External Examiner – Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals

Opening Date:
6 Dec 2019
Closing Date:
31 Dec 2019
Salary Range:

The School of Healthcare is seeking to appoint an external examiner for the above course. This postgraduate module has recently been reaccredited with the NMC and has undergone major changes in both delivery and assessment. The School is planning to open the course to allied health professionals following successful HCPC accreditation.

This popular course has two to three intakes per year and can be studied either as part of the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice or on a stand-alone basis.

Applicants should ideally have experience of delivering and/or supporting Independent and Supplementary Prescribing courses, be a NMC registrant and normally hold a higher degree at Masters level or above. Previous experience of acting in the role of external examiner is desirable but not essential.

All external examiners are required to attend the School Progression and Award Board meetings for the programme (at least one per year) and be available for consultation on assessment and curriculum issues. The School uses GradeMark to mark most assignments and for these the external examiner will be required to view students’ work and markers’ comments on-line.

The appointment is for one year in the first instance with the expectation that this will be extended for a further 3 year term and is to commence with immediate effect. All appointments are subject to approval by the Faculty Taught Student Education Committee. The School holds an annual induction event for new external examiners to familiarise them with the University of Leeds’s assessment process and to enable them to meet the course team.

For an informal discussion or for further information regarding the course please contact Dr Mary-Claire Kennedy, Programme Leader, m.c.kennedy@leeds.ac.uk, 0113 343 1242.

Anyone wishing to be considered is invited to submit an expression of interest and detailed Curriculum Vitae outlining their teaching, research, publication/scholarly activities and, where applicable, external examining experience by 31 December 2019 to the programme leader.