Clinical (Allied Health Professional) Small Group Facilitator (Medicine)

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University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School is seeking practising Clinical Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) who are keen to be involved in medical education and interested in facilitating small group learning and promoting and assessing reflective writing within the School.  We aim to promote interprofessional learning and teamworking and appreciation of shared skillsets, particularly within reflective practice and Professionalism.

Small Group Facilitators play a vital role in programme, facilitating and managing the process of learning, using their expertise to probe and stimulate reasoning and problem solving and to support students to reflect, activate their existing knowledge and to integrate and apply new learning.  You do not need to be a subject expert, as students are expected to develop their self-directed learning skills and research topics with your help and guidance. They will also explore their clinical experiences and your role is to help them reflect on these and identify new perspectives and contextualise learning.

This role will require facilitation of small group learning in Year 1 or 2 medical student Jigsaw Groups (where students share and explore their clinical experiences with a focus on human sciences and professionalism).  New facilitators will be expected to facilitate 2 groups and groups will run on Thursday afternoons, or Friday mornings, scheduled during term-times (18-20 sessions).  In a separate aspect to the role, successful applicants will also be expected to assess a number of students’ written reflections and give feedback on these.  This latter role carries additional hours within the Small Group Facilitator role.

Candidates should be registered with the relevant regulating body of your profession, undergoing regular appraisal, and currently practising in the Peninsula.

An interest in education and experience of teaching is essential.  Previous experience of small group facilitation and/or reflective writing is desirable.  Induction and annual in-service training will be provided for both roles.

For informal enquiries, please contact Rachel Leyland

Applications should be made in accordance with the details shown below.

If you wish to apply for this position, please visit the Plymouth University’s website to complete an online application form.

Please detail on the form how you meet each of the criteria in the person specification.

Interviews are likely to take place week on 16th and 17th June 2022 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

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