You will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our simulation and skills curriculum across the Faculty. The role will involve establishing and coordinating a simulated/standardised participant programme ensuring that participants receive training and feedback. This new position will also involve working with the Simulation and Skills Education team in identifying, designing and facilitating simulation and skills sessions which support the development of the student into a safe, competent healthcare professional. In addition, you will provide support and guidance to academic staff in using simulation-based education and will be involved in delivering faculty development sessions.
The postholder will be required to provide a high standard of assistance to staff and faculty to ensure technical support to the Simulation and Skills Education team and be able to communicate well with team members and faculty. The role will include setting up and breaking down of the simulation and skills areas, maintenance of associated equipment and technologies and participation in the design and running of simulation scenarios. It will be an exciting, interesting, varied and challenging role, which will require you to be adaptable, creative, supportive and organised, with a willingness to try new approaches.
Regional TECH Champion – Vacancy – Voluntary role
- West Midlands
- East Midlands
- South West
- North West London
- South London
To improve engagement, networking and professional development of Skills and Simulation Technicians across the UK & Ireland and beyond.
A person who is currently in a technical role within a Skills and Simulation Centre in either an NHS Trust or University in the United Kingdom & Ireland and has offered to represent their region/country i.e. their LETB (Local Education Training Board) or Scotland, Wales, Northern or Southern Ireland. Some regions may have more than one person in this role and will work collaboratively.
Tasks and activities:
Act as an ‘ambassador’ in promoting the role of the skills and simulation technician. To confirm and record all existing contacts and make new connections with technicians in own region – all to be recorded on the UK/Europe data MAP. To create a network/community that supports technicians in their role and provides opportunities for sharing of knowledge, skills and resources. To communicate effectively with other technicians in own region by a variety of methods - electronically, social media, blogs, face-to-face or at regional and national events. To raise awareness of regional events/training opportunities for skills and simulation technicians with a vision of each region or geography to host supported training events on a rotational basis. To participate in or disseminate national pieces of work relevant to the role, alongside supporting the wider aims of the ASPiH community through the ASPiH Technicians and Learning Technologists SIG (Special Interest Group)
Measurement of impact:
Frequent communication with main point of contact to provide regular feedback of activity, provide a formal report on impact either in person or electronically at any of the Technician related events throughout the year.
Creation and revision dates: The role will be reviewed at the end of 2020, however the role descriptor content may be revised at any stage. It is difficult to quantify time/hours needed to achieve the role, but it is important that line managers are aware and considerate of the time required to achieve the tasks and activities.
Accountability and Reporting:
The main point of contact is Samantha McCormack [email protected]
If you would like to apply, please send an expressions of interest , to include a description of your role and how you would undertake the voluntary position of Regional TECH Champion, please also confirm your current ASPiH membership status