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Practice Education Facilitator/Clinical Supervisory

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum or pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) has an exciting opportunity, due to the expansion of our Critical Care Unit. We are looking for a highly motivated Band 7 Sister/Charge Nurse to enhance the GICU Senior Team. This post will be a joint role working in the Sister/Charge Nurse role, as well as within the Practice Education Team as a clinical educator.

With a brand-new build, and expansion of the critical care footprint, there is no better time to join UHBW. We are commissioned for the Bristol ECMO service, covering the South-West region in conjunction with North Bristol Trust, as well as having an established Outreach and Research team.

The successful applicant must have extensive experience of current intensive care practice, in conjunction with a strong background of clinical governance.

You will join our team of Band 7 Sister/Charge nurses who co-ordinate daily operation of the General Intensive Care/High dependency unit. We provide high-quality care for a diverse group of patients of multiple specialism, from across the region. We are a tertiary referral centre for many specialities such as Thoracic's, ENT, GI surgery, oncology, cardiac and ECMO. This incorporates emergencies, planned elective care and long-term rehabilitation for critically unwell patients.

As a unit we are committed to development and opportunities for all of our staff which is supported by our innovative practice education team.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

You will lead the team acting as a clinical expert, role model and problem solver. As a Sister/Charge Nurse you will be responsible for the day to day unit operation, supporting junior staff, co-ordinating staffing and bed requirements of the shift whilst liaising with many members of the MDT, and allied services.

Within the Practice Education role, you will workclosely with the senior nursing team and wider MDT to co-ordinate, plan and implementprofessional education and training for the critical care nursing workforce. By providing aclinical presence, you will support staff and facilitate achievement of professional objectives.

By ensuring clinical support, progressive job satisfaction and opportunities, you will support staff retention and strategic overviewof developing future roles in critical care.

Informed by training needs analysis documents and data, considered formulation of training plans will be a fundamental aspect of the role.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston.UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust,committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South Westoffers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create aworkforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy. This is a dual role encompassing educational and clinical elements to complement the band 7 team.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • 1st Level Registration
  • Post Registration Critical Care Diploma or Degree
  • Teaching and Assessment Diploma or Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Willingness to undertake a PGCE or Master's Degree


  • Masters Degree
  • PGCE

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to undertake and deliver presentations
  • Able to engage with a variety of personnel within the Trust and outside e.g. University, Network
  • Able to develop and enhance Critical Care education/training packages for all critical care staff Innovative and able to create a variety of learning opportunities for Critical Care staff
  • Able to effectively contribute to clinical environment that is motivating and conducive to lifelong learning
  • Able to build productive partnerships with the Trusts contracted education providers
  • Able to manage databases with a working knowledge of I.T
  • Committed, supportive, enthusiastic and innovative within the development of critical care nursing and education
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate and enthuse others
  • Good organisational skills



  • An experienced Critical Care nurse
  • Good Communication skills
  • Leadership qualities
  • Motivated
  • Approachable
  • Integrity

Knowledge and Experience


  • Extensive experience as a Band 6 nurse within Critical Care
  • Extensive experience as a registered nurse within Critical Care
  • Evidence of an informal and formal teaching role
  • Portfolio of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of research and audit participation
  • Evidence of recent and continued formal and informal teaching experience
  • To have current knowledge of Adult Critical Care Nursing
  • Able to understand the education training needs of the area and its staff Knowledge of current changes within the NHS and nurse education


  • Experience of developing education training packages
  • Experience as a clinical supervisor
  • Broad knowledge of the framework for pre and post registration education in UK and Europe

Knowledge and Experience (Supervisory Sister)


  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice particularly within speciality area
  • Significant relevant clinical and management experience
  • Able to lead and manage the nursing team
  • Effective standard setting, monitoring and feedback
  • Understanding of the principles and application of effective budgetary management
  • Understanding of the principles and application of effective staff and HR management/appraisals
  • Understanding the theory and application of clinical governance
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for practice and behaviour and its application to the management of staff and self


  • Undertaken nursing research
  • Experience and knowledge of advanced practice/protocols

Skills and Abilities (Supervisory Sister)


  • Highly effective communication skills - verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives including in situations of conflict or distress
  • Able to gain credibility with and influence colleagues including influencing clinical changes where appropriate
  • Strong organisational skills - prioritising complex situations
  • The Ability to lead and influence change
  • Able to accept responsibility for ward/area working under own initiative within the boundaries of role
  • Demonstrates ability to take overall responsibility and accountability
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and utilise audit data to improve quality
  • Clinical expert in defined area of work
  • Able to advise on and implement improvements to the quality and efficiency of care for patients in ward/area
  • Ability to act as facilitator, mentor and supervisor to colleagues
  • Familiar with current local and national nursing issues
  • Information technology skills
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Initiative

Qualifications and Training (Supervisory Sister)


  • RGN. 1st Level or relevant children's qualification
  • Current NMC Registration
  • 1st Degree in nursing or health related topic or willingness to work towards
  • Qualification in Teaching, Assessing and Mentoring
  • Evidence of Masters level academic study or willingness to work towards Masters (in relevant health related subject)
  • Management qualification
  • Non -Medical Prescribing


  • Management qualification
  • Non -Medical Prescribing

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Marlborough Street



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