Simulation & Clinical Skills Specialist Lead

Barts Health NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 a year Per annum inc
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Education: Simulation Centre Specialist LeadBarts Health Simulation team

Maternity Leave Opportunity - 9 months

Based at Newham University Hospital

Band 8a

1.0 wte 37.5 hours per week

The Simulation and Essential Clinical Skills service forms part of the Education Academy within Barts Health. It is responsible for providing facilities and educational opportunities for both undergraduate and post graduate trainees across Barts Health and supporting inter-professional education and training. The successful candidate will work closely as part of the wider Simulation and Essential Clinical skills team that includes medical leads, clinical skills tutors, and education academy Fellows

Main duties of the job

As part of this role the post holder will be required to design, develop, deliver & evaluate Clinical Education Programmes which encompass essential clinical skills, high fidelity simulation, haptic skills training, human factors, communications skills & patient safety training.

They will support the trusts long term strategy to embed a culture of Patient Safety & Human factors awareness through all educational programmes. Also be able to promote & support an active and responsive approach to training & development across the Trust through clinical, human factors & communication skills, & simulation based learning initiatives.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A registered nurse Someone with or working towards masters programme in education Proven experience in teaching / simulation based training and Human Factors teaching. Experience in managing simulation based service Ability to manage their own workload / services and manage a large team Ability to work across site and cross disciplines Experience of medical education Experience of clinical debriefing Excellent communication and social skills Aptitude for learning and best practice Ability to work both within a team and independently

Person Specification



  • Current and extensive knowledge of acute hospital practice
  • Ability to discuss knowledgeably current & proposed developments in education & healthcare
  • Demonstrates a vision for the future using the simulator for inter-professional training
  • Ability to discuss managing simulation team



  • Effectively manage a budget
  • Previous experience in delivering education on a large scale



  • Evidence of post-basic continuing professional development
  • Computer literacy: Windows 7, Excel, experience of using simulation software & AV technology



  • Evidence of post-basic continuing professional development
  • Computer literacy: Windows 7, Excel, experience of using simulation software & AV technology



  • Registered Nurse
  • Post-basic qualification
  • Master's degree or willingness to working towards

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham Hospital


E13 8SL

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