Lecturer in Midwifery

Robert Gordon University
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Job Summary

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is a vibrant academic community and the main provider of nursing education in the North East of Scotland. The School is housed in a state of the art building designed to simulate both clinical and community settings providing a stimulating learning environment.

Our vision is to provide dynamic and transformational learning, teaching and research that makes a leading contribution to improving the health and well-being of local, national and global communities. We aim to engage with key partners to develop, deliver and disseminate high quality research that is of value to society, those using health and social care services, and the professions of nursing and midwifery.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with knowledge of contemporary midwifery practice. You will carry out teaching as designated and contribute to the wider School portfolio which includes undergraduate education, commercialisation, scholarly activity and research. This exciting post carries a high degree of responsibility to promote excellence in learning, teaching and research within the school and in collaboration with other health care professionals.

You should have or be working towards a Masters degree in a relevant subject and also possess a professional qualification with the NMC . You will also have a strong understanding of professional standards.

Our vision is to provide dynamic and transformational learning, teaching and research that makes a leading contribution to improving the health and well-being of local, national and global communities. We aim to engage with key partners to develop, deliver and disseminate high quality research that is of value to society, those using health and social care services, and the professions of nursing and midwifery.

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience. Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information visit: http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/disclosureinformation/pvgscheme.htm

For informal enquiries please contact Fiona Gibb, Lead Midwife for Education, email f.gibb@rgu.ac.uk or Dr Heather Bain, Academic Strategic Lead, Academic Programmes, email: heather.bain@rgu.ac.uk

Closing date: 23 February 2018

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Lecturer

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No Supervisory Responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: Lecturer in Midwifery who contributes to the deliver and development of the School's portfolio of courses and actively engages in research/consultancy activities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
Carries out designated teaching e.g via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratory work and particle sessions. Undertakes assessment duties in areas of expertise or as otherwise required by the Head of School.
Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.
Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.
Supervises undergraduate and post graduate projects.
Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas.
Participates in subject and course development.
Participates in curriculum development and, in particular contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching, learning and assessment.
Undertakes Course Leadership responsibilities, if required, and carries out all duties associated with the management of the courses.
Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g. personal tutor, theme leader, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records etc)
Assists in the supervision of students, as appropriate, during their clinical learning experiences.
Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and international clientele (including student recruitment)
Maintains working relationships with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.
Actively participates in and suggests relevant staff development activities.
Actively pursues and or encourages scholarship and research activities (e.g. writing for publications, developing own research, supervising research students, establishing externally funded research projects, presents at conferences.

Person Specification

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications and Professional Memberships:
Masters First Degree in a relevant subject area (or working towards one).
Current NMC registration as a Midwife

Knowledge and Experience:
Specialist knowledge of Midwifery.
3 years post-registration experience in Midwifery, teaching and mentoring of students in practice.
Leadership and Scholarship.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications and Professional Memberships:
PhD or working towards one or be willing to work towards one.
Teaching qualification recorded with the NMC.

Knowledge and Experience:
Pre-registration Midwifery Education.
Supervisory experience of staff/team leading.
Research activities.
Local/strategic Midwifery Networks

Behaviours

Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner


Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support


Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum


Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards


Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings


Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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