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Practice Educator

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£28,313 to £34,094 a year
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you passionate about supporting staff through education and supporting the development of registered nurses, medical technicians and health care support workers? If so, a great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Nurse or AHP to join the Emergency SDEC unit, as a Practice Educator. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to fulfil their career aspirations.

The ideal candidate must be able to show evidence of high standards of practice, an understanding of the education and assessment of competence within healthcare. The post would suit someone who is passionate and motivated and who has the ability and confidence to lead and deliver regular training sessions. Furthermore, an ability to prioritise and manage their own workload is essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support a range of portfolios and deliver education and training programmes to a range of learners. Being a catalyst for change is essential to implement continuous improvement of current and new processes. The successful candidates will be expected to work in collaboration with the Clinical Leads and Ward manager and support both the Emergency Care centre and Gosport urgent treatment centre.

The post holder will demonstrate professional behaviours and effective leadership to our professional workforce and promote the vision of the Trust and build excellent working relationships with the clinical teams. Keeping clinical skills and competence up to date is essential to maintain clinical credibility in both the class room and clinical environments and will be integral to the success of the role when supporting learners and junior staff to thrive in the workplace.


This will involve a 5-10 minute teaching element on a subject of your choosing.

About us

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for our patients and communities and was rated good by the Care Quality Commission report published 2020 and became a University Hospital. We are ranked as the third in the country for research embedding education and training across the organisation and we continuously strive to achieve our core values which are at the heart of everything we do. The Trusts main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, starting life as a military hospital over a century ago and now one of the largest hospitals on the south coast and you may have seen us on the TV series Nurses on the Ward. The Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. The Trust employs over 8,000 staff and are #ProudtobePHU our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because its the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for providing outstanding care and support for patients, colleagues and our community you will find a home at PHU. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veterans status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist with the annual TNA/LNA for the specialty.
  • Liaise with Learning and Development to ensure education provision utilized effectively and is appropriate for needs of Clinical Service Centre.
  • Assist the Clinical Service Centre to meet the Learning and Development Agreement requirements e.g. complete LBR bid, adequate mentors, participate in NMC audits of practice.
  • Maintain appropriate systems of information to enable the Clinical Service Centre to evidence that all staff attend required NHSLA, Quality Contract, Learning and Development Agreement and Professional updating. Use high level keyboard skills, spreadsheets and databases which requires high level of concentration and mental effort such as compilation and management of annual training plans and LBR spreadsheets and OLM and mentorship databases.
  • Work with the Ward Manager/Clinical Leads to ensure all staff maintain learning record and complete relevant competencies to ensure fitness to practise.
  • Work with Ward Manager to capture identified learning needs from annual appraisals and PDPs to establish the annual TNA/LNA.
  • Support Ward Manager/Clinical Leads with talent spotting and performance management of identified individuals.
  • Work within the clinical area for a minimum of 20% of the role as directed by the Ward Manager/Clinical Leads to work with individual staff and teams to ensure delivery of safe and effective practice in the pursuit of clinical excellence and to develop effective systems of team working. Provide support, pastoral care and mentorship to provide feedback on performance and manage failing students and staff.
  • Demonstrate specialist clinical expertise such as management of the deteriorating patient and provide visible leadership and presence in the clinical area. Act as clinical supervisor and mentor resource and lead on development of clinical practice. Skills acquired through specialist professional experience and supported by degree level education.
  • Facilitate learning from risks, complaints and clinical incidents.
  • Assist with the implementation and evaluation of EBP and participate in development of policies, guidelines, audit and research.
  • Demonstrate dissemination of EBP through publications and presentations both internally and externally to large groups of staff.
  • Assist the Ward Manager/Clinical Leads to deliver high quality education programmes to staff using advanced skills in multi-media equipment and blended learning approaches.
  • Evaluate and audit the effectiveness of all programmes and modify own teaching accordingly.
  • Work in partnership with the Ward Leaders and Clinical leads to create a positive learning environment in the Clinical Service Centre and liaise with HEIs and FE providers to ensure the quality of the learning environment.
  • Attend meetings to meet requirements related to the role.
  • Spend 20% of the role working across the organisation in Trust-wide projects to develop practice e.g. HCSW Task & Finish Group.
  • Ensure continually develop oneself and participate in peer review of teaching and facilitation.
  • Set a personal standard of excellence in professional practice through adherence to NMC Code of Conduct, Trust policies and procedures, role modelling and high personal standards of dress and behaviour and work flexibly according to needs of the service.
  • Regular exposure to moderate physical effort in clinical practice and unpleasant working conditions.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or AHP with at least 3 years experience, ideally within an urgent care setting.
  • Relevant Post Registration qualifications in specialty to include a teaching/mentorship qualification e.g. Post Graduate Certificate in Education or Mentorship Module.


  • Teaching qualification.



  • Significant experience with evidence of CPD.
  • Evidence of teaching (formal and informal) experience.
  • Current recent experience in undertaking preceptor/mentor role.


  • Involvement in clinical audit and/or research.

Skills & Knowledge


  • High level clinical skills and knowledge.
  • Able to demonstrate the principles of teaching and learning within a clinical environment including practice assessment.
  • An awareness and understanding of policy and practices.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills including verbal, non verbal and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with professional credibility.
  • Positive attitude to change with a proven ability to assist senior staff in the implementation of change and practice development.
  • Competent and confident in minor skills such as wound care, plastering and suturing.
  • Competent and confident in the streaming/triage.
  • Must be competent/experience with paediatrics.


  • Competent in using Oceano/Digimeds.

Personal Qualities


  • Awareness of professional and personal limitations.
  • Ability to act as a positive role model.
  • Strong team worker.
  • Flexible and adaptable in approach.
  • Time management skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Personal Circumstances.


  • Ability to travel to both Trust sides.

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road




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