3 External Examiner posts for Post-registration nursing courses

Opening Date:
5 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
28 Jun 2024
Salary Range:

The College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare at the University of West London is seeking to appoint three external examiners for our post-registration Healthcare Courses.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced lecturers in nursing. All posts would need applicants to have insight into current healthcare practice. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Tenure will normally be for a period of four years. There are intakes across the two campuses (Brentford and Reading). The assessment boards are all held on our Brentford campus, currently using Microsoft Teams meetings. You will be joining a team of external examiners.

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (including apprenticeship).

The external examiner will review modules in the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. The successful candidate will have relevant experience in Advancing Clinical Practice. Previous experience as an external examiner and degree apprenticeships/end point assessments is preferred.
Indication of modules you would be responsible for:

  • The Building Blocks of Transforming your Professional Role
  • Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Implementing Improvement in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Independence and Autonomy in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Professional Nurse Advocate

BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice, MSc Clinical Practice (including apprenticeship) and stand alone modules run by our validated partner, University Hospital Sussex.
Indication of modules you would be responsible for (offered at academic level 6 and 7):

  • Emergency Adult Care
  • Deterioration of and Response to Acute Clinical Deterioration in the Adult
  • Care of the Critically Ill Adult (Enhanced and High Dependency Care)
  • Intensive Care (Adult Practice)
  • Evolving Intensive Care Practice
  • Physical Examination of the Newborn
  • Anaesthetic Practitioner module for Nurses
  • Care of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Patient

MSc Clinical Practice (including apprenticeship), MSc Advancing Professional Practice and stand alone modules run by our validated partners, Sue Ryder, Royal Berkshire Hospital Foundation Trust and Oxford Health.

Indication of modules you would be responsible for:

  • Delivering Quality Care through Work-based Learning
  • Leadership strategies to improve the patient experience
  • History Taking and Physical Assessment
  • Clinical Nephrology Nursing
  • Minor Injury – Developing competency through work based learning
  • Minor Illness – Developing competency through work based learning

As an External Examiner you will be expected to:

  • Have current registration with the NMC
  • Be employed in Higher Education
  • Scrutinize samples of examination/essay scripts and other assessed materials, advising module assessment boards on the content and standard of assessments.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 assessment boards a year
  • Review new modules in preparation for validation events
  • Advise on academic misconduct and appeal cases
  • Submit an annual report to the University Quality Boards

If you have not been an external examiner before, a mentor will be appointed for you. You will be part of a team of external examiners for the post-registration healthcare courses.

If you are interested in any of the above posts, please send your expression of interest by June 28, together with a full CV to Claire Anderson, Deputy Dean Berkshire, Claire.anderson@uwl.ac.uk