The University of Bedfordshire, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences wishes to appoint an external examiner to the postgraduate Specialist Practitioner Community District Nursing course and the Practice Teacher Preparation unit.
The District Nursing course extends over a period of two academic years. It adopts a work-integrated approach to learning which facilitates the application of theoretical learning within the workplace. Students attend university one or two days a week and engage in work-based learning activities in a healthcare practice setting for the remainder of the time.
The Practice Teacher Preparation Unit of study runs over two semesters incorporating five taught days and the preparation of a portfolio of evidence.
We are keen to recruit an academic who has the Specialist Practitioner District Nursing qualification and the Practice Teacher qualification. 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 invited to attend approximately 3 academic boards per year. You will also be invited to observe practical assessments (such as OSCEs) and visit students within practice areas. The specific remit includes review of units at academic level 7 contributing to the above award.
The term of office for the successful candidate will be for a period of 4 years from September 2017.
Please note that all External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University’s External Examiner Committee.