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Practice Development Nurse/Midwife Facilitator

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum Inc HCAS
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be expected to be responsible for service improvement and professional development transforming clinical practice and services across the organisation. Working in collaboration with the Matrons, Heads of Services and frontline clinicians, the post holder will bring a transformational ethos to the quality of patient care and new ways of working.

Working as a change agent within the organisation wide multidisciplinary team in taking forward and shaping the future of clinical practice in the light of the local, national and professional agenda, the PDF will play a pivotal role in education provision.

The post holder will also be required to facilitate practice learning to the highest quality through teaching, assessing, evaluation, administration and practice-based work whilst supporting the organisation's Clinical Governance agenda.

The professional and practice development facilitator will be a proficient, approachable role model in addition to an expert clinician, with a proven track record of in service improvement.

To work closely with the Lead for Midwifery Education in planning and implementing programmes of education/training.

Main duties of the job

  • o Working closely with senior clinicians, support the development of non-medical workforce inservice and practice to improve the quality of practice and patient careo Work in partnership with senior clinicians in promoting a culture of continuous improvement anddevelopmento Lead the development of newly qualified nurses enhancing their clinical practice and ensuringthey have a strong grounding in positive Trust culture, behaviours and skills in compassionatecareo Develop and roll out comprehensive skills development programmes using innovative methodsand proactively addressing skills gaps as appropriateo Provide direct clinical expertise, advice and support to staff within the clinical area.o Work closely with the Matrons / Lead Nurses to facilitate and encourage personal andprofessional development of staffo In conjunction with senior clinical leads and other professionals develop and manage models forinter-professional and multi-professional learning opportunities with the division and its partnerorganisations.o In conjunction with senior managers, formulate practice and service improvement initiatives toimprove the quality of clinical practice and patient care within clinical areas encouraging apositive learning environment and actively encouraging innovation.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/ Midwife with current NMC registration
  • Up to date with mentorship course
  • Educated to degree level
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Leadership qualification or an ability to demonstrate equivalent experience
  • Improvement methodology qualification or working towards


  • Masters level education
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education or Teaching qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • At least 5 years post-registration experience
  • Recent experience functioning as a mentor and trainer of junior staff
  • Experience of designing, facilitating and implementing suitable teaching programmes to meet training needs
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Awareness of current issues in the NHS nursing and midwifery practice and education
  • Robust clinical nursing and midwifery knowledge in emergency care
  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of service improvement methodologies and its application in the clinical area
  • Experience of staff management
  • Experience of conducting audits and change management
  • Demonstrable working knowledge in standard setting and quality management


  • Previous management experience
  • Experience of undertaking training needs analysis
  • Evidence of audit implementation
  • Experience working in Maternity services

Skills, Abilities & Attributes


  • Proven teaching and assessing skills using innovative delivery methods
  • IV drug administration
  • Cannulation, Plastering, Wound closure
  • Proven ability to facilitate and support staff in personal and professional development
  • Ability to use audit and research in the clinical setting


  • Chairing and organising meetings
  • Advanced Life Support/ Trauma Skills

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Northwick Park/Central Middlesex/Ealing hospitals

Watford Road



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