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Clinical Educator (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Leeds renal clinical educator team have a rare and exciting opportunity for a registered nurse to join their team. You will need to be forward thinking, dynamic, enthusiastic and an excellent communicator. You will need to be able to work autonomously but also as part of a strong senior team. The post offers the opportunity to develop management skills as well as developing existing or new specialist (renal) clinical skills. You will be given support to develop your clinical teaching and supervision skills for staff across the renal in-patient, peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis areas in Leeds and across West Yorkshire. Contact Nicky Lamb/Iain Henderson Clinical Educators for further information. 0113 2064328

Main duties of the job

The Jobholder will play an essential role supporting Nursing and Midwifery (including ODP) education by facilitating education, training and practice development within Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The job holder will facilitate the development of clinical staff both registered and unregistered. The job holder will support the assessment of the quality of clinical and other practice learning environments and implement interventions for improvement. The job holder will support mentors/assessors and clinical professional development for preceptorship. The job holder will support the development of clinical practice mentors and key trainers, providing supervision through on-site support and continuous professional development activities. The job holder will support the development of interdisciplinary and whole service working. As a role model they will promote the sharing of good practice and delivery of high quality, effective and efficient care. To support, educate and develop registered and unregistered staff in their clinical role and competencies in order to deliver high quality evidence based care for service users. The post holder will contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of education and training of registered and unregistered nursing staff.

About us

The Leeds Renal Services lies within the Abdominal Medicine Surgery (AMS) Clinical Service unit at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust. The renal service receives referrals for adults for the management and treatment of disorders of the kidney. The spectrum of disease ranges from mild disorders to life threatening conditions. All the renal consultants see patients with general nephrological problems and, in addition, have their own special interests. The main renal unit is at St James's University Hospital, where inpatient, outpatient, pre-dialysis, haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation services are provided. Nurse-led outpatient clinics also take place at St James's. The sub-regional kidney transplant service for West, East and North Yorkshire is located at St James's University Hospital. Thank you for considering your career with us in Renal Services, Abdominal Medicine & Surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of education and training of registered and unregistered nursing staff. They will work in collaboration with the senior management team to maintain and project the vision and objectives of the service and ensure that they are embedded in practice. They will identify and celebrate good practice and share with local and Trust teams. The post holder will lead by example, will be responsible for disseminating good practice and actively challenging assumptions, practice and performance where appropriate. 3. ORGANISATIONAL CHART 4. PRINCIPAL DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Leadership Support in providing leadership to the clinical team. Support and inspire staff to provide efficient, effective, safe, quality care to patients Deliver a positive patient experience Support in the delivery of an effective, safe, quality service within budgetary envelope Anticipate problems and take preventative or mitigating actions, or have contingency plans available Able to make comparison of a range of factors to enable analysis of a number of options Support and participate in local and trust-wide recruitment events Provide support to the clinical teams to develop new ways of working

Provide effective leadership in the development of staff at all levels Motivate staff in the delivery of quality patient care Contribute to the recruitment and selection process Contribute to Nursing and Midwifery objectives and service improvement Motivate staff in the delivery of quality patient care. Supervise clinical delivery of care competencies. Clinical Work in Partnership with Matron, Team Leaders, Senior Sisters/Charge Nurses in the development of department/ward practice, reflecting LTHT strategic education and workforce delivery plans. Contribute to the training needs analysis for individuals and clinical need. Responsible for the direct delivery of clinical education (this will include the teaching and demonstration of a range of clinical skills and medical devices. Provide high quality care as an expert practitioner and act as a role model and resource for advice, support and guidance Deliver complex information to patients and staff Act in accordance with the relevant professional code i.e. NMC or HCPC Fulfil the requirements as directed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to maintain and revalidate registration Ensure and promote the maintenance of a safe, clean and secure working environment Assist with maintenance of accurate training records using LTHT documentation and electronic staff records (ESR) Undertake duties on wards or departments as and when required by service demands or patient need Act in such a way that safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults at all times. Is familiar with and adheres to, the LTHT safeguarding policies. Raise concerns with regards to risk, danger, malpractice or wrong doing by following the LTHT Whistleblowing policy and supporting processes. Supervise clinical staff to promote the delivery of excellent clinical standards Provide a visible clinical lead and role model to the nursing and wider team by delivering high quality compassionate care as an expert practitioner Ensure that documentation standards are maintained in accordance with NMC, HCPC and LTHT guidelines, whether written or computerised.

Promote and maintain positive working relationships between all staff, internal and external to the Trust, involved in the care of patients Help to set, monitor and seek to continuously improve standards and the quality of patient care, including those standards defined in local and national guidance Quality Improvement Has a responsibility to improve the quality and safety of our services. It is expected that in fulfilling a clinical leadership role you will be proactive in promoting and supporting the Leeds Improvement Method. Contribute to quality improvement programmes as required Keep up to date with and communicate service developments, advances and research. Through the use of audit, local research, metrics and feedback continually seek to identify practice that needs improvement. Implement and evaluate any resultant improvement plan. Actively promote patient involvement and feedback within service improvements to promote a positive patient experience Maintain and sustain the momentum of improvements until they are firmly embedded into the values and culture of the clinical area Education and Training Promote an effective learning environment within the workplace Participate in existing induction and preceptorship programmes and adapt to reflect the needs of LTHT Collaborate with the Lead Nurse for Education and with Organisational Learning in the provision of training and education Support and guide mentors in the workplace ensuring continuity in assessment and addressing inconsistencies Contribute to the maintenance of detailed and accurate records regarding staff education, including monthly and quarterly reports Contribute to the development and evaluation of educational programmes to ensure clinical areas are able to achieve and maintain an accredited educational learning environment for all students, registered and unregistered staff Collaborate with other members of the team in clinical areas and departments to ensure that the provision of education and training is clear and robust. Mentorship and supervision of junior staff Liaise with outside agencies in the development of suitable education and training opportunities for staff Support staff to deliver evidence-based practice and research activities to further enhance patient care Participate in own and others appraisals Undertake mandatory and priority training within the required time scales

This does not provide an exhaustive list of roles and responsibilities, and these may be subject to change with professional and service developments 5. THE LEEDS WAY VALUES Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are: Patient-centred Collaborative Fair Accountable Empowered All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values Additionally, the following are core values which relate specifically to this post: Commitment to delivering high quality patient care through positive and evidence based learning. Commitment to work professionally and effectively in a multi-disciplinary team to ensure patients needs are met. Commitment to show respect and value people as individuals. Commitment to maintaining own development and that of the clinical team. Commitment to motivate and reward the highest standard of nursing patient care 6. WEST YORKSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF ACUTE TRUSTS (WYAAT) Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients. By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change. WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition. 7. INFECTION CONTROL

The jobholder must comply at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Infection Control policies, in particular by practising Universal Infection Control Precautions. Hand hygiene must be performed before and after contact with patients and their environment. 8. HEALTH AND SAFETY / RISK MANAGEMENT All staff are responsible for working with their colleagues to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to our patients and other service users. This includes complying at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Policies, including Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed security and safer working procedures, and reporting incidents using the Trust Incident Reporting system 9. EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY The jobholder must comply with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment and that services are delivered in ways that meet the individual needs of patients and their families. No person whether they are staff, patient or visitor should receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc. 10. TRAINING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The jobholder must take responsibility in agreement with his/her line manager for his/her own personal development by ensuring that Continuous Professional Development remains a priority. The jobholder will undertake all mandatory training required for the role. 11. COMMUNICATION & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS Matron Senior Sister/Charge Nurse Corporate Nursing Organisational Learning All grades of nursing staff Allied Health Professionals Medical staff Facilities staff Other clinical educators Patients and families 12. SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS i) PHYSICAL EFFORT: Frequent standing, sitting, walking, kneels and crouches to attend to patient needs Responding to changes patient condition. Patient care (e.g. drug administration).

Shift working. Moving & Handling of patients and equipment on a daily basis. Patients 10

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / ODP
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Significant post registration experience at staff nurse / ODP level or equivalent
  • Working with a wide range of professionals including medical, nursing and management colleagues
  • Clinical Experience within the specialty.


  • Qualifications - Desirable Degree Level Education or evidence of working towards.
  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post
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