Associate Post Graduate Dean: Improving Surgical Training Simulation Lead

NHS Education for Scotland
Edinburgh Technopole
14 Apr 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Associate Post Graduate Dean: Improving Surgical Training Simulation Lead

Part time, 2PAs per week
Fixed term opportunity for three years in the first instance

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility for developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland.

A unique opportunity is now available as clinical lead for developing, leading and delivering the agreed simulation training which accompanies the Improving Surgical Training pilot. This exciting improved training programme is being rolled out to all core surgical trainees in Scotland and is supported by Scottish Government as part of the Shape of Training changes to postgraduate medical education.

The work will include:
• Leading on the introduction of the national simulation teaching programme to support the development of core surgical trainees which will involve both technical and non-technical skills as described by Scottish Surgical Simulation Collaborative and approved by NES Medicine Simulation Collaborative
• Working with training programme directors, health board simulation leads, local training leads to develop course material including assessments for the formal regional and local teaching programmes.
• Facilitate at training sessions and ensure delivery of the course material through establishment of a networks of trainers
• Ensuring a quality assurance process of the delivered training including analysis of benefit to inform future developments.
• Work with the NES Surgical Specialty Training Board, NES Medicine Simulation Collaborative and Scottish Surgical Simulation Collaborative

Applications are invited from consultants who have experience in the delivery and assessment of simulation based training as itemised in the job description and person specification.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Clare McKenzie (PA ) or Mr Graham Haddock ().

CLOSING DATE: 13 May 2018

Please be aware that the NES online application system will not be available on Saturday 21 April 2018 due to essential system maintenance - it will not be possible to work on your application in the live system, or to submit your application form, on this date.

Applications must be made on line via our website:

CVs will not be accepted

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