External Examiner – MSc/BSc Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) programme and our PG Diploma for District Nurse Apprenticeship (with integrated independent prescribing)

Opening Date:
2 Oct 2020
Closing Date:
23 Oct 2020
Salary Range:

The University of Derby, College of Health, Psychology and Social Care is seeking to appoint an NMC Registered external examiner for the MSc/BSc Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) programme and our PG Diploma for District Nurse Apprenticeship (with integrated independent prescribing).

This full-time programme over one academic year or two years for Apprentices. It adopts a work-integrated approach to learning which facilitates the application of theoretical learning within the workplace. Students and/or Apprentices attend university one/two days a week and engage in work-based learning activities in District Nursing and the community healthcare practice setting for the remainder of the time.

Whilst external examiner experience is desirable, we also welcome expressions of interest from individuals new to this role. The successful candidate will be offered an induction programme and will be supported throughout the duration of their tenure.

You will be asked to attend approximately 2 academic boards per year (these have recently been held virtually). You would also be invited to observe practical assessments (such as group and individual presentations) and visit students and/or apprentices within their practice areas.

The term of office for the successful candidate will be for a period of 4 years from January 2021.

Please note that all External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University’s External Examiner Committee, and its usual that the university will not accept colleagues who have recently left the university to work elsewhere or have been externals for the university in the past.

For expressions of interest please send a current CV by Friday 23 October 2020 to: Louise Boole, Programme Leader, l.boole@derby.ac.uk