Edge Hill University is looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic clinician at consultant level (or within 6 months of CCT) with experience of undergraduate medical teaching and training to the post of Clinical Academic within the department of undergraduate medicine, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine. This is a newly created role and will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to make a major contribution to the development and implementation of the MBChB programme at Edge Hill University at an important time in its development.
This will need to be a joint appointment between Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine at Edge Hill University. You will be appointed jointly under an employment contract with the University and an Honorary contract with the NHS Trust (the Follet principles will apply).
We would welcome applications from individuals who have who have an established track record of research output/scholarly publication, although there will be opportunities to be involved in research and ongoing scholarship and professional practice.
Main duties of the job
About the Clinical Academic Post
You will contribute to teaching and assessment of medical students and Physician Associates across the medical school as appropriate to your expertise. We would welcome clinicians with an interest in assessment of clinical and professional knowledge and skills and/or fitness to practice. We will offer exceptional opportunities for research and advanced scholarship and work with you to develop a progressive career development plan.
About the Consultant Post
This is a new Consultant position within Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a well-established service and join a team of Consultants in the relevant medical specialty, working together to provide a comprehensive clinical service to the population of the Wigan borough.
You will be expected to participate in the training of medical and nursing staff within the service as well as students and those attached for training from other related services. There will be an opportunity to take part in Consultant on-call rota if you wish to do so.
You will perform the duties and responsibilities of a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Edge Hill University. You will contribute to teaching, learning and assessment of undergraduate medical students and support the development of professional skills, values, and behaviours. You will take a lead in a wider area of medical training within undergraduate medical training such as assessment, professionalism, year lead, according to interest and experience, with particular emphasis on the clinical years. It is expected that you will also liaise with local education providers to enhance the quality of the student learning experience. You may also contribute to other programmes within the department such as the physician associate programme.
It is important to note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure for you from the Disclosure and Barring Service and that this will form part of the conditions of offer of employment.
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Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a medium sized acute and community foundation trust in the North West of England, within the Greater Manchester footprint. We serve a local population of 326,000 and we provide specialist services to a much wider regional, national and international catchment area. We provide our acute clinical services from our five main sites: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wrightington Hospital, Leigh Infirmary, Thomas Linacre Centre and Boston House. Our community services are provided from a range of locations across the borough.
Wrightington Hospital is an internationally renowned specialist Orthopaedic hospital famous for the work of Professor Sir John Charnley who performed the first total hip replacement in 1962. WWL became a Teaching Hospital Trust on 1 April 2020 which reflects its commitment to education, training and research. Its aspiration, and a key part of the Trusts new Strategy is the achievement of University Teaching Hospital status.
The Trust has a track record for high performance and outcomes, being awarded the prestigious HSJ Provider Trust of the Year 2014, runner-up in the best places to work in the NHS 2015, cleanest Hospital two years in a row and recently the 2nd best A&E in the country. The Trust also has excellent postgraduate and research facilities. Study leave for CPD is supported and assistance with funding is provided up to an agreed limit.
The needs of our patients are at the heart of everything we do but we are equally committed to the wellbeing of our clinical teams. Your contribution will be highly valued, and your further professional development encouraged. As we are fully committed to 'improving working lives', we can also offer access to a dedicated childcare co-ordinator and occupational health services, plus initiatives such as career break schemes and flexible working.
- Basic Medical Qualification
- Relevant Royal College membership or equivalent
- Entry on the Specialist Register for the relevant medical specialty or within 6 months of CCT
- Masters, MD or PhD
Skills and Knowledge
- Training and recent experience in your specialism, and a successful track record of having applied and disseminated best practice.
- Relevant knowledge of Higher Education curricula or other evidence of the ability to be or become an effective, research-informed teacher and assessor across the range of taught levels appropriate to the post with the ability to contribute to significant elements of academic programmes within the area of expertise
- Ability to critically reflect on teaching design and delivery
- Evidence of ability to work in a team and the emotional intelligence to support students in their studies through academic tutoring
- Demonstrate ability to influence, advise, guide and mentor others and confidently challenge thinking and foster debate, and encourage the development of intellectual reasoning and rigour
- Research expertise and a track record of success (for those who have significant responsibility for research)
Skills and knowledge
- The ability to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in relevant specialty.
- Ability to lead research projects (for those who have significant responsibility for research)
- Experience of Audit and its role in Clinical Governance
- Knowledge of Managerial Structure within the NHS
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