Clinical Tutor, Clinical Skills, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology

Organisation
St. George's University
Reference
VAC-36769
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Education & Training, Healthcare & Medical
Location
St. George's, Grenada
Salary
Competitive
Date Posted
25/01/2021
Expiry Date
03/03/2021
St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) invites applicants for a full-time Clinical Tutor teaching position within the Department of Basic Sciences for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.
 
The Basic Sciences component of the MD program at St. George’s University is 2-year systems-based spiral curriculum. The first year comprises a complete sequence of systems modules that integrate Human Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Neuro and Behavioral Sciences. The second year revisits all of the systems, with emphasis on the clinical integration of Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology for each of the systems. Physical examination and communication skills are taught throughout the 2-year program. 

 

Applications are sought from Medical graduates who want to enter the academic side of medicine or who are waiting to take licensing exams, as it provides both useful materials and time for study. 

 

Objective: 

The Clinical Tutor’s main duties involve providing clinical correlation to the Basic Sciences. In this context, Clinical Tutors will be responsible for facilitating student group academic activities, on clinical skills, developing clinical vignettes and modelling and assessing professional behaviors linked to the objectives of the basic science courses. In addition, Clinical Tutors will contribute to the Interactive Team Instruction delivery method, which is a more intensive small group delivery method that augments the delivery of Basic Sciences and clinical content to our students in facilitated small group activities.  

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Facilitation of small group and practical sessions for medical students. 
  • Contribution to written and practical student assessments. 
  • Development of USMLE Step-style assessment items. 
  • Participation in content and teaching training sessions through attendance at live sessions and participation in self-directed study of provided materials.  
  • Availability during Small Group sessions, training sessions, or in the Clinical Tutor offices of the department during working hours.  
  • Service to the University. 
  • Any other related duties assigned by the Chair.

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Confidence and interpersonal skills to operate effectively. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to the education of future health-care professionals. 
  • All candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills in English. 

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a basic Medical Degree (MD, MBBS, MBChB or equivalent).  
  • Preference will be given to persons who attained a Doctor of Medicine degree within the past five years from World Health Organization (WHO) listed Medical Schools and have completed a minimum of one year internship at a teaching hospital. 
  • Candidates should have demonstrated high academic performance at medical school and be registered to practice medicine with their respective medical council. 
  • All candidates should have the intention to complete board exams such as USMLE STEP/PLAB, MRCS, MRCP or equivalent and be working towards procurement of a residency position.  

 
Hours: 

  • Expected to work for 40 working hours a week and be available during the core operation time of the department with flexibility to be available according to the student timetable.

 

NB: Consideration will not be given to applicants who: 

  • Have already completed all board exams 
  • Are already enrolled in a post-graduate degree program 
  • Are currently employed by the Government of Grenada's Ministry of Health (MOH), unless they have completed their assignment with the MOH and have clearance from the Grenada Chief Medical Officer (clearance letter must be attached) 

 

Salary: 

Successful applicants will be offered a competitive salary.  

 

We Are

  • Student Centric: We approach every task with a focus on supporting our students to achieve their lifelong learning goals in a safe, vibrant and welcoming environment.
  • A Global Community: We are one team with an international outlook welcoming the strength in our diversity and the value each of us brings to what we do.
  • Accountable: We take responsibility for our actions by being responsive, resourceful and respectful in delivering on our commitments with integrity and the highest ethical standards.
  • Collaborative: We support and empower one another through open communications, cooperation, sharing knowledge and taking time to always listen and show we care.
  • Committed to Excellence: We take pride in our ongoing pursuit for continuous improvement through creativity, rigor and best practices to produce meaningful outcomes.

 

St. George's University (SGU) is a leading center of international medical education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. SGU has helped change lives through its more than 21,000 alumni, which include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world.

 
 

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