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Band 6 practise Educator

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Post : Practise Educator

Hours: Full time

Salary: Band 6

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Practise Educator to join our team within the Emergency Department at Alderhey Childrens NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will work within a well-established education team including a Band 7 Education Lead for ED, and will be responsible for the education and development needs of the Nursing and Health Care Assistant workforce whilst supporting other members of the team.

They will be expected to assist and co-ordinate the training, education and professional development of nurses and other staff disciplines. Including Trauma training to comply with national standard.

The successful candidate must possess excellent organisational, problem solving and communication skills. They must be capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines and can confidently engage with colleagues at all levels of the organisation.

The post holder will be required to work autonomously to drive forward their own programme of work and will need to use innovation to overcome challenges.

If you require any further information please contact Leah.Bradley@alderhey,

Main duties of the job

Job Summary: The post holder will work alongside Band 7 Education Lead for ED.
  • To take the lead in ensuring good, safe effective nurse education and compliance with mandatory training.
  • To develop and maintain staff knowledge and skills to ensure that all staff employed are 'fit for purpose and practice'.
  • Assist in developing and implementing the Trust wide nurse educational strategy for both pre and post reg nursing.
  • To promote educational partnerships with other education colleagues and other relevant agencies.
  • Takes responsibility for co-ordinating and ensuring timely responses to clinical incidents and complaints.

About us

  • As an organisation which uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service, the Trust complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position. A decision will be made depending on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offences.
  • The Trust is committed to promoting an environment that embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.
  • Staff should apply the values of respect, excellence, innovation, togetherness and openness in all that they do to ensure that Alder Hey truly belongs to everyone.
  • Alder hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • You must comply with all Trust policies and procedures and attend all necessary mandatory training.
  • All staff should take ownership of records that are accessed and take the opportunity to check that the data held is correct.
  • This document provides an outline of the main responsibilities of the post. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties.
  • Your job description will be subject to regular review with your Line Manager.

Job description

Job responsibilities

    • Maintain and sustain the vision and objectives of staff development, education and support until they are firmly embedded into the culture and values of the team.
    • Identify clear objectives, goals and processes for education and development and to communicate these effectively to others in the work team.
    • Act as clinical expert and role model leading by example best practice and demonstrating professionalism within the Department setting.
    • Collaborate with the other Head of Nurse Education, Educators, Ward Manager and Matron to ensure educational service developments are addressed.
    • Contribute to the writing of operational policies, recommendations for practice and the implementation of local initiatives.
    • Ensure adherence to Alder Hey Hospital policies.
    • Participate in the performance management of staff when necessary.
    • Support the senior staff to undertake appraisals as part of the PDR process as and when required.
    • Be familiar with HR policies and procedures as they apply to ensuring staff comply with mandatory training and competence to practice.
    • Network and share best practice at local regional and national level.
    • Maintain clinical credibility and visibility by working alongside staff when and where it is appropriate to the role.
    • Utilise information from appraisal process to assist with the co-ordination of the departments training needs analysis.
    • Collaborate with the ED Matron and Education Lead to implement identified education strategies within the department.
    • Maintain records of education and training provided and records of attendees.
    • Facilitate staff orientation, training, education and practice development programmes with equitable access and support for all levels of staff.
    • Provide support to ward mentors and those staff undertaking external courses and training.
    • Promote and actively participate in teaching of all grades and disciplines of staff within the department relevant to the Emergency department.
    • Encourage staff to be innovative in the development of patient care using evidence-based practice and patient focused models.
    • Collaborate with the ED Matron, Senior Nursing Team and staff to facilitate full compliance with mandatory training and appraisals.
    • Support Education Lead to produce an annual report on training, educational achievements made and make recommendations for the future education strategies
    • Work with both pre and post registration students presenting complex and sensitive educational material to both small and large groups.
    • Liaise with other staff groups to develop and deliver multi professional clinical education.
    • Collate accurate education and training records in line with Trust Targets.
    • To encourage and foster a culture that supports lessons learned from adverse events and to provide relevant education and training to address any education gaps.
    • Support the nurse recruitment process and induction programme.
    • Collaborate with the Research Nurse team to develop and support a programme of nursing research.
    • Undertake clinical audit within the ward utilising appropriate audit and research tools.
    • Disseminate audit and research findings to senior management teams and implement change as necessary.
    • Maintain knowledge and skills by working within clinical environment.
    • Act professionally at all times adhering to uniform policy and code of conduct.
    • Take responsibility for initiating own appraisal and personal development plan, attending courses/study days appropriate to the role.
    • Maintain personal and professional profile through critical self-appraisal, participating in 360 appraisal and local networking.
    • Collaborate with ED Matron to evaluate external educational modules in relation to cost effectiveness.

    Person Specification

    1.Education and Training


    • oRegistered Nurse (Child)
    • oAPLS Provider
    • oMentorship in Practice or equivalent Teaching experience


    • oLeadership Qualification or equivalent experience.



    • oPaediatric experience in an acute setting.
    • oEffective advanced communication skills and interpersonal skills.
    • oEvidence of appropriate continuing professional development activity to maintain up-to-date knowledge and on-going competence in all aspects of the role
    • oEvidence of working autonomously and as part of a team
    • oProven ability to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their own clinical practice


    • oPrevious experience developing nursing teams
    • oInterpreting and implementing local and National policy.
    • oDemonstrate service development experience
    • oExperience of undertaking audits.
    • oEvidence of working with learners.
    • oIT literate.

    3.Knowledge of


    • oUnderstanding and knowledge of policy developments related to the delivery of care in acute paediatric setting.
    • oUnderstanding of evidence based practice
    • oKnowledge of national standards that inform practice (e.g. National Service Frameworks, NICE guidelines etc.)
    • oUnderstanding of the accountability arising from the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
    • oUnderstanding of equal opportunity and diversity issues
    • oKnowledge of strategic issues facing the wider NHS
    • oEffective leadership skills.
    • oAbility to work within a multi-disciplinary team
    • oProven ability to work under pressure, to prioritise workload and achieve deadlines.
    • oEvidence of innovation in previous post.
    • oExcellent written and verbal communication skills.


    • oExperience of policy development.



    • oAbility to assess and manage patient risk effectively and safely
    • oGood data processing / collection and IT skills
    • oExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • oReflective practitioner
    • oTime management and ability to prioritise workload
    • oAbility to work autonomously, plan, organise, prioritise and delegate appropriate interventions to support staff
    • oInteracts well with colleagues, staff, parents, children and young adults.
    • oCommitted to staff and personal professional development.
    • oApproachable and accessible
    • oAble to communicate with all grades of staff and across the MDT and evidence of assertiveness, negotiating and organisational skills.
    • oProven clinical expertise
    • oAble to work on own initiative, lead and motivate the team
    • oExcellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal especially in difficult and stressful situations.


    • oProven record of effective use of networking and influencing skills
    • oExperience of presenting information to wider audience

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


    Alderhey Childrens hospital Trust

    Eaton Road


    L12 2AP

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