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Clinical Skills Facilitator - Theatres

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year 0
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an ODP with anaesthetic experience to join our expanding Education Team.

The post holder is responsible for the delivery of high-quality care by providing expert clinical knowledge and skills, effectively acting as team leader to support, supervise and guide junior staff.

The post holder will work with the lead for education and development, supporting continuous professional development for all staff and students in the Theatre Department and the Surgical Day Case Unit.

Main duties of the job

To support and facilitate the induction of all new starters to the department in accordance with local and trust requirements.

To act as lead mentor and support all students and mentors in practice. liaise with Practice Education Facilitators and Universities where appropriate.

To supervise and teach clinical skills relevant to perioperative practice.? Liaise with Learning and Development team and support, assist and facilitate training and education needs of the department.

Organise and facilitate local training sessions

Develop and lead an interest in different aspects of care

Support link practitioners within their roles

Ensure resources are available to enhance staff information and learning

Have an awareness of the trust mandatory training matrix and work alongsideclinical leads to ensure that staff attends sessions relevant to their roles.

Demonstrate an ability to support staff in their professional development.

To participate in professional development programmes

Acknowledge any limitations of competence and comply with all professional and trust policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Develop evidence-based competency packages to assist and support quality patient care.

Keep accurate records of staff training compliance.

Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, and procedures.

Attend relevant meetings relating to clinical education and patient care when required and advised.

About us

We have already earned our place as one of the world's leading children's hospitals, thanks to innovation and pioneering medical work. We treat 250,000 young patients a year and safely perform over 13,000 surgical procedures. Our catchment area has a population of over 7m, stretching from Cumbria, through Lancashire, Merseyside, most of Cheshire, parts of Shropshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

Children from virtually every part of the UK, and also from around the world, visit Alder Hey for specialist treatment. As a result, we are recognised as Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease and have been designated as a national centre for craniofacial surgery and epilepsy surgery by the Department of Health.

With a world class �237 million facility opened in October 2015 we are now looking to expand our dedicated theatre team by recruiting motivated, dynamic senior practitioners who are committed to delivering excellent patient care.

As a department we focus on patient safety, excellence and staff well-being so we are looking for individuals who have these values at the heart of all they do. In return we offer a clearly defined training and development package which includes a supernumerary preceptorship scheme for all new starters. We have strong links with the local HEI's and provide you with access to a range of post registration modules and pathways including specialist paediatric theatre modules.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description to review the main responsibilities and person specification required for this role.

Person Specification



  • Nursing or ODP professional registration
  • Relevant qualification in specific theatre discipline (scrub, anaesthetic, recovery or demonstrable relevant experience
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Extensive post-registration experience working in theatres
  • Evidence of ongoing relevant professional development


  • Educated to degree level.
  • Leadership and Management qualification.
  • Paediatric theatre experience

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Eaton Road


L12 2AP

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