Job: Part-time Clinical Ethics Lead

GKT School of Medical Education, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London.

Deadline for applications: 21 November 2016

The position is open to clinicians currently employed by a partner Trust.

The GKT School of Medical Education is seeking to appoint a collaborative clinician with strong interpersonal skills to lead on clinical ethics teaching within the MBBS Curriculum and the intercalated BSc.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in educational leadership and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of clinical ethics. The appointee will report to the Clinical Practice Theme Lead, Dr Chris Holland. The post holder will be primarily based on the Guy’s Campus and will be expected to travel across the South East of England.

To apply for this role please submit a covering note and CV to brenda.diffley@kcl.ac.uk.

Role description

Post title Clinical Ethics Lead
Department/Division/Directorate Division of Medical Education
Time 0.2 FTE
Responsible for Clinical ethics educators
Responsible to Clinical Practice Theme Lead

Role purpose
The clinical ethics lead will be a clinician with a proven track record of educational leadership and expertise in clinical ethics. The appointee will take a significant role in leading the development and delivery of the subject of clinical ethics teaching and learning in the MBBS Programme and the refreshed iBSc in Medical Ethics and Law.
 

Role outline

MBBS

  1. Ensuring an excellent teaching and learning experience by:

a.    Ensuring that all necessary information concerning the subject is made ready for distribution to students, educators and administrative staff in a timely way; to enable the delivery of classroom, clinical and on line components.

b.    Communicating with students as required regarding learning and teaching.

c.    Working with a range of colleagues to ensure student evaluation of the subject.

d.    Continuously review the quality of student experience of Clinical Ethics teaching as measured by informal feedback, formal evaluation, and other evaluation data as relevant

e.    Work with colleagues to enhance the quality of student experience of Clinical Ethics and learning

2. Designing and planning learning for the subject by:

a.    Defining, maintaining and updating the clinical ethics learning outcomes and requirements for delivery in partnership with the MBBS Curriculum 2020 Theme Leads, Stage Leads and Module and Block Leads

b.    Working with colleagues to ensure dissemination and integration of the learning outcomes where required in the programme

c.    Ensuring that the subject is delivered in appropriate ways, making use of educational technology and fostering innovation where appropriate

3. Assessment:

a.    Working with the relevant assessment leads to ensure that Clinical Ethics is assessed appropriately through the programme.

4.   Providing academic leadership for the subject by:

a.    Developing   a network of colleagues from King’s College London and clinical partners to deliver and support MBBS clinical ethics teaching and learning

b.    Identifying the requirements for delivery, and working with a range of clinical and academic colleagues to ensure these are in place.

5. Ensuring sound educational principles drive the delivery of the subject by:

a.    Fostering a culture of educational excellence amongst their team, referring to scholarly literature and good practice when relevant and encouraging educational enquiry and a scholarly approach where possible

iBSc in Clinical Ethics and Law

To help lead the development and maintenance of a refreshed iBSc curriculum in clinical ethics and law by:

1.    Ensuring an excellent teaching and learning experience by:

a.    Ensuring that all necessary information concerning the iBSc is made ready for distribution to students, educators and administrative staff in a timely way; to enable the delivery of classroom, clinical and on line components.

b.    Communicating with students as required regarding learning and teaching.

c.    Working with a range of colleagues to ensure student evaluation of the iBSc

d.    Continuously review the quality of student experience of the iBSc as measured by informal feedback, formal evaluation, and other evaluation data as relevant

e.    Work with colleagues to enhance the quality of student experience of the iBSc

2. Designing and planning learning for the subject by:

a.    Defining, maintaining and updating the iBSc learning outcomes and requirements for delivery in partnership with a network of colleagues from Kings College London and NHS partners.

b.    Working with colleagues to ensure dissemination and integration of the learning outcomes where required in the programme

c.    Ensuring that the subject is delivered in appropriate ways, making use of educational technology and fostering innovation where appropriate

3. Assessment:

a.    Ensuring appropriate evidence based assessments that align with College assessment policy

4.   Providing academic leadership for the subject by

a.    Contributing to the design, continual improvement and delivery of the iBSc teaching, learning and assessment.

b.    Developing a network of colleagues from King’s College London and clinical partners to deliver and support iBSc clinical ethics teaching and learning

c.    Identifying required resources for delivery and ensuring that these are provided

d.    Ensuring ongoing Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement for the iBSc.

Other duties

1.    To produce reports for internal quality monitoring and external regulators

2.   To contribute to mini-multiple interviews and OSCEs.

3.   To contribute to educational innovation and scholarship within the School of Medical Education

4.   To undertake other tasks as directed by the Clinical Practice Theme Lead

Person Specification

Criteria E
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Education / qualification and training
Primary Medical Qualification X
Registration and Licence to Practice with General Medical Council   x  
Active participation in CPD and associated appraisal of educational role (either through NHS or University processes) X
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (or equivalent) X
Knowledge / skills
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of undergraduate medical education in the clinical setting X
Expertise in the teaching of medical ethics X
Able to delegate appropriately and ensure that tasks are completed X
Knowledge and understanding of approaches to faculty development X
Knowledge and understanding of assessment X
Experience
Proven track record of educational leadership X
Proven track record of leadership of undergraduate education in a clinical setting X
Experience of successful team management X
Personal characteristics / other requirements
Collaborative X
Effective and persuasive communicator X
Problem solver and results focussed (within programme constraints) X

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