Lecturer in Operating Department Practice

Opening Date:
8 Feb 2021
Closing Date:
21 Feb 2021
Salary Range:

An exciting opportunity exists for a perioperative practitioner to join our Operating Department Practice (ODP) course team at Birmingham City University.

The post holder will be expected to lead and/or contribute to modules in all areas of perioperative practice as well as academic skills and research utilising a number of teaching, learning and assessment strategies. You will also be involved in the support of mentors and students at clinical placement sites which will include clinical visits, and therefore experience of supporting pre-registration students within the practice environment is essential.

The post holder will be required to support the course team in the effective use and management of the training areas, equipment management and managing the appropriate set-up for the delivery of clinical skills, simulation teaching sessions and assessment of students. This will be a varied, interesting and challenging role, which will require flexibility, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

The post holder will have specific key duties and responsibilities for the training delivered in the department of Operating Department Practice, as well as provide support, where possible, for wider training delivered in the School. The post holder will work as a fully integrated member of the Operating Department Practice team, assisting in the smooth running of the education of Operating Department Practice students at the University. You will also be expected to support and contribute to the expansion of the incorporation of inter-professional learning opportunities at our City South Campus Edgbaston and at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust campus to support our South West provision.

The successful candidate will be an experienced practitioner who is able to share their knowledge effectively to learners, through their passion and commitment to education, research and high quality service delivery in the perioperative setting.

You must be a registered healthcare professional (HCPC/NMC) and hold an academic award specific to the perioperative environment as well as holding an honours degree. You must be able to demonstrate evidence of on-going post-registration professional development, and support will be given to the successful candidate to develop their personal and professional academic portfolio; including the opportunity to undertake our highly regarded Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE / Advanced Apprenticeship.

If you wish to know more about this role, or wish to have an informal discussion please contact Charlotte Burnside, Head of Department on 0121 202 4252 or e-mail charlotte.burnside@bcu.ac.uk

As part of your application, please attach your CV. Candidates are advised to remove personal information, including names to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.