Band 6 Paediatric Clinical Educator

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Are you a Paediatric Nurse with a passion for education? If the answer is yes, then this is the opportunity you are looking for!

At UHB we see a large cohort of Paediatric patients age 0-16 years across Heartlands, Good Hope, Queen Elizabeth and Solihull Hospitals.

We are keen to ensure the workforce at UHB has the appropriate level of knowledge and skill to deliver safe, high quality care to all of our children and their families.

We are seeking an experienced Paediatric nurse who is confident and competent to deliver training across all UHB sites and to diverse groups of staff.

You must be a positive role model who promotes professionalism at all times.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a range of clinical skills, be a credible practitioner and have the confidence to assist with designing and delivering programmes to train and assess staff members using a range of teaching methods.

You should be creative, organised and flexible to deliver training in a variety of settings and at different times.

The post holder will join an established Paediatric education team who provide training across UHB Monday-Friday in daytime hours.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we are expanding our paediatric portfolio and participating in new projects to develop the workforce for the future. This post will concentrate on the skills and simulation part of our growing portfolio.

If you require further information please get in touch!

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 with a lead role in Paediatric education you will contribute to the development and

implementation of the Paediatric Simulation & Skills portfolio across UHB

Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of education programmes delivered to clinical staff working with children aged 0-16 years at UHB.

Support the recruitment and retention of staff by providing clinical training and education that builds confidence and competence.

Work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive induction for new recruits in Health Care Assistant, Trainee Nurse Associate, International and Registered Nursing roles.

Support staff development by working alongside nurses in the clinical environment

Provide pastoral care to all paediatric staff

Independently deliver clinical skills training which will involve elements of research, designing structured session plans, formal and informal teaching styles and the ability to assess staff competence.

Represent the paediatric education team on trust wide training initiatives

Work collaboratively with the Paediatric Educators & UHB Lead Educator- Commission Education and Quality to implement the paediatric simulation and skills work stream.

Record details of training delivered and identify any performance related issues.

Promote a positive attitude to learning and be a role model for excellent practice / professional conduct.

Display an effective leadership style to ensure standards of quality care are maintained and risks are mitigated.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Children's nurse on the permanent NMC Register
  • * Mentoring qualification or equivalent experience


  • * Teaching qualification (PGCert (Ed) or equivalent
  • * High Dependency nursing qualification or equivalent
  • * Educated to Degree Level or equivalent



  • * Relevant subject knowledge as evidenced through qualifications, clinical practice, prior teaching experience or research.
  • * Recent clinical experience in an acute paediatric setting which includes direct supervision/ delegation of duties to health care support workers
  • * Recent experience within a paediatric critical care setting (HDU/ITU)
  • * Experience of teaching and coaching staff students, patients and families in the clinical environment
  • * Working knowledge of IT
  • * Understanding / experience of the principles of Children's Safeguarding
  • * Awareness of health and safety issues and how these relate to training in both simulation / practice settings
  • * Experience with supporting staff or students through challenging situations, escalating appropriately and maintaining confidentiality
  • * Experience of incident reporting, identifying risks and planning interventions to aid mitigation


  • * Knowledge of teaching and training methodologies
  • * Experience of developing and evaluating training materials
  • * Delivery and assessment of formal and informal teaching sessions or evidence of supporting and training others in a clinical environment
  • * Planning of training initiatives
  • * Experience in Simulation based Education
  • * Experience of Human Factors & Ergonomics concepts and education in relation to Healthcare
  • * Experience with supporting learners who have a hidden disability
  • * Audit and monitoring standards
  • * Participating in and implementing change

Additional Criteria


  • * Competent in a range of clinical skills, willingness to undertake expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required
  • * Excellent communication, teaching and presentation skills
  • * Ability to communicate effectively with all staff groups, patients and families
  • * Ability to develop interpersonal relationships with internal and external colleagues in a range of healthcare settings
  • * Delivery of direct teaching and assessing
  • * Ability to recognise staff who require support through performance and capability processes
  • * Able to produce/ present factual information
  • * Good IT skills with the ability to retrieve and record information electronically
  • * Ability to maintain accurate records
  • * Able to transport training materials across training sites
  • * Ability to concentrate for prolonged periods and work independently
  • * Ability to work under own initiative with minimal support
  • * Ability to problem solve in both clinical and training situations
  • * Positive attitude
  • * Professional role model
  • * Enthusiastic about learning and development
  • * Motivated to promote and maintain team morale
  • * Honest
  • * Trustworthy
  • * Compassionate
  • * Caring and approachable
  • * Flexible
  • * Punctual
  • * Reliable
  • * Patient
  • * Calm under pressure
  • * Ability to work a varied shift pattern
  • * Willing to travel to and work at all Trust sites as required by job role


  • * Ability to supervise, co- ordinate and deliver training across professional boundaries
  • * Actively participate in meetings
  • * Ability to challenge concepts and traditional thinking and facilitate this in others
  • * Ability to influence change and service improvement
  • * Venepuncture and cannulation trained

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

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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