Fixed Term Part Time E Tutor in Cardiology – RGU05960

Type: Temporary

Date Posted: 45009

Closing Date: 45025

Location: Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ

Salary: £37,386.00 to £52,841.00 per year

Fixed Term Part Time E Tutor in Cardiology – RGU05960

Job Summary
The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at RGU is looking to appoint a specialist E-tutor in Cardiology to support the delivery of pharmacy courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The role is suitable for applicants with a wide range of clinical backgrounds, including nursing, medical, and pharmacy. Annotation as a prescriber and active prescriber experience would also be desirable.
This role is designed as a part-time post (70h/academic year) which may be particularly attractive for applicants who wish to gain some academic experience whilst retaining their base within in a specialist clinical practice setting.
Considering the fast paced and evolving landscape of pharmacy education, this is an exciting time to be involved with initiatives within the School. We already have a highly successful course portfolio: the undergraduate Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) course and postgraduate degrees in Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Advanced Pharmacy Practice at MSc level, along with the Independent Prescribing course. We are currently involved in the re-design of the MPharm course and postgraduate course portfolio in response to the new GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council) education and training standards and other initiatives such as the Foundation training year, Clinical Academic Fellows, and Consultant Pharmacist programmes.
For informal enquiries please contact Lindsey Taylor (Principal Lecturer), email:
Grade 7 Salary Scale: £37,386 – 43,155
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £44,414 – 52,841
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.
Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.
Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria. Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.
To apply please submit your CV along with a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role against the requirements set out in the person specification.
Job Description
RESPONSIBLE TO: Dean of School
RESPONSIBLE FOR: No line management responsibility
PURPOSE OF POST: To carry out designated online teaching, facilitating and assessment duties in the undergraduate Master of Pharmacy course and the postgraduate courses (MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice; MSc Advanced Pharmacy Practice) including Pharmacist Independent Prescribing or as otherwise required by the Head of School.
Contribution to the design, development and delivery of teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Facilitate and support the students in particular:

Participate in the design, delivery, and assessment of online activities
Participate in the authoring and review of learning materials
Contribute to the online tutoring and support of students using the RGU virtual leaning environment (Campusmoodle).

Duties include an appropriate balance of the following:

Develop and maintain expertise in subject areas
Participate in subject and course development
Participate in course curriculum development
Establish and maintain relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School’s courses (e.g., engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional)

Teaching and related activity including:

Online, open and distance learning support
Examining and assessment
Course and curriculum development

Scholarly activity and personal development including:

Educational management and administration
Participation in relevant internal and external committees
Working groups and project teams
Participation in quality assurance procedures
Participation in staff appraisal scheme

Person Specification
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
MPharm (or equivalent) pharmacy degree or a degree in a related healthcare discipline
Specialist knowledge of the clinical management of cardiovascular diseases
Up to date and specialist practice experience in Cardiology.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
GPhC Registrant with annotation as Pharmacist Independent Prescriber or equivalent registration with other healthcare regulatory bodies.
MSc in Clinical Pharmacy (or equivalent)
PhD and/or relevant research experience
Understanding of educational methods and learning styles relevant to healthcare professionals
Active prescriber experience
Experience of education and training
Experience of developing, delivering, and evaluating healthcare services and public health initiatives.

Behaviour 1: Communication – Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner
Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare – Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters, and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support
Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support – Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content, or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum
Behaviour 4: Service Delivery – Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards
Behaviour 5: Liaison and Networking – Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation.
Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research – Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings