Applications are invited for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice. If you are an experienced UK-HCPC/NMC registered operating department practitioner or surgical care practitioner, are enthusiastic about enhancing operating department practice higher education and teaching our students, we would be pleased to hear from you. You will join an established and ambitious subject team teaching primarily our ODP apprentices and will be working remotely across Surrey and Sussex, you will also be required to contribute to the teaching of our undergraduate students in Medway, and at times other students on health, social care and public health programmes at all HE levels on different University campuses.
As a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, you will use your previous teaching, or high-quality practice experience, as an operating department practitioner or surgical care practitioner to deliver specialist and generalist knowledge and skills to students at all HE levels. You will use different learning and teaching methods, sensitive to different cultures and students’ ways of learning. Although for most of the time you will teach our operating department practice students, interprofessional education is a key part of our learning and teaching approach and you will teach students from other professions. Using contemporary evidence, you will prepare students for future clinical practice which supports embedding research into practice for patient benefit. Your level of appointment will be in line with your previous experience and the University will offer you career development opportunities.
You will work within an established and friendly group of academic and professional staff, and will contribute to enhancing the work and the reputation of the School as a whole, collaborating interprofessionally and effectively with colleagues in the Faculty, University and externally as appropriate. You will undertake scholarly activity, maintain or work towards being research active and contribute to the School’s enterprise and innovation within the UK and internationally. The nature of this contribution will vary according to your experience and your direction of work will be required to fit with the School’s strategic plans. We would particularly welcome applications from those with an interest in improvement methods or the implementation of evidence within operating department practice or surgical care practice.