Lecturer in Nursing (Health Visiting/School Nursing)

£38,896 - £46,414 per year Pro Rata
20 Sep 2016
07 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is a vibrant academic community and the main provider of nursing education in the North East of Scotland.   The School is housed in a state of the art building designed to simulate both clinical and community settings providing a stimulating learning environment.  

Our vision is to provide dynamic and transformational learning, teaching and research that makes a leading contribution to improving the health and well-being of local, national and global communities.  We aim to engage with key partners to develop, deliver and disseminate high quality research that is of value to society, those using health and social care services, and the professions of nursing and midwifery.

The lecturing role is primarily to be a member of the health visiting and school nursing course teams.   The role of the health visitor and school nurse has been refocused by national work led from Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland in response to the Children Young People (Scotland) Act, 2014 to prepare practitioners to undertake the role of the Named Person (health visiting) and function at masters level. Our educational provision has therefore been redeveloped in response to the National driver. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the wider School portfolio which includes undergraduate nurse education, scholarly activity and research.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG Scheme)

This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. People who work, on a regular basis, with vulnerable groups will join the PVG scheme and, from then on, their membership records will be automatically updated if any new vetting information arises. Vetting information is conviction information retrieved from criminal justice systems and non-conviction information held by the police that is considered relevant.

Further information about Disclosures / the PVG Scheme can be found:https://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Sheelagh Martindale, Head of Postgraduate Studies, on 01224 262927 or s.martindale@rgu.ac.uk.

Closing date: 7th October 2016

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Post Graduate Studies

RESPONSIBLE FOR: no line management responsibility

PURPOSE OF THE POST: The lecturing role is to be a member of the postgraduate and undergraduate nursing course teams.   The role will have a focus on health visiting and school nursing education and practice.   The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the wider School portfolio which includes post registration CPD, undergraduate nurse education, scholarly activity and research.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: The post holder would require current registration as a Health Visitor/School Nurse on the third part of the NMC register. The responsibilities of the post holder will relate mainly to:

Module team member and module leader of specific and shared public health modules;

Involvement in the pre-registration B Nursing/B Nursing (Hons) programme;

Module membership/leader of appropriate CPD modules;

Undertake relevant scholarly activity relevant to teaching responsibilities.

To be involved in the school's research activity.

Other activities as deemed appropriate by the Head of Postgraduate Studies or the Head of School.


Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Masters degree in a relevant subject area.

Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge of subject specialism within health visiting and or school nursing.  


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD or consideration given to work towards doctorate in a relevant discipline. PGCert in Teaching and Learning or willing to work towards achieving this.

Knowledge and Experience

Evidence of contribution to Professional Body Activity.  Experience of contributing to health visiting or school nursing programme.



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: 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

Behaviour 6: 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

See also:
Lecturer in Nursing (Health Visiting_School Nursing) September 2016.pdf