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Problem Based Learning Facilitator (Multiple posts) - (Fixed term, Fractional, Part time)

School of Medicine - Education Centre

Location:  UK Other
Salary:  £33,348 to £44,414 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 19 June 2023
Reference:  MED197423

Applications are invited for a part-time Problem Based Learning (PBL) Facilitator to join the existing team based at University of Nottingham Medical School, Derby (on the site of the University Hospitals of Derby & Burton). The PBL Facilitators are responsible for leading and mentoring PBL groups, providing student guidance and pastoral support.

The University offers a 4-year Graduate Entry Medical (GEM) degree and students spend the first 18 months studying the early years curriculum in Derby. At the heart of the course are small group problem-based learning (PBL) cases, around which all other learning is centred. PBL provides the basis of integrating clinically focused medical sciences, professional development, and clinical skills. Facilitation of PBL is a core and important activity within the GEM programme to ensure students set appropriate learning goals and work effectively as a team to achieve their potential as future doctors.

You will be responsible for facilitation of PBL (3 sessions per week for each cohort of students) and further activities in support of the course and student experience. PBL facilitation will normally be face to face.

You should have experience as a healthcare professional, or related educator and have a degree or equivalent in a relevant healthcare profession (health or life sciences or cognate discipline).

You must have excellent communication and organisational skills in fostering student learning, a commitment to medical education and developing future doctors and a willingness to adopt the vision and values of the School of Medicine. 

In addition, experience of one or more of the following would be desirable: teaching healthcare students, working with small groups in education/training and Inter-professional education experience.

There are 2 positions available. These positions are fractional for 36 weeks of the year and are offered on a fixed term contact for 3 years. Hours of work are part-time, (11.27 hours per week). 

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Diane Hudman, Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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