Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow (104947-0122) . Job Reference: 1881863

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

January 19, 2022


Vacancy Type/Job category

Clinical & Medical


Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences


£55,395 - £78,360 per annum, pro rata


University of Warwick

Vacancy Overview

Indefinite Position working 20% FTE

Warwick Medical School (WMS) runs the largest Graduate Entry Medical programme in the UK. The course is highly integrated, based around Cased Based Learning (CBL) and is composed of blocks of system and clinical specialty based teaching and integrated longitudinal themes.

WMS is seeking to recruit a clinical academic educator to contribute to teaching and assessment.

The post holder will be appointed 0.2FTE. They will initially take on a three year renewable role of Joint Academic Lead for a year 1 MB ChB module “Maternal & Child Health” which requires generalist subject expertise in clinical maternal and/or child health in addition to teaching skills.

This role will share responsibility for the block with one other academic member of faculty with complementary expertise. The block runs for 5 weeks after the easter vacation each year, and the time allocation can be used flexibly across the year to allow for more input while the block runs. The successful candidate will have the ability to improve quality on a taught module.

It is expected that the post holder will have recent or current clinical work experience with a local NHS education Provider (LEP) or a WMS affiliated general practice or similar.

Job Description

Job purpose

Undertake teaching in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its teaching reputation, both internally and externally. Design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area.

Duties and responsibilities

Role of Joint Block Lead for Block 5 (Maternal & Child Health)

Block Leads are responsible to the Head of MB ChB, via the Phase I Academic Lead, for the effective delivery to students of the block as specified in the agreed course document. The Block Lead acts as a point of focus for all matters concerning that module and its relationship to the rest of the curriculum.

The specific responsibilities of Block Leads are to:

• Ensure that the block is delivered effectively to students

• Co-ordinate the production of relevant curriculum materials and module handbooks with the Phase I administrative team

• Undertake to detail budget needs for the block and request specific funding through the Head of the MB ChB and MB ChB Head of Operational Delivery

• Liaise with the Phase I Academic Lead and other Block and Theme Leads to ensure co-ordination and integration of curriculum delivery

• Monitor the progress of students throughout the blocks

• Report to the Phase I Academic Lead any student obviously experiencing problems during the block

• Lead on writing and co-ordinate review by Theme Leads of the block's case- based learning (CBL ) cases. Provide facilitator guides and lead weekly CBL facilitator brief/debrief sessions during the block. Upload weekly CBL cases summaries to the Block moodle page.

• Be present during the delivery of each session of the block to monitor delivery and deal with any problems as they arise or notify the Phase I Administrative Lead of the designated lead for that session who will be present

• Maintain the Block website / Moodle pages

• Organise AV / IT support for the Block

• Liaise with the Phase I administrative team and the portering staff regarding the layout of small group rooms

• Liaise with the WMS Reception team regarding parking arrangements for any visitors

• Liaise with the Education Quality Team and the Phase I Academic Lead to produce a report for the Phase I Management Group from the evaluation forms at the end of the block

• Attend Phase I Management Group meetings

• Participate in marking and invigilation of assessments

• Participate in question setting groups as well as the quality assurance and standard setting of questions, attending the relevant MB ChB Assessment Group

• Act as an examiner for Phase I OSCEs

• Provide timely one-to-one feedback on Phase I written examinations

• Attend any relevant meetings as required i.e. MB ChB Assessment Group, Examination Board, Course Progress Group

Teaching and Learning Support

• Design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area.

• Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.

• Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects, field trips and, placements, where appropriate.

• Identify areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement.

• Contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material.

• Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely feedback to students.

• Routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers using high level skills and a range of media.

• Have academic ownership for modules.

• Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking. Research and Scholarship

• Engage in subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner research and other scholarly activities.

• May conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects.

• Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and appropriate external activities.

• Develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of scholarly activity.

Administration and Other Activities

• Participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example may contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities.

• Act as a personal tutor.

• Be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area.

• Undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.

• May be expected to attend departmental meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.

• Participate in relevant professional activities.

• Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where appropriate, undertake risk assessments.

• Where required, act as subject leader, usually to a limited degree for example where there is a small subject team or where the role is more administrative than academic.

The duties and responsibilities are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post-holder will be required to be flexible in their duties.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

UK registrable primary medical qualification or equivalent (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge of maternal and child health to develop programmes and the provision of learning support. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

Proven ability and achievements in university teaching on a comparable programme (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 4

Ability to use a range of educational delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning (a, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Engaged in continuous professional development and intending to continue (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 8

Ability to develop detailed knowledge the MB ChB Curriculum (a, c)

Essential Criteria 9

GMC Registration with license to practice and evidence of ongoing commitment to Medical Revalidation (a)

Essential Criteria 10

Membership of an appropriate medical defence organisation (a)

Desirable Criteria 1

Knowledge of GMC Outcomes for Graduates 2018 in relation to MB ChB learning outcomes (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 2

Ability to teach applied physiology relating to women's and child health (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience of delivering case-based or problem-based learning (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 4

Experience of medical or scientific education scholarship (a, c)

Further Particulars

Warwick Medical School

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

Right to work in the UK

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Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

19 Jan 2022

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