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Clinical Educator

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Choose a new and exciting opportunity to shape the practice of nursing staff in University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust. You will use your clinical skills to deliver innovative training and education programmes and coordinate practice supervisor and practice assessor preparation. In this post you will work across the Trust collaborating with clinical educators in speciality departments. Underpinning your work will be how you role model best nursing practice.

You will work Trust wide and your base site will be at Royal Sussex County Hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • To work collaboratively with the Advanced Clinical Educator / Senior Practice Development Nurse and Practice Development and Education Team in delivering clinical skills training and education programmes.
  • To advance clinical knowledge and skills using approved learning and assessment
  • To coordinate practice supervisor practice assessor preparation
  • To facilitate a culture where practice development can flourish

You will join a highly motivated and dedicated team. You will benefit from a full induction and ongoing development in your role.

You will enhance your clinical and education roles in a Trust that celebrates the successes and impact of education in clinical practice.

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

A t UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached job description for full details, main responsibilities are outlined below:
  • To develop clinical skills training and education programmes for non/registered nursing staff.
  • To deliver / coordinate clinical skills training and education programmes to non/registered nursing staff utilising a range of learning strategies including technology enhanced learning.
  • To coordinate practice supervisor and practice assessor preparation.
  • To initiate and respond to evaluations and feedback to improve education provision in terms of content and delivery.
  • To make effective use of available resources and eliminate waste in order to contribute to the cost effective delivery of services

Person Specification

Professional registration


  • First level registered nurse with Nursing and Midwifery Council (UK)
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or equivalent

Experience / qualifications


  • Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor or equivalent
  • Clinical competence (e.g. venepuncture, cannulation intravenous therapy)


  • Master's degree / Level 7 study or willingness to undertake
  • Clinical expert through formal qualification / experience



  • Teaching and assessing skills
  • Communication skills
  • Competent IT skills (Microsoft 365, TEL)


  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Research awareness and skills

People management and development


  • Team working


  • Professional mentor / coach

Specific requirements


  • Physically, mentally and emotionally able to undertake job responsibilities (including cross site travel)


  • Experience of working in practice development or equivalent
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Aware of current developments in practice development

Freedom to act


  • Work unsupervised


  • Ability to set and review priorities in response to unpredictable circumstances

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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