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Senior Lecturer and Course Leader MSc Paramedic Science

College of Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare

Salary:   £46,884 to £52,291 per annum
Release Date:   Tuesday 23 April 2019
Closing Date:   Wednesday 29 May 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 10 June 2019
Reference:   NURS170

Do you have significant clinical experience as a Paramedic?

Are you registered with the HCPC (or eligible if you’re eligible for Tier 2)?

Can you help us train the next generation of Paramedics?

Then come join the University of West London and aid us in delivering a brand new course!

We are seeking to recruit a full-time Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the MSc Paramedic Science course, which will be delivered by UWL from November 2019, with a cohort of 30 students, from our Brentford campus*. This will be the first of its kind to offer pre-registration Paramedic Science at postgraduate level in London.

It has been designed for applicants with a healthcare profession/biological sciences undergraduate degree (with direct patient contact experience), who wish to become a paramedic in two years. We are partnering with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS), the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK to deliver this trailblazing course. On successful completion graduates will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Paramedic*.

As a Senior Lecturer you will be responsible for the Course Leadership of this exciting new course. This will include:

•             In liaison with the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Health care (CNMH) Lead for Recruitment organising and supporting recruitment activity (i.e. open days, selection events).

•             Leading the implementation, day to day management and delivery of high quality, engaging paramedic science modules and course.

•             Module leadership and delivery.

•             Supporting the pastoral needs of students.

•             Monitoring students’ progression in relation to meeting the academic and course requirements.

•             Supporting students and Practice Educators/mentors in practice placements.

•             Providing support to the paramedic science delivery team and working effectively as part of a wider healthcare team.

Furthermore, as a member of the academic team, you will contribute to the development of the professional, academic, research and scholarly profile of paramedic science in CNMH. You will also contribute your paramedic science expertise to our wider provision i.e. Nursing, Midwifery, Operating Department Practice and CPD.

This is an exciting time to join our dynamic team and a fantastic opportunity to lead this new development.

The post will largely be based at the UWL West London Paragon campus, however travel to UWL’s other campuses (Ealing and Berkshire) may be required.

We will also consider applications from individuals under the Tier 2 Scheme.

*Subject to approval by UWL and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – approval event is scheduled for the 26th and 27th June 2019.

You will hold a minimum of a Master’s degree or be working towards a PhD/Prof Doctorate, hold a higher education teaching qualification and current registration with the HCPC as a Paramedic (or be eligible to apply if applying under Tier 2). You will also possess excellent IT, interpersonal and communication skills.

You will have significant clinical experience as a paramedic and experience of delivering paramedic science education in a higher education setting. As a Senior Lecturer you will have experience of curriculum development and use of innovative, evidence-based approaches to support teaching and learning.

The post requires a candidate with enthusiasm, self-motivation, ability to manage their own workload and a willingness to commit to the University’s vision and values.

Apply today by submitting your CV, Cover Letter and answering the questions, everyone will get a response.

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