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Respiratory Practice Education Facilitator

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dynamic individual ready to make a significant impact on patient care and nursing excellence?

We have the perfect opportunity for you to lead and inspire within the Respiratory speciality. In this role, you will work closely with the Respiratory nursing teams and Triumvirate team to maintain a highly effective learning environment for new recruits, nurture the growth of internationally educated nurses, and ensure the continuous development of our existing staff's competencies.

Covering the three inpatient wards of C808, A525, and A801, as well as our Respiratory clinical specialist nurse teams, you'll play a vital role in shaping the future of our service.

This is an idealopportunity to put your stamp on our service, drive improvement, and enhance staff retention.

Main duties of the job

Communicate effectively within the team, participate in motivating and supporting team members and maintain confidentiality with patients and carers. Give written and verbal advice/teaching to patients and carers. Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in providing compassionate care for patients, visitors/relatives and colleagues

Act as a clinical expert providing specialist knowledge and advice to all staff / team members. The delivery of patient centred care and able to articulate its benefits and in its absence the consequences.

To ensure staff are familiar with national, professional and local quality issues relevant to the delivery of nursing services

Create, develop and maintain an effective learning environment in clinical practice.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN. 1st Level or relevant children's
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Degree in nursing or health related topic or willingness to work towards
  • Qualification in Teaching, Assessing and Mentoring
  • Evidence of master's level academic study or willingness to work towards Masters (in relevant health related subject)


  • Management qualification
  • Relevant post registration qualification at level 3

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly effective communication skills - verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives including in situations of conflict or distress
  • Able to gain credibility with and influence colleagues including influencing clinical changes where appropriate
  • Strong organisational skills - prioritising complex situations
  • The Ability to lead and influence change
  • Able to accept responsibility for ward/area working under own initiative within the boundaries of role
  • Demonstrates ability to take overall responsibility and accountability
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and utilise audit data to improve quality -
  • Clinical expert in defined area of work
  • Able to advise on and implement improvements to the quality and efficiency of care for patients in ward/area
  • Ability to act as facilitator, mentor and supervisor to colleagues
  • Familiar with current local and national nursing issues
  • Information technology skills
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high-quality nursing care
  • Initiative

Knowledge and Experience


  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice particularly within speciality areas - Respiratory & Respiratory High care
  • Significant relevant clinical and management experience
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for practice and behaviour and its application to the management of staff and self
  • Significant experience of giving both formal and informal teaching sessions
  • Able to lead and manage the nursing team
  • Effective standard setting, monitoring and feedback
  • Understanding of the principles and application of effective staff and HR management/appraisals
  • Understanding the theory and application of clinical governance


  • Experience and knowledge of advanced practice/protocols
  • Undertaken nursing research

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin St



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