The School of Allied Health within St George’s University of London is seeking to appoint a further 2 suitably qualified academics to act as External Examiners for the 3 year pre-registration paramedic science programme . The appointments will ideally be with effect from September 2021. We are seeking to appoint individuals who have a minimum of a BSc in a paramedic or out of hospital related subject; with a strong knowledge and relevant experience in the field of out of hospital education. Applicants will have current registration with the the HCPC and be working within a Higher Education Institution, whether full or part time. The tenure of the appointment is for 4 years. The successful applicant must have relevant experience of working in the paramedic arena, teaching on a paramedic or out of hospital programme, and working in a relevant role either out of hospital or within a hospital setting. They will review a number of modules within the programmes which will include modules delivered at levels 4, 5, and 6 . An induction will be provided that the appointee will be expected to attend. Previous experience of external examining would be welcomed, but is not essential. The External Examiner will be invited to attend the programme assessment boards, review student work, and be asked to consider changes to assessment processes as part of course development. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced academic staff. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. The Centre for Allied Health utilises Canvas for marking. OSPE’s and OSCE’s are recorded, and External Examiners on the pre-registration programme will be asked to review video’s of student assessments as part of the role. This is an exciting time to join our friendly pre-registration team, with a revalidation underway for 2022. The team are friendly, and like to fully involve the EE's in the development of the programme, modules, simulation and assessments. To apply, or for an informal chat, please contact email@example.com (Chris), with the subject line of External Examiner.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Middlesex University is seeking to appoint a pre-registration External Examiner for our two pre-registration midwifery programmes, three year and shortened programmes. The appointment will be effective from October 2021 and will run for a period of four years. We are seeking to appoint an individual who has a Master’s Degree and a strong background in pre-registration midwifery education. The individual needs to have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and hold a PGCert HE, or equivalent. Previous External Examination experience is preferable. The tenure of the appointment is for four years and will be subject to approval by the Faculty quality committee. Duties include external review of a range of assessments on our virtual platform, attendance at assessment boards which occur approximately four times per year, submission of an annual report and advising on any proposed module modifications. Successful applicants will be given all necessary information and will be invited to attend an induction event. Applicants should submit an electronic version of their Curriculum Vitae to: Maria Stavrou Programme Administrator Department of Nursing and Midwifery Phone: 0208 411 6011 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like further information about the post please contact: Clare Maher Director of Programmes (Midwifery) and Lead Midwife for Education email@example.com Phone: 020 8411 2627 Closing date for submission of CVs: Friday 6th August 2021
End-Point Assessment (EPA) External Examiners – Nursing Associate Apprenticeship and Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) have amended the end point assessment for the NMC regulated courses below from non-integrated to integrated:
- Nursing Associate Apprenticeship (HEE and NMC 2018 Curriculums)
- Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (NMC 2018)
- The duration of an External Examiner’s appointment will normally be for four years, with an possibility of an additional extension of one year to ensure continuity.
- Carrying out the EPA as set out in the Assessment Plan for the Apprenticeship Standard, including:
- To review and confirm all evidence for the EPA is in place;
- To confirm the independence and impartiality of the process;
- To confirm the maintenance of nationally comparable standards across HE institutions;
- To attend Award Boards associated with the listed programme(s) and sign off an Award Board matrix according to University of West London Academic Regulations;
- Provide detailed and appropriate feedback to support the end point assessment processes;
- Contribute to external quality assurance activity/audit (where appropriate);
- Maintain active registration on the NMC register as a nurse
- Annually submitting conflicts of interest declaration within the agreed timescale.
- Knowledge and understanding of the standard and assessment plan.
- Knowledge and understanding of UK sector agreed reference points for the maintenance of academic standards and assurance and enhancement of quality.
- Be a nurse registered with the NMC.
- Familiarity with the EPA performance expected of apprentices to achieve the award being assessed.
- Comply to the requirements of the EPAO (NMC Approved Education Institution).
- Knowledge to undertake EPA activities with integrity and impartiality to offer a fair, reliable and consistent assessment experience for all apprentices.
- Be independent of the apprentice, the EPAO (NMC Approved Education Institution) or employing organisation who are involved in delivering the apprenticeship.
- Have relevant academic and/or professional qualifications to at least the level of the qualification being externally examined
The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London is seeking to appoint external examiners from September 2021 to the Faculty Assessment Boards and would welcome expressions of interest from senior academics committed to developing the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those who have expertise in the following areas for out Masters level programmes and BSc Specialist modules:
- PG Diabetes care and management
- PG Advanced Practice
- Advanced assessment skills
- Long term conditions
- Palliative care and end of life symptom management
- Recognition of Prior Learning
- 3,000 undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students
- 250 academic, research, clinical and professional services staff
- 90% of research rated 3* or 4* in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF)
- #1 in the UK and #2 in the World for Nursing (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
- #1 in Europe and #2 in the world for research citations in palliative and end of life care
- 2 Athena SWAN Silver Awards held by the Faculty and the Cicely Saunders Institute
- Directly descended from the Training School Florence Nightingale established in 1860
- Home to the Cicely Saunders Institute, the world’s first and only purpose-built institute of palliative care
- Advising boards of examiners on the content and standard of assessment
- Moderating samples of exam scripts and other assessed materials
- Attending boards of examiners to approve awards and degree classifications
- Advising on academic misconduct and appeal cases
- Submitting an annual report to the College Principal