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Practice Educator (HCSW Retention) - Mental Health

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Cornwall Partnership is fully committed to the education and development of our staff and learners to enhance the delivery of high quality care. To support this aim the Education and Training Department are looking to expand their team and recruit to the position of Practice Educator (HCSW Retention), with a key focus on our Mental Health support worker team. You will support the clinical supervision/pastoral support of newly recruited and existing HCSWs. Where necessary support the delivery of clinical skill development. Provide Coaching/support with future applications for TNA or RNDA as appropriate to develop career pathways. Support the development and delivery of the HCSW Development Programme.

The person we are looking for will have; a strong mental health clinical background with recent clinical experience, excellent communication skills, ability to engage and influence at all levels, demonstrate a passion for education and act as a role model. You will work across Mental Health and Adult Community Services with a main focus of mental health services. We will provide appropriate support and opportunities for your continued development.

Main duties of the job

The primary purpose of the role is to provide support within an existing team who lead on the education, training and support given to all non-medical learners across CFT. Specifically, this role will supportinitiatives to deliver increased retention of our Healthcare Support Workforce. This includes; Identifying learning opportunities within CPFT teams to upskill and develop existing and newly recruited HCSWs. The role also includes providing pastoral support, guidance, supervision and assessment in practice in keeping with the standards and requirements of CFT.The role will be based within the Education and Training Department, working closely alongside an existing team responsible for service and staff development. A close working relationship with Higher Education Institutions, local colleges and careers services is also a key requirement of the role.You will provide support within an existing team who lead on the education, training and support given to all non-medical pre-registration learners across CFT. This includes providing advice and guidance, quality assurance and development of practice placements and other learning opportunities. Delivery of clinical skills training in clinical areas across the organisation to support the HCSW workforce and other learners.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education and Quals Essential
  • Current professional registration with NMC/HCPC
  • Professional qualification
  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Substantial post qualifying clinical experience
  • Post graduate teaching qualification or equivalent, or willingness to work towards.
Experience/Skills Essential
  • Experience of mentoring, supervising and assessing healthcare learners in the practice setting
  • Experience of working across professional and organisational boundaries
  • Audit Skills
Knowledge and Ability Essential
  • Understanding of variety of routes/programmes to support HCSW progression
  • Ability to work under pressure and under own initiative

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