Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice

Opening Date:
15 Jan 2021
Closing Date:
21 Feb 2021
Salary Range:

Are you passionate about education in the perioperative environment and driven towards shaping the future Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) workforce into safe and resilient practitioners? Are you looking to further your career by moving from a clinical setting into higher education?

Following the success and increased demand of our unique online distance learning Operating Department Practice (ODP) degree programme, the University of Derby are looking for an innovative individual to join their talented lecturing team as a Programme Leader to help push the boundaries of education delivery. The programme is delivered as an apprenticeship, with learners gaining academic skills and knowledge through established online teaching delivery. Whilst primarily delivered online, learners experience some face to face teaching through residential skills weeks in our modern simulation facilities, with learners then applying this taught underpinning knowledge through working clinically in their workplace in order to become a competent and resilient practitioner. The University of Derby has a strong tradition of successful online teaching and is also one of the biggest healthcare apprenticeship providers in the region.

You will be an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) or Registered Nurse with current registration with HCPC or NMC and you will have extensive clinical experience and knowledge of working within anaesthetic, scrub and/or recovery in the perioperative environment. You will hold a relevant degree or equivalent in a health-related discipline, have evidence of post-registration professional development and be able to evidence experience of teaching or mentoring. Previous experience of teaching and working in a higher education environment would be beneficial but is not essential however applicant with no formal teaching qualification will be expected to work towards one. Achievement of a Masters/Level 7 qualification/PhD would be preferred however applicants who do not possess these qualifications and who would be willing to work towards them will be considered for the role.

Effective teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential, and you will be innovative and creative in sharing your knowledge and experience to provide high quality healthcare education. You will understand the importance of student experience and have the ability and drive to improve excellence in teaching and student experience by delivering transformative and innovative learning experiences to our students.

The University of Derby is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. However you identify, we actively celebrate the knowledge, experience and talents each person brings.

To arrange an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact David Robertshaw, Head of Pre-Qualifying Health Care (D.Robertshaw@derby.ac.uk).

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.