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Clinical Practice Educator

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum inclusive of high cost area supplement
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a great opportunity for an experienced nurse educator who is interested in supporting our registered and unregistered nursing workforce to develop and grow

We have an opportunity to support our UK-trained and international nurses and healthcare support workers into settling into life at Princess Alexandra Hospital. Your role will be to ensure educational support for these staff to develop within their clinical environment ensuring they're supported to deliver high quality evidence based care.

We are looking for a proactive and knowledgeable leader who will organise and deliver a programme to prepare and support the newly-qualified and pre-registration nurses as they transition to registered nurses. The role require excellent communication skills, an understanding of OSCE and sim-based training as well as a good level of organisational skills. You will have the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively at all levels. You will have the determination needed to create and deliver education programmes and be happy to work autonomously.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide direct support to both newly recruited registered nurses, established RNs, and health care support workers during their preceptorship period.
  • To ensure that the registered nurses and health care support workers are supported in the safe delivery of good quality evidence-based care.

The post holder will work in a supernumerary capacity within the clinical areas (80% of time) working alongside nurses and health care support workers in delivering direct care to support the development of skills and competencies. The clinical practice educators will also deliver clinical skills teaching both within the clinical area and in a classroom, environment as required.

The role will work as a link between ward teams (ward managers and preceptors) and the practice development team to support nurses and health care support workers both individually or as teams to develop their clinical skills.

About us

Our Organisation

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work at least 80% of time clinically providing support to predominantly newly registered nurses and new healthcare support workers (but with other registered nurses as required) in developing confidence and competency in core clinical skills
  • Provide formal teaching sessions to facilitate learning that results in continued registered nurse development
  • Plan and facilitate training in the clinical area
  • Act as a role model, always working in accordance with the NMC code and Trust policies and guidelines
  • Lead on the identification and development of training programmes to meet identified development needs in nursing, facilitating the delivery and evaluation
  • Ensure that nurses and health care support workers have the competencies, skills and knowledge in local policies, procedures and technology to fulfil their role.
  • Facilitate new recruits both trained overseas and UK through an identified development programme following their NMC registration.
  • Participate in the development of leadership skills amongst the nursing workforce.
  • Ensure that common themes relating to nursing competency are care delivery are highlighted, and mechanisms are identified to facilitate improvement.
  • To work with expert and senior registered nurses to facilitate problem solving approach to issues raised regarding clinical practice.
  • Provide clinical expertise knowledge to RNs underpinned by evidence based practice.
  • Provide feedback when reviewing performance and in collaboration within preceptors and ward managers
  • Facilitate other clinical staff in delivering training based on emerging needs and training needs analysis
  • Contribute in developing clinical competencies
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge base, ensuring the ability to deliver evidence based clinical care to patients
  • Maintain records of training, feedback and support delivered to RNs in practice and support line managers with the development of action plans.
  • In collaboration with the lead nurse for practice development plan and organise workload ensuring there is appropriate support available for the RNs and HCSWs in practice
  • To act as a resource for practice education
  • To support, deliver and facilitate the implementation of new practice across the Trust.
  • Participate in the appraisal process identifying personal development needs to enhance own knowledge and skills.
  • The post holder will need to be able to undertake all aspects of clinical work which will include patient handling, standing and walking for long periods, dexterity of movement to facilitate intricate clinical activities. A range of start and finish times including the potential for night duty, evening and weekend work to provide relevant supervision and support for nurses and care staff.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Mentorship, ENB998, or Practice assessor qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Mentoring qualification



  • Significant experience in an adult acute nursing role
  • Experience of working cohesively with clinical teams


  • Teaching and presenting to others

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Alexandra Hospital

Hamstel Road



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