Lecturer (Research & Teaching) or Lecturer (Academic Education Pathway)
The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (NMPC) is offering an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual who wishes to advance education and research by building excellence and innovative education and/or a programme of cutting edge applied research focussed on supporting the delivery of complex care in and out of hospital, physical assessment, complex decision-making, prescribing and interprofessional working.
The Faculty ranks no 2 in the world for its research and education (QS rankings). The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), rated over 90% of our research as world class or world leading, and 84% of our impact was world leading. Our applied clinical and health research transforms health, quality of life and care across nursing, midwifery, palliative and end of life care, rehabilitation and related clinical, health and social sciences. It includes the Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, the premier Institute for Palliative Care, bringing together clinical and academic teams. In addition, the Faculty has Research Divisions in Care for Long Term Conditions, Applied Technologies for Clinical Care, and Methodologies, the Nightingale-Saunders Complex Clinical Trials Unit, and Teaching Departments focussed in Adult, Mental Health and Child & Family Nursing and Midwifery. Owing to the agility of our Faculty and King’s we are able to consider applicants who are interested in either an Academic Education Pathway (predominantly teaching with scholarship) or those who wish to apply for a Research and Teaching pathway (teaching and research).
This role responds to the increasing recognition of the key need for person-centred healthcare, involving teams in which nurses play a central role, supporting patients at the key transitions between hospital and community settings, with complex decision making, prescribing, and supporting those important to patients, such as families. The postholder will make an active contribution to our education programmes and research in these aspects. They will be involved and part of the team developing innovative virtual and real time simulation focused on decision-making, complex care and teamwork, requiring advanced skills and the ability to engage with learning experiences from practice.
The appointee will make a substantive contribution to the academic work of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care and King’s, working with education, research and clinical teams. They will collaborate with existing researchers and educators in the Faculty, across King’s and more widely to apply and explore innovative ways of working with patients, families, and healthcare professionals to improve the quality of health care.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent
• 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 and below. This will include module and programme leadership, developing and delivering high quality innovative education and education and relevant materials, including incorporating King’s and Faculty research, and generating excellent student feedback
• Have a clear forward plan for sustaining and enhancing Faculty education, PhD supervision, and research consistent with the Faculty strategy, including to increase research / evidence informed education, multi- and interdisciplinary endeavours, digital offerings and improved student experience
• [If on R&T contract] Contribute to and develop a sustainable, high quality applied health care 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.
Main other responsibilities
• Actively participate in, and where appropriate plan and lead relevant modules and teaching programmes at King’s, with a strong focus on excellent student experience. In particular programmes include in the delivery of complex care in and out of hospital, physical assessment, complex decision-making, prescribing, medicines management and interprofessional working.
• 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.
• Work in collaboration and partnership with key stakeholders, institutions and organisations.
• Act as a Personal tutor, Link Lecturer and Academic Assessor, and Module Lead, supervising and coordinating MSc, BSc Dissertation/Projects, research electives/placements and King’s undergraduate summer programme projects to nurture capability.
• Actively participate in marking, course and programme development and assessment especially taking a lead in blended learning development.
• Proactively communicate and collaborate with research and teaching staff within the Faculty, across the University, and where appropriate lead collaborative developments.
• 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.
• 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.
• Play a broader leadership role in the Faculty, contributing to the growth and development of our people and the wider organisation as appropriate to role.
• Actively participate in relevant audit and clinical governance activity, including audit of research and teaching activity, and team building activities
• Maintain highest standards of adherence to data protection, ethical and research governance principles and practices.
• Have and maintain a research passport, honorary contract if required and Good Clinical Practice in research.
• Complete all mandatory training in line with Faculty and College expectations
• Undertake relevant professional development in negotiation with line manager and PDR discussions.
• Maintain registration as a nurse in line with NMC requirements or as an AHP as appropriate.
Research (if Research and Teaching contract):
• Contribute to the academic work of the Faculty, working with colleagues and clinical teams, with the aim of obtaining significant research funding and conducting research at an international and world-leading standard according to King’s performance framework
• Collaborate on, assist with and increasingly lead externally funded peer-reviewed collaborative research projects, programmes and fellowships, including winning funding from NIHR, UKRI, 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.
Research / Scholarship (if Academic Education contract):
Co-author on one quality paper for a professional or academic journal or a book chapter relevant to Faculty research programmes or education innovations.
Actively collaborate with Faculty research themes to enhance research informed education and evidence-based practice.
Act as a collaborator to design innovations or projects to enhance research and integration with education.
Contribute to staff development activities e.g. presentations, sharing good practice.
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 (Research and Teaching or Academic Education Pathway)
- Registration as an Adult Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council OR as an Allied Health Care Professional
- Experience of the planning, delivery, and evaluation of high-quality education at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels in education or practice setting with a strong focus on a high quality student experience and scholarship
- In depth knowledge and/or expertise relevant to complex care, physical assessment, prescribing and/or decision-making
- Evidence of commitment to continued development in evidence-based practice, research methods and evidence relevant to care, with up-to-date knowledge, skills and accomplishments, able to supervise MSc and undergraduate student projects and critically appraise a wide range of relevant research, including data presentation and basic analysis
- Ability to work well as an effective member of teams and to share and encourage good practice in scholarship, teaching and research and to inspire and motivate others, including in challenging environment
- Excellent written, verbal and digital communication skills, in all formats, face to face, email, reports, written and for teaching
- Publications, conference presentations and/or applicant on funding to support educational enhancement, service improvement, research and/or scholarship
- Commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity for staff and students
- Personal effectiveness, able to deliver high quality work and projects to deadlines, work efficiently and prioritise appropriately, and take individual responsibility for planning and undertaking work.
Essential criteria (Research and Teaching)
1. PhD or equivalent
2. Track record of peer-review publication and presentations that demonstrate international excellence or are world leading in terms of originality, rigor and significance in areas relevant to Faculty research themes.
3. Evidence of ability to secure research grant funding, demonstrated by previous experience and track record, involvement in research active teams, responsibilities, plans, awareness of funding schemes relevant to Faculty research themes.
Essential criteria (Academic Education Pathway)
1. MSc or equivalent
2. In depth understanding of education methods and approaches, including emerging digital learning
Desirable criteria (Research and Teaching, Academic Education Pathway)
1. Advanced practitioner and/or prescribing qualification V300
2. A teaching qualification or equivalent
3. Experience of delivering or developing digital learning, blended learning and/or simulation
Interviews will take place on Friday 4 March and Monday 7 March 2022
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.