External Examiner – MSc/PgDip Advanced Critical Care Practitioner Programme

Opening Date:
11 Sep 2023
Closing Date:
8 Oct 2023
Salary Range:

External Examiner required for PGDip Advanced Critical Care Practitioner / MSc Advanced Clinical Practice in Critical Care (Standard & Apprenticeship Route)

We are seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for the MSc/PGDip Advanced Critical Care Practitioner programme. This is an exciting and innovative full-time programme of study at master’s level, where the trainee will exit after completion of the programme with 120 master’s level credits. This course will train clinicians to become competent Advanced Critical Care Practitioners over a 2-year period then they complete the third-year option which would allow the ACCP’s to develop a clinical focussed project. This innovative project would enhance practice and allow for developmental recommendations to be made to complete their MSc. The course is based on the National Curriculum and Syllabus for ACCPs published by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. This position does require the External Examiner to be a Consultant Intensivist or Senior ACCP and have experience of HEI practice.

The appointment will be for four years, and the commitment required is as follows:

  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year
  • To attend via Zoom up to three assessment panels a year (March, June, and November) and the submission of external examiner reports.
  • To attend one assessment event per year if appropriate (for example, OSCE or oral presentation)
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
  • To carry out an interim visit per year, either in person or by virtual means, to meet with staff and students to obtain feedback on assessment in practice and to strengthen your engagement with the ongoing teaching, learning and assessment processes.

All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this, please submit a CV by email to health-extex@plymouth.ac.uk by Sunday 8 October 2023 or for further information please contact ACCP@plymouth.ac.uk (Programme Team).