The University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) is looking for an experienced nurse academic registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council familiar with higher education in the UK, to act as an external panel member for an online MSc Nursing Studies validation event. The proposed programme is will enable nurses registered with the NMC or the professional regulator in their domicile to gain a postgraduate academic award and advance their career. The virtual validation event via MS Teams scheduled for Thursday 22 Oct 2020 will review plans for a new postgraduate degree that draws from our established online health and social care programme modules and two new nursing modules. The design of the programme is guided by the University of Derby’s Online Academic Framework and University Academic Regulations. The external panel member would be required to review documentation prior to the validation event and work with other panel members including the RCN reviewer, as we wish to also gain RCN accreditation for the proposed programme due to commence in January 2021. Please contact Dr Alan R Williams, Academic Lead for more details and apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief CV, also confirming you will be available on the planned validation date.
Jobs: External examiner opportunities
We are seeking to replace one of our existing external examiners from the academic year 2021/22 for the BSc Hons Paramedic Science course. The University of Brighton offers extensive support for external examiners and holds workshops annually. Further support is also provided by the course leads and the Community Health Academic lead. The University normally expects external examiners to attend a minimum of one examination board per year. Applicants are advised that the University applies the following criteria to external examiners:
- The area of expertise of external examiners is within the area of examinations undertaken;
- Applicants should have recently been employed (or are still employed) within a university appointment;
- He/she must not have been a University of Brighton examiner within the last five years;
- He/she will be a registered paramedic with preferably previous external examining experience, although we would consider applications from individuals with the right experience who are seeking their first appointment as an external examiner.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is seeking to appoint an external examiner for its Advanced Clinical Practice pathway, specifically musculoskeletal and non-medical prescribing, within the MSc Healthcare Practice programmes. The tenure is for four years with effect from Jan 2021. The Advanced Clinical Practice pathway is validated by St George’s University of London and include a range of specialist clinically focused modules and sub-pathways. Details of our workforce development modules can be found at http://www.healthcare.ac.uk/workforce-development/. The appointed examiner will be expected to attend up to six examination boards each year which are held at our St George’s site in Tooting (easily accessible by public transport) and submit an annual report. Expenses will be reimbursed and an induction will be offered. For further information please Lee Lui, MSc Healthcare Practice Course Director (L.Lui@sgul.kingston.ac.uk) Applications should be made by CV to Lee Lui together with a brief summary indicating any previous external examining experience.
External/Award Examiner – Return to Practice Nursing, Midwifery Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
We are seeking to appoint a Subject External/Award Examiner for our Return to Practice Programme. This programme is based within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health. The programme provides a flexible approach to meeting the NMC Standards for Return to Practice leading to eligibility to re-register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. This position does require the external examiner to be a current registered SCPHN with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. The appointment will be until the 31 October 2024 and the commitment required is as follows:
- To review a range of coursework throughout the year
- To attend an assessment panel per year and the submission of an annual external examiner report.
- 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 students on assessment in practice and to strengthen their engagement with the ongoing teaching and learning process.