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Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examinations vacancies: Panel of Examiners

Applications are invited from those of consultant status wishing to be considered for a limited number of vacancies on the Panel of Examiners for the following Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examinations:

- Dental Public Health
- Oral Medicine
- Oral Surgery
- Orthodontics
- Paediatric Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Commitment needed:

1. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Fellow of one of the four Surgical Royal Colleges
  • Must be a consultant/honorary consultant of at least 5 years’ standing. Experience in a locum post does not count
  • Engaged in active clinical practice
  • Able to commit to completing a full term of office i.e. 5 years plus additional time required to complete appropriate examiner training
  • Active in postgraduate training/education/teaching
  • Have experience of examining in postgraduate dental examinations
  • In good standing with the relevant Surgical Royal College
  • In good standing with the United Kingdom General Dental Council and not currently under any investigation

2. PERSON SPECIFICATION
In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, examiners must show commitment to

  • High professional standards as an examiner, including an understanding of appropriate techniques and a policy of courtesy, fairness and non-discrimination towards all candidates
  • High professional standards in teaching, including an ability and positive attitude towards teaching
  • Commitment to the examination process, i.e. honouring commitments to write questions and attend examinations, except in exceptional circumstances
  • Commitment to ongoing assessment, training and development as an examiner.

General Requirements

  • Examiners must attend a training day prior to examining
  • Examiners whose period of tenure extends beyond 5 years (whether on the Panel or the Board) will be required to attend a further examiner training day
  • Examiners must supply questions as requested by the Board Chair
  • Any examiner who is on the panel should not provide coaching to candidates after the closing date of the relevant examination

Successful applicants will be required to attend an ISFE Training Day before examining.

How to apply

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 17 August 2018

Further details are available from:
Secretariat to the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Boards
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232- 242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ
T: 0141 221 6072 | E: isfe@rcpsg.ac.uk


Member Required for Dental Membership and Global Engagement Board

A position has opened for an Undergraduate Student or newly qualified dentist to join the Dental Membership and Global Engagement Board.
Meeting 3 times per year, the Dental Membership and Global Engagement Board is a great way to become involved in College life, influence Faculty activities and enhance your CV and professional portfolio.
The main role and responsibility of the board is to generate ideas, concepts and counsel on raising the profile of the Faculty of Dental Surgery. The demands placed on dental professionals have never been higher and the Board works hard to support the Faculty of Dental Surgery with its commitment to setting the highest standards of patient care.

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Current Student or Affiliate members of the Faculty of Dental Surgery
  • If a Student applicant you should be in 4/5th year of your undergraduate studies.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to actively participate in the business of DMGEB.

This is a voluntary position (travel expenses reimbursed).

Term: 4 years, or until successful completion of MFDS.
Closing date for applications: 31st July 2018

How to apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience and reasons for applying for this position to Muir Brown, Deputy Head of Membership and Governance at dental@rcpsg.ac.uk or post to:

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232-242 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5RJ

Alternatively if you would like to discuss the position further please contact the Director of the Dental Membership and Global Engagement Board, Ms Lynnsey Crane, via Lyn Cranwell and Julia McKenzie by emailing dental@rcpsg.ac.uk.


Associate Director of Surgical Examinations

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow wishes to appoint a second Associate Director of Surgical Examinations. Examiners with extensive experience of the IMRCS examination who are currently practising as substantive NHS consultants are eligible to apply for this role.

Role Purpose

The postholder will work primarily with the VP Surgical, Director of Surgical Examinations, Associate Director of Surgical Examinations and the Examinations and Assessment team, to support the clinical leadership role in all surgical examinations offered by the College

A full role description and application details are available using the links below or direct from:

Valerie Hogg, Head of Examinations and Assessment
Email – valerie.hogg@rcpsg.ac.uk

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Mrs Alison Lannigan
Vice President Surgical
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RJ
Email: alisonlannigan@nhs.net

How to apply

Please forward a covering letter and your CV, including details of your qualifications, personal qualities, suitability and reasons for wishing to undertake the role, to:

Mrs E Mitchell
PA to Chief Executive Officer
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RJ
Email: liz.mitchell@rcpsg.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 465 7258

The closing date for applications is 2nd August 2018.
Interviews will be held in the College on 16th August (morning or early afternoon).
For the purposes of training, the successful applicant will be expected to attend the MRCS Part B examination to be held in Glasgow on 11th and 12th October 2018.


Devolved Nations Liaison Officer - British Society of Rheumatology

Salary: £25,000 to £34,000 - initially a 2-year fixed term

The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) is a UK wide membership organisation for health professionals in rheumatology. The BSR works to promote excellence in the care of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders and to support those delivering it involving patients and carers at every step. The BSR works to ensure that physicians and clinicians are educated and trained to provide high quality care. Our membership consists of clinicians looking after the whole of life, from children to adults and across the whole patient pathway.

Job Purpose

With a wide ranging remit, the post-holder will lead on recruitment of new members within the devolved nations, investigate the options for extending our events and education programme across the UK, and provide up to date information on the latest issues affecting local areas to our policy team.
This role will be based in Glasgow. Travel across Scotland and the devolved nations to attend meetings will form part of the role, alongside regular trips to London to the main BSR offices for training and reporting purposes. You will need to be able manage your own workload, and have the skills and confidence to work with a wide variety of partners and members whilst providing a consistently high level of professionalism and customer service.

Main responsibilities:

  • Creating and/or strengthening links with Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish rheumatology and associated societies.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of events relating to local political issues, in general, and in particular as they affect the delivery of rheumatology healthcare locally.
  • Collecting and analysing information regarding local rheumatology healthcare issues; producing analysis and reports.
  • Keeping abreast of latest trends and developments in rheumatology healthcare and providing inputs on issues to colleagues at BSR.
  • Understanding the current offer in terms of education and events within the devolved nations and investigating the options for BSR to extend its programme there
  • Participating in local events to encourage the sharing of knowledge and best practice.
  • Supporting the delivery of BSR educational events.
  • Working with the membership team to retain existing members and increase membership numbers within the devolved nations; sharing the benefits of becoming a member of BSR with local clinicians.
  • Other related duties as required.

How to apply

If you are able to manage a varied workload, are well organised, and react positively to changing priorities, please send your CV and a covering letter to: recruitment@rheumatology.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 25th July.
Interview date: w/c 30th July.


Communications Advisor as a member of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians are seeking to appoint a new Communications Advisor as a member of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee.

The successful applicant will be responsible to the Chair of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee and will: contribute to the academic objectives by advising the Chair on Communications matters relating to the use of scenarios, simulated patients and the assessment of communication skills in the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination; take an independent overview and bring an external, non-clinical viewpoint to quality assurance and the development of the policies and processes in the MRCP(UK) clinical examination; support the officers of MRCP(UK) in delivering the examinations and meeting the requirements set by the regulatory body the General Medical Council, and support the MRCP(UK) central office and the examination departments on the delivery of the examinations, including reviewing documents and providing specific advice on communication issues.

A full list of the post’s responsibilities is set out in: The Responsibilities and Duties of the Communications Advisor as a member of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee, which can be found on the MRCPUK Website.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Commitment needed:

  • Experience in a communications consultant or advisory role
  • Experience of participating in board or committee meetings
  • Understanding of organisational governance
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Good independent judgement
  • Ability to digest and analyse papers and some statistical data

This is a non-salaried position though all reasonable expenses and travel costs will be met by MRCP(UK) Central Office in line with the Federation expenses policy. The tenure of appointment is five years, subject to regular attendance at full day meetings held three times per year in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

How to apply

Applications for the post should be submitted to Rachel Stephenson ( policy.officer@mrcpuk.org) by Monday 30 July. This should include a current CV, including relevant experience and interests, with specific emphasis on Communications work. All applications will be considered by the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee Chair in liaison with the Associate Medical Director for Clinical Examinations. Successful applicants will be strongly encouraged to attend the meeting on Friday 5 October 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh to observe. They would then formally take up their positions on Friday 8 February 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians, London.


Ethicist as a member of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians are seeking to appoint a new Ethicist, as a member of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee.

The successful applicant will be responsible to the Chair of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee and will: contribute to achieving academic objectives by advising the Chair on ethical matters relating to the use of scenarios, simulated patients and the assessment of ethical principles and practice including providing input to develop the information for examiners in terms of ethical content in the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination; take an independent overview on the general proceedings and bring an external, non-clinical viewpoint to quality assurance and the development of the policies and processes of MRCP(UK) examinations; support the officers of MRCP(UK) in their administration and delivery of the examinations, and meeting of the requirements set by the regulatory body, the General Medical Council and support the MRCP(UK) Central Office and the College Examination Departments on the delivery of the examinations, including reviewing documents and providing specific advice on ethics.

A full list of the post’s responsibilities is set out in: The Responsibilities and Duties of the Communications Advisor as a member of the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee, which can be found on the MRCPUK Website.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Commitment needed:

  • Experience in an Ethical Advisory role or academic role focused on Ethics
  • Experience of participating in board or committee meetings
  • Understanding of organisational governance
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Good independent judgement
  • Ability to digest and analyse papers and some statistical data

This is a non-salaried position though all reasonable expenses and travel costs will be met by MRCP(UK) Central Office in line with the Federation expenses policy. The tenure of appointment is five years, subject to regular attendance at full day meetings held three times per year in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

How to apply

Applications for the post should be submitted to Rachel Stephenson ( policy.officer@mrcpuk.org) by Monday 30 July. This should include a current CV, including relevant experience and interests, with specific emphasis on knowledge of ethical principles and practice. All applications will be considered by the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee Chair in liaison with the Associate Medical Director for Clinical Examinations. Successful applicants will be strongly encouraged to attend one appropriately located MRCP(UK) PACES examination and the meeting on Friday 8 February 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians, London to observe. They would then formally take up their position on Friday 14 June 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.


Appointment of eLearning Lead

Podiatric Medicine Education, Training and Professional Development Board (PM, ETPD Board)

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow wishes to appoint an additional member of the Podiatric Medicine Education, Training and Professional Development Board. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in shaping the educational direction of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine.

JOB PURPOSE

Working with the Director of Podiatric Medicine Education, the Head of Education and other Board members, to support and guide the delivery of the educational needs of Fellows and Members in clinical practice in the UK and internationally.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Commitment needed:

  • Experience of eLearning (please note that full technical support will be provided)
  • Understanding of education for podiatrists and familiarity with educational concepts
  • A keen interest in education, training and further skills development
  • To assist in the identification of educational events for podiatrists
  • Attendance at PMETPDB meetings
  • Currently in good standing with this College and your employer

Term of office

The term of office for the post will be for a period of three years in the first instance. This term may be extended by a maximum of two years by mutual agreement.

How to apply

Please forward your CV and a covering letter including your experience and interest in this post to:

Jennifer Crozier

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232-242 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5RJ

Or by email to Jennifer.crozier@rcpsg.ac.uk.


FRCS Ophthalmology Invitation to Become an Examiner

Would you like to set standards internationally?

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is seeking to appoint UK-based Ophthalmology Examiners to participate in the Surgical Fellowship Examination in Ophthalmology (FRCS Ophthalmology).

The examination consists of a range of written, orals and clinicals: offered in various centres around the world.

Examiners participate in a range of activities including question writing, standard setting and face-to-face examining - some of which attracts CPD points. Full training is provided.

NHS Consultants of 3 years' standing are eligible. The application form and eligibility criteria are available via the FRCS Ophthalmology Examiner Application Form and Specification

Informal enquiries can be sent to the email below. To apply, complete the application form and submit it with the required references to the email or postal address below. We look forward to hearing from you.

frcs3@rcpsg.ac.uk

FRCS Ophthalmology Team
Examinations and Assessment Unit
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232-242 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5RJ
T: 0141 221 6072

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