Lecturer in Operating Department Practice

Glasgow Caledonian University

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This is a part time (0.4FTE)/fixed term opportunity until 1 June 2018


Glasgow Caledonian University is the sole provider of pre-registration Operating Department Practice (ODP) education in Scotland and has established a reputation for producing high calibre graduates who are 'theatre ready'. It was one of the first ODP undergraduate programmes to be delivered at degree level in the United Kingdom. The BSc Operating Department Practice has strong links with partner NHS Boards and 100% employment following completion of programme.


The Department of Nursing and Community Health is seeking to appoint one part time (0.4fte fixed term) Lecturer in ODP to join a team providing input to the undergraduate course and post registration perioperative modules. You would be joining a department that offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and has established partnerships and collaboration with the wide range of expertise and professions working across the university, as well as local health and third sector organisations. 


It is essential that you have current registration with HCPC as an Operating Department Practitioner or registration with NMC as RN Adult, a Degree in a relevant area and evidence of current clinical competence, expertise in perioperative practice, evidence of teaching, learning, assessment and support of students within the perioperative area and evidence of ongoing personal and professional development.


This post may be offered as a secondment opportunity.


If you wish to know more about this role or for an informal discussion please feel free to contact Claire Lewsey, Programme Lead on 0141 331 8345 or Sarah Renton, Assistant Head of Department on 0141 331 3513.


Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.


We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates and are committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity at GCU.


Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

Main purpose of the role

The main purpose of this role is to deliver teaching and learning, undertake research and publish in high quality journals and to develop the international profile of the department and related programmes.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities of the role Delivery of a range of teaching and learning activities in the subject areas of anaesthetic practice, surgical practice and immediate post anaesthetic and critical care. Development and delivery of clinical simulation and blended learning activities. Undertake clinical placement visits and contribute to the development of the clinical placement network and the preparation of clinical mentors. Academic advising of students. Undertake academic leadership and administration activities, such as module leadership. Participate in the delivery of modules in the Interprofessional Framework. Person specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications

E1 – Current registration with HCPC as an Operating Department Practitioner/or Registered Nurse Adult with NMC

E2- Degree in relevant area

D1 - Masters level qualification

D2 – Post graduate teaching qualification


E3- Experience of current perioperative practice

E4 – Experience of teaching, learning, assessment and support of students within the perioperative area.

D3 –Experience of teaching, learning and assessment in higher education sector

Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours

E5 – Flexibility and the ability to work independently and to use own initiative

E6 – Evidence of current clinical competence and expertise in perioperative practice

E7 – Evidence of on-going personal and professional development and commitment to scholarly engagement and development

E8 – Evidence of team working, interprofessional working and leadership

D4 – Evidence of engagement in scholarly activity

D5 – Evidence of engagement with wider university community, processes and structures.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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