Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Patient Safety, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (MED095A)

You will join the Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences (IEMDS) as one of a team of academic, administrative and clerical staff who support the medicine degree programme, the BSc in medical sciences and a range of post graduate healthcare related programmes. The post is based in the School of Medicine, Medical Science and Nutrition on the Foresterhill site. 

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Education for Medical & Dental Sciences
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7/8
Salary: £41,526 - £59,135
Ref No: MED095A
Closing Date: 06-APR-2020


Job Description

The post is part of an exciting initiative which seeks to further the development of patient safety and human factors teaching and research for the medical curriculum. You will report to the Director of the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation (CHERI).

The post is available up to full time. It is expected that the successful candidate will have experience teaching and research in the field of human factors and patient safety. The successful candidate will be expected to have the relevant background and experience to design and undertake pedagogic research working with the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation (CHERI), attracting grant funding and with high quality output.

The post will require excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and require the applicant to develop strong relationships across a wide range of stakeholders including MBChB programme leads, colleagues in partner health boards and colleagues in other educational institutions.  You will work closely with the Foresterhill Clinical Skills Director and (Clinical) Senior Lecturer in Simulation and other faculty to plan and develop strategies to strengthen the sustainability of patient safety focused teaching in the MBChB and other clinical programmes. The candidate will be involved with development and delivery of core teaching sessions and the materials required for them. They will also work in partnership with all members of the MBChB team and in the future with leads in Sri Lanka delivering the University of Aberdeen Sri Lanka Medical Pathway.

Delivery of high quality patient safety teaching and assessment relating to the University of Aberdeen MBChB curriculum and the Clinical Skills Centre at Foresterhill. Designing and undertaking an associated programme of high quality pedagogic research in collaboration with the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation, NHS partners and the Clinical Skills Centre at Foresterhill.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale for Lecturers (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum), and the Grade 8 salary scale for Senior Lecturers (£52,559 - £59,135 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here 

This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

The post is based in Aberdeen but will require occasional travel to teaching sites outside Aberdeen which infrequently will require an overnight stay.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for receipt of applications is 06 April 2020.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Dr Angus Cooper, Director, Clinical Skills Centre at Foresterhill

01224 437816


Professor Colin Lumsden, MBChB Programme Lead

01224 437962


Professor Rona Patey, Director, Institute for Education in Medical and Dental Sciences

01224 437972


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Cooper, Professor Lumsden or Professor Patey.

Please quote reference number MED095A on all correspondence

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