External Examiner – Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing)

Opening Date:
11 Apr 2016
Closing Date:
31 May 2016
Salary Range:

Our friendly team requires an external examiner for the MSc and BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) programmes, which is run concurrently alongside our Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitors and School Nurses) programmes. These programmes are based in the Department of Health Care Practice within the College of Health and Social Care.

The programmes are accessed for one year full time or two/three years part time. The students are all registered nurses or midwives with the NMC prior to commencing the course and will attain a recordable qualification of Community Specialist Practitioner and V100 prescribing on successful completion.

It is desirable that the external examiner holds the Community Specialist Practitioner recordable qualification although not essential as our other External Examiner holds this qualification. The appointment will be for 4 years, commencing September 2016.

The following modules will be included in the external moderation duties:

  • Evidence Based Practice 6NU504
  • Research Methodologies: Application to Advanced Practice 7NU508
  • Clinical Supervision 6NU502/7NU502
  • Principles of Long Term Condition Management 6NU508
  • Strategic Management of Long Term Conditions 7NU509
  • Palliative Care 6NU529/7NU505
  • Tissue Viability: Principals and Practice 6NU515/7NU513
  • Negotiated Module 6NU506/7NU504

The programmes have two assessment boards per academic year (April and August) which the External Examiner will be expected to attend.

The programmes are due for revalidation in March 2017 so the programme content is likely to be modified accordingly. The revalidation will include a General Practice Nurse route so some of the new modules will include this specialism.

For further information please contact Mandy Holgate, Programme Leader, a.j.holgate@derby.ac.uk, 01332 592307 or Louise Boole, Branch Leader, l.boole@derby.ac.uk, 01332 592351.

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