E

    A

    Professional registration as a paramedic with the HCPC

    E

    A

    Recognised HE teaching qualification, or commitment to undertake one

    E

    A/I

    Evidence of recent scholarship and/or continuing professional development relevant to the post

    E

    A/I

    Fellow of the HEA, or commitment to work towards achieving HEA Fellow accreditation

    E

    A/I

    Postgraduate clinical education and/or development in a specialist area of practice (e.g., primary care, urgent care, critical care), or willingness to undertake this activity

    D

    A/I

    Knowledge & Experience

    E / D

    Proven experience of working effectively within a team

    E

    A/I

    Relevant teaching experience in the UK or European HEI sector including assessing practical skills (e.g., OSCE examiner, skills tutor, associate lecturer)

    D

    A/I/T

    Professional experience in a range of clinical settings

    D

    A/I

    Knowledge and understanding of simulation equipment, moulage techniques, simulator programming and maintenance.

    D

    A/I/T

    An understanding of the University sector, working at Lecturer level including teaching plans and course delivery.

    D

    A/I

    Skills

    E / D

    Effective presentation skills

    E

    I/T

    Efficient Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

    E

    I/T

    Effective communication skills

    E

    I/T

    The ability, or potential, to plan and deliver high quality and supportive teaching in clinical skills and simulation, to a diverse range of students.

    E

    I/T

    Special Requirements

    E / D

    A willingness and ability to work in off-site locations

    E

    I

    A willingness and ability to contribute to University Open Days (which may fall on Saturdays)

    E

    I

    Membership of relevant professional bodies or organisations (e.g., College of Paramedics, Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare)

    D

    A

    ROLE COMPETENCIES (6 most relevant to the role)

    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

    Agreeing & Delivering Student Expectations

    Level 2/3 Indicators

  • Establishes student requirements
  • Takes responsibility for resolving student concerns
  • Seeks feedback/evaluation on performance
  • Keeps students informed
  • Responds to routine welfare issues by referring to guidelines and procedures
  • Sets quality standards for own area Monitors and maintains standards and policiesEncourages others to find new ways of improving performanceWorks across departments/agencies/ allied health professionals where appropriate to ensure effectiveness of support
  • Presenting & Communicating

    Level 2 Indicators

  • Explains the reasons behind regulations and procedures
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly
  • Actively listens to what is said and observes body language to respond appropriately
  • Adapting & Coping

    Level 2 Indicators

  • Implements changes in timely way
  • Sees issues from other points of view and adapts own behaviour
  • Structures own approach in planned way to help others adapt
  • Acts calmly during difficult circumstances
  • Recovers from setbacks quickly
  • Teaching & Learning

    Level 2/3 Indicators

  • Designs and plans learning activities or programmes of study within clinical practice or educational setting
  • Teaches and supports student learning
  • Gives feedback and assessment to learners
  • Integrates scholarship, research and professional activities within teaching and supportive learning
  • Delivers a supportive environment in clinical practice or an educational setting to substantively enhance the student experience
  • Develops on-going relationships with students to achieve learning outcomes
  • PARTNERS / OUTWARD FACING

    Analysing & Researching

    Level 2 Indicators

  • Gathers and manipulates routine data so it can be interpreted by others
  • Analyses all types of information from a wide range of sources
  • PEOPLE / RELATIONSHIPS

    Applying Expertise / Scholarly Activity

    Level 2/3 Indicators

  • Follows new developments in own field
  • Develops credibility through scholarly activity
  • Regularly reviews CPD plans and updates on progress
  • Acquires knowledge of professional or technical practice and keeps up to date
  • Contributes to internal development, consultations and external conferences through research, scholarship and knowledge transfer
  • Adhering to Bucks Values

    Level 2 Indicators

  • Encourages others to follow policies and procedures
  • Actively listens and respects others’ points of view
  • Encourages open debate and discussion
  • Consults and considers colleagues from all equality strands
  • JOB DESCRIPTION

    School/Directorate: Health Care and Social Work

    Grade: H

    Responsible to: Associate Professor for Paramedic Science

    Job Purpose:

  • You will be responsible for the delivery of pre- and post-registration paramedic education, at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Expertise in teaching clinical skills, coaching students and running clinical simulations is essential.
  • You will be an experienced paramedic, with a strong interest or proven track record in clinical education. Working with the Course Leader and Associate Professor for Paramedic Science, you will take the lead on, develop and deliver high-quality paramedic education, simulated clinical learning and integrate technology into your teaching.
  • You will work with the established Skills Acquisition and Simulation Team to provide unrivalled simulated learning and assessment for our students. As a member of the academic teaching team, you will also provide academic advice and pastoral support to students, and work with our practice partners to ensure practice educators are equipped to manage students in clinical practice.
  • You should have a strong interest in innovating education, creating imaginative and challenging learning opportunities and ensuring student paramedics have the competency and capability to function effectively in clinical practice.
  • To participate in, and lead curriculum development, research and other forms of scholarly activity.
  • To be a team-player and contribute to the wider work of the department/school.
  •   Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:

  • To design and deliver high quality, innovative and challenging learning experiences, using current theory and practice together in lively debate.
  • To undertake associated activities in connection with the courses taught including module leadership, curriculum development, personal tutoring, recruitment, assessment, review and evaluation.
  • To contribute to the student experience – demonstrating an awareness of the need for ‘customer focus’ in respect of resolving issues.
  • To conduct research and scholarly activity of relevance to the senior lecturer role and / or professional practice and aligns own research with teaching and learning.
  • To engage with business and professional networks to promote teaching and learning and research in a professional context.
  • To contribute and lead open days, school, college and partnership links and the promotional work of the department.
  • To support students in supervising placements, learning in practice, internships and work-related activities.
  • To deliver pastoral care and project supervision of students.
  • To plan and deliver the curriculum using appropriate media, including the use of IT.
  • To provide effective feedback, support and guidance to students, which promotes improvement of performance.
  • To engage in professional development activities (e.g. CPD, attendance at conferences) relating to teaching, learning and assessment.
  • To maintain and foster the high reputation of the University in practice partner settings.
  • Any other such reasonable duties as required by the Head of School / Associate Head of School / Associate Professor.
  • PERSON SPECIFICATION

    E – Essential D = Desirable A = Application T = Test I = Interview

    Education, Qualifications & Training

    E / D

    Means of Testing

    First degree in a relevant field

    E

    A

    Professional registration as a paramedic with the HCPC

    E

    A

    Recognised HE teaching qualification, or commitment to undertake one

    E

    A/I

    Evidence of recent scholarship and/or continuing professional development relevant to the post

    E

    A/I

    Fellow of the HEA, or commitment to work towards achieving HEA Fellow accreditation

    E

    A/I

    Postgraduate award (e.g., MSc in Clinical topic or relevant field)

    E

    A/I

    PhD level qualification in relevant field

    D

    A

    Knowledge & Experience

    E / D

    Relevant teaching experience in the UK or European HEI sector including assessing practical skills (e.g., OSCE examiner, skills tutor, lecturer, senior lecturer)

    E

    A

    Proven experience of working effectively within teams

    E

    A/I

    Knowledge and understanding of simulation equipment, moulage techniques, simulator programming and maintenance.

    E

    A/I/T

    Professional experience in a range of clinical settings

    D

    A/I

    Ability to, or experience of, conducting research focussed on publishable outcomes or to develop high quality knowledge exchange projects.

    D

    A/I

    Course and module development experience

    D

    A/I

    Experience of supervising postgraduate/PhD students to completion

    D

    A/I

    Skills

    E / D

    Effective presentation skills

    E

    I/T

    Efficient Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

    E

    I/T

    Effective communication skills

    E

    I/T

    The ability to plan and deliver high quality and supportive teaching in clinical skills and simulation, to a diverse range of students.

    E

    I/T

    Special Requirements

    E / D

    A willingness and ability to work in off-site locations

    E

    I

    A willingness and ability to contribute to University Open Days (which may fall on Saturdays)

    E

    I

    Membership of relevant professional bodies or organisations (e.g., College of Paramedics, Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare)

    D

    A

    ROLE COMPETENCIES (6 most relevant to the role)  

    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

    Agreeing & Delivering Student Expectations

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Sets quality standards for own area
  • Monitors and maintains standards and policies
  • Encourages others to find new ways of improving performance
  • Deals with complex welfare issues where appropriate
  • Uses professionals from other departments or agencies where appropriate to ensure effectiveness of support
  • Presenting & Communicating

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Conveys complex information to non-specialists
  • Uses probing questions to ensure full understanding
  • Shows confidence in speaking publicly
  • Presents in an engaging manner and with authority
  • Adapting & Coping

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Actively embraces change and enthusiastically supports initiatives
  • Revises own views when presented with new information
  • Keeps difficulties in perspective and maintains optimism in the face of challenges
  • Remains focused and productive under pressure
  • Teaching & Learning

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Delivers a series of lectures/workshops to substantively enhance the student experience
  • Develops on-going relationships with students/delegates to achieve learning outcomes
  • PARTNERS / OUTWARD FACING

    Analysing & Researching

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Determines how investigations are to be conducted
  • Analyses and interprets results
  • Probes assumptions to establish the facts
  • Pinpoints key information from a large amount of information and draws well-reasoned conclusions
  • PEOPLE / RELATIONSHIPS

    Applying Expertise / Scholarly Activity

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Acquires knowledge of professional or technical practice and keep up to date
  • Participates in continual professional development
  • Contributes to internal development and external conferences through research, scholarship and knowledge transfer
  • Adhering to Bucks Values

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Challenges inappropriate behaviours that breach the values
  • Maintains high personal ethical standards in approach and decision making
  • Acts as a role model
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