Teaching Assistant

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

October 28, 2021

Description

Teaching Assistant

We have an opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to make an important contribution to undergraduate teaching and enhancement of the student learning experience, with particular reference to clinical skills and patient safety. The successful applicant will be a Registered Adult Nurse and will play a key role in advancing the Nursing & Health Care School's strategic aim to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research and education and will strengthen educational and clinical partnership working, positively contributing to the quality of future care provision.

The Nursing & Health Care School at the University of Glasgow is ranked as one of the top Schools in the UK for nursing education and was ranked 1st in the Complete University Guide for Nursing in 2021. At undergraduate level, we offer an Honours degree in Nursing (4 years) and our highly valued graduates have excellent employment prospects. A strong science component, integrated with evidence-informed nursing practice and a range of practice learning experiences, ensures our graduates are competent and safe practitioners of nursing, able to deliver high quality care. The School also offers a flexible programme of multi-professional postgraduate courses that may be taken individually or used towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters degree. We also have a thriving community of postgraduate research students, from both the United Kingdom and overseas and offer a BSc with Honours in Nursing jointly with the Singapore Institute of Technology.

Job Purpose

The post holder will make an important contribution to undergraduate teaching and enhancement of the student learning experience, with particular reference to clinical skills and patient safety. The appointee will play a key role in advancing the Nursing & Health Care School's strategic aim to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research and education and will strengthen educational and clinical partnership working, positively contributing to the quality of future care provision.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To contribute to a range of teaching, course support and assessment activities at undergraduate level.

2. To liaise with subject experts in order to develop appropriate teaching materials that meet learning objectives in the subject area.

3. To work with staff with relevant expertise to plan and deliver a range of innovative teaching activities and strategies to address clinical skills development and the patient safety agenda in the undergraduate programme.

4. To provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning, using a variety of methods and techniques recommended by staff.

5. To undertake supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student projects as appropriate.

6. To engage in clinical practice and relevant continuing professional development as appropriate to maintain a current knowledge and skill base to ensure application of current, research-informed teaching.

7. To work with others on scholarship initiatives and, where appropriate, in preparing publications to support achievement of excellence in learning and teaching.

8. To contribute to quality assurance and enhancement activities, curriculum review and programme re-accreditation with the University and professional bodies, liaising with others, to ensure high quality education provision is maintained and to take opportunities for external examining.

9. To undertake a pastoral role for students and refer for additional support / guidance as appropriate.

10. To engage in academic professional development as appropriate, including undertaking the PG Certificate in Academic Practice.

11. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan: World Changers Together

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential:

A1 An honours degree or higher degree

A2 Current adult nursing registration with the NMC

Desirable:

B1 Professional teaching qualification

Skills

Essential:

C1 Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

C2 Excellent interpersonal skills

C3 Time management skills

C4 Ability to work as part of a team

C5 Ability to work with little supervision

C6 Self-motivation

C7 Teaching and presentation skills

Experience

Essential:

E1 Experience of teaching

E2 Current clinical experience in acute care

E3 Supervision of students in clinical practice

Please note that as part of your application you must address and demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria . If you do not address each criteria in the format explained above you will not be shortlisted for interview.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £29,176 - £32,817 per annum pro rata.

This post is open ended and part time, 14 hours per week.

Please Note: The University would consider a secondment opportunity for this post. Applicants should seek clearance for release for secondment from their employers / line manager before making a formal application.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Dr Eileen Cowey, Eileen.Cowey@glasgow.ac.uk or Mrs Louise McCallum, Louise.McCallum@glasgow.ac.uk

Closing Date: 28 October 2021.

It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Ref : 068332 Close Date : 28-Oct-2021 23:45