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Deputy Sister/Clinical Educator

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen within the Neonatal Service for an experienced for a Clinical Educator/ Deputy Ward sister with wide mentorship experience and evidence of staff education and development. In this role you will continue to develop your teaching and mentorship skills in the clinical area and the classroom, supporting the team to induct nursing and midwifery students and new staff nurses to medical and surgical neonatal nursing. Working as part of our practice development team you will facilitate study days, develop learning packages, implement change in clinical practice and gain audit experience and support junior members of the team to learn these skills. You will deputise for the Practice Development Nurse, where needed, attending Trust and Service meetings, assisting in the preparation of data to evidence staff training and development. 50% of your working time is non-clinical to support these activities. You will continue to develop team management skills as Nurse in Charge within a regional surgical neonatal service, taking charge on a regular basis.

Main duties of the job

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You are a role model and ambassador for high standards of clinical practice and professional behaviour. You'll need to be able to take the lead and act on your own initiative, to assess and plan how to meet goals and objectives for yourself, learners, members of the practice development team and the neonatal service. You will have excellent communication skills and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with families and within the multidisciplinary team, both verbally and in writing. You will be able to give constructive feedback to all multidisciplinary team members to effect ongoing and continuous improvement in patient safety and the quality of patient care and support junior members of the practice development team to develop these skills themselves.

About us

A dedicated Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence, offering continuing professional education and career development opportunities including: a well-established preceptorship programme, a seven day acute care skills foundation course, bespoke rotational programmes, resilience-focused clinical supervision, an international OSCE programme and clinical academic careers.

Access to the biggest established Shared Governance programme in the UK, with 85 staff councils at ward level and growing, giving our workforce a voice and supporting a culture of innovation.

Our nursing teams are leading Patient Experience Network National Award winning initiatives (PENNA 2018) and have opportunities to work on improvement initiatives that are co-produced with those who use our services.

The Neonatal Service delivers care across two sites at the City and QMC Campuses. As a lead centre of the Trent Perinatal Network, we offer medical and surgical intensive care for extremely premature and very sick neonates. Our aim is for babies to be treated in the right place at the right time by a skilled and knowledgeable multi-disciplinary team with the family at the centre of this care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A proactive role model who leads in the clinical environment on the provision of clinical education and assessment of competence in the ward /department.

Responsible for the continued development of evidence-based nursing practice across the Neonatal Service.

A clinically credible practitioner, the post holder will utilise their clinical experience and related skills to provide support for all staff and demonstrate a commitment to the development and advancement of neonatal practice.

The post holder will work at least 50% within the clinical setting, supporting learning within the unit and establishing change in practice as well as working alongside team members to support individual development.

A dedicated 50% of time will be focused on developing clinical practice using educational tools and techniques, establishing guidance, education resources and aids, out of the clinical area.

Supports and deputises for the ward sister, taking managerial, clinical, and professional responsibility for a team of nurses

Supports staff, ensuring the provision of high quality patient care in the most efficient and safe manner in accordance with Directorate and hospital policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's We are here for you behavioural standards

Training & Qualifications


  • 1st level registered nurse
  • Current registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Mentor/assessor qualification and/or Mentorship course and relevant teaching qualification
  • Post registration qualification relevant to specialty
  • Completion of local competency packages or equivalent
  • NLS provider
  • Competent in Medicines Management



  • Previous experience as a nurse/midwife
  • Current critical care experience caring for Level 2/Level 3 patients
  • Portfolio demonstrating continuous professional development
  • Demonstrate experience teaching one to one and small groups
  • Evidence of performance reviews
  • Evidence of change management

Communication and relationship skills


  • Able to deliver complex, sensitive information effectively
  • Effective communicator with patients, carers, all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Can produce timely, accurate written/ electronic records/documents
  • Evidence of presentation skills, use of PowerPoint or similar software
  • Can minimise interpersonal conflict and barriers to communication

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Able to lead a team, prioritise and respond to planned and unplanned situations
  • Ability to assess staff competence and confidence in clinical practice
  • Make judgements and decisions regarding care planning and delivery

Planning and organisation skills


  • Can prioritise and manage own time and workload and that of the team
  • Able to plan, coordinate and deliver clinical education programmes in the ward/ department setting
  • Able to action and appropriately disseminate Trust and NHS policies in the absence of the ward manager

Physical skills


  • Able to walk or stand for extended periods of time, e.g. throughout a shift
  • Ability to frequently manoeuvre patients and medical equipment in confined/ awkward spaces
  • Able to move/lift relevant teaching aids and materials as necessary for the delivery of educational programmes

Other requirements specific to the role (e.g. be able to drive or work shifts


  • Demonstrate flexibility in working patterns and practices
  • Ability to recognise and acknowledge stress in self and others and initiate appropriate support mechanisms

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Neonatal Unit QMC Campus

Derby Road



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