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Clinical Skills & Simulation Facilitator

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
7 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title-Clinical Skills & Simulation Facilitator

Hours per week-37.5 Hours per week

Perm/Fixed Term- Permanent

Salary-�35,392 - �42,618 Per Annum Pro Rata

Closing date: 5th October 2023

Interview Date: 17th October 2023

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications, so you are advised to apply promptly.

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A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


Main duties of the job

Working with the Clinical Skills & Simulation Tutor the post holder will be responsible as a member of the clinical skills team for:
  • The development of the Clinical Skills Centre as an education resource which provides a safe and effective learning environment.
  • The delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical skills, simulation and resuscitation education for Trust staff and learners on placement.
  • The development and evaluation of clinical skills education programmes.
  • The development of multimedia technology-based education resources.
  • The development of simulation facilities and courses.
  • Research and audit for clinical skills education.
  • Line management of identified junior staff within the department.

About us

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence


Our benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Education, Service Improvement and Quality
  • To assist with the planning, development, delivery and assessment of specialised clinical skills education programmes within simulation for learners and Trust employees.
  • To set up and maintain equipment for teaching sessions as required.
  • To assist with the planning, organisation and scheduling of appropriate simulated clinical assessments for students on placement and clinical staff within the Trust.
  • To possess high levels of developed manipulation and dexterity skills required for educating health care professionals. These may include performing defibrillation, intravenous injections, peripheral cannulation, venepuncture, airway management, urinary catheterisation, suturing, arterial blood gas sampling, etc.
  • To influence patient and clinical safety through delivery of effective education and assessment programmes to ensure the safe use of highly complex equipment such as defibrillators and clinical skills equipment.
  • To continually seek to improve the quality of education through the use of evidence-based practice, liaising with professional colleagues, reviewing literature and evaluating feedback.
  • To act as a role model exploiting every opportunity to enhance the knowledge of others in issues relating to clinical skills and to promote health and safety and risk assessment.
  • To act as a mentor to Trust healthcare professionals wishing to further their teaching skills and experience through assisting as faculty members on clinical skills programmes and accredited courses run in the Clinical Skills Centre.
  • To develop specialist knowledge across a range of procedures related to clinical skills education and use this knowledge to relate theory to practice at degree level.
  • To work towards obtaining Resuscitation Council UK accredited instructor certificates, for Immediate Life Support Instructor and/or Paediatric Immediate Life Support.
  • To prepare for exposure at clinical emergencies, to possible contact with bodily fluids, smells, foul linen, possible exposure to sharps, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety standards at all times

Communication, Personal and People Development
  • To maintain a professional attitude at all times, developing the role of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Facilitator in the best interests of the patient and profession in accordance with their relevant professional body e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)/ Health and Care Professions Council Code of Conduct.
  • To possess developed communication skills to enable excellent communication.
  • To cooperate and work well with others appreciating the roles of other staff and agencies involved in the care of the patients.
  • To communicate effectively with healthcare professionals and students who fail assessments/courses which could have implications for their immediate and future career prospects. Identify further educational needs, offer opportunities to meet those needs and inform the Clinical Skills & Simulation Tutor so that the relevant manager/consultant/educational supervisor can be informed.
  • To prepare for exposure to distressing and emotional circumstances, when dealing with staff during and following education sessions or clinical emergencies that may require support following a related clinical incident.
  • To produce written communications and reports for the Clinical Skills & Simulation Tutors, which are clear, fluent, and concise and easily understood.
  • To work with the Accredited course Co-ordinator and Team Administrator to ensure efficient and effective running of the Clinical Skills Centre.
  • To take responsibility for personal performance and recognising own development needs.
  • To actively seek to improve teaching skills and knowledge.
  • To assist with the recruitment of staff, appraisals and attendance management.
  • To contribute to the production of annual reports for the Clinical Skills Centre.
  • To collate data using computerized systems to maintain Clinical Skills Education and Clinical Skills Equipment databases.

Leadership and Management
  • To assist with the development and implementation of a strategy and associated teaching and assessment resources for clinical skills education within the Trust.
  • To assist with clinical skills service development which impacts across the Trust and University Healthcare Schools to ensure compliance with nationally recognized guidelines.
  • To lead on specific delegated management issues and projects within clinical skills education and to continually seek new ways to expand the service.
  • To ensure the timely ordering, repair, procurement and maintenance of equipment and supplies for the Clinical Skills Centre, such as the provision of realistic simulation equipment and manikins for education purposes.
  • To develop an awareness of the financial and business aspects of the Clinical Skills Centre and to assist the Clinical Skills Simulation and Resuscitation Lead to ensure there is cost effective development within the finances available.
  • To actively participate as a member of the relevant education committees to ensure decisions and actions are disseminated and implemented within the Clinical Skills Centre strategy.
  • To provide specialist clinical skills advice and act as a resource, providing clinical expertise and support to all healthcare professionals, including medical and nursing staff in all aspects of clinical skills.

Research and Audit
  • To regularly audit own practice ensure knowledge and skills are kept up to date.
  • To maintain the clinical skills and resuscitation databases.
  • To ensure that attendance and assessment records for medical students and other staff are recorded correctly to enable end of block and annual reports to be provided.
  • To input all curriculum relevant training and assessments onto the relevant Warwick Medical School database.
  • To analyse education needs, skill competency attainment and maintenance.
  • To develop specialist knowledge in research and audit.
  • To assist the Clinical Skills Tutor in coordinating and implementing research in relation to clinical skills and medical student education

  • Prepare to be frequently required to exert moderate physical for several short periods during a working day, walking at a pace and long distance throughout the hospital site, working in an awkward position or confined space, or lifting, pushing, pulling heavy equipment and manikins when preparing for training sessions and courses.
  • Prepare to be frequently required to exert moderate mental effort. Concentration skills are required when dealing with frequent interruptions and unpredictable patterns of work.
  • Prepare to be frequently required to exert moderate mental effort and well-being resilience when assessing, passing or failing doctors and nurses on clinical skills and/ or resuscitation assessments.
  • Prepare to exert moderate mental effort as concentration is also required for several hours a day when analysing data, statistics and research reports


Internal: Undergraduate Medical Education team, Postgraduate Medical Education team, People Development Team, Practice Education & Development, Trust Resuscitation Committee members, Resuscitation Officers, All staff and learners, Risk & Governance team, H& S Manager.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of working at band 5 or above
  • Relevant clinical experience as a registrant
  • Experience of mentoring and assessing students and other health care staff.
  • Awareness of teaching and assessment methods.
  • Proficiency in a wide range of clinical skills.
  • Able to explain how to promote best practice and apply evidence based practice.
  • Experience of clinical or educational audit or research.


  • Previous experience leading a team.
  • Experience of teaching in different settings.
  • IT literate with experience of using PowerPoint, Excel, Word and e-mail.

Qualifications & Professional Training


  • RGN level 1 or Midwife or equivalent professional qualification e.g. HCPC registrant.
  • First Level Degree/ Level 6 qualification or ability to complete within 2 years of appointment.
  • Working towards or willingness to undertake relevant MSc or level 7 qualification
  • Evidence of developed resuscitation and Clinical Skills knowledge.


  • Recognised post registration teaching qualification or equivalent experience
  • Immediate Life Support ILS (or equivalent) Provider or Instructor

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to lead and motivate.
  • Personal and professional credibility.
  • Ability to work autonomously and also as part of a team.
  • Well-developed problem solving, critical appraisal and decision making skills.
  • Required to exert moderate physical effort for several short periods
  • Required to exert moderate mental effort.
  • Possess high levels of manipulation and dexterity skills for performing resuscitation and clinical skills.
  • Manage conflicting views during training and be prepared to challenge healthcare professionals to ensure patients receive optimal clinical treatment.
  • Possess developed communication skills when conversing with healthcare professio
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