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Clinical Educator

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated registered nurse with Ophthalmology experience, to work as a Nurse Specialist Educator within the Ophthalmology Department and be part of our well-established team. Internal training will be offered, and you will be fully supported to develop in the role The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and teaching skills. They will have a genuine interest in education with a desire to develop your own teaching skills.
  • Interview Date Thursday, 14 March 2024
  • 18 Hours 45 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will support the Ophthalmology service ensuring staff competencies and education is kept to high standard. They will also have a corporate role in ensuring clinical standards and patient safety nursing competence is supported through training and education programs.

You must demonstrate good communication skills and be committed to delivering high quality education and training in this specialist area. The ability to prioritise your workload and liaise confidently with staff from all disciplines is essential.

This post requires the successful applicant to be self-motivated, with excellent organisational skills, a strong team working ethic and evidence of continuing professional development. Experience of teaching in a clinical environment would be desirable but not essential.

This is a suitable post for an experienced registered nurse with established clinical skills, who wishes to further develop practice within the department and Trust wide.

When necessary will act as a mentor / supervisor for staff undertaking formal educational programmes within the clinical environment.

Develop collaborative working relationships and support ward managers to ensure all staff have access to training and maintain clinical competence in both core competencies and speciality specific.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The primary purpose of this role is to support and deliver on-going education, training for nursing and midwifery teams and may be required to support members of the MDT.
  • Identify all opportunities for themselves and others where learning can take place, both formally and informally.
  • Support a Training Needs Analysis and maintain registers of training as appropriate, support ward and departmental sisters/charge nurses to ensure mandatory training is compliant with Trust standard.
  • Makes an active contribute to the Corporate agenda which should be in the region of 40% of the time
  • Contribute to corporate training and education. Will be asked to support practice development initiatives.
  • Develop appropriate competency based clinical skills education and develop relevant competency assessment documents for approval by the appropriate Trust Committee e.g. Clinical Role Development Group or Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Group.
  • Support the Trust Governance and Patient Safety agenda through active participation in the work of the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Group.
  • To maintain the delivery and quality of services provided within the care environment including the care delivered, supporting nursing standards and acting as a role model working clinically with staff where needed. Provide advice / Patient and Staff advocacy
  • Influence change and development of practice, utilising the most recent evidence base.
  • Support the appropriate manager with the development and performance management review of staff where appropriate.
  • Abide by Trust policies when dealing with complaints, accidents and incidents.
  • Maintain discipline within the clinical area, abiding by Trust Disciplinary Procedure Policies
  • Contribute to interview panels, where appropriate in the appointment of staff, and be aware of legislation and local personnel policies affecting the employment of staff.
  • Implementation of evaluation audits to measure the impact of educational programmes and disseminate the results.
  • Support and deliver a competency based induction for new staff and students to the directorate.
  • Facilitate the provision of Clinical Supervision ensuring this is a support mechanism available to all staff.
  • Identify areas of good practice and provide opportunities for staff to share this across the organisation.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • oHas understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • oKnowledge and understanding of current relevant NHS policy context


  • oEvidence of developing and leading programmes of education and or training



  • oGood IT skills
  • oProven leadership and interpersonal skills
  • oProven change management skills and practice development
  • oEvidence of good communication and interpersonal skills, including effective report writing
  • oEffective organisation and time management skills and able to work to deadlines
  • oAbility to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multi-disciplinary team



  • oSome post registration experience some of which will be at a senior level


  • oResearch or audit experience



  • oRegistered Nurse (appropriate to Branch)
  • oCurrent NMC Registration
  • oExperience within specialist area
  • oLevel 6 study (Degree pathway)
  • oMeets Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements for Practice Supervisor and Assessor or Educator
  • oEvidence of on-going professional, personal and academic development


  • oDegree
  • oTeaching and Assessing Course e.g. City & Guilds Award in Education and Training

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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