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ACP Clinical Educator *Internal Applicants Only*

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Pro Rata per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Part Time

This post is an exciting opportunity created to build on the success of a pilot clinical educator role within Medicine and the trusts Emergency Department . These posts will extend this role into other departments within NCIC. The roles will be offered as a 1 year secondment opportunity from August 2024 - January 2025.

The post will involve 4 X 4 hours per week as ACP Clinical Educator on the shop floor providing education support in the real time with patient experience and the remaining hours per week within your current clinical specialty.

The post holder will promote a proactive approach to clinical education and professional development of trainee Advanced Practitioners (ACP) provide professional leadership for the continued development of ACP's and support the delivery of 1:1 clinical education.

Main duties of the job

The clinical educators will contribute to the delivery of high quality patient care via education and training, acting as a positive role model across the organisation. To create tailored education, the clinical educators will liaise with clinical leaders and HEI's to support TACP's to develop the required competences and skills to deliver safe and effective care to patients, and conform to relevant regulatory governance and organisational requirements.

Each educator will be allocated around 10-12 trainees within their portfolio

Each educator will provide 6 121 1hr sessions per trainee per year

Each educator will provide 3 1/2 day sessions which will be repeated (6 sessions throughout the year) +10hrs prep per agenda

This leaves 48hrs throughout the year for adhoc requests or trainees with additional training needs

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Qualified ACP with appropriate MSc in Advanced Practice and working at a senior level within your speciality
  • Valid registration with regulatory body


  • Postgraduate qualification in teaching or education
  • Provider status at ATLS, ETC, ALS or APLS

Knowledge & Experience


  • Evidence of educational achievement and progression
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, colleagues, manager and other staff
  • Ability to take full responsibility for initial assessment of patients
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical education
  • Experience in teaching and effectively facilitating learning in formal, informal and skills-based settings


  • Knowledge related to planning an educational project
  • Knowledge of, and experience in writing action plans for staff who are requiring additional support or who have been identified as needing to improve their practice

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Experience of teaching
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team working abilities
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to organise and manage own workload efficiently
  • Empathetic and sensitive approach to trainees needs
  • Approachable and effective Multi-disciplinary team member with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team loyalty
  • Positive approach to lessons learnt
  • Confident approach without being arrogant


  • Willingness to support and deliver simulation faculty training
  • IT skills
  • Presentation skills

Personal Circumstances


  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels
  • Ability to work as a member of the team
  • Demonstrated commitment to clinical education
  • Time management ability
  • Aware of work learning needs
  • Self motivated


  • Enthusiasm to be a clinical educator in the future
  • Evidence of innovation
  • Experience of human factors training

Other Requirements


  • Must be willing to work flexibly according to teaching workload
  • Demonstrate evidence of lifelong learning
  • Reflective approach to personal development with an ability to acknowledge and effectively manage poor performance.


  • Continued professional/personal development

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Road



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