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Clinical skills facilitator and nurse assessor CCU Fixed term 1year

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata Plus £1500 New Starter Premium
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
We are a 5 bedded Critical Care Unit caring for a variety of different specialities - reconstructive plastic surgery, reconstructive head & neck cancer surgery and maxillofacial trauma and major burn patients requiring HDU / ITU level of care.

The post-holder will act as an expert clinical resource and co-ordinate nursing education and training within the Critical care Unit in conjunction with the clinical educator. The post holder will ensure that the standard of education and training provided is conducive to the requirements of the service and in line with the Trust's strategy and values.

The post holder will havesignificant experience in Critical Care and hold an accredited Intensive care qualification. Show professional, leadership, enthusiastic, caring and approachable attributes in supporting the team.Promote the delivery of Critical Care, using the latest research and evidenced based decision making while managing critically ill patients.

Main duties of the job

As Clinical skills facilitator and assessor you will be :
  • Work with new staff and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) in the clinical setting, ensuring appropriate skill development, whilst also providing support to the senior clinical nursing team.
  • Support practice based learning at the bedside, facilitating development of the clinical skills required to provide safe care to critically ill patients and will assist with the delivery of the Health Education England approved Critical Care Education.
  • To assist in the induction of all nursing staff into Critical Care and develop individual learning plans.
  • Act as a role model for staff.
  • Assist with and deliver training within Critical Care which includes Simulation.
  • Support Allied Health Professionals to actively contribute to our and their continuing development, which is often hands on and through Simulation training.

About us

Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC. A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.

A centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care and the best clinical outcomes.

At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will be an experienced Practitioner in Critical Care Nursing, supporting development of the clinical skills of the Critical Care Nursing workforce as well as providing specialist nursing advice within Critical Care Unit (CCU).
  • They will support practice based learning at the bedside, facilitating development of the clinical skills required to provide safe care to critically ill patients and will assist with the delivery of the Health Education England (HEE) approved Critical Care Education programme by supporting Registered CCU Nurses to fulfil the clinical requirements of the Step 1, 2 and 3 Critical Care programme.
  • Employees should honour the Trusts Core Values by demonstrating appropriate behaviours and encouraging this in others.
  • Adhere to the NMC Code at all times
  • Employees should demonstrate commitment to quality patient care through effective leadership and team working

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Mentorship/Practice assessor qualification
  • Accredited Intensive care course



  • Significant ITU Experience



  • Leadership qualities
  • Skills/ competency assessor
  • Experience or show willing in developing training packages using IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Hospital

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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