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NAPIER UNIVERSITY Principal and Vice Chancellor: Professor Joan Stringer POST TITLE Lecturer/Practitioner – Community Health Nursing Salary Grade 6 / Band 7 AFC NHS Napier University is a dynamic, innovative and forward-looking institution located in the heart of Edinburgh – a vibrant city, which is a major international centre for finance and the arts, and the seat of the Scottish parliament. Napier University also has a growing international reputation as a provider of high quality education. OUR PURPOSE Napier University is dedicated to providing educational services which support the transformation of people, businesses and communities. Since 1964, when it was first established as a centre of learning, Napier University has become one of Scotland’s largest universities with 14,341 students and 1,700 staff. It offers 130 undergraduate and 70 postgraduate programmes in arts, business, computing and information technology, health care, engineering and science in addition to a growing programme of continuing professional development programmes for working professionals and a thriving Summer School. The University takes its name from the 16th century philosopher and polymath John Napier, best known as the inventor of logarithms but famous in his day for a closely-argued commentary on the prophecies of the Scriptures. Today the University’s outward looking ethos continues to foster creativity and innovation in putting knowledge to work in the modern world. Research is focused within five broad themes: Health and Environment Informatics Infrastructure Creative Industries Business and Employment. Our centres of research excellence within these themed areas are highly relevant to Scotland’s economic and social priorities, as well as enjoying international renown for their conventional research and knowledge transfer activities. These centres include the cross-faculty Transport Research Institute, the Employment Research Institute in the Business School, the International Teledemocracy Centre and the Centre for Timber Engineering. These are part of a continuing history of successful applied research collaborations with industry and local and central government, and with other universities in the UK and Europe. Napier is the top Scottish university for Knowledge Transfer 2 Partnerships and is the most successful Scottish modern university for commercially applied research and consultancy. Napier is located in the City of Edinburgh – a beautiful city and the UK’s top tourist destination after London. We have four main campuses in Edinburgh itself and additional smaller campuses within the city at Comely Bank and Canaan Lane which, together with our campuses at Melrose and Livingston, house the University’s nursing, midwifery and complementary therapies programmes. In autumn 2004, our refurbished campus at Craiglockhart reopened. It provides a new home for our Business School and successfully merges historic structures with futuristic buildings and open space. For the future, we will continue to invest in our estate, to give us one of the most modern and technically advanced teaching and learning environments in the UK. OUR STUDENTS Academically the University is organised in three Faculties as follows: Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences Napier University Business School Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Creative Industries. Our graduates are confident and valued by employers, for their job skills as well as their subject knowledge. Our student body is diverse and cosmopolitan, and is made up of about 11% international students, 10% UK students and 79% Scottish students. As well as encouraging international students to study in Scotland, Napier University has students studying on a number of Napier programmes in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Napier University was the first UK University to open a representative office in Beijing and is currently planning to establish joint campuses in Mainland China. About 25% of our students study at Napier University on a part-time basis. We also have a growing community of students who are in full-time employment and update their professional and technical skills by attending one or more of a wide variety of courses on offer at the University which provide opportunities for continuous professional development. OUR STAFF Napier University employs 1,700 staff including 850 academic staff, 70 research staff and 800 support staff. In addition to the three Faculties, a variety of University Services provide direct support for the academic life of the University in areas such as Academic Development, Lifelong Learning, Learning Information Services, Communication and IT Services and the Research Office. In addition, Registry Services and Student Services provide a direct and front line service to Napier University students through effective management of student information and providing advice and guidance to support the student experience. 3 Napier University is committed to ensuring that all its staff have the opportunity for personal and professional development and this is reflected in our achievement of Investors in People status in January 2001 and re-accreditation in 2004. All staff participate in a Review process every year to assess performance and highlight their development needs. Our Corporate learning and Development Unit (L&D) organises a range of development opportunities for all staff and Educational Development Services (EDS) is responsible for specialist training for academic staff. EDS is also the driving force behind the major development of flexible learning opportunities including those programmes developed with our strategic Commercialisation partners. FACULTY OF HEALTH, LIFE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES The Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences offers programmes at diploma, degree, honours, masters and doctorate levels in a wide range of disciplines. The Faculty offers a vibrant and challenging academic environment and provides leading edge education and research. Research activity within the Faculty encompasses a wide range of disciplines, with the School of Life Sciences especially active. The research culture within the entire Faculty continues to grow year on year. This growth is strengthened by the Faculty’s involvement in collaborative projects, such as the Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research, which sees the Faculty team up with research colleagues from Queen Margaret University and the University of Edinburgh to focus and develop Healthcare research. The Faculty has strong and intimate links with the National Health Service; other clinical environments; social work; charities and voluntary agencies; and strong, emerging Community Health partnerships. Four of the Faculty’s campuses have a close geographical link with one of the NHS Divisions in the East of Scotland and the Scottish Borders. The School of Life Sciences, based at Merchiston campus, offers an exciting and active academic environment with a diverse range of opportunities for research and study. Research and teaching interests in the School cover the entire spectrum of the biological and life sciences from the molecular – immunology, biotechnology and microbiology – through the whole organism – biomedical science, animal biology and marine and freshwater biology – to the environment – environmental biology and ecotourism. A popular addition to this portfolio is an honours degree programme in Sport and Exercise Science which is supported by state-of-the-art equipment and specialist laboratories. The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care based at Canaan Lane campus and Comely Bank campuses, offers an extensive range of programmes including a Diploma and Degree in Adult, Child Health, Learning Disability and Mental Health Nursing and Midwifery, full and part time BSc Programmes in Nursing, Specialist Practitioner programmes at Honours and Masters level and a range of flexible (and/or online) learning MSc Programmes in Nursing; Critical Care Nursing; Perioperative Practice; and Palliative Care. The School also offers a BSc Veterinary Nursing programme in collaboration with the College of 4 Animal Welfare, the first such programme in Scotland. Also on offer are a number of programmes, which contribute to the increasing educational development of the nursing profession with graduates gaining a recordable teaching qualification with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. The School is the largest provider in Scotland of pre-registration programmes, with Nursing branches in Child Health, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, offering awards at Diploma, Degree and Honours level. Pre registration Midwifery is offered at degree level and postgraduate Masters degree in Midwifery is delivered by flexible (and/or online) learning. NMC recordable postgraduate certificate in education is also provided. We are the only provider in Scotland of a Masters degree in Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practice by blended learning (mixture of classroom based; practice and flexible learning modules). NHS Lothian NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian. NHS Lothian provides services for the second largest residential population in Scotland - circa 800,000 people. It employs nearly 28,000 staff, including approximately 15,000 nurses (registered and unregistered) and midwives and around 2,700 medical staff. At NHS Lothian we believe that working together across all areas of the health service is the best way to provide care for patients. Through an innovative programme of modernisation, we are developing into a single integrated health system. Patients and staff are benefiting from the creation of a more streamlined, patient-centred structure and from our more integrated approach to planning and delivering healthcare services. CPPD Unit The CPPD unit functions as a central resource for NHS Lothian and support Multiprofessional education, research and practice development needs for registered and non-registered staff across service. To meet the NHS Lothian Learning plan goals and targets and so support NHS Lothian Boards strategy to deliver effective, quality patient centred care based on robust evidence and practice. 5 NHS Lothian & Napier University NHS Lothian & Napier University have a strong and proven track record of collaborative working on a large diverse range of education solutions for a number of years. There are currently a number of joint appointments with both organisations to aid in streamlined and innovative approaches to education provision. This has aided in ensuring education solutions are clinically appropriate and ensures workforce development meets the evolving changes inherent with the modernisation of NHS Lothian. THE POST. This post is for a lecturer practitioner which is a joint post working in partnership with NHS Lothian and Napier University to lead on a collaborative education project that will facilitate the transition of staff to New Community Health Nurse. This is a new and innovative post, the post has been designed to enable and facilitate clinical staff to shape and influence the training and education required in practice to meet the requirements of the new community health nurse. The post will be based on both Napier University and NHS Lothian sites and will involve the successful candidate working collaboratively within and across sites. The post holder will have a strong supportive infrastructure working within two innovative and experienced teams in Napier and NHS Lothian which have a proven track record of collaborative working. It is anticipated that the post holder will be pivotal to the development, implementation and evaluation of the education package. The post holders experience and commitment to influence change will be crucial to the success of this high profile initiative. The post holder will need to support, encourage involvement and motivate the people undertaking the education being developed and delivered. Whilst this post is challenging there is an opportunity for the post holder to lead and shape future community nursing within supportive collaborative teams. Experience in successfully leading change through partnership working would be desirable. High level of interpersonal skills, with strong negotiation and planning skills with a proactive approach to problem solving will enable the post holder to campion this education and training. This is an exciting development opportunity for a motivated and experienced community practitioner who has a sound clinical knowledge within the community setting. This is a full time post and job share applicants will be considered. The post is funded jointly with NHS Lothian and Napier University. TENURE OF POST 6 This full time post is offered on a fixed term basis for one years. Potential Start date will be August 2008. LOCATION The post will be based at the Canaan Lane Campus of the University, which is located on Canaan Lane in Morningside, but you may be required to work at any other Edinburgh campus of the University subject to business needs. The post holder will also be based at Edenhall site within NHS Lothian. APPLICATIONS Further information is available from either Dr Lynn Kilbride on 0131 455 5654 firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing Date is 9th June 2008 INTERVIEW DATE We expect interviews will be held on 18th June 2008. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN THE APPLICATION PACK: 1. Job description 2. Person specification 7 NAPIER UNIVERSITY JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Lecturer/Practitioner Grade: Grade 6 / Band 7 NHS AFC Salary: £31,840 - £39.860 Responsible to: Dr Lynn Kilbride, Director Academic Development, School of Nursing & Midwifery as Director of Academic Development. Janet Corcoran, Lead Practitioner for Professional & Role Development - NHS Lothian Purpose of Post: To enable and facilitate clinical staff in shaping the training and education required in practice to meet the requirements of the new community health nurse. To lead & manage this exciting education initiative within project timeframes. Main Duties and Responsibilities: The range of the duties will include: . 8 NAPIER UNIVERSITY PERSON SPECIFICATION POST: Lecturer/Practitioner GRADE: Grade 6 / Band 7 AfC NHS DEPARTMENT: School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Care Attributes Essential Requirements Desirable Requirements Education/Qualifications A degree (or professional qualification of equivalent standing) in community Yes nursing A Higher Degree in an area relevant to the work of the school or subject area Yes Membership of (active involvement in) relevant professional bodies/organisations Yes Experience Teaching/Learning/Research and or Clinical practice development in Yes community nursing Contributing to the setting and achievement of both personal and Yes organisational objectives Contributing to facilitation of effective student learning Yes Contribute to the design of module, course and/or programme curricula at Yes an appropriate level Mentoring of students and/or working as practice teacher. Skills/Personal Requirements Candidates should be able to provide clear evidence of their ability and/or potential to effectively: Make a contribution to the scholarly activity within the school in relation to community nursing Experience and commitment to Yes influence change on a number of 9 levels. Work as a member of the team in a Yes number of contexts Well developed organisational and Yes time management skills Yes Strong negotiation, leadership and planning skills Yes Communicate at all levels within the school, faculty, NHS, and University. Yes Foster and develop collaborative links with practitioners in NHS Lothian and Napier University Yes Contribute and ensure ownership in practice relating to the design, development and delivery of transitional education programme for community nursing Yes Respond flexibly and proactively to the needs of the project. Yes Demonstrate strong leadership skills in developing and taking forward a new programme of education.
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