Professional Practice Tutor, Child Health, Cancer Care

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£32,816 - £39,152 pro rata, per annum
Nov 04, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 15, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 15/11/2019
Salary: £32,816 - £39,152 pro rata, per annum

Job description

Further your career with Edinburgh Napier University

We are currently looking for a Professional Practice Tutor with experience of caring for acutely ill children and young people with a cancer diagnosis to join the Women, Children and Families Theme in the School of Health & Social Care on a fixed term basis during 2020. This post is specifically to deliver a short teaching contract in Malta (three days teaching plus outward and inward travel).

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest providers of nursing and midwifery education in Scotland. We have a unique provision as we are the only providers of all four fields of nursing education (adult, mental health, learning disabilities and child health) and midwifery at pre-registration level. We are an ambitious school with a clear vision; to have a positive impact on health and society. We are committed to growing our academic reputation and providing an unrivalled student experience.

The Role

As a Professional Practice Tutor, you will support delivery of a short term contract with Mater Dei Hospital (MDH) in Malta to deliver nursing education relating to chemotherapy treatment and care in children and young people.  MDH is a public teaching hospital providing acute care. The education will be delivered as continuing professional development for registered nurses working with this patient group but who are not qualified child health nurses. This is an exciting and innovative teaching opportunity involving three days of teaching plus an additional two days of travel. It is expected the teaching will be delivered in early-mid February 2020. The Professional Practice Tutor will co-teach with an experienced cancer care nurse educator from Edinburgh Napier University. We are seeking to employ a child health nurse with current clinical experience in paediatric chemotherapy delivery to complement the knowledge and expertise of the academic nurse educator.

You will deliver teaching and student centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice, within this subject area. This will include a variety of teaching and learning approaches including lectures and small group learning in Malta.

What are we looking for?

You must demonstrate the following:

  • Current NMC registration as a child health nurse
  • Extensive experience of working as a child health nurse in the acute care of children and young people with cancer within the last five years.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of delivering chemotherapy to children and young people and effectively managing side effects and adverse events.
  • Knowledge of current evidence and best practice in paediatric oncology
  • Experience of teaching nursing staff and/or students in a clinical setting
  • You have a current passport with at least six months before expiry and renewal.


  • MSc in Advanced Practice 
  • Registered Independent/Supplementary Prescriber (V300)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Previous experience of teaching in an academic setting.

For more information on the position, please see our full role profile Click here

How will we reward you?

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefit package. This includes a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.Click Here

Salary: Grade 5, GBP 32,816 - GBP 39,152 pro rata, per annum.  

This post is for a five day contract - three days teaching plus outward and inward travel. Hotel and subsistence expenses will also be paid for. The teaching is expected to be delivered early - mid February, dates to be confirmed depending on flights. Professional indemnity cover and travel insurance will be provided by Edinburgh Napier University.

Further information about our benefits can be found here

Additional Information 

Application closing date: Friday 15th November (12MN).

Interested applicants should submit a CV with two supporting references to Dr Nicola Ring

For informal enquiries please contact Dr. Nicola Ring, Associate Professor of Child Health Nursing, 0131 445 2743 or n.ring@napier.ac.uk 

Interviews will be held week beginning Monday 25th November 

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. Click her