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The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.
The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies works across a range of disciplines including education, childhood and youth, health and social care, youth work, social work, languages and applied linguistics, nursing, and sport and fitness; organised as three schools. We work proactively, taking an innovative approach to teaching and learning; develop collaborative and effective partnerships with employers and other institutions; and engage in cutting edge, action oriented and internationally recognised research.
The consultant will be The Lead Midwife for Education (LME) at the Open University (OU) specifically for the OU’s Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Programme also known as Non-Medical Prescribing. The Lead Midwife for Education will work with our Lead for Non-Medical Prescribing to ensure adequate support for students who are registrant midwives.
The OU does not run pre-registration midwifery programmes and the consultant role is solely for the Non-Medical Prescribing module, a 60-credit level 7 module.
Once appointed the consultant will be listed with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as the OU’s LME for this programme.
The consultant in this role will ensure that the OU meets regulatory requirements in alignment with the NMC requirements.
The role of the LME is to help ensure that high standards in midwifery education are met.
The successful applicant will be able to undertake the role whilst working remotely but must be willing to travel to Milton Keynes or other locations if required.
Skills and experience
- You should be an experienced practising midwifery teacher
- Evidence of current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered midwife
- Understanding of regulatory requirements in alignment with the NMC requirements
More information can be provided via a link to the Job Description.
If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk or contact Marion Child 01908 655668.