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Clinical Practice Educator

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Practice Educator, with experience within an acute care setting, to work in the learning and development department at RCHT.

Main duties of the job

The post focuses on delivery of:

Leading on the preceptorship course for RCHT

Supporting Internal Educated Nurse training

Clinical skills training to registered and non-registered staff

Essential/Mandatory training programmes

Manual handling training

Corporate Induction

Additionally, the post holder will undertake other teaching and learning activities that support the development of both high quality patient care and a highly skilled, competent workforce.

About us

The post holder will:

Posses a mentorship/supervisor qualification on equivalent

Be able to teach and communicate with a wide variety of staff from a range of professional and occupational groups

Possess a teaching qualification/willingness to achieve this within a defined timescale

Desirably hold a current moving and handling clinical Keyworker qualification.

Analytical and Judgement skills

The post holder will be able to assess learning needs and level of competence in staff members and take appropriate action. In addition, the post holder will be responsive to concerns raised about standards of care and carry out initial action/investigations where necessary.

Planning and organisational Skills

The post holder will be able to manage, organise and prioritise their own workload taking into consideration external factors such as room availability, clinical commitments, CQC standards, recruitment processes, operational issues and requirements etc.

S/he will be able to coordinate team members and ensure that resources are available to provide a variety of learning activities on a daily basis.

Physical Skills

The post holder will be able to work in a ward or clinical department setting and will be able to undertake practical teaching in a classroom setting.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be guided by precedent and clearly defined occupational and professional policies, protocols, procedures and codes of conduct

Be accountable for his/her own actions, maintaining a professional approach to work

Support clinical staff in the clinical setting

liaise and support managers with training needs as required

Undertake autonomous assessment of learners in classroom settings and on a 1:1 basis and implement actions to further help with their development

Using pre-determined answer frameworks, undertake marking of clinical skills packs where necessary

Be responsive and provide guidance to staff questions about aspects of care delivery related to the training session.

Liaise with Trust staff regarding the need for changes/developments to training activities and ensure this is raised in learning and development team meetings and planning.

Identify any areas of clinical skill, knowledge or practice that may cause any concern and escalate appropriately. This may include raising an issue regarding safeguarding.

Independently lead and host corporate induction and vocational programmes, undertaking direct teaching.

Person Specification



  • Bachelor's Degree in a health related subject (or evidence of ability to study at this level).
  • Possession of a teaching and / or mentorship qualification


  • Possession of an Immediate Life Support / Advanced Life Support course and a Manual Handling qualification.
  • Current NMC registration



  • Significant post registration experience
  • Recent experience in an acute medical / surgical in -patient setting or relevant other experience
  • Evidence of teaching and facilitation of group and individual learning.
  • Able to work independently, managing own workload, as well as in a clinical team.


  • Experience within an academic setting
  • Experience within a clinical teaching role

Practical/intellectual skills


  • Able to teach and facilitate learning in both a ward and classroom setting
  • Able to work clinically in an acute setting
  • Able to assess competence and level of understanding
  • Able to respond to individual learning needs
  • Able to give effective feedback.
  • Possess an understanding of change management and can relate this to the need for further learning / development.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital

Learning and Development



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