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Practice Facilitator, Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated member of Nursing staff with experience of working with students to join a well-established and knowledgeable team.

The Practice Placement team support all of our students in Nursing from a range of Higher Educational Institutions. This involves Degree Nursing Students, Nurse Apprentices, Return to Practice Nurses, Midwifery Students and Paramedics.

This dynamic position involves working closely to support staff in the trust with their Supervisor and Assessor roles. Supporting and guiding students whilst on placement, and ensuring that the standard of student assessment is of the highest level.

You'll work in collaboration with Universities across the region to support students progress. You'll be responsible for managing your own work-load, whilst supporting and sharing team responsibilities. The service covers all 3 sites (Worcester/Kidderminster/Alexandra Hospital). Ability to travel between sites is essential.

The role involves working with multiple staff, in all clinical areas. Successful candidates will need excellent communication skills, and the ability to organise and plan their own workload effectively. The team is dynamic and flexible and is central to the development of our future nurses and workforce.

The successful candidate, will benefit from a supernumerary period at the start of employment, giving the chance to work with the whole team. This is flexible, and will be based on your skills and capabilities.

Main duties of the job

Develop and deliver formal and informal education provision, actively participating in the provision of education for staff (individual or groups) and evaluate education programmes against evidence based literature

Work with the Education & Workforce Lead to identifying gaps in knowledge and skills of Trust staff and developing appropriate training to support developing staff's clinical knowledge, skills and competence in order to meet both Personal Development Plan (PDP) objectives and the identified needs.

To be responsible for the planning, organising and co-ordinating of ongoing teaching programmes to ensure the clinical skills of the multidisciplinary team are maintained in line with evidence based literature, in particular educational

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for working with service and education colleagues to facilitate a high

quality learning and education experience for nursing and providing and supporting students on the pre- registration programme of study.

Supporting the Ward Managers in planning and evaluating the education and development of Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors for this programme.

Providing specialist education knowledge to ensure that learning and teaching in clinical practice promotes and supports the Clinical Governance agenda, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards and the Trusts Nursing Strategy.

Providing support and guidance to organise and support the development of clinical learning in partnership with ward managers and Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

Person Specification



  • Current live registration on the relevant part of the NMC register.
  • Educated to First Degree level, or equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Masters Degree or working towards, or equivalent
  • Recognised or recordable Teaching Qualification



  • Post registration experience in clinical practice.
  • Mentor or Practice Supervisor and Assessor experience with knowledge of the Standards for Student Supervision and the Standards for Education.
  • Proven experience of working in different practice settings with students
  • Proven leadership experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Charles Hastings Way




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