HEE Dental Education Fellow (MedShr)

Team: Accelerator - Operations (Full-time)
Location: London, United Kingdom

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    About us

    MedShr is a professional medical network and app, developed to connect with peers and experts from around the world to share and discuss interesting and challenging clinical cases. MedShr enables dentists and doctors to share knowledge and skills to improve healthcare, and ultimately save lives.

    Following an initial release in August 2015, the full version of the MedShr app and web platform was released in October 2015, and has been well received by doctors, dentists and patients. There are now over 550,000 members with rapid growth globally in all specialties.

    The MedShr team is supported by technical and medical experts including over 200 clinical editors. MedShr has received support from founders of established global technology companies, and in August 2015 joined Founders Forum as part of the Founders Factory accelerator program. Since then, they have joined Digital Health London – a collaboration of NHS providers and AHSNs to support companies in embedding their promising technologies in the NHS. MedShr is developing partnerships with NHS and educational bodies to accelerate growth and engagement.
     

    Job description

    MedShr is looking for motivated and enthusiastic junior dentists and doctors to join the team as Education Fellows to work in collaboration with Health Education England and other partners to develop this exciting technology as a tool for formal learning, training and accreditation for doctors and medical students.

    The main objective of this post is to develop the role of clinical case discussion through MedShr in formal dental education, training and assessment. This will be achieved in partnership with Health Education England working in collaboration with NHS organisations, education providers and other organisations such as Royal Colleges and National / Specialist Societies. The role will be geared to align each appointee’s own career ambitions in terms of specialty interests.

    MedShr allows dentists and doctors to capture, share and discuss clinical cases, and provides a rich environment for learning. Users can discuss cases privately with a supervisor or trainer, with opportunities for formal training and appraisal.
    The post-holder may be required to work periodically at alternative locations as required including the offices Health Education England in London

    MedShr Education Fellows will

    • Contribute to the development of teaching materials, delivery and development of clinical teaching
    • Engage with Health Education England, and other organisations on formal training and accreditation programs
    • Work in collaboration with the MedShr product and design teams to improve the learning experience for members
    • Aid the introduction of MedShr into medical school curricula to form part of accredited learning, assessments, examinations and reflection
    • Contribute to academic training with Royal Colleges for use of MedShr in exam preparation, formal appraisal and continuing professional development
    • Support interactions with specialist medical societies
    • Aid senior specialists, specialty editors and clinical advisors
    • One half day session per week will be made available to work directly with HEE

    Skills and Requirements

    • BDS/LDS or equivalent dental qualification
    • Current or recent employment as a dentist within the NHS or private practice, OR 12 months’ experience after full GDC registration or equivalent, and evidence of achievement of foundation competences as set out in the UK Dental Foundation Curriculum or equivalent
    • Ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team
    • Capacity to prioritise time and workload efficiently
    • Experience in clinical teaching

    Desirable criteria

    • Experience in a range of dental subspecialties
    • Training or certification in medical education
    • Interest in medical-technology and technology enabled learning
    • Understanding of undergraduate and postgraduate training curriculum
    • Knowledge of evidence-based practice
    • Interest in entrepreneurship
    • Familiarity with social media and online networks

    Benefits

    • Salary: On clinical scale at current grade with London weighting
    • Hours: Full Time
    • Contractual: One year contract
    Closing date: Ongoing - Applications reviewed on 1st of each month
    Starting date: Rolling Start Dates

    Contact:
    Please contact careers@medshr.net for further information and to apply for a role at MedShr.
     

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