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Lead Educator for Resuscitation and Simulation

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and forward thinking individual to join our Resuscitation and Simulation team at Dorset County Hospital on a part time job share basis.

As part of the team, you will play a key role in the execution of Resuscitation and Simulation training and education within the Trust.

The Resuscitation and Simulation team are currently transitioning in the wider education, learning and development team which is an exciting time for us which will maximise opportunities to work collaboratively.

We are looking for a positive leadership role model and clinical practitioner who can demonstrate extensive clinical knowledge of acute clinical emergency/critical care practice.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to work autonomously whilst working closely with other team members, supported by our administrators.

We are a busy department with both clinical and education deliverables across the Trust, and will support your development and growth through service related and targeted education and training to enable you to be the best you can be.

Main duties of the job

  • To be a specialist clinical expert within the field of resuscitation. Providing specialised knowledge, professional advice and clinical support for Trust staff, facilitating the best possible outcomes for cardiac arrest.
  • To lead in the planning, organisation, implementation and evaluation of resuscitation training and education in accordance with Trust policy, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.
  • To provide clinical and technical support and advice as an active member of the cardiac arrest team
  • In association with the Clinical Simulation Lead (Medical) and other clinical specialists develop, plan and deliver high and low fidelity simulation training and education packages which reflect current evidence and policy based practice using simulators and other relevant equipment.
  • The post holder will be required to work autonomously with minimal supervision managing own workload and schedule.
  • The post holder will be expected to uphold the code of their professional regulator and abide by Trust policies and procedures.

About us

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Facilitate appropriate resuscitation training for all Trust staff according to the Trust Resuscitation Policy, ensuring that robust systems are in place to ensure compliance with essential training requirements.
  • To organise, lead and facilitate the delivery of Resuscitation Council (UK) courses
  • To lead the delivery and evaluation of simulation training programmes using high fidelity simulators that will be used across all staff groups and addresses patient safety..
  • To work in partnership with the Clinical lead for simulation in the development and delivery of simulation training for medical staff.
  • To be responsible for managing the Simulation Suite, providing internal and external simulation-based courses.
  • Acts as a specialist operator for the technical function of the high fidelity simulators.
  • Provide specialised training, support and advice to trainers and educators wishing to use simulation as part of the continuing professional development for staff.
  • Promote high standards of care through the demonstration of clinical expertise and knowledge of patient safety principles/methodologies using simulation.
  • Maintain and update knowledge and expertise of using high fidelity simulators for training purposes, understand the strengths and weaknesses of each system and participate in the selection of new and replacement simulators and equipment as required.
  • Ensure training programmes continually reflect current standards and advice arising from national guidance and regulatory assessments.
  • Promote and participate in educational research relating to resuscitation and simulation to improve the delivery of patient care.
  • Create and develop a positive learning environment where staff development is encouraged and promoted.
  • The post holder is expected to actively participate in the management of risk events submitted relating to resuscitation.
  • Design and develop learning materials to assist staff attending training programmes.
  • Carry out competency assessments of appropriate staff where necessary.

The post holder will have a high degree of precision and the necessary physical skills required for performing and teaching resuscitation skills such as defibrillation, intraosseous needle insertion and advanced airway management

Person Specification

Education Qualifications and Training


  • oRegistered Nurse or Allied Health Professional
  • oMinimum of 3 years post qualification clinical experience
  • oMasters level qualification or evidence of ability to work that level
  • oCritical Care Qualification
  • oALS/EPALS/GIC Instructor
  • oTeaching Qualification
  • oEvidence of recent CPD

Knowledge and Experience


  • oPost Registration experience in a critical care environment
  • oExperience of work within a Resuscitation/Simulation setting
  • oExperience with Simulation technology (Technology Enhanced Learning)
  • oExperience of developing and implementing scenario based education/training
  • oEvidence of teaching in current role
  • oComputer literate (email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Skills and Abilities


  • oExcellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • oEvidence of research and audit
  • oEvidence of ability to manage own time effectively & efficiently
  • oEvidence of ability to manage a team/Service effectively
  • oAbility to work flexibly
  • oEvidence of ability to work as an expert practitioner
  • oEvidence of successful management of change

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Education centre Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue



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