Medical Education Fellows/Resident Medical Officers

Spencer Private Hospital Ltd and Kent and Medway Medical School
Canterbury, Kent
£38, 693.00 salary, dependant on experience
10 Jul 2020
24 Aug 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

The Kent and Medway Medical School

Our vision for the Kent and Medway Medical School - KMMS is to create a new medical school for Kent and Medway that becomes a beacon for first-class medical education and research. The School will attract the most talented aspiring doctors from within the local community and beyond, offering training and development opportunities that will help to keep that talent in Kent and Medway.

KMMS brings together the existing centres of excellence in health and medical education provided by the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University and local healthcare organisations, to offer a new model of person-centred medical education.

Lead by its Founding Dean, Professor Chris Holland, the School will open in September 2020, offering 100 undergraduate medical places on a yearly basis. The five-year undergraduate programme will be taught at the Canterbury campuses of both university partners with medical placements within Primary, Community and Secondary Care across Kent and Medway.

Spencer Private Hospitals

Spencer Private Hospitals - SPH, are three hospitals situated in South East Kent and they are owned and operated by SPH. The SPH at Margate is a purpose-built hospital located close to the Accident & Emergency unit at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate - QEQM. Our patients have full access to the treatment and operating facilities offered by these NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals. Margate hospital is a 22-bed independent hospital opened in October 1998. There is a 4-bed inpatient facility in Ashford which opened in Nov 2008. SPH at Ashford is located within the Rotary Suite of the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, with a consulting suite facility consisting of 5 consulting rooms, Audiology Department and Physiotherapy Services opened in Mar 2016. In 2020 we are extending the Ashford Site to a 12 bed inpatient facility. In 2019 SPH opened a new Consulting Room Suite at the Kent and Canterbury hospital and have plans for 2020/21. All our hospitals have a reputation for providing excellent medical and surgical facilities supported by Specialist Consultants, Specialist Nurses and Physiotherapists. We have state of the art diagnostic equipment and exceptionally high standards of nursing care. We offer our patients and their families the unique reassurance and support that NHS Foundation Trusts offer, providing an environment not enjoyed by other private providers in the area.

The Kent and Medway Medical School Programme

The KMMS curriculum is based on the equivalent successful and highly evaluated programme from our contingency medical school, Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). The curriculum model is a spiral curriculum whereby students build upon the principles and concepts taught year by year, increasing the depth and range of topics learnt. We must satisfy certain regulatory conditions and an ongoing accreditation process led by the General Medical Council - GMC, is in progress now and until 2025. Within the broad benchmarking required to ensure that novation of KMMS students to the BSMS programme would be feasible should the GMC deem it necessary, there is a high degree of flexibility for innovation.

The Roles

We are seeking enthusiastic Medical Education Fellows to contribute to the teaching and assessment of:

  • Clinical, Communication and Professional skills - 4 FTEs
  • Anatomical sciences - 4 FTEs
  • The KMMS Vertical Themes - 4 FTEs

The roles offer an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of medical educators, working to establish and deliver an innovative and integrated undergraduate medical curriculum. All KMMS Medical Education Fellows will be involved in a wide range of face-to-face learning and teaching activities required for the successful delivery of our programme which will allow the post holders to acquire many essential teaching skills, enhance their own medical knowledge and develop a portfolio of teaching experience, evaluation and reflection in a supervised environment. The roles may also involve various learning and teaching activities involving students from other programmes such as nursing, physiotherapy, engineering, the arts and humanities, biological sciences and other professions allied to healthcare. KMMS Medical Education fellows will be role models for students and support the respective Leads in the delivery of learning, teaching and assessment in various domains throughout the programme.

Successful applicants will be involved in the delivery of sessions using a range of learning and teaching modalities, such as: small group workshops, teaching with simulated patients and low and high fidelity simulation, working in a brand new anatomical sciences facility to deliver cadaver-based teaching of  topographical and gross anatomy, developmental and microscopic anatomy including neuroanatomy, radiological anatomy / imaging and histology. This will involve supervising anatomical dissection and preparing prosecutions from cadaveric materials as required for learning, teaching and assessment purposes.

Experience/ qualifications: Must have primary medical qualification, Advanced Life Support, minimum of 2 years post graduate experience. 

Responsible to: Lead for Clinical and Professional Skills, KMMS Head of Anatomy, UG Programme Director, Vertical Theme Lead - depending on area of curriculum where your education responsibility lies. Medical Advisory Committee Lead  and the Medical Director to Spencer Private Hospitals.

Expected start date: ASAP, no later than August 2020

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