Vacancy ID:
7135
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Healthcare
Vacancy terms:
Full-time or job share, permanent
Salary details:
Grade 9 £54,949 to £61,823 per annum pro rata
Hours per week:
37.5
09 Feb 2023
About the role

The new MPharm program, at the University of Leicester, is located in a School of Healthcare, alongside Schools of Medicine, Biology and Psychology. With extensive local expertise in placement delivery, blended learning, inter professional education and clinical assessment, the new pharmacy degree is designed to have patient care and the application of relevant science in clinical practice at its heart. The vision is to create excellent clinical pharmacists whose practice is person centered and who are able to effectively use their scientific and clinical knowledge to solve real life and current problems as part of the routine provision of pharmaceutical care.  Our graduates will be able to complete their prescribing sign off in the Foundation Year successfully and work effectively as members of the multi-disciplinary team when they register.

Teaching will be predominantly interactive and patient focused. An ability to understand how clinical, professional and scientific knowledge translates into pharmacy practice will be essential for all appointments. Integrated placements will form a major part of the degree program and consequently all appointments will be expected to work effectively with employers and external stakeholders.

To deliver this, the school provides a welcoming and caring environment. All staff are given the opportunity to identify a suitable mentor, undertake yearly personal development planning with their line manager and encouraged to actively seek learning opportunities to enhance effectiveness in role.  Funding to attend external events and for CPD activities is available for all staff. Applicants for this role will be supported to maintain their clinical practice

In your role, you will support the set up and delivery of the new MPharm Degree within the School of Healthcare at the University of Leicester.  This role will be largely responsible for the development of the clinical pharmacy and professional practice elements of the degree.

The individual will work with the Head of School (Professor David Wright) and Program Lead (Associate Professor Sue Ambler), to develop and deliver MPharm accreditation documentation and associated teaching materials.

The post holder will be responsible for leading the development of the clinical and professional elements of the degree and whilst they will largely work autonomously, they will be part of a conscientious and hardworking pharmacy team and consequently will be required to demonstrate the same qualities.

About you

We are looking for a registered pharmacist, who couples clinical expertise with significant experience of managing and delivering healthcare professional teaching and assessment.

You will be a creative educator, who demonstrates a strong commitment to student welfare, both on and off campus, and proactively looks for opportunities to innovate and enhance the student experience. You should be able to demonstrate how clinical, professional and scientific knowledge is taught, learned and assessed across the four years so as to develop safe and effective pharmacy practice, including the core skills and behaviours needed for prescribing.  Experience within higher education institutions or a formal teaching qualification would be beneficial, but are not essential.

You will be joining a small, high-performing team, working to tight deadlines to develop and deliver a new degree programme. Therefore, you will need to demonstrate a strong track record of team working and of being willing and able to turn your hand most aspects of course delivery, whilst being able to work independently to meet tight deadlines. 

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Sue Ambler on [email protected] or Professor David Wright on [email protected]  

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
 
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.
 
We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.
 
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the appointee will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, an appointment to this post will be subject to checking and appropriate clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The successful applicant for this post will, therefore, be required to give consent for the University to check with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of a Standard Disclosure. Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard.

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