Assistant Lecturer in Clinical Skills & Simulation Operating Department Practice

Opening Date:
19 Nov 2020
Closing Date:
15 Dec 2020
Salary Range:

An exciting opportunity exists for a Clinical Practitioner to join our Operating Department Practice course team at Birmingham City University. The post holder will be expected to play a key role in the facilitation, safe and efficient delivery and assessment of clinical skills and simulation in our pre-registration course delivery, as well as supporting and contributing to inter-professional learning opportunities. You will also be involved in the support of mentors and students at clinical placement sites which will include clinical visits, and therefore experience of supporting pre-registration students within the practice environment is essential.

Maintaining a safe learning environment is a key responsibility of the post. The post holder will be required to support the course team in the effective use and management of the training areas, equipment management and managing the appropriate set-up for the delivery of clinical skills, simulation teaching sessions and assessment of students. This will be a varied, interesting and challenging role, which will require flexibility, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

The post holder will have specific key duties and responsibilities for the training delivered in the department of Operating Department Practice, as well as provide support, where possible, for wider training delivered in the School. The post holder will work as a fully integrated member of the Operating Department Practice team, assisting in the smooth running of the education of Operating Department Practice students at the University. You will also be expected to support and contribute to the expansion of the incorporation of inter-professional learning opportunities at our City South Campus Edgbaston and with expected attendance at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust campus to support our South West provision.

The successful candidate will be a practitioner with clinical experience in the Perioperative setting, who is able to share their knowledge effectively to learners, through their passion and commitment to clinical education.

You will be a Clinician registered with either the HCPC or NMC. You must be educated to a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and able to demonstrate evidence of on-going post-registration professional development, and support will be given to the successful candidate to develop their personal and professional academic portfolio; including the opportunity to undertake our highly regarded Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE/Academic Professional Apprenticeship

The Faculty of Health at Birmingham City University is one of the largest centres for health and social care education in the country. We are proud of our reputation for excellence and are constantly developing and expanding our range of courses to meet tomorrow’s health care needs today.

If you wish to know more about this role, or for an informal discussion please contact Charlotte Burnside, Head of Department on 0121 202 4252 or e-mail

For further information please contact Charlotte Burnside via or 0121 202 4252