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Clinical Practice Educator health care support worker project

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting career opportunity has arisen in the Nursing Directorate Education Team. The Team is committed to developing the future nursing workforce, to support career progression and ensuring high quality patient centred care through enhanced clinical skills and team work. The Nursing Directorate Education Team is currently recruiting a Band 6 Clinical Practice Educator for Healthcare Support Workers. This role is aimed at providing support and education to healthcare support workers in the clinical area to improve their practice.

Main duties of the job

To support the Lead Nurse Health Care Support Workers in career development programmes for various staff groups who could be facilitated with career progressions into HCSW and other roles across the Trust

To undertake a review of all Health Care support workers currently employed to understand career aspirations and support required to achieve these

To work with potential recruits outside the Trust and facilitate their recruitment into roles for e.g. further education institutes and local authorities

To work across the organisation with Practice Education Facilitators to support HCSWs undertaking career development programmes.

To be a role model for leadership, training, coaching and supporting all unregistered staff considering career development.

To support ward staff working with these staff to deliver high quality effective care for patients thus improving the patients' experience.

Contribute to the development of programmes of education and training, whilst demonstrating awareness of cultural diversity in the workplace and the need to adapt training accordingly.

To collect data to support research and development into recruitment initiatives such as this

Facilitate the creation of positive learning environments where staff development is encouraged and supported.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.

Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse, RN
  • Mentorship in Practice or equivalent
  • BSc degree or equivalent


  • Management / leadership course
  • Evidence of applying current research to practice
  • Msc degree or equivalent



  • Recent experience, managing or supervising a clinical area and nursing team
  • Experience of co-ordinating and managing either staff or patients
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines


  • Experience in change management
  • Management of poor performance

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • To have actively supervised and assessed staff at all levels in clinical practice
  • Presenting /teaching skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Able to work across professional boundaries

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W6 8RF

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