Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Nursing Education (Academic Education Pathway) Prescribing for Healthcare
This is an outstanding development opportunity for a talented individual who wishes to advance excellent and innovative education. We are seeking an individual to lead and deliver the PGT module Nurse/Midwife Independent and Supplementary Prescribing module. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with the Pharmacy Department to deliver joint education and lead innovations in prescribing education for the pre-registration programmes.
Prescribing is integral to the established and highly evaluated MSc Advanced Clinical Practice programme. The programme support nurses to progress to senior practitioner level and beyond by providing a flexible and accessible framework from which they acquire and demonstrate 21st century transferable knowledge and competence.
The focus of the role is to deliver outstanding education on the Nurse/Midwife Independent and Supplementary Prescribing module, review and develop innovative education for pre-registration programmes related to prescribing practice and ensure the Nurse/Midwife Independent and Supplementary Prescribing module and related activity is compliant with the NMC (2019) standards for Prescribing programmes.
Why choose us
King’s College London is a leading University with nine Faculties. As part of King’s Health Partners, we have an excellent environment for health care interaction and a strong focus on mentoring and career development.
The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) placed King’s applied and allied health research, which includes our Faculty, 1st for: overall proportion of research rated 4* (world-leading, the best mark possible), research papers rated 4*, impact rated 4*, environment rated 4*(joint), Grade Point Average and Power. REF2021 rated as world-leading: 100% of our environment, 86% of our impact and 70% of our research overall. Over 95% of our research overall was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
For the last three years, King’s has been number 2 in the world and number 1 in Europe for Nursing (QS world rankings). King’s produces more highly cited research outputs (top 1% citations) on palliative care than any other centre internationally (SciVal).
Our Faculty is based in the heart of central and south London. The Faculty comprises four Teaching Departments and three Research Divisions. We’re also home to the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, the premier Institute for Palliative Care, bringing together clinical, research and education teams.
Our award-winning NMPC education programmes span pre-registration nursing and midwifery, and multidisciplinary post-graduate taught and research programmes. King’s is the largest provider of health care education in Europe. Our applied clinical and health research transforms therapies, the healthcare experience and outcomes for patients and those important to them, wherever they are cared for. Opportunities are available at King’s to collaborate with other Faculties and Initiatives.
You should apply if
We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who can make a distinctive contribution, bridge theory and practice, and drive forward collaborative sustainable high quality and impactful education. You should have excellent teaching and communication skills, able to inspire and inform students.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract pending successful completion of probation (3 years) The post-holder is required to actively participate in academic performance development review (PDR) annually.
This will be an Academic Education Pathway contract which is 80% teaching.
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent. However, we offer flexibility for part-time working.
- Play an active role in NMPC 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, pastoral support, supervision, and assessment and generating excellent student success and feedback
- Have a clear forward plan for sustaining and enhancing NMPC education and PhD supervision consistent with our strategy, including to increase research / evidence informed education, multi- and interdisciplinary endeavours, digital offerings and improved student success and experience
Main other responsibilities
- Deliver outstanding education for relevant programmes based on best evidence, health policy and research
- 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, seeking opportunities for efficiencies with other modules and programmes
- 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
- Actively participate in marking, course and programme development, assessment, module leadership, personal tutoring, project supervision as appropriate
- 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 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 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
- Champion, model and uphold King’s values and principles, and maintain highest standards of adherence to data protection, ethical and research governance principles and practices
- Have and maintain an honorary contract if required, Good Clinical Practice in research, and complete all mandatory training
- Undertake relevant professional development in negotiation with line manager and PDR discussions.
- Act as a personal tutor for postgraduate and undergraduate students.
- If a registered nurse, act as a Link Lecturer and Academic Assessor
- Co-author one quality paper for a professional or academic journal or a book chapter relevant to Faculty research programmes or education innovations each year
- 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
If Senior Lecturer (AEP) above plus:
- Act as a co-applicant on one application for funding, which can involve working with research teams in the Faculty, or for an educational innovation or improvement
- Design, implement and review innovations or projects to enhance educational provision, plus a first author publication each year.
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
- Registration as a nurse with the NMC
- Experience of the planning and delivering high-quality evaluated education at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels with a strong focus on a high-quality student experience and success. If Senior Lecturer, evidence of leadership in education or assessment initiatives
- 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 networks and to share and encourage good practice in teaching and research and to inspire and motivate others, including in challenging environments. If Senior Lecturer, also evidence of successful team or staff development
- Excellent written, verbal and digital communication skills, in all formats, face to face, presentation, email, reports, written and for teaching. If Senior Lecturer, evidence of developing this in others
- Excellent administrative and organisational skills, underpinned by strong interpersonal skills and 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
- Commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity for staff and students
- MSc or equivalent relevant to themes of the Faculty and this role
- In depth understanding of education methods and approaches, including emerging digital learning. If Senior Lecturer extensive evidence of educational innovation and leadership in achieving student success, with published evaluation of achievements or other relevant publications
- Proven commitment to innovation and student learning in education, to support student welfare, and enabling students’ personal and professional development, and providing academic advice and pastoral support.
- Publications, conference presentations and/or applicant on funding to support educational enhancement, service improvement, research and/or scholarship
Essential post-specific criteria
- Have successfully completed an NMC Independent Nurse Prescribing Course and are registered with the NMC as an IP
- Experience of innovative and effective approaches to teaching, including distance learning, blended learning, digital learning and or simulation (virtual and/or face to face), with appropriate training completed.
- Experience of co-leading/leading education activities or clinical service.
- Experience of teaching relevant subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with evidence of innovative and effective teaching, and ability to engage and inspire students of diverse backgrounds.
- Experience of course development, with creative approaches to assessment., providing robust, developmental and constructive feedback at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels
To be considered for senior lecturer, as above plus:
- Evidence of leading on collaborative engagement and innovation with students or practice partners to lead to measurable improvements in education provision
- Evidence of strong publication history including acting as first or last author on two papers for a relevant professional or academic journal or book chapter in the last three years
- A major education-related leadership role with evidence of impact on student experience