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Practice Development Lead (Practice Education)

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
The Practice Development Lead within the practice education team is a proactive nursing leader, teacher and role model in the Institute of Care Excellence, who leads on the development of excellence in practice education and policy for apprentice students and other learners at NUH. The PDL will be accountable for ensuring learners receive high quality support whilst on clinical placement. The PDL is responsible for ensuring the NMC standards framework for nursing and midwifery education are met - ensuring theory and practice learning and assessment are facilitated effectively and objectively by appropriately qualified and experienced professionals with necessary expertise for their educational and assessor roles.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with the PDL for undergraduate education they will be supportive and objective in their approach to student supervision and assessment. The PDL will be a strong clinical leader, easily identifiable, highly visible and accessible to corporate and divisional education leads, divisional nurses, senior midwifery leaders and practice supervisors and assessors. He/she will have a particular responsibility to liaise with HEI partners and clinical teams to appropriately share and make decisions on student assessment and progression. The PDL will work with the ADN and Institute clinical lead to respond effectively to concerns and complaints about public protection and student performance in learning environments.

He/She will support service improvement by responding to the learning needs of the individuals. The post holder will ensure the active involvement of education leads, senior nurses and midwives in the way practice learning and clinical support are developed, delivered and evaluated.

About us

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and person specification

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details of the vacancy.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • NMC registered
  • 1st level registered nurse
  • Teaching & Assessing Qualification
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent level of study


  • Trained in techniques to deliver service improvement, e.g. Patient Process Redesign
  • Research training/experience
  • Masters Degree level qualification.



  • Experienced in acute care settings at band 5 and 6
  • Experience of leading the implementation of complex practice learning strategies across multiple and diverse clinical teams Leads and acts as a role model in clinical practice
  • Experienced practice supervisor and assessor with evidence of clinical leadership skills
  • Experienced at leading and supervising a team
  • m Experienced supervisor and assessor of pre-registration students and other multi professional learners.
  • Experienced at providing staff and students with feedback on their individual performance
  • Demonstrate involvement and leadership in enhancing practice learning environment and developing students
  • Ability to manage the clinical area efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to students/learners, patients, relative/carers and staff

Analytical & Judgement Skills


  • oAbility to receive, interpret and communicate complex data, which require analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options
  • oDemonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding of professional nursing priorities at different levels
  • oAble to assess and evaluate project progress against agreed timescales and objectives and provide solutions to address any deviations

Planning & Organisation


  • oAbility to apply project management methodologies to plan and implement service improvements

physical abilitites


  • Good IT skills
  • flexibility in working across sites
  • car driver

Communication and relationship skills


  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents
  • Demonstrate IT skills including use of word, powerpoint and managing data using - excel
  • Recognition of own level of competence and limitations and able to communicate these to appropriate staff
  • Can minimise interpersonal conflict and barriers to communication
  • Successful implementation and management of a nursing change process

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Ability to identify own learning needs
  • Able to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place

Planning and organisation skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Experienced in leading, planning and delivering complex practice education programmes.
  • Responds to changing complex education needs of learners and clinical services
  • Able to contribute to the development of implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise workload of self and others
  • Demonstrate effective resource management reporting and income generation from other learner placement activity.
  • Ability to prioritise and respond under pressure in complex situations requiring sensitive management
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills

Physical skills


  • Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment Able to undertake patient manual handling manoeuvres and non-patient manual handling manoeuvres

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham City Hospital

Edwards Lane



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