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Technical Assistant - Clinical Skills & Simulation

Technical Services

Location:  Stoke/Stafford/Shrewsbury Campus
Salary:   £20,675 to £23,754 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, working 37 hours per week / 1.0fte
Release Date:  Wednesday 25 November 2020
Closing Date:   Sunday 06 December 2020
Interview Date:   Wednesday 16 December 2020
Reference:  TS20-08

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019 we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

Staffordshire University’s Health & Clinical Skills Hub, within Technical Services, wish to appoint a Grade 4 Technical Assistant to work within the technical team at the university’s Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education. The role is predominately based at the Blackheath Lane, Stafford campus, with some occasional requirement to support the technical team at the university’s healthcare delivery at our Stoke Campus.  The position is open to, but not restricted to, individuals from a healthcare background and ideally would suit Clinical technicians, support workers, TNA’s and / or emergency care assistants.  The role is a full-time permanent position, equating to 37 hours per week, Mon-Fri and is for an immediate start.  

As the successful post holder, you will provide excellent technical assistance, support and advice to staff / students in the set-up, clear down and upkeep of all Clinical Skills practical sessions, as well as with delivery of Simulation Based Education.  In the process, you will work effectively alongside other Technical Assistants and Technical Specialists, as well as working alongside academic staff, providing excellent student support in the process.  

Your role will include the setting up and clearing down of task trainer / simulation resources and clinical consumables, all of which are used as part of timetabled teaching sessions in clinical practical skills.  In addition, you will be responsible for general lab housekeeping and ordering of clinical consumables and resources. 

As part of your day-to-day duties, you will habitually ensure adherence to safe working practices and work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.  In conjunction with preparing specialist equipment within Clinical Skills laboratories, you will operate and maintain low and high-fidelity patient simulation resources, supporting staff and students in the use of specialist clinical equipment as needed.  

Training on patient simulation equipment will be provided where necessary. 

You will also be expected to provide support during open days, offer holder days and Schools and College events (as required).  

The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual who is a self-starter and team-player, self-motivated, with a positive and flexible attitude to healthcare work.  You will be part of a forward-thinking team that is supported and valued and a key member of a growing organisation offering opportunities to develop your career path, and where you can use all your skills and experience to really make a difference.

We are looking for the right person to fit into the existing technical team at an exciting time. The School of Health & Social Care is currently developing new curricular through use of Simulation Based Education and you will play an instrumental part in supporting the development and delivery of an innovative and technology enhanced Clinical Skills programme.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay

  • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • Access to continued professional and personal development

  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus

  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

Should you wish to discuss this vacancy informally before making an application please contact: 

Graham Preece; Technical Manager – Health & Clinical Skills

Tel 01785 353602

Email: g.r.preece@staffs.ac.uk

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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