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Clinical Educator

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about supporting and developing staff? Would you love to be involved in teaching and training? Then apply for this exciting opportunity to join the Department of Professional Healthcare Education.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time of service development.

As a team we work closely with clinical colleagues within a large acute trust and within the wider organisation to deliver safe, high-quality care through education, clinical support and audit.

We are looking for 2 WTE band 6 team members to realise their full potential in our education service by creating a caring and supportive environment where collaborative working is encouraged.

We are looking for applicants who have a passion for ensuring that quality standards are complied with & are able to put in place measures for improvement where necessary, by advising & motivating staff.

The successful applicant will help develop, facilitate, deliver and evaluate a range of multi-professional programmes & teaching sessions, to improve the quality of the patient experience, in accordance with a range of national objectives & organisational goals.

By investing your career with us we will also support and develop you.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

To maintain a specialist knowledge base to support the Resuscitation Operational Services Lead and Moving and Handling Lead in the development of clinical education support across the organisation

To promote multidisciplinary teamwork.

To assist the Trust's resuscitation teams and moving and handling teams

Be involved in the development and implementation of resuscitation, medical device, medical gas and moving and handling policies and procedures Trust wide.

To actively encourage the development of the department through a planned educational training programme, with the incorporation of research into practice.

To assist in audit data collection and where necessary liaise with clinical areas and patient safety.

To support and where appropriate direct local and national courses run by the department.

To support the expanding demands of statutory and induction training to meet the organisational needs.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To deliver and assess competency in Moving and Handling, Basic, Immediate and Advanced Life Support training in both adult and paediatric patients as per Trust policy.

To deputise/support the leads in providing expert/specialist advice to ensure continuity of service across the organisation, on the implementation and maintenance of policies and practice for moving and handling, resuscitation, medical gases and medical devices.

To deputise/support the leads in planning, delivering and evaluating training programmes Trust wide. Including departmental bespoke programmes as required supporting effective management practice and increasing workforce productivity.

To assist in ensuring that all members of the cardiac arrest team, and all necessary holders of the resuscitation pagers, are trained and competent in the current resuscitation protocols including the operation of relevant equipment.

To deliver basic life/immediate life support training to Trust staff as part of their annual mandatory training.

To assist in the co-ordination and running of internally and externally Accredited Life Support courses.

Facilitating the Trust in achieving its Health and Safety strategy through training.

To actively maintain a professional advisory service across the Trust and provide specialist advice in relation to moving and handling, resuscitation, medical devices and medical gases, in the absence of the leads for clinical and non-clinical staff. Reporting back to the leads as appropriate.

To actively promote a healthy workplace by educating staff and implementing change to minimise the risk of injury from Moving and Handling of loads and people, static postures and repetitive activities.

To advise managers and staff Trust wide on the implementation and maintenance of a safer handling policy ensuring we are working within the framework of the national back exchange and meeting legislative requirements reporting back to Moving and Handling lead as appropriate.

Provide specialist advice in relation to bariatric patients

Assist with the maintenance and safe use of resuscitation equipment within the organisation in collaboration with the Resuscitation Lead and clinical engineering department.

Undertake on site visits to advise on emergency equipment, systems and processes.

Investigate and assist reports on any clinical incidents relating to moving and handling, medical devices, medical gases and resuscitation.

Provide advice relating to issues related to Health & Safety Legislation

Maintain own professional practice to continue to provide expert/specialist advice in the field of practice to give assurance to the Trust.

Document training provided and complete and maintain accurate training records. Ensure that standards of record keeping meet the required standards to mitigate risks to the trust working with the legal department and governance.

Inform managers of any concerns with the ability of staff to demonstrate safe practice so that the appropriate action may be taken.

Person Specification



  • Professional Registration eg: NMC/HCPC
  • First degree or equivalent qualification (evidenced)
  • Current RCUK ILS Provider or previous course completed.
  • Completed an accredited Train the Trainers/Keyworker course in moving and handling or equivalent.
  • Training/education qualification at degree level (e.g. Certificate in Education) or willing to work towards


  • ILS/PILS Instructor

Knowledge and Experience


  • Demonstrable experience of working in a National Health Service provider unit
  • Previous demonstrable experience teaching and training multi professional staff groups or be willing to undertake training for multi professional groups
  • Working proven knowledge of IT applications, Learning Management Systems and , Data Collection audit & reporting
  • Proven knowledge and demonstrable experience of IT contributing to the learning agenda


  • Demonstrable Management/leadership experience

Aptitude and abilities


  • Enhanced interpersonal skills to handle group facilitation, 1:1 coaching and de-briefing
  • Developed communication skills, including the ability to address complex and sensitive issues in an appropriate manner
  • Must be able to undertake the physical aspects of training for resuscitation and moving and handling
  • Must be willing to move between training sites and main hospital site


  • Report writing

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Derriford Road



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