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Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology

University of Birmingham - Institute of Clinical Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £76,761 to £103,490 a year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th April 2019
Closes: 3rd June 2019
Job Ref: 81214

Full time is normally £76,761 to £103,490 a year

The appointment

Applications are invited for a full time Clinical Senior Lecturer (Teaching Focussed) in Ophthalmology to work in the Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham but also based in the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. The Post Holder will be expected to have Inflammatory Eye Disease as their clinical sub-specialty interest.

Person specification

The appointee is expected to have a proven track record in teaching, a CCT in Surgical or Medical Ophthalmology, eligible to be included on the GMC Specialist Register, a higher degree (MD/PhD), a higher educational qualification e.g. PGCHE, FHEA and completed a fellowship or specialist training (Training Selected Component) in Inflammatory Eye Disease.

Teaching duties

  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels including undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
  • Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to module leading, supervision, marking and examining
  • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
  • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media, such as Canvas.
  • Develop and deliver teaching and learning activities, support curriculum change and innovation relevant to all clinical settings
  • Contribute to curriculum improvement through the development of teaching and learning resources aligned to the MBChB programme objectives
  • Participate in course and curriculum evaluation
  • Provide OSCE support including question writing, emendation, examining and benchmarking activities
  • Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work.

Clinical duties in this post

The appointee will be given an Honorary Consultant contract at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.  The full-time job plan will comprise 10 Programmed Activities (PAs), 5 PAs will be University activity and 5 PAs NHS Clinical activity. The NHS PAs will comprise 4 Direct Clinical Contact PAs and 1 Supporting Programmed Activity (SPA). There will be no surgical sessions and the appointee will not be part of the on-call rota. An indicative job plan for the Clinical PAs is as follows:

Weekly NHS clinics: 3.5 (annualised over 42 weeks = 147 clinics)

Clinical administration: 0.5

Supporting Professional Activities: 1.0

Total Clinical Activity: 5.0 PAs

The University is committed to safeguarding and we promote safe recruitment practice, therefore all associated pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

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Please quote Job Ref 81214 in all enquiries.

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