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Education Academy Fellow â€" Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Other
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
The Education Academy within Barts Health is expanding in response to the need with increasing numbers of students and trainees and commitment to offer the best educational experience for our trainees. There is a real need to ensure that students receive excellent tuition and that trainees have the best possible educational supervision. In line with our Education Strategy, we intend to improve education by building an Education Fellow faculty base made up of Specialty Teaching Fellows who contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate training and support Inter-professional Innovations.

Barts Health Simulation Service has four dedicated Simulation and Essential Clinical Skills Centres based at Newham University Hospital, Whipps Cross University Hospital, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London. Each of these centres has a proud history of being innovative and award winning. These departments are teaching areas with fully equipped simulation and clinical skills teaching and Haptic Clinical Skills facilities.

The post will be based at Whipps Cross Hospital and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to identify the clinical component on this role. These include AAU, Care of the Elderly, Respiratory and all other medical specialties will be considered.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder for this post will be involved primarily with developing educational opportunities for Core Medical Trainees through a wide range of teaching modalities including simulation based training, clinical skills, lectures, teaching clinics, a bedside teaching. The post holder will have the opportunity to work across sites with other education fellows supporting activity at our other centres and will support the delivery of Simulation based training opportunities to other specialties and support the distributive simulation agenda. All fellows joining our team will be invited to join our Education Forum where fellows have access to a structured development programme. All our fellows are encouraged to undertake a PG Cert in Education and funding will be available to support this. There will be an expectation to support undergraduate education.

The post holder would be responsible for their own personal development plan, with regards to both service and educational work. Regular appraisal must be undertaken with their clinical supervisor and Simulation Lead Specialist. The post holder will work closely with the Associate Director of Simulation to identify Educational Deliverables.

The post is covered by the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England and Wales), as amended from time to time
About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The contract is 12 month, fixed-term and is 40:60 teaching and clinical. 40 % of the time will be dedicated to Education Delivery. 60% of the time will be undertaken within the chosen Clinical Speciality. This is a 40 hour week contract. The current post holder is working within the medical speciality for their clinical time. Candidates must have NHS Clinical experience

This would typically suit anyone wishing to undertake further training in a medical specialty and education prior to or as part of an Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) from their Specialist Registrar training programme. For the latter prior agreement must be sought with the relevant Specialty Training Committee (STC) and Deanery

You will be expected to have at least two years of accredited core medical training to the level of IMT2 or equivalent. You will be expected to have passed MRCP Royal College of Physicians Membership examinations and have previous experience in delivering education.

NHS Clinical experience is essential.

The post will have opportunities to be involved in other teaching programmes including Foundation Trainees and interdisciplinary simulation training.

For more information please contact

Associate Director of Simulation

Person Specification
  • oMBBS
  • oALS
  • oMRCP
  • oHigher Medical audit relevant to stage of training e.g. MRCP/FRCA
  • oPostgraduate Qualification (MD/ PhD)
  • oClinical background of either GIM/ Acute Medicine
  • oPrevious experience in delivering education, ideally in an inter-professional setting
  • oEvidence of expert clinical skills & ability to work outside traditional boundaries
  • oExperience of involvement in research/written papers/public presentation
  • oNHS Clinical Experience
  • oComputer literacy: word, excel, power point
  • oFoundation & Core Programme Completion
  • oBasic knowledge of educational theory
  • oExcellent communication skills
  • oAbility to teach a wide range of both clinical & non-technical skills
  • oAbility to interact well with all members of a multi-professional team & at all grades of seniority
  • oDemonstrate commitment & enthusiasm to the provision of quality & innovative education
  • oAbility to adapt teaching approach to suit the grade, seniority, profession & individual learning needs of trainees
  • oWork flexibly to ensure training is delivered appropriately
  • oDemonstrate sensitivity & support in difficult training situation
  • oAbility to discuss & teach knowledgeably & confidently on all aspects of clinical acute care
  • oDemonstrates both self-motivation & ability to motivate others
  • oCan skilfully adapt and utilise a number of communication strategies with a diverse range of people
  • Effective in non-routine, unpredictable situations

Employer details
Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Whipps Cross Hospital


E11 1NR

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