Clinical Skills Educator (Part Time)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

October 2, 2022


Clinical Skills Educator (Part Time)

We have an exciting opportunity for a part time Clinical Skills Educator to join a small team to support and facilitate clinical skills teaching and engage in the development of clinical skills teaching in the Department of Veterinary Medicine with effect from 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible after this date. Applicants are invited from Registered Veterinary Professionals (veterinary surgeon or nurse) with experience in clinical practice. A teaching qualification in education (further or higher) is desirable.

The Department established a purpose-built Clinical Skills Centre, The Pauline Brown Clinical Skills Centre (PBCSC) in 2014 for the teaching and learning of a wide range of practical and clinical skills across all years of the veterinary medicine course, e.g. animal handling, catheter placement, reading of radiographs, suturing, use of anaesthetic machines, rectal examination of equines and bovines, etc. This has developed into an encompassing Facility (CSF) which incorporates the Merton Hall Centre for Large Animal Clinical Skills (MHCLACS) and the Pauline Brown Centre for Small Animal Clinical Skills (PBCSACS). There are approximately 65-70 students in each year, with around 400 students across the VetMB course.

This role is based in the PBCSACS and reports to the Clinical Skills Centre Manager, who has the responsibility of overseeing the running of the PBCSACS and co-ordinating the clinical skills strategy, in conjunction with the Director of Teaching. Since its inception, the Clinical Skills facility's usage and involvement in the curriculum has substantially increased and it has established itself as an integral part of the Department, as well as a contributor to the wider veterinary clinical skills community through poster presentations and engagement at international veterinary education conference. There is ongoing work to maintain this usage and reputation, and to ensure the Centre continues to grow and develop.

The role holder will support the Clinical Skills Centre Manager by co- ordinating and managing the use of equipment, resources and time in the PBCSC, to assist in the development of standard operating procedures, to support and facilitate clinical skills teaching and engage in the development of clinical skills teaching.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate significant post-registration nursing experience, experience of referral standard veterinary medical and surgical techniques across multiple species, experience of nursing in the educational sector in both first opinion practice and referral practice in addition to excellent levels of practical skills in order to pass these on to students. Experience in the training of veterinary nurses or veterinary students is essential as is curriculum mapping and blue printing.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, the ability to organise their own time and work, and the ability to address skills learning in a creative and innovative manner.

For informal enquiries please contact Hannah Almond

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Interview date will be notified after the closing date

Please quote reference PP33081 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Further information
  • Further Information
  • Department/Location

    Department of Veterinary Medicine, West Cambridge


    £30,502-£36,386 pro rata






    8 September 2022

    Closing date

    2 October 2022

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