Job: Part-time Clinical Ethics Lead

16 November 2016

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

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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


Job: Lecturer in Health Ethics, Law and Professionalism

15 November 2016

Closing date: December 4, 2016 (Please note the position will remain open until filled.)

Deakin University is currently recruiting for a Lecturer in Health Ethics, Law or Professionalism in the School of Medicine. This is a 0.8 FTE continuing position at Level B (equivalent to UK Lecturer level) located at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus. A second, full time position in a similar role will be advertised shortly.

Salary range: $90,779- $107,553 pa pro rata (plus 17% superannuation)

Position Enquiries: Dr Dominique Martin, School of Medicine

Phone: +61 3 5247 9482 Email: Dominique.martin@deakin.edu.au

Further details here.

 


Job: Clinical researcher in Bipolar Affective Disorder and advance directives

19 October 2016

Four-year position starting in January 2017, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.

As part of a team (Dr Gareth Owen (psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience), Dr Tania Gergel (mental health ethics), Dr Larry Rifkin (psychiatry, South London & Maudsley), and Alex Ruck Keene (law) aiming to develop a tailored model of self-binding advance directives in Bipolar Affective Disorder within a real-life clinical service and to develop guidance for professional organisations, service-users and carers on advance directives, as well as recommendations for law reform, we are looking to recruit a Clinical Researcher.

This would be a four-year position starting in January 2017 (although there could be some degree of flexibility on timing). We are looking for someone who has completed (or is shortly due to complete) membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is interested in combining academic research with clinical training.

Service user involvement will be integral to the project throughout and there will also be an important Medical Humanities element, focusing on personhood and decision-making in Bipolar.   There will be the opportunity to complete a PhD as part of their work on this project and to develop specialist expertise on Bipolar.

This team is one work stream within Mental Health and Justice, a major collaborative and interdisciplinary five-year research project, funded by the Wellcome Trust.  Informed by the debate surrounding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD), the project will explore multiple aspects of the questions surrounding the nature of decision-making ability within mental disorder and how decision-making can be supported when compromised by illness.

Alongside the academic research, one day each week will be spent working in clinical practice to maintain a clinical training pathway. The candidate will be supported with a Health Education England OOPR application to count toward CCT.

If you think that you might be interested and would like to know more about the position, please contact Dr Gareth Owen (gareth.1.owen@kcl.ac.uk; tel 0207 8485479) for further information.  Please look out for the forthcoming advertisement on the King’s College London vacancy page.


Job: Research Associate position in Bioethics, Sydney

19 October 2016

January – July 2017.

Applications close 7th November, 2016.

The Institute for Ethics & Society at The University of Notre Dame Australia (Broadway campus, Sydney) is advertising a 6-month fixed-term Research Associate position from Jan-July 2017.

We are looking for applicants specialising in Applied and Professional Ethics, Ethics Education and/or Bioethics.

The position is Level A (full-time) or Level B (0.8 FTE). The Director is also willing to consider dividing the position between two part-time applicants.

To apply, please find the full application pack available here: http://www.nd.edu.au/jobs/sydneyjobs.shtml

Further enquiries, contact the Director of the IES, sandra.lynch@nd.edu.au<mailto:sandra.lynch@nd.edu.au>


Job: Lecturer in Bioethics

4 August 2016

The Monash University Centre for Human Bioethics seeks to fill a continuing position as Lecturer to be taken up (preferably) by January 2017.

The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and
postgraduate teaching programs of the Centre for Human Bioethics,
coordinate one of the centre’s teaching programs, carry out original and
innovative research, and apply for competitive external research grant
funding.  She or he will be an early career scholar with a track record,
relative to opportunity, demonstrating outstanding research and teaching
potential, with experience teaching applied ethics to undergraduate and/or
postgraduate students. This open field search welcomes applications from
candidates in all areas of specialisation in philosophical bioethics.

Applications are due 22 August 2016.

For more information and application instructions, see:

http://www.jobs-monash.jxt.net.au/academic-jobs/lecturer-in-bioethics/709437


Job: Temporary researcher

6 June 2016

Opportunity for a temporary researcher

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 4 July.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is looking to recruit a short term researcher to work on updating our future work list.  The position may involve other tasks, including supporting other ongoing projects, such as the work on genome editing.

The position would suit an individual with interest and expertise in ethical, legal and social issues raised by developments in biological sciences and medicine. The researcher would gain experience from working in an organisation that seeks to play a role in contributing to policy-making and stimulating debate in bioethics.

Download the application pack for more information about the position and how to apply.

If you have any questions about this post, please email bioethics@nuffieldbioethics.org or call 0207 681 9619.


Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioethics and/or Moral Psychology

6 June 2016

CAPPE, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months)

Level A – $79,148 to $84,959 p.a. (Plus 9.5% Superannuation), Canberra.

Applications close: 19 June 2016

The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), www.cappe.edu.au, is an Australian Research Council Special Research Centre. CAPPE commenced operations in 2000 and is home to a large concentration of applied philosophers across its nodes at Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne. Its purpose is to connect rigorous philosophical thinking with policy input, community discussion and professional aims. CAPPE aims to produce high quality research in a range of areas of applied philosophy and public ethics and also to assist public bodies and members of the community to make more ethically informed choices.

CAPPE seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will assist with the delivery of Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP150102068 “Conscience and conscientious objection in health care”. This will involve collaboration with other project researchers to produce scholarly papers on topics relevant to the project, and the organisation of conferences and workshops.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be expected to publish high quality research in applied philosophy at international level; initiate or collaborate in applications for competitive external research funding; contribute to postgraduate supervision; and otherwise make a significant contribution to CAPPE’s research activities and environment Applications are invited from candidates with research expertise in bioethics and/or moral psychology, who have a demonstrated ability to publish at an international level in either or both of these fields. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral qualification either in philosophy or in a cognate discipline, with a strongly philosophical component; publications commensurate with his/her stage of academic career and relative to opportunity; and the capacity to make a significant contribution to CAPPE’s research activities and profile.

Applicants are expected to apply online (http://www.csu.edu.au/jobs/home/acad-vacancies).
They should address the selection criteria listed in the position description.

Further information is available from Steve Clarke: Email: stclarke@csu.edu.au/<mailto:stclarke@csu.edu.au/> Phone: +61404002488