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Practice Educator Facilitator

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of high cost allowance
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Practice Educator/Facilitator has a prime responsibility to develop and support the midwifery staff, midwifery support workers with a focus on student midwives. The post holder will act as an expert practitioner providing midwifery clinical leadership and foster a climate where practice development becomes integral to the education of all staff.

Main duties of the job

  • Support the Practice Education Lead and Deputy Head of Midwifery & Gynaecology with the educational activities of individual pre and post registration students and return to practice (RTP) midwives, by working in partnership with the HEI to promote evidenced based learning in the development of midwifery practice, encompassing local and national service objectives
  • Work in collaboration with midwifery management team to move services forward in line with external agencies and government initiatives and the overall vision for the service
  • 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 Practice Education Lead and deputy head of midwifery & gynaecology services identifying gaps in knowledge and skills of maternity staff and developing appropriate training to support developing maternity staff's clinical knowledge, skills and competence in order to meet both Personal Development Plan (PDP) objectives and the identified needs of the maternity services
  • 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 programmes such as the PROMPT

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife
  • A degree level qualification in midwifery or working towards
  • Mentorship/ teaching and assessing course
  • Teaching 'qualification' (ENB 997 or equivalent)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Post graduate qualification - Teaching


  • Examination of the Newborn trained
  • PROMPT/NLS /AIMS trained /instructor
  • MSc or equivalent level of skills, experience and knowledge
  • Trained to give BCG Vaccinations Experience of teaching antenatal education

Knowledge and Experience


  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of being a mentor within a professional context
  • Demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based practice
  • Evidence of understanding and facilitating change in practice
  • An understanding of current developments in the NHS
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the concept of clinical and shared governance


  • Experience of teaching at undergraduate level

Skills and Attributs


  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence others, command respect, share ideas and utilise feedback effectively.
  • Leadership skills
  • Evidence of relevant involvement in meeting the Trust's clinical governance objectives
  • Computer literate


  • Experience with project management
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide challenge in a supportive environment
  • Transformation skills

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Northwick Park/Central Middlesex/Ealing Hospitals

Watford Road



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