Clinical Skills Teaching Fellow

King's College London

Job id: 069146. Salary: Grade 6: £41,386 – £48,414 per annum (pro-rata), including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 15 June 2023. Closing date: 02 July 2023.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Medical Education.

Contact details:Colin Butchers. [email protected]

Location: Guy’s Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

Job description

The role of the Clinical Skills Teaching Fellow is to meet the evolving needs of clinical skills and simulation teaching in Undergraduate Medical Education at Kings. The post holder will be involved in the planning, design, and delivery of a range of teaching, simulation and e-learning resources. The role is designed to provide continuity of educational and operational support to the head of clinical skills by working 17.5 hours (0.5FTE) / 2.5 days a week, or equivalent and we are looking for a clinician who is looking to develop an academic career in clinical education.  

This will require the post holder to take a scholarly approach to the design, delivery & evaluation of simulation-based education, online and face to face teaching relating to interprofessional education and other aspects of clinical practice teaching.  You will be part of a dynamic team who work creatively and proactively to improve the student learning experience on campus and across the clinical sites.   

There are range of expected roles including, teaching foundation clinical skills in a first-year module; teaching on the Interprofessional Education (IPE) programme, including IPE full patient simulation (FPS), which focuses on human factors skills and use of the debrief diamond; teaching in year group theme weeks and developing e-learning content for all years to support the curriculum; writing for assessment (SBA’s, OSCE stations) and marking student submissions in the year 1 module.   

The focus of this post will be to support the head of clinical skills to deliver teaching on the IPE programme and MBBS theme-based curriculum. The strand of IPE teaching provides a range of learning about clinical practice focusing on team-based practice with seminars on (1) Promoting Patient Safety, (2) Pain Assessment and Management, (3) FPS and (4) Prevention of Medication Errors. The aim for this post is to deliver IPE teaching and assist with the review and content development. This role will suit a clinician with a good understanding of team based collaborative clinical practice, human factors skills and ability to develop curriculum resources for campus, ward based or online delivery.   

It is also an opportunity to enhance the MBBS programme by reviewing existing content to update, adapt and embed into the curriculum, particularly for online learning resources.    

Teaching will be mainly campus based with some online (Teams), as we continue to use a blended learning approach.   

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract   

This is a part-time post – 50% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Meet the evolving need for clinical skills teaching in undergraduate medical education, integrated clinical simulation and interprofessional learning.   
  • Work with the team to coordinate the planning, design and delivery of teaching from low to high fidelity simulation to medical students and inter professionally.  
  • Assist with the delivery of interprofessional education (IPE) programme  
  • Assist with the delivery of peer assisted learning (P.A.L)  
  • Assist with marking of written assignments   
  • Participate in the examination and assessment process (OSCE’s and SBA writing) examining on the stations, marking written submissions  
  • Assist in the preparation and production of resources and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) materials required to support the developing curriculum regarding skills training, assessment and promote opportunities for blended learning.  
  • Provide a proactive and collaborative link between King’s Health Partners and Teaching Campus Hospitals   
  • Assist and facilitate on clinical communication teaching.  
  • Undertake educational administration tasks as required to ensure delivery of teaching and curricula activity.   
  • Contribute to the evaluation of clinical skills teaching. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria

1.      Graduate in relevant discipline & a qualified and experienced health professional  

2.      Doctors – Completed foundation year programme, Allied Health Professionals – Band 6 or above  

3.      Doctors -GMC License to practice. AHP- NMC register or equivalent  

4.      (NHS Registered on professional body (no fitness to practice restrictions)  

5.      Broad range of relevant health professional clinical skills  

6.      Teaching experience within a healthcare setting  

7.      Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

8.      Excellent team worker  

9.      Design and/or Facilitation of Simulation Based Education 

Desirable criteria

1.      Post Graduate Certification in Clinical Education (PGCert) 

2.      Knowledge of / teaching of human factors in healthcare 

3.      Developing health professional education curriculum 

Further information

We aim to conduct interviews on 25th and 26th July. Further information will be provided if shortlisted.  

This post does not qualify for a Certificate of Sponsorship under Home Office regulations therefore the university will not be able to offer sponsorship for this role.

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