Thursday, 26 March 2015

Social Media Editor Vacancy

Applications are invited for the position of

Social Media EditorJournal of Advanced Nursing

We are seeking applications for this exciting new position within one of the leading international nursing journals.

The journal has a successful social media presence, but we are now seeking a dedicated Social Media Editor to drive forward our ambitious social media strategy. The successful candidate for the position of Social Media Editor will possess the following skills and attributes:
  • Background in nursing research 
  • Excellent understanding of social media platforms, strategies and trends
  • Good networks and connections in the nursing community
  • Understanding of JAN’s brand and ethos
  • Energetic and pro-active approach
  • Excellent communication skills

The main functions within this role are:
  • Maintaining and increasing current activity on Twitter, the JANinteractive blog and YouTube
  • Engaging in conversations and forming connections with relevant organisations and opinion leaders
  • Creating and inviting social media content
  • Making recommendations regarding new platforms and activities that could increase JAN’s reach, and advising on trends

The post involves working closely with the Publisher, the other Editors, and the Editor-in-Chief. Applicants should note that this position requires a weekly commitment of time, with additional days required for meetings. The successful candidate would ideally start work on the journal in June 2015.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of JAN’s current social media presence, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you will bring to this position.

Please send your application, in confidence, to:
Rosie Hutchinson, Senior Journals Publishing Manager, Wiley: jan@wiley.com

Applications to arrive no later than 20th April 2015



Editor Vacancy

Applications are invited for the position of
Editor, Journal of Advanced Nursing.

One of the current team of Editors, Lin Perry, will be stepping down in 2015. Therefore we are seeking applications for the position to complete a team of five Editors within one of the leading international nursing journals.

The Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN) is an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal which contributes to the advancement of evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare by disseminating high quality research and scholarship of contemporary relevance and with potential to advance knowledge for practice, education, management or policy. Detailed information about the journal can be found here.

The successful candidate for the position of Editor will be recognized internationally for his or her academic and research achievements, will have worked at a strategic level within academia or healthcare, and will have an impressive track record of publications and presentations at conferences.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
  • Sound scientific judgement
  • Professional standing
  • Broad knowledge of nursing and midwifery on an international level
  • Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in Editor-type role
  • Based in Asia-Pacific
The main functions within this role are: manuscript handling and quality control, strategic development, and journal promotion. The post involves working closely with the Publisher, the other Editors, and the Editor-in-Chief.

Applicants should note that this position requires a weekly commitment of time, with additional days required for meetings. The successful candidate would ideally start work on the journal in June 2015.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of JAN, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you will bring to this position. A description of the role is available on request.


Please send your application, in confidence, to:
Rosie Hutchinson, Senior Journals Publishing Manager, Wiley: jan@wiley.com

Applications to arrive no later than 20th April 2015



Wednesday, 25 March 2015

What do nurses think about climate change?

Roger Watson, Editor-in-Chief

Do nurses have views on climate and environmental issues? Do nurses even think about environmental issues?

In my keynote address at the East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars in Taiwan earlier this year I was asked to address 'Global issues facing nursing' and I specifically referred to climate change and environmental issues as being important.  On a visit to Mainland China late last year I saw work by a masters student on how nurses need to prepare for climate change and the effect it will have on vulnerable people - for example the effect of heatwaves on older people - and we have had at least one other article in JAN on this issue recently (Kangasniemi et al. 2014).

It appears that nurses do think about climate and environmental issues according to a study from Sweden by Anäker et al. (2015) titled: 'Nurses’ perceptions of climate and environmental issues: a qualitative study'.  As explained by the authors: 'The aim of this study was to explore nurses’ perceptions of climate and environmental issues and examine how nurses perceive their role in contributing to the process of sustainable development.'  Using a combination of individual interviews and focus groups with 18 nurses they found that: 'While being green is not the primary task in a lifesaving, hectic and economically challenging context, nurses’ perceived their profession as entailing responsibility, opportunities and a sense of individual commitment to influence the environment in a positive direction.'

This is a pioneering study with nurses and the authors conclude that: 'This study also highlights the importance of introducing the topic of sustainability in nursing education. The topic should be incorporated throughout nursing education programmes. It is important that nursing students be prepared to cope with situations arising as a result of climate change.'

You can listen to this as a podcast.

References

Anäker A, Nilsson M, Holmner A, Elf M (2015) Nurses’ perceptions of climate and environmental issues: a qualitative study Journal of Advanced Nursing doi: 10.1111/jan.12655


Kangasniemi M. Kallio H, Pietilä A-M (2014Towards environmentally responsible nursing: a critical interpretive synthesis Journal of Advanced Nursing 70(7), 14651478. doi:10.1111/jan.12347