Lecturer in Paediatrics

Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives (GCNM)

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Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives seeks the services of a Lecturer in Paediatrics


Job Title: Lecturer in Paediatrics


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Description

  • Lecture in a classroom setting to teach theoretical content using a variety of interactive teaching methods
  • Provide leadership and contribute to the development and/or refinement of curriculum that integrates best practices in the context of regulations, requirements and need
  • Develop and revise course materials, tools and resources to facilitate competencies outlined in course curriculum
  • Provide leadership and contribute to faculty development activities, debriefing sessions and mentoring of faculty including preceptors, clinical educators and other lecturers
  • Provide a leadership role with development and implementation of new nursing education activities and standards within the division
  • Coordinate and oversee all academic activities at the respective Paediatric Associate Programme site
  • Undertake administrative activities in resident admission and use of student portal for the respective Paediatric Associate Programme site
  • Mentor students, and monitor student assessment and progress
  • Collaborate with faculty and Snr Clinical Coordinator to prepare, revise, and submit residents’ learning outcomes, objectives and competencies for clinical experience
  • Consult with faculty and Snr Clinical Coordinator to review, evaluate, and recommend educational clinical practicum planning and changes
  • Collaborate with Clinical Coordinators and Clinical Educators to apply up-to-date equipment and technology for the use of teaching and learning
  • Be available at all times the residents are in the clinical facilities, providing on-site support as required
  • Engage with Clinical Educators and preceptors regarding clinical practicum learning opportunities to further enrich resident learning and accomplish programme outcomes
  • Oversee continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of clinical sites, residents and faculty, resolve issues that may arise and provide feedback to the Project Director
  • Maintain self-clinical competence to ensure relevance of clinical support to faculties and residents
  • Competently discharge administrative responsibilities and participation in College governance structures as directed by the Project Director  
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director


Qualification and Requirements

  • A Nurse or Nurse-Midwife in good standing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, with at least five (5) years working experience in paediatrics
  • A Master’s degree in Nursing, Midwifery or any related field from an accredited university
  • Must be a Fellow of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives
  • Prior experience as a lecturer (teaching paediatrics either in the classroom or clinical setting)
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Supervisory/team leader experience
  • Experience of managing and organizing own workload and that of the Department/facility/faculty
  • Experience in planning and implementation of education developments
  • Working experience in a wide range of areas in health services which may include policy development and research 
  • Knowledge of innovative and effective teaching methods
  • Knowledge of competency based education
  • Knowledge of relevant clinical, nursing protocols
  • Knowledge of quality assurance issues in clinical care
  • Knowledge of risk assessment