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Divisional Clinical Practice Educator - Surgery

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Winchester & Basingstoke
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join Hampshire Hospitals as a Divisional Clinical Educator. We require an enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic and highly skilled Clinical Educator to support the education and training within the Surgery Division. This is a fabulous opportunity and you will be involved in delivering an extremely high standard of care whilst providing support, training and education to our nursing and wider workforce. The ideal candidate will have experience of teaching within a healthcare setting and possess a relevant teaching and assessing qualification. To succeed in this role, you will need to be passionate about education and training.

The successful candidate will be expected to
  • Deliver face to face training to staff, in groups and one to one sessions
  • Provide support to ward staff, identifying gaps in knowledge and working with individuals towards a competency framework
  • Undertake assessment to confirm that staff have met the required standard of competence
  • Act as a role model for provision of high quality and safe care
  • Work Closely with the Divisional Chief Nurse and the Professional and Practice Development Team, ensuring requirements are prioritised and clinical standards are met and maintained

Hours must be worked over a minimum of 4 days, shift patterns may also be required.

Main duties of the job

Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust considers the clinical educator role as pivotal to the optimal care of our patients and to the success of our Trust. The delivery of high quality, effective and compassionate care is the most important role within the organisation. This clinical leadership role therefore has the authority required to deliver the responsibilities and accountabilities outlined in this job description.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • oProfessional Nursing Registration
  • oDegree level education or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study, or employment history
  • oCurrently working primarily with adult patients
  • oTeaching qualification / Mentorship
  • oEvidence of ongoing professional development
  • oEnthusiastic about own professional and personal development
  • oAware of current issues within nursing and health care at local and national levels


  • oLeadership & management training
  • oExperience / short courses related to care of patients with long term conditions
  • oStress management or counselling course

Experience & Knowledge


  • oBand 6 or above experience in Medicine or a related specialty
  • oExtensive post registration experience and strong evidence of leadership and organisational skills
  • oExperience in developing nursing practice
  • oExperience of change management Report writing


  • oResearch awareness / experience in acute setting
  • oCompetent in relevant expanded practice
  • oHas experience of working in busy general ward

Skills & Ability


  • oTo demonstrate the required behaviours in keeping with the Trust values
  • oHighly developed interpersonal skills and able to develop effective relationships with a wide range of professionals and learners both within and outside of the organisation
  • oExcellent written and verbal communication skills
  • oActs as a communication conduit between teams for clinical and organisational issues
  • oCoordinates and prioritises own workload of patients when working in clinical practice and can mentor others to do the same
  • oAble to readily adapt between working independently and within a team
  • oProficient in the ability to assess patients, analyse situations, intervene appropriately whilst maintaining patient advocacy and ensuring staff support all in a timely manner
  • oRecognise stress in others and in self
  • oProvision of expert assistance with clinical procedures
  • oIT skills including the use of presentation software, projection, multimedia equipment and e learning resources
  • oUnderstanding of effective clinical governance including implications, quality and audit


  • oEvidence of nurse practice development and management of change

Other Specific Requirements


  • oShould be able to work across all three HHFT sites
  • oShould be willing to work flexible hours on occasions


  • oFull driving license

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cross site - RHCH & BNHH

The Education Centre

Winchester & Basingstoke

SO22 5DG

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