Clinical Facilitator in Audiology
College of Human and Health Sciences
Fixed term Clinical Facilitator in Audiology
Salary: £32958 to £34956 per annum together with USS benefits
Main Purpose of the Post
To deliver its top 20 ambition Swansea University is seeking to appoint a Clinical Facilitator in Audiology in the College of Human and Health Sciences.
The main purpose of the post is to support WEDS commissioned Healthcare Science (Audiology) students whilst on placement at hospitals across Wales. The aim is to ensure an effective and enjoyable experience in every case such that students on graduation are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the Healthcare Science work force.
- Managing Healthcare Science (Audiology) students on placement at hospitals across Wales.
- Managing student completion of portfolios.
- Managing portfolio submission.
- Managing and undertaking portfolio assessment.
- Managing student portfolio revision and compliance with the requirements of the National School of Healthcare Science.
- Student preparation for placement.
- Student evaluation of placement.
- Collation of student feedback on placement provision and experience.
- Undertaking placement visits to ensure student performance and progression.
- Undertaking placement visits to ensure Clinical Educator performance in assessment and student support.
- Undertaking placement Academic Audit.
- Undertaking annual visits to ensure compliance with academic audit.
- Undertaking annual assessment of placement capacity.
- Contributing to Clinical Educator Workshops
- Contributing to the annual Clinical Educator training course.
- Contributing to student practical examinations/OSCE’s.
- Acting as link between placements and the University through the Programme Team.
- Research (Core)
- Demonstrating awareness of current research and knowledge in the field and integrating this into the role.
- Undertaking research or other systematic investigations into learning and teaching or of engagement in pedagogic and professional practitioner innovation and applying it to curriculum development and delivery of the student placement experience.
- Delivering presentations at a conference, seminar or workshop with external reach/impact
- Management (Core)
To contribute to College management duties, for example:
- attending and contributing to appropriate committees and related activities,
- participating in promotional activities such as open days, clearing and school visits;
- participating in activities of the College aimed at enhancing employability, skills and student engagement.
Carry out relevant managerial duties associated with academic posts, for example, duties in relation to student recruitment, induction, teaching and assessment.
- General Duties
- The University has adopted a position where quality assurance procedures are integrated throughout all its activities and all staff must conform to these procedures
- Members of staff are encouraged to maintain and enhance links with the professional institutions. Engaging with other academics in the field, through networking at conferences, involvement in formal groups, or participation in professional activity.
- The development of industry/university partnerships and new research projects is an important part of the role.
- Managing personal administrative tasks related to own work. Planning, prioritising and progressing own work, to fit the achievement of own priorities around the requirements of others.
- To fully engage with the University’s Performance Enabling and Welsh Language policies
- To promote equality and diversity in working practices and maintain positive working relationships
- To conduct the job role and all activities in accordance with safety, health and sustainability policies and management systems, in order to reduce risks and impacts arising from the work activity
- To ensure that risk management is an integral part of any decision making process, by ensuring compliance with the University’s Risk Management Policy
Staff appointed to Academic positions will be expected to develop and deliver a range of teaching material and will work closely with the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT – http://salt.swan.ac.uk/. SALT aims to enhance the student learning experience through sharing and promoting good practice.
- A relevant first degree (or equivalent)
- Registered (or eligible for registration) with RCCP, AHCS or HCPC as an Audiologist or clinical scientist
- More than 5 years practice experience as an Audiologist or clinical scientist
- Experience of teaching, supervising and mentoring Audiology students within practice and/or academia
- Awareness and appreciation of developments in Audiology in Wales and the UK
- Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal skills
- Evidence of a commitment to continuous professional development
- Evidence of the ability to work in partnership with external stakeholders and employers
- The ability to negotiate and influence outcomes
- Current driving license or the ability to travel.
- Relevant Higher Degree in Audiology
- Evidence of links with Audiology professionals
- Awareness and appreciation of developments in Audiology in Wales
Background on College / School / Department
The successful applicant will join the Interprofessional Studies Department within the College of Human and Health Sciences. The Department is home to a number of Healthcare programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Undergraduate programmes are offered in Healthcare Sciences, Midwifery, Paramedic Science and Osteopathy. These professional programmes are highly respected by the various professional communities for the quality of graduates and for the contribution the staff make to these professions in the UK and abroad. Students on these programmes study within the University and on placements at hospitals across Wales where they gain their clinical skills. Before they attend placements however the students practice within the University in dedicated clinical suites within the Department where the very latest equipment is available to ensure the experience matches their work environment.
Informal enquiries to:
Mrs Chantal Patel, Head of Interprofessional Studies
01792 602220; T.M.C.Patel@swansea.ac.uk
Mr Barry Bardsley –Team Leader, Biomedical Sciences Team
01792 295276; B.Bardsley@swansea.ac.uk
Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach to the application 2 separate documents:
1. a Curriculum Vitae;
2. a statement detailing your aspirations to enhance teaching and the student experience.
The academic career profiles are available at: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/promotions/academicpromotions/ and these provide indicative performance levels for all academic staff at Swansea University. These criterion will be used in the recruitment process as well as promotions. Where there are numeric indicators these will be considered in light of the stage of career, hours of work and other commitments . This may be personal circumstances or work related activities outside of academia such as in industry or a clinical setting.
Please note this is a fixed term post until July 2019 and secondment opportunities will be considered.
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The closing date for this post is 10th August 2017.