Staff Tutor (Nursing) 28 views

The role 

Staff Tutors are members of the academic staff of the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (HWSC) based in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies (WELS).  They play a vital role in the provision of the Open University’s (OU) supported open learning model of education; contribute to the presentation of modules and qualifications and engage in research/scholarship congruent with school and faculty strategic priorities.

Staff Tutors represent the Open University on national and local strategic groups, provide academic leadership and line manage Associate Lecturers and Practice Tutors who provide support to OU students. The post includes responsibility for working in partnership with employers to support recruitment and selection to programmes within the nursing department; and for the operational management of practice learning relating to the School’s portfolio of qualifications including the Pre-Registration Nursing Programme and Certificate in Healthcare Practice.

Skills and experience 

  • A good first degree (upper second or higher) or a Post-Graduate qualification in a subject area of relevance to nursing, health and/or social care.
  • A professional qualification in nursing. An NMC recordable teaching qualification or capacity to achieve this within 2 years
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of nurse education, including the standards and regulatory requirements for Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes.
  • Experience of teaching (also in the context of distance learning) and practice education in accordance with NMC regulations for nurse registration
  • Experience of working autonomously; to meet deadlines, to prioritise tasks, and solve complex problems in a sensitive and constructive way.
  • Experience of using information technology (IT) for communication and teaching purposes and to access and use data to support module/qualification delivery.
  • Demonstrable ability to support the professional development of Associate Lecturers and Practice Tutors.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including an ability to express ideas clearly both orally and in writing.
  • An ability to promote HWSC learning provision to individuals and corporate
    customers and to develop and support local partnerships.

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