Clinical Teaching Fellow

University of Dundee - Undergraduate Medical Education

Summary of Post
Fixed Term: 36 months
Part Time: (0.4 FTE)
Grade/Salary: Clinical Academic Grade (appropriate to clinical grade)

The Clinical Skills Centre seeks to appoint a Clinical Teaching Fellow to deliver core clinical teaching and assessment of medical undergraduates at the University of Dundee.

Based at Ninewells, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals, the School of Medicine provides outstanding medical education and training for the doctors of tomorrow. Ranked as number 1 in Scotland and number 4 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018) it consistently ranks highly for graduate preparedness for practice.

The Clinical Skills Centre, was developed by the University of Dundee in collaboration with NHS Tayside and the East Postgraduate Deanery. Developed as a multi-professional centre for undergraduate and postgraduate education in response to needs for clinical skills education in Tayside and the increasing evidence for the use of simulation-based medical education in its role in patient safety. The most recent addition to the facilities has been the Dow Clinical Simulation Suite, a £1M extension which is used to recreate different health care settings. This provides an immersive simulated environment for the safe development of clinical skills, enhancing learner engagement and the transfer skills to clinical practice.

Role Purpose
The Clinical Skills Centre, which is part of the Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation in the University of Dundee, seeks to appoint a Clinical Teaching Fellow. The provision of this is to deliver core clinical teaching to and assessment of the medical undergraduates at the University of Dundee. Its creation recognises the needs of the undergraduate medical curriculum in light of the requirements of Outcomes for Graduates and the changes in NHS work patterns resulting from the European Working Time Directives.

As part of the role you will:

  • Deliver 4 sessions or teaching per week during the academic year.
  • Contribute to the assessment of undergraduate curriculum in years 1-5.
  • Provide clinical skills education to students transferring from national and international medical schools.
  • Contribute to research and improvement projects.

We require you:

  • To be an experienced teacher and assessor in medical education.
  • To be a practising clinician with full GMC registration.

Please see job description further details and a full person specification.

If you wish to discuss this post please contact Dr Neil Harrison, Director of Clinical Skills n.x.harrison@dundee.ac.uk.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

For further information about this position please contact Dr Neil Harrison at n.x.harrison@dundee.ac.uk.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena Swan and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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