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Band 6 Clinical Educator for Paediatrics supporting Nursing Associates

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will support the Clinical Education Team and implementation of the Nursing Associate for Paediatrics role, through teaching, assessing and supervision of Trainee Nursing Associates within learning disabilities, paediatrics and the community.

The post holder will work alongside the trainees to facilitate the trainees becoming competent and capable practitioners by improving the quality of the learning environment and supporting learning and care in practice for our paediatric patients including those with learning disabilities.

The post holder will work within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and AHPs, to support Trainee.

Nursing Associates through the duration of their education programme and support newly qualified Nursing Associates to embed into their role through supervision, teaching and assessment.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of elements of the Trainee Nursing Associate

Curriculum under the guidance of the Lead Educator - Nursing Associates and BCU/UCB lead tutors.

The post holder will design, arrange and deliver clinical skills training and simulation training to groups of Trainee Nursing Associates on a range of subjects pertinent to the paediatric or learning disability curriculum.

The post holder will ensure the evaluation and audit of specialist education and training packages for Trainee Nursing Associates with our paediatric clinical areas or for those staff who support our paediatric patients.

Main duties of the job

Education Planning and Development

1. Assist clinical areas in the development of new learning materials to support the development of trainee, this could include:

oDevelopment of 'Welcome Packs'

oMenu of learning opportunities

oLearning and resource packs

2. With the Clinical Education Team Lead and other stakeholders to regularly review the training/educational requirements of clinical staff to support paediatric Trainee Nursing Associates in the clinical area

Communication and Relationship Skills

1. Provide support and guidance to supervisors and assessors who contribute to the Trainee

Nursing Associates experience in practice.

2. To be a role model, working with teams to utilise and promote the Trusts Core Values.

3. To provide expert specialist advice and guidance in relation to all aspects of care focusing on that required for the Nursing Associate role.

4. Through collaboration with placement providers ensure the delivery of a clinically effective and high quality health service to those with a learning disability and children in a variety of settings.

5. To positively represent the needs and rights of children and young people including those with learning disabilities, promoting equality and assisting access to NHS and any other services.

6. To maintain excellent working relationships between universal and specialist services, voluntary and private organisations, education services, their families and carers.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Paediatric Nurse on the permanent NMC Register with post registration experience
  • *Educated to Degree level
  • *Mentoring qualification or experience
  • *Continuous Professional Development


  • *Learning Disability registration
  • *Teaching Qualification (PG Cert Ed) or Equivalent



  • *Relevant and recent clinical experience of delivering specialist clinical care in a variety of practice
  • *settings including the supervision/education of junior staff
  • *Experience working at Band 6 level within Paediatrics
  • *Experience in delivering training/education to or assessment of staff in clinical practice
  • *Experience of managing changing priorities without supervision
  • *Understanding of principles of practice based assessment/supervisor role associated with own professional standards of practice for learners
  • *Leadership and management Experience
  • *Experience of being a Practice Supervisor and Assessor
  • *Knowledge and understanding of a range of issues in respect to learning disability service and acute services
  • *Knowledge and experience in audit and research across the NHS and non NHS agenda
  • * Knowledge of development to date with the Nursing Associate role
  • * Understanding of the principles of safeguarding and Mental capacity
  • *Awareness of health and safety issues and how these relate to training in both simulation/ practice settings
  • *Knowledge of NMC updates and requirements for training/ education/ supervision


  • *Learning disability experience

Additional Criteria


  • *Teaching, training and preceptorship skills.
  • *Ability to contribute to project plans
  • *Advanced communication skills
  • *Ability to work autonomously
  • *Ability to motivate staff
  • *Ability to initiate and manage change
  • *Ability to organise workload and changing priorities
  • *Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures including safe-guarding and disabilities
  • *Ability to work collaboratively with peers and senior colleagues across a variety of settings
  • *Contribute to reports for dissemination to stakeholders internal and external to the organisation
  • *Ability to work with and through others
  • *Ability to present information in a manner that demonstrates clinical credibility and collaboration
  • *Good IT skills
  • *Competent in a range of clinical skills
  • *Ability to deal with sensitive issues with tact/ diplomacy
  • *Professional and remains calm under pressure
  • *Demonstrates reliability, motivation and commitment
  • *Ability to travel to multiple sites
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern


  • *Vulnerabilities Training
  • *Valid Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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