Clinical Nurse Educator

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity is available for enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurses to join the established Clinical Nurse Educator team within the UHL School of Nursing and Midwifery Practice.

One post - substantive

Three posts - 12 month secondment

You will work with key members of the Education and Practice Learning Team to support education, training and development initiatives across the Trust

Using your clinical experience you will support new registrants by working alongside them within their clinical areas, supporting and developing them in practice.

You will support the team in preparing for and facilitating formal learning including RN Induction, Preceptorship, HCA induction and OSCE programme held in our dedicated education spaces at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Practice. You will also be involved in staff development projects to support the Trust wide Education and Practice Learning agenda.

You will be an experienced and clinically competent RN with a minimum of 2 years' post registration experience, possess a first Level Degree or have equivalent experience and have evidence of ongoing professional development.

You will hold a previously recognised NMC Teaching and Assessing Programme or equivalent or have experience supporting and assessing learners in practice. The role is mainly Monday - Friday daytime hours however to meet staff and service need there may be some evening and weekend working, and travel cross site and to external venues required.

Main duties of the job

Take a lead role in supporting new staff in their clinical areas and their transition into the trust and newly registered role

Promote staff development and support through Clinical supervision and act as a supervisor.

Ensure all new staff are supported to complete their local induction and development frameworks related to their clinical role

You will possess dynamic facilitation and leadership skills and be able to describe how you have personally and professionally developed over the last 12 months whilst supporting staff in practice, helping the Trust to achieve nursing excellence and becoming the best.

The role will work in collaboration with the School of Nursing and Midwifery Practice education team and our Clinical Management Groups

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:

We focus on what matters most

We treat others how we would like to be treated

We are passionate and creative in our work

We do what we say we are going to do

We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (

Job description

Job responsibilities

The main responsibilities for this role are detailed in the attached job description and person sepcification, in summary:
  • Contribute to the delivery of Trust wide education and training initiatives and programmes
  • Work clinically alongside all newly registered staff in the area promoting and delivering education, practice and the implementation of policies to ensure a workforce fit for purpose and practice.
  • Contribute to the local implementation of the trust wide and CMG Education, Training and Development Strategy by supporting change, innovation and new ways of working.
  • Work with the Education and Practice Development Team, Sister / Charge Nurse and Matrons to identify relevant education and training needs through the Knowledge and Skills framework (KSF) Appraisal / Personal development Planning (PDP) process.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Sister / Charge Nurse / AHP lead to ensure that the ward provides a quality learning experience and environment for new starters, students and learners.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • 1st level registered nurse
  • Previously recognised NMC Teaching and Assessing Programme or equivalent programme/experience supporting and assessing learners in practice
  • First Level Degree or equivalent experience


  • Evidence of formal classroom teaching



  • Suitable relevant post-registration experience and must be in relevant specialty
  • Evidence of professional development over the last 12 months
  • Evidence of supporting learners in practice


  • Experience at Band 6 Level

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Evidence of teaching /assessment skills
  • Evidence of teamworking skills

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