Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Operating Department Practice

Opening Date:
11 Jan 2022
Closing Date:
30 Jan 2022
Salary Range:

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

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 innovative individuals to join their talented lecturing team 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.

You will be an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) or 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 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 in order 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.

Whilst the role is based at our Kedleston Road Campus in Derby, the unique online delivery method of the programme allows for flexibility in the role, allowing significant opportunities for working from home, with attendance at the university dictated by demands of the role. There will also be a requirement for occasional travel to meet learners and employers