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Education Fellow- Surgery

Barts Health NHS Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year Per annum inc
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

The Education Academy within Barts Health is expanding in response to the need with increasing numbers of students and trainees and commitment to offer the best educational experience for our trainees. There is a real need to ensure that students receive excellent tuition and that trainees have the best possible educational supervision. In line with our Education Strategy, we intend to improve education by building an Education Fellow faculty base made up of Specialty Teaching Fellows who contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate training and support Inter-professional Innovations.

Barts Health Simulation Service has four dedicated Simulation and Essential Clinical Skills Centres based at Newham University Hospital, Whipps Cross University Hospital, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London. Each of these centres has a proud history of being innovative and award winning. These departments are teaching areas with fully equipped simulation and clinical skills teaching and Haptic Clinical Skills facilities.

The successful post holder for this post will be involved primarily with developing educational opportunities for Core Medical Trainees through a wide range of teaching modalities including simulation based training, clinical skills, lectures, teaching clinics, a bedside teaching. The post holder will have the opportunity to work across sites with other education fellows supporting activity at our other centres.

Main duties of the job

o To assist Bart's Health Education Team and Clinicians in their educational strategy to design, develop, deliver & evaluate Clinical Education Programmes which encompass essential clinical skills, high fidelity simulation, human factors, communications skills & patient safety training.

o Provision of clinical education for undergraduate and postgraduate clinical trainees ino General surgery , including simulation and clinical skills for trainees.

o Support the trusts long term strategy to embed a culture of Patient Safety & Human factors awareness through all educational programmes.

o To assist in providing high quality educational experiences for Bart's Health and users of the Education Academy facilities,

o To develop and deliver and provide support and supervision to trainees with a focus on General Medicine as part of a multidisciplinary approach

o To take part in on-going research projects, or undertake original work under supervision with the aim of producing peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national and international meetings

The job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and after consultation with the post holder.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Education and training.
  • Educational governance.
  • Innovation, development.
  • Patient Safety and Learning from SIs.
  • Education and training for undergraduate, post graduate clinical trainees and inter-professional groups

The post would be divided 60/40 Direct Clinical Care and Educational activity

Clinical component
  • The specific specialty area of work will be agreed between the department peri-operative Medicine and Critical Care and the successful candidate based on their educational needs and availability of roles within surgical specialties.
  • Ward Work and /or out-patient clinics relevant to specialty. On call shifts as part of this educational role will be discouraged.
  • Interventions and procedures as appropriate
  • Acute admissions/Scanning /Gynaecology Theatres /Elective C-section lists
  • Clinical administrative work

Enthusiasm for teaching is a prerequisite, but no prior formal knowledge of educational theory or practice is required. Educational responsibilities will include bedside teaching of undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees. This will include problem-based facilitation and coordination of student teaching programmes.

As an education & simulation facilitator the fellow will play a significant role in delivering the generic professional and clinical skills training for Undergraduate, Foundation Programme, Core Programmes and Speciality trainees doctors within this speciality. S/he will also be actively engaged in simulation course planning, delivery, educational management and educational governance. Part-task & high fidelity simulation training is delivered to undergraduate (medical) students, Foundation Programme doctors, Core Medical Trainees & Specialist Trainees. Multi-professional, in-situ training will form the core of the educational activity. Faculty development (Introduction to Debriefing and Simulation Skills) simulation courses are also established.

These regular and significant learning opportunities will be supported and observed by senior educators and provide unique opportunities for feedback of teaching micro-skills. Educational supervision and mentoring by members of the Department of Education will encourage the Fellow to develop skills in teaching and a deeper understanding of underpinning educational theoretical frameworks.
  • Bedside and classroom teaching of postgraduate trainees, with a focus on Core Surgical Trainees
  • To assist with the delivery of relevant post graduate surgical courses
  • To assist in the teaching and training of a wide range of healthcare professionals using simulation.
  • Coordination of post graduate trainees teaching opportunities
  • Coordination of induction to surgical specialty based Undergraduates
  • Teaching on the undergraduate clinical skills programme within QMUL as requested by Barts Health Trust
  • Supporting Clinical Skills Teaching and ward based assessment to post graduate trainees.
  • Standardising and harmonising processes to improve educational resources and teaching linked to learning from incidents relevant to invasive procedures
  • To assist specialists from other areas of healthcare in design, implementation and delivery of simulation-based courses
  • Evaluation of teaching in conjunction with the relevant administrator
  • Feedback to visiting external bodies such as Medical Schools, Foundation School, HEE and GMC
  • Further develops the human factors (non-technical skills) training courses and works with other specialties to deliver inter-disciplinary team training within the clinical area and centre based
  • Supports the Trusts strategy to embed a culture of patient safety and awareness through educational Programmes
  • To undertake any training that is identified as necessary for you to teach effectively
  • To learn how to operate the simulators and ancillary simulation centre equipment
  • To assist specialists from other areas of healthcare in design, implementation and delivery of simulation-based courses
  • To promote simulation as an effective educational tool
  • To deliver and support the Team Training strategy through distributive and/or centre based in response to local and National Safety Alerts
  • To develop their skills in a wide range of educational methods including simulation and clinical skills
  • Teaching on simulation and clinical skills programme, especially with multidisciplinary in situ training
  • To develop, implement and deliver innovative simulation training & courses
  • Be able to develop own teaching materials and gain experience in obtaining funding for training and equipment
  • Be provided with an opportunity to gain an educational qualification to the level of certificate or above
  • To liaise with Core Training programmes and relevant Specialty Schools, and other key stakeholders) to optimise co-operation and the use of existing resources
  • To participate in educational research (e.g. simulation training & transferable skills), management and educational governance
  • Participation in Education Committee meetings

  • To liaise effectively with colleagues over rotas to ensure that course delivery is not compromised.
  • To inform the Clinical Supervisor of your intended education days in a timely manner to allow effective course planning.
  • To book leave dates in accordance with Trust policy and to ensure leave forms are signed off by the Clinical Supervisor
  • To support visiting faculty in all aspects of running a training day, including organisational, technical and educational activities.
  • To promote and maintain patient, learner and faculty safety at all times.
  • To challenge all observed poor performance in a supportive manner.
  • To notify senior faculty, of any serious concerns regarding a candidates fitness to practice.
  • To role model professional behavior
  • This is a full time post (40 hours per week) and will be spent delivering teaching activities in the Education Centre or elsewhere as well as undertaking research, course development and audit. 60 % of this post will be clinical and 40% Education.
  • This job description is not an exhaustive statement of the scope of the job, and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the position.
  • The post holder will carry out these duties as an employee and service provider, with close regard to Equal Opportunities legislation.

Educational Governance & research

  • To assist with the audit of feedback from courses.
  • To devise and implement research activity under supervision.
  • To attend and present research and audit at local, national and international meetings as appropriate.
  • Develops research and writing skills in order to produce peer-reviewed publications
  • Undertakes presentations at national and international meetings

Further Information

  • The post holder must at all times carry out duties and responsibilities with due regard to the Trusts equal opportunities policies and procedures.

  • The post holder must ensure that personal information for patients, members of staff and all other individuals is accurate,up-to-date,kept secure and confidential at all times in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998,the Caldicott principles and the common law duty of confidentiality.
  • The post holder must follow the record keeping guidelines established by theTrust to ensure compliancewith the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
  • The post holder is expected to take responsibility for self-development on a continuous basis, undertaking on-the-job and other training as required.

  • The post holder is required to familiarise him/herself with and comply with the Trusts policies and procedures.

  • The post holder must be aware of individual responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act and identify and report, as necessary, any untoward accident, incident or potentially hazardous environment.
  • All staff must ensure that they comply with the Trust's Infection Control policies and procedures and undertake relevant training for any deficit in their practice and knowledge. Staff must take personal responsibility for their own actions in relation to infection prevention and control practices during their day to day work.
  • The post holder is expected to develop IT skills.

  • The post holder may be required to undertake duties at any location within the Trust, in order to mee
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