Jobs: External examiner opportunities

External Examiner – Independent/Supplementary Prescribing Programme & Short Course

Opening Date:
30 Mar 2020
Closing Date:
15 May 2020
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The Professional Development Centre at the University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for our inter-professional Non-Medical Prescribing Programme and Short Course. We have successfully appointed an NMC registrant for this role going forwards, and are keen to secure an HCPC registrant in order to provide the AHP perspective. Applicants will therefore need to hold current registration with the HCPC. An ideal candidate will have experience in teaching and examining at a UK HE institution, have a good understanding of quality assurance, and have specific subject knowledge in relation to the educational preparation of future Independent and Supplementary Prescribers. Previous experience as an External Examiner is preferred but not essential. The appointment will be for four academic years. Further information on the Programme and Short Course can be accessed via the following links: External Examiners play a central role in the maintenance of the standards of the University’s awards and the currency of the curriculum. They perform this role through:
  • discussions with the academic and administrative teams
  • consideration of proposed programme modification(s)
  • review of assessment tasks and examination papers
  • review of samples of student work on modules within the programme, including practice assessment documents/portfolios
  • the endorsement of marks to ensure agreed, fully moderated and externally examined sets of results
  • attendance at appropriate boards of examiners
  • submission of annual reports
Please send your expressions of interest with a current CV to Kathryn Tindall, Programme Administrator: cpd@lincoln.ac.uk The deadline for applications will be: Friday 15th May 2020. Applications will be reviewed following this date, with a view to an appointment being made in line with the University’s scrutiny process by the end of May. The team looks forwards to hearing from you.

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Psychology

Opening Date:
23 Mar 2020
Closing Date:
27 Apr 2020
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The School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth is seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme, a BPS accredited full time 3-year undergraduate course. The appointment will commence 1st August 2020 with a term of four academic years. The commitment required is as follows:
  • Reviewing a range of coursework and examination materials throughout the year. These duties are shared between two external examiners.
  • Attending an assessment panel held each year in June and submission of an annual external examiner report.
  • Engaging in communication with the programme team.
  • Carrying out one interim engagement per year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit by video conference/Skype in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location) and at least one face to face visit during the term of office to obtain feedback from staff and students on assessment in practice.
Essential Criteria: currently working in a UK institution of higher education and extensive experience in the field of study. Desirable Criteria: previous experience as an external examiner. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV by email to extexhhs@plymouth.ac.uk by 27th April 2020. For further information about the role, please contact Dr. Michael Verde, michael.verde@plymouth.ac.uk.

External Examiner – Primary Care

Opening Date:
27 Mar 2020
Closing Date:
15 May 2020
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The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is seeking to appoint a new External Examiner for our portfolio of primary care modules offered within the Post-Registration Education Studies suite of programmes, which offers Continuing Professional Development for Qualified Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals. The External Examiner will be expected to monitor the quality of the modular coursework across this provision with a primary care focus. The External Examiner will be expected to monitor the quality of the primary care modules, which will primarily include the Advanced Diploma/Graduate Certificate Award in General Practice Nursing (Level 6), but also includes Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Adults Level 6, Cardiac Health in Primary Care Level 6 and Promoting Sexual Health in Primary Care Level 6/Level 7. We are seeking candidates whose expertise would enable them to monitor the quality of these courses and externally moderate assessed work arising from the modules offered in our primary care courses. External Examiners are invited to attend the Assessment Board and are required complete an annual report. External Examiners are also required to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of new modules within their area of expertise. Applicants should hold appropriate professional registration and academic qualifications. It is preferable to have previous experience of external examining although support and guidance can be provided for those new to this role. Full course details and documentation will be provided to the appointee on appointment. The post is for 4 years, starting 1 August 2020. If you are interested in applying please forward your CV to Karen Elton, Programme Lead, karen.l.elton@northumbria.ac.uk

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice

Opening Date:
19 Mar 2020
Closing Date:
02 Apr 2020
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Cardiff University School of Healthcare Sciences Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities and is regarded as a university of first choice among high calibre students. Cardiff School of Healthcare Sciences is a thriving centre of teaching and research in the fields of Nursing & Midwifery and Allied Health Professions, with a local, national and international reputation in all areas. We wish to appoint a new External Examiner to our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice programme. The term of office will be for four academic years commencing with effect from September 2019 and applications are invited from Senior/Principal Lecturers, or above, who have registered occupational therapist status with the Health and Care Professions Council. Please note that external examiners are required to engage with assessment of both theory and practice elements of the programme. External Examiners should attend a minimum of one examination board per year and will be invited to meet with students and mentors. Details of our current programme can be located at https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/2020/operating-department-practice-bsc If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please forward your full Curriculum Vitae, including details of your research, publications, teaching and external examining experience, along with any other relevant information to: Anne Bebb Tel: 029 2068 7293 Email: HCAREQuality@cardiff.ac.uk

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Programme

Opening Date:
20 Mar 2020
Closing Date:
03 Apr 2020
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The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing is a 3 year modular programme offered by City, University of London. The programme is designed to incrementally provide student with the underpinning theory which can be amended and adapted to the practice setting where adults with physical health needs can be supported. The programme encourages the student to be versatile, resilient and adaptable to a variety of new and challenging situations both in the classroom and practice settings so that they achieve the NMC proficiencies enabling nomination to the NMC for registration. The course emphasises the development of clinical and communication skills and ethics alongside knowledge in the principles and application of biology, physiology and pathology. The course is modular in design and requires the student to be successful in each module assessment. The post will initially be for 4 years. If you are interested, please send your CV to Anne McLeod (Programme Director), a.c.mcleod@city.ac.uk

External Examiner – MSc Early Years Practice (Health Visiting)

Opening Date:
10 Mar 2020
Closing Date:
10 Apr 2020
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The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the MSc Early Years Practice (Health Visiting) programme. The appointment is a 4 year tenure commencing 1st September 2020 and ending 30th November 2024. The programme is either two years full-time or three years part-time and students are registered nurses or midwives on Part 1 or Part 2 on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. The course equips students with the higher level knowledge and skills to deliver safe and best practice in the role of Health Visitor as defined in the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (NMC, 2004). Further information on the programme can be found at https://www.stir.ac.uk/courses/pg-taught/health-sciences-sport/early-years-practice-health-visiting/ As an External Examiner you are required to:
  • Monitor the quality of the programme
  • Externally moderate assessed work
  • Attend two Awards Board per year
  • Complete an annual report
  • Comment on proposed modifications and the development of new modules
Applicants should be suitably qualified academics; hold current NMC registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visiting and hold NMC registered teacher status. It would be desirable to have previous experience as an External Examiner, but this is not essential. All External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University’s Academic Council. If you are interested in applying, please submit a detailed CV to: Aprill Smith, Graduate & Professional Studies Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling. Email: fhss.pg.cpd.team@stir.ac.uk. If you require further information please email Aprill Smith, as above, who will forward your query to the appropriate member of staff.

External Examiner- Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)

Opening Date:
11 Mar 2020
Closing Date:
05 Apr 2020
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The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint up to four subject external examiner for year two (level 5) course units on the Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) programme. The programme recruits students across 3 fields of Nursing (Adult; Mental Health; Child). Applications are therefore invited from individuals who have demonstrable experience of teaching and assessing in one or more of the following areas;
  • Adult Clinical & Intensive Care Nursing
  • Dementia: Empowering & Creative Practice
  • Delivering Harm Free Care for Tissue Viability and Infection Prevention
  • Intro to Neonatal Low Dependency Care
  • Mental Health & Mental Ill-health in C&YP
  • Supportive and Palliative Care Across the Lifespan
  • Negotiated Learning Unit
External examiners for the BNurs (Hons) programme would be expected to visit at least one practice learning environment per year in addition to attendance at Examination Boards. All coursework is electronically submitted by students and is marked online using Grademark and Turnitin. External examiners will be required to use the online moderating process. In addition we will provide a sample of Practice Assessment Documents to view via our online learning environment. User guides and support will be available. The University appointments for external examiners commence in October and are normally for a period of 4 years. Person Specification: Essential:
  • Working in a UK HEI with no formal educational links with the University of Manchester in the last 5 years.
  • Current registration with the NMC including a recordable teaching qualification.
  • Master’s Degree in an area related to one of the above subject areas.
  • Direct experience of teaching and assessing in the applicable subject areas.
Desirable
  • Research and publications in related area.
Appointments will be made in line with the University of Manchester’s External Examiners Guidance. Interested candidates should detail their experience in teaching and assessing in the applicable subjects. Expressions of interest by covering email or letter and CV should be sent by the 5th April 2020 to Katie.gray@manchester.ac.uk

External Examiner – Paramedic Practice

Opening Date:
18 Mar 2020
Closing Date:
20 Apr 2020
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We are looking to appoint a new Module and Award External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice within the School of Health and Life Sciences at Teesside University. The subject areas include paramedic practice assessment, pre-hospital care, minor injury and illness assessment at Level 6. Information about the provision can be found on the University website: https://www.tees.ac.uk/undergraduate_courses/Nursing_Midwifery_&_Health_Professions/BSc_(Hons)_Paramedic_Practice.cfm The appointment is to run for 4 academic years, starting as soon as possible. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Christopher Moat DIRECT at C.Moat@tees.ac.uk providing a copy of your most recent CV.

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health & Social Care/MSc APP- Nursing & Midwifery Professions (CPD Modules)

Opening Date:
18 Mar 2020
Closing Date:
26 Apr 2020
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External Examiner with an interest in Mental Health to look at CPD level 5,6 and 7 modules which feed in to the BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care programme and the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) programme. These programmes are based within the Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences and are ‘step-on’, ‘step-off’ with a range of modules; over 100 of these modules are delivered in partnership with our local NHS Trusts. Individuals must have with the relevant background, current NMC registration and the appropriate experience and interest to join our External Examiner team. Within our programmes, we offer a variety of clinical and web-based learning modules that are designed to enable a range of students to build a CPD pathway that reflects their area of practice/career. You will need to have a degree of flexibility as modules can come and go within the programme. The appointment will be for 4 years from 01/10/2020 and the commitment required is as follows:
  • To attend up to three assessment panels a year (in March, June and November) and the submission of external examiner reports
  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year
  • To attend one assessment event per year if appropriate (for example, OSCE or oral presentation)
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
  • To carry out at least one interim engagement per year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit by video conference/Skype in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location) and at least one face to face visit during the term of office to obtain feedback from staff and to strengthen their engagement with the ongoing teaching and learning process
All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this, please submit a CV by email to extexhhs@plymouth.ac.uk by 26/04/2020 or for further information email: sharon.russell@plymouth.ac.uk

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health & Social Care/MSc APP- Nursing & Midwifery Professions (CPD Modules- Generic)

Opening Date:
18 Mar 2020
Closing Date:
26 Apr 2020
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External Examiner to look at CPD level 5,6 and 7 modules which feed in to the BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care programme and the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) programme. These programmes are based within the Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences and are ‘step-on’, ‘step-off’ with a range of modules; over 100 of these modules are delivered in partnership with our local NHS Trusts. Individuals must have with the relevant background, current NMC registration and the appropriate experience and interest to join our External Examiner team. Within our programmes, we offer a variety of clinical and web-based learning modules that are designed to enable a range of students to build a CPD pathway that reflects their area of practice/career. You will need to have a degree of flexibility as modules can come and go within the programme. The appointment will be for 4 years from 01/10/2020 and the commitment required is as follows:
  • To attend up to three assessment panels a year (in March, June and November) and the submission of external examiner reports
  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year
  • To attend one assessment event per year if appropriate (for example, OSCE or oral presentation)
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
  • To carry out at least one interim engagement per year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit by video conference/Skype in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location) and at least one face to face visit during the term of office to obtain feedback from staff and to strengthen their engagement with the ongoing teaching and learning process
All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this, please submit a CV by email to extexhhs@plymouth.ac.uk by 26/04/20 or for further information email: sharon.russell@plymouth.ac.uk