Become an anatomy demonstrator
Anatomy demonstrators are essential members of our teaching team and play an important role in our students’ development through guidance, support and delivery of high quality anatomical teaching.
We expect all demonstrators to be enthusiastic teachers, good communicators, have excellent interpersonal skills and possess the ability to effectively and cooperatively work within a team. The anatomy demonstrator role is an attractive 12-month fixed term post for those wishing to develop teaching, clinical and research skills. The post offers mentorship through MRCS examinations and the opportunity to study for a fully funded Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Medical Education.
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We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the demonstrator team at BSMS to teach in a variety of settings including our state of the art dissecting room, living anatomy classes, imaging practicals and tutorial sessions. There will be opportunity for development of research and teaching skills, and tutorials will be offered to assist with further professional examinations.
The posts are aligned to the Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital, a 56 bed acute private hospital, and demonstrators are required to also take part in a 1:5 rotation as Resident Medical Officer at the hospital, covering day or night shifts in accordance with the working time directive.
Successful candidates will liaise with all consultant users (most of whom work within Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust) and will have a fantastic opportunity to see a wide variety of surgical procedures and techniques. Post holders will also support the nursing team and be a pivotal link between consultant and patient in all specialties, including gynecology, ENT, ophthalmology, general surgery and orthopaedics. As a key member of the team, they will be given a private en-suite room, access to the internet for study and communication purposes, free meals and free parking whilst on duty. Opportunities to learn and develop skills within the successful candidate’s chosen area of interest will be strongly encouraged out of hours or, as able, during shifts by arranging theatre sessions with the support of the consultant users. The successful candidate will also be awarded a professional study budget of £700 towards the Basic Surgical Skills course or other additional study requirements to improve their log book of surgical skills. Salary £27,000.
All applicants must have full GMC registration and have a valid certificate in both ALS and EPLS before commencing the role.
The post runs from August to August and fits in with the NHS training system.
Applications in the form of a covering letter expressing the candidates’ reasons for applying for the post, together with a supporting CV, should be sent to Dr Claire Smith, Head of Anatomy, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex Campus, Falmer BN1 9PX. MedicineAnatomyDA@bsms.ac.uk
Further particulars are available from Ms Kathi Jackman, Patient Care Manager, Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital on 01273 624488 or Dr Claire Smith, Head of Anatomy, Brighton and Sussex Medical School on 01273 877890.
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