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Practice Educator (Preceptorship)

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Cornwall Partnership is fully committed to the education and development of our Preceptees to enhance the delivery of high quality care across our organisation. The Trust has an existing preceptorship programme that supports our newly qualified healthcare professionals.

To support this aim the Education and Training Department are looking to expand their team and recruit to the position of Practice Educator (Preceptorship). This post will provide support within our coordinated programme and be visible within clinical practice.

The role will involve working with the Lead Practice Educators, learning environments across CFT, partner organisations and higher education institutions to ensure the development of high quality learning environments. The post holder will work alongside other colleagues to support the delivery of our preceptorship programme.

The person we are looking for will have a strong clinical background with recent clinical experience, excellent communication skills, ability to engage and influence at all levels, demonstrate a passion for education and act as a professional role model. You will play a key role in quality improvement initiatives leading to improved care. We will provide appropriate support and opportunities for your continued development. This post will work across the county.

Proposed interview date: 29th September 2023

Main duties of the job

The primary purpose of the role is to provide support within an existing team who lead on the, education, training and support given to all preceptees across CFT. This includes The role also includes providing advice and guidance, quality assurance and the development and monitoring of supervision and assessment in practice in keeping with the standards and requirements of professional regulatory bodies.The role will be based within the Education and Training Department, working closely alongside an existing team responsible for service and staff development. A close working relationship with all partner Higher Education Institutes is also a key requirement of the role.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education and Quals


  • Current professional registration with NMC/HCPC
  • Professional Clinical qualification
  • Educated to degree level in a health related field
  • Substantial post qualifying clinical experience
  • Post graduate teaching qualification or equivalent, or willingness to work towards

Knowledge and Ability


  • Understanding of variety of routes/programmes in pre-registration education
  • Ability to work under pressure and under own initiative
  • Understanding of Preceptorship

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Carew House

Dunmere Road


PL31 2QN

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