Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing (Education)

London (Greater)
£46,292 - £54,534 with potential progression once in post to £57,631 including LWA
Friday, 6 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 13 December 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description
As a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing (Education), you will be on the Academic Education Pathway (AEP), and expected to contribute to field specific and generic modules. You will have responsibility along with other colleagues for teaching, student support, practice learning, and contributing to the new curriculum for the BSc (Hons) and MSc in Mental Health Nursing. You will also be expected to accept Faculty academic citizenship roles. The role will have an 80% education focus.

This is an opportunity for candidates who wish to further their career in education or move into a higher education teaching role. We are seeking innovative, creative people keen to undertake or further develop scholarly activity to foster a culture of exploration, discovery and intellectual challenge that contributes to generating international recognition, respect and engagement. Clinical credibility and a willingness to develop and deliver high quality simulated practice will be expected.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals who have experience in working in one or more of the following areas: dementia care/care of older people, learning disability, community care, and/or secure mental health care. A track record of publication and contribution to education research would be advantageous although these can be developed within the probationary period.

As a Registered Nurse - Mental Health you will be a passionate advocate for optimising mental health, have a keen interest in developments in the field, and be committed to enthusing the next generation of mental health nurses.

The Department of Mental Health Nursing is diverse and close-knit. As a team, we believe that there is no health without mental health, and we work relentlessly to change the way people understand the relationship between body and mind. Many members of the department have national and international recognition as world leaders in their field of practice and have been selected for fellowship of various learned societies and academies. We strive to celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and display compassion and empathy to craft an atmosphere where students appreciate their potential to learn and are excited about learning, so they can begin to realise their role, responsibility and capacity to take charge of their own lifelong education.

We welcome interest from candidates who share our vision of delivering high quality, inclusive nursing education in a dynamic healthcare economy and who are enthusiastic about patient focussed, evidenced based care.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post.

Key responsibilities

  • Working in collaboration and partnership with key stakeholders, institutions and organisations
  • Involvement in the planning and development of the nursing programmes and modules
  • Lecture planning, preparation and scholarship
  • Contact and teaching time with students across undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Assessment and feedback of students' work
  • Personal tutor, Link Lecturer and Academic Assessor
  • MSc and BSc Dissertation/Project supervision
  • Module Leadership
  • Curriculum Development

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

  • Holds a masters level degree or above
  • Current Registration with NMC as a Mental Health Nurse
  • Experience of teaching UG/PGT students in an education setting within NHS Trust and/or University environment
  • Experience of involvement in service improvement or educational enhancement
  • A flexible, enthusiastic self-starter able to engage actively with team members, the wider King's community and other potential collaborators in developing programmes of teaching and education
  • Has a vision for the educational preparation of the next generation of nurses
  • Developing scholarly activity profile including publications, conference presentations and/or applicant on funding to support educational enhancement
  • Committed to complete a teaching qualification during probationary period (if not already obtained)

Desirable criteria

  • PhD or equivalent doctoral qualification
  • Second NMC Registration as an Adult Nurse or Learning Disability Nurse
  • Experience of inter professional education
  • Experience of university governance and academic administration
  • Experience of digital learning
  • Has a professional teaching qualification/mentorship.

Further information
Interviews will take place between 13:00-17:00 on Wednesday January 13, 2021.

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

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.

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