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Senior Simulation Educator (Foundation Programme)

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual from the nursing, midwifery or AHP workforces to join the UHNM Simulation team. The successful candidate will be pivotal to bringing together simulation opportunities for post-graduate foundation training programme and other clinical staff groups within the trust, as well as expanding and developing the simulation training on offer by increasing the use of the Extended Reality Lab at County Hospital.

The purpose-built Extended Reality Lab (ERL), based at the Postgraduate Medical Centre, County Hospital provides a flexible immersive learning environment, using motion capture cameras and four-wall video projection to mimic real-world scenarios. Together with our viewing gallery it's the perfect safe learning environment for any simulation training. The Postgraduate Centre also features a soundproof recording studio which will allow staff to create podcasts and share with a wider audience as well as a digital library.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the Foundation Programme Director and the Consultant Clinical Lead for Simulation Training to develop and deliver high quality multi-professional simulation and skills-based education to Postgraduate Doctors, Nurses and other professions allied to medicine and the multidisciplinary teams. While the educator role will predominantly be focussed on simulation-based training of Foundation Doctors, the post holder will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of simulation training for other groups.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will serve as a technical expert and will be responsible for developing and maintaining the simulation suite and the high-fidelity human patient simulators (HPS), associated AV & IT equipment, and developing a high level of knowledge and skills in the use of medium to high fidelity HPS.

The post holder will be expected to develop their clinical and education skills to undertake debrief and lead simple simulation scenarios independently. The post holder would also play a key part in developing a wider simulation faculty at the Centre and be responsible for ensuring that all simulation educators adhere to and maintain appropriate standards and accreditation.

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications


  • NMC registration or equivalent professional qualification
  • First Degree
  • Leadership qualification/evidence of recent leadership development


  • Evidence of attending simulation educational activity
  • ALS provider

Knowledge, Skills, Training & Experience


  • Evidence of practice based teaching using simulation
  • Experience of undertaking programme evaluation & audit
  • Able to deliver training in a clinical & non clinical environment with an understanding of risk management & clinical governance

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