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Teacher Practitioner


Dublin 2Dublin


Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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Job Description:

Objective of this post:

    Contribute to the design, development and delivery of the School’s educational programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
    Provide a wide range of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice skills in the context of educating healthcare professionals, ensuring patient focus and clinical context for the teaching and assessment strategy of our programmes.
    Act as a role model and mentor for healthcare professional students

Specific Responsibilities include:


    Preparation, delivery and assessment in the broad areas of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice, ensuring at all times that teaching material is in line with international best practice, on our undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, as required
    Identification of opportunities for Interprofessional Learning and delivery of Interprofessional Education
    Utilising a student-centred approach to all duties so as to ensure optimal educational outcomes
    Participating in the delivery of our teaching and learning strategy including the effective use of technology-enhanced learning
    Liaising with community pharmacists and maintaining and developing the School’s relationship with clinical teaching sites
    Exploring and facilitating opportunities to enhance public and patient involvement and engagement in education
    Exploring experiential learning opportunities for students and supporting their career development
    Leading or advising on modules within various programmes including coordinating integrated teaching activities across a range of disciplines
    Participating in cross-functional teams to design and deliver academic programmes
    Contributing to the quality assurance/quality improvement and accreditation of all programmes delivered in the School


    Stimulating and engaging in research, either independently or as part of a team, that contributes to the enhancement of education or healthcare provision
    Supporting research projects undertaken by our MPharm students, graduate research projects and undergraduate projects across the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the RCSI-Research Summer School


    Competent discharge of academic administrative duties and engagement across the School and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, in aspects such as attendance at examination boards, team meetings, interviewing prospective students etc.
    Developing and co-ordinating outreach events, open days etc.
    Supporting students through student affairs initiatives, such as personal tutoring, and other initiatives, as appropriate
    Complying with statutory legislation and departmental rules and requirements in furtherance of your own, staff and student welfare and safety
    Promoting the best interests of RCSI at all times, enhancing the School’s reputation in both pharmacy practice research and education
    Performing such other duties as may be required from time to time

Person Specification:

The successful candidate:

    Is eligible to be registered as a pharmacist in Ireland,
    Has 5 years’ post-registration pharmacy experience,
    Has good knowledge of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
    Has knowledge and experience of providing education or training,
    Has excellent presentation and verbal communication skills,
    Has the ability to design and delivery effective education,
    Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a member of a team,
    Has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships,
    Has excellent influencing and negotiating skills,
    Requires minimum direction to effectively deliver on assigned functions, and demonstrates a positive, student–centred and solution focused approach to addressing challenges and ambiguity,
    Has some flexibility regarding the working schedule


    A post-graduate qualification in clinical pharmacy or community pharmacy would be an advantage
    Experience of providing education for undergraduate pharmacy students would be an advantage

The Process:

Interview and presentation

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a formal competence-based online interview. We expect that successful candidates would be in place for the start of the new academic year in Sept 2020.


programme delivery, programme design, Teaching, pharmacy


Permanent / Part-time

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