KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Lecturer in Long-term Conditions or Palliative Care (Research& Teaching)

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£46,934-£55,299 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Posted
26 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2022
Ref
037469
Contract Type
Permanent

Job description
This is an exceptional development opportunity for a talented individual to advance research and education focussed on care of older adults and/or management of long-term conditions and/or palliative care. There is an opportunity to work alongside world leading researchers and educators in our Faculty, who are pioneering ways to improve care for older people with long term conditions.  
 
The growing numbers of older people and increasing prevalence of chronic, often multimorbid illnesses in many countries mean that health and social care is changing. Our research and education programmes are increasingly focussed on ways to respond to the needs of future populations. This includes research on; delivering care closer to patients (supporting patients, others important to them, where they want to be cared for, harnessing telehealth, remote monitoring, technology supported self-management and other digital tools); inclusion, involving patients, and the public, as equal partners; tackling inequities, and reaching populations that have hitherto been missed; cost-effective treatments, therapies and services (innovating, and trialling interventions and their implementation, that give value to health and social care) and holistic, personalised care (considering mind and body together, putting the person before their diseases, developing and testing self-management interventions) in long term conditions and in palliative care.  
 
The postholder will support education delivery in our Faculty, in particular the Department of Adult Nursing. They will deliver, develop, innovate and, where appropriate, manage high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education. They will actively support undergraduate and postgraduate adult nursing programmes, and other programmes in the Faculty, and aid the integration of research findings from across the Faculty, especially related to palliative care, older adult and long-term conditions, into the pre-nursing registration curriculum. 
 
Owing to the agility of our Faculty and King’s we are able to consider applicants who are interested in being in our Division of Care for Long-Term Conditions, or in the Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, depending on best match of research proficiency. The Cicely Saunders Institute is the world’s only purpose-built Institute bringing research, education and clinical teams together in palliative care. It researches ways to improve care and its cost-effectiveness for the growing numbers of people with progressive diseases and in multimorbidity across four main areas: evaluating and improving care, symptom research, outcomes measurement, and living and dying in society. The Division of Care for Long Term Conditions unites teams researching ways to improve care in mental health, diabetes, bowel conditions and care for older people. The lecturer will work with successful and growing programmes of research. For example, an ESRC funded programme EMBED-Care – ‘Empowering Better End of Life Dementia Care’ led by Professor Evans in the Cicely Saunders Institute (with UCL); or NIHR programme on managing fatigue, pain and incontinence in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, led by Professor Norton in Care for Long Term Conditions. We welcome applicants with clinical links or responsibilities who wish to retain these skills and networks. 
 
Our vision is to develop a blueprint for the integration of research and education to transform clinical care and build research capability; this lectureship is a core part of this ambition. Key is leadership, collaboration and team working. We unite academics and educators from Department of Adult Nursing, the Cicely Saunders Institute and the Division of Care for Long-Term Conditions, and across Faculties through Ageing Research at King’s. Our ambition aligns with King’s Strategic Vision 2029 for research to inform & innovate, and education to transform care.  
 
Key objectives:

•         Contribute to and develop a transformative funded health care applied research programme in areas core to one or more of the Faculty’s research Divisions or Institute and relevant to the educational focus of this post. You will work with relevant health care, charity and industry/ commercial research partners. 
•         Play an active role in the Faculty and King’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training, focussed on the programmes, especially educational content outlined above. This will potentially include module and/or programme leadership   developing and delivering high quality innovative education and education materials, especially focussed on their/Faculty research expertise and/or findings and generating excellent student feedback. 
•         Have a clear forward plan for sustaining and enhancing the Faculty research, PhD supervision, and education consistent with the Faculty strategy, including to increase research / evidence informed education and multi- and interdisciplinary endeavours. 
 
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract  pending successful completion of probation 
This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent. We offer flexibility for part-time working and opportunity to retain clinical links or responsibilities

Key responsibilities
Research
:  
•         Contribute to the academic work of the Faculty, and the Division of Long-Term Conditions or Cicely Saunders Institute, working with colleagues and clinical teams, with the aim of obtaining significant research funding and conducting research at an international and world-leading standard to be published in major academic journals. 
•         Collaborate on, assist with and increasingly lead externally funded peer-reviewed collaborative research projects, programmes and fellowships, including winning funding from National Institute of Health Research, UK Research Institute, industrial/commercial funding and prestigious charities as co-investigator or Principal investigator.  
•         Form and grow external collaborations to enhance the quality of reach of our research programmes, linking with world leading academics and groups in related fields. 
•         Supervise, co-supervise and nurture clinical and non-clinical researchers (including PhD students and fellowships) to build the field for the future.  
•         Publish research findings in high quality peer view journals, with 1 – 2 publications that are internationally excellent or world leading each year.  
•         Contribute to Post Graduate Research recruitment, upgrade panels/reviews, committees and promotion of PhD programmes in the Faculty.  
•         Ensure research has a pathway to measurable impact. 
•         Deliver planned work to time and budget to enable high quality dissemination, impact and future grant funding. 
Teaching:
•         Actively participate in, and where appropriate lead relevant modules and teaching programmes at King’s, in particular in the Adult Nursing Department. Depending on expertise this may include teaching related to research methodologies.
•         Maintain and deliver teaching to high standards and motivate colleagues to deliver high quality research-based teaching. 
•         Work in collaboration and partnership with key stakeholders, institutions and organisations.
•         Contribute to the planning and development of the Faculty’s education programmes and modules, including lecture planning, preparation and scholarship, assessment and feedback of students’ work.
•         If a registered nurse, act as a Link Lecturer and Academic Assessor
•         Supervise MSc and BSc Dissertation/Projects.  
•         Contribute to Curriculum Development.
•         Support the integration of palliative, older adult and long-term conditions education and research through the pre-nursing registration adult curriculum with a particular focus on out of hospital care. 
•         Supervise/coordinate Quality Impact Projects on palliative care, older adults and/or long-term conditions,
•         Supervise/coordinate research electives (1-2 per year), and King’s undergraduate summer programme projects to nurture capability.
•         Actively participate in marking, course and programme development especially taking a lead in blended learning development.
•         Act as a personal tutor for postgraduate and undergraduate students.
 
Communication & networking:

•         Communicate and collaborate with research and teaching staff within the Faculty, across the University, and leading collaborative developments.  
•         The applicant should have established links to palliative care and long-term conditions or other relevant centres nationally and/or internationally.  
•         Communicate and collaborate with students, patients, families, the public, policy makers and clinical colleagues and in research and teaching, and its relevance to care and policy.   
•         Disseminate research findings in traditional and innovative ways.  
•         Actively engage in Patient and Public Involvement, play a major role in contributing to the Faculty platforms for this, including online and face-to-face interactions, and imbed Patient and Public Involvement into all research projects and teaching endeavours. 
•         Forge new relationships with potential collaborators and leaders to benefit the work of the Faculty and King’s.  
•         Engage with the media, press, publicity, policy makers, practitioners, and others to deliver impact of the research and teaching to the benefit of patients, families, and society. 
 
Administration/Management:
•         Manage research staff funded by your research grants or research and education staff as delegated. 
•         Be responsible for managing own research data. 
•         Actively participate in Department/Faculty team building, and relevant committees, boards, working or executive groups as appropriate. 
 
Communication & networking:
•         Communicate and collaborate with research and teaching staff within the Faculty, across the University, and leading collaborative developments.   
•         The applicant should have established links to complex and/or advanced practice or other relevant centres nationally and/or internationally.   
•         Communicate and collaborate with students, patients, families, the public, policy makers and clinical colleagues and in research and teaching, and its relevance to care and policy.    
•         Disseminate research findings in traditional and innovative ways.   
•         Actively engage in Patient and Public Involvement, play a major role in contributing to the Faculty platforms for this, including online and face-to-face interactions, and imbed Patient and Public Involvement into all research projects and teaching endeavours.  
•         Forge new relationships with potential collaborators and leaders to benefit the work of the Faculty and King’s.   
•         Engage with the media, press, publicity, policy makers, practitioners, and others to deliver impact of the research and teaching to the benefit of patients, families, and society. 
 
Leadership & values:
•         Play a broader leadership role in the Faculty, contributing to the growth and development of our people and the wider organisation. 
•         Uphold and champion King’s values and principles. 
 
Governance, audit, data protection and ethics:

•         Actively participate in relevant audit and clinical governance activity, including audit of research and teaching activity  
•         Maintain highest standards of adherence to data protection, ethical and research governance principles and practices.   
•         Maintain and keep up to date site files and all appropriate contents and training for studies underway.  
•         Produce evidence of their contribution in these areas are part of their annual appraisal.  
Continuing Professional Development: 
•         Have and maintain a research passport, honorary contract if required and Good Clinical Practice in research.   
•         Undertake and engage with professional development related to education practice and digital learning 
•         Peer review of teaching at least annually.  
•         Complete all mandatory training in line with Faculty and College expectations  
•         Undertake relevant professional development in negotiation with line manager and PDR discussions.  
•         If holding a professional registration, maintain registration, such  as a registered nurse in line with NMC requirements.  
•         Undertake and maintain graduate student supervisor training.  
 
Pastoral Care: All members of College staff will show due care to colleagues and students. It is highly likely that the job holder will be in a supervisory role where there is the need to handle situations which require sensitivity, a high level of awareness of confidentiality, and general tact and diplomacy 
Health and Safety:
•         Attend induction and regular Health and Safety courses promoted by the Faculty. 
 
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

 
1.                   PhD relevant to research in palliative care, long-term conditions or in an area core to the research themes of the Faculty’s research Divisions or Institute.
 
2.                   In depth knowledge and/or expertise in and commitment to palliative care or long-term conditions with critical understanding of the evolving healthcare policy, service delivery and clinical landscape. 
3.                   Evidence of continued development in quantitative, qualitative and/or mixed method research, or specialist methods in health services or clinical research with increasing expertise in specific areas relevant to the research themes of the Faculty’s research Divisions or Institute. 
4.                   Strong and increasing record of research publications in leading journals with a clear position of contribution commensurate with a Research Excellence Framework of internationally excellent and world leading quality. 
5.                   Prove experience of successfully co-leading/leading research projects/work-packages, education activity or clinical service. 
6.                   Sound knowledge of research methods to be able to supervise MSc and undergraduate student projects and critically appraise a wide range of relevant research, including data presentation and basic analysis. 
7.                   Delivery of high-quality impactful research relevant to palliative care and/or long-term conditions, with convincing plans to secure future peer review funding. 
8.                   Vision for deliverable future research and education programme relevant for this post 
9.                   Excellent track record of building strong collaborative working relationships and team working. 
10.               Evidenced commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion 
 
Desirable criteria  
 
1.                   A teaching qualification or equivalent  
2.                   Track record of winning peer review high quality grants (in teams, contributing as a researcher, collaborator or as Co-I and PI) relevant to this post. 
3.                   Proven experience of course development, marketing and high-quality education to relevant audiences, including digital or blended programmes. 
4.                   Experience of supporting students at postgraduate or undergraduate level through personal tutoring and/or research supervision with high quality feedback. 
5.                   Interest in/commitment to interdisciplinary education. 
 
Further information
 
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview week of the INSERT  
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and clearance

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