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Clinical Deputy Lead Communication Skills

University of Central Lancashire - School of Medicine

Location: Preston
Salary: Clinical Academic Payscale on a pro rata basis
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd September 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: REQ005816

The School of Medicine has successfully launched a range of medicine programmes since September 2015 including the MBBS programme, Physician Associate undergraduate and postgraduate courses and an accelerated BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences.

We are seeking to appoint a current medical practitioner to be the deputy clinical lead to support the content and delivery of clinical communication skills on these programmes. The post-holder will support students in gaining the clinical consultation skills necessary for safe effective patient-centered clinical care in line with the Calgary Cambridge Framework. The post holder will work together with the Clinical Communication Skills Lead to deliver the communication skills curriculum. The post-holder will also take part in other clinical teaching activities as required for the MBBS course and other courses within the School of Medicine.

The postholder will work together with the Clinical Communication Skills Lead in the development, assurance and delivery of the communication skills teaching in line with the agreed curriculum frameworks, to ensure students gain an understanding of the importance of effective communication in all clinical settings with an emphasis on Phase 1 (years 1 and 2).

Holding full registration with the GMC and a Primary Medical Qualification such as MBBS, BMBS or MBChB,  the successful applicant will have experience of teaching clinical communication skills and substantial experience of working as a medical practitioner. As a self-motivated and pro-active individual, the successful applicant will have excellent communications skills, the ability to generate clear and concise documentation and strong team working skills.

Informal enquiries are welcome – please contact the Clinical Lead for Communication Skills, Dr Catja Schmitgen, via email in the first instance:

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview.

This position is based in Preston (with regular visits to the campus in Burnley and occasional visits to the campus in Whitehaven).

Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

School/Service: School of Medicine

Grade/Salary: Clinical Academic Payscale

Hours: Part time (21.75 hours per week – 0.6 FTE)

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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