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Practice Educator

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Practice Educator

Hours per week: 37.5 Permanent

Salary: �43,742 - �50,056 per annum

Closing Date: 28th April 2024

Interview Date: 9th May 2024

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust has a developed highly skilled and adaptable team of Practice Educators and Facilitators for the nursing, midwifery and AHP workforce. The team supports Student Nurses, Trainee Nursing Associates, Health Care Support Workers, Internationally Educated Nurses, Registered Nurses and Nursing Associates in their practice education and development.

Due to the promotion of one of our team, we are looking to recruit a Practice Educator to support nurses in the first year of their career and another to support nursing practice and development post Preceptorship.

Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential. The role will be responsible for ensuring support, training and assessment is in place for the Trust nursing workforce from Preceptorship and beyond.

The successful candidate must be passionate about education and committed to the development of others to ensure our early career and mid to late career nurses are supported in their practice education and development. As well as acting as an excellent role model.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

Working closely with the Practice Education and Development Lead and Head of Practice Education to ensure that the registered non-medical clinical workforce has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide a high standard of patient care.

Develop and facilitate specific onboarding programmes following recruitment.

Develop and lead on programmes for those who are new to the Trust or seeking development.

Take responsibility for a range of clinical practice development projects as delegated by the Practice Education and Development Lead.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities


  • Act professionally, developing the role of the nurse and nurse associate in the best interests of the patient and profession in accordance with the relevant professional body codes of conduct. To act as an ambassador for the Trust.
  • Working closely with the Heads of Nursing, Matrons and Ward Managers to ensure the nursing workforce is meeting the needs of the clinical areas.
  • Develop innovative approaches for retention, drawing on best practice nationally and internationally.
  • Work collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders critical to successful nurse onboarding and retention.
  • To facilitate a culture of accountability and governance at all levels and report to the practice education and development lead any concerns around professional practice or any issues that pose a threat to safety or service quality.
  • Lead and manage the Trusts Preceptorship Programme / Career Development Programmes
  • Support integration of newly qualified nurses and new starters into the Trust workforce.
  • Ensure that evidence-based practice is developed and implemented to improve patient care through competency workbooks.
  • Maintain an identifiable clinical presence and undertake relevant clinical activities to maintain own clinical competency.
  • To work clinically alongside staff delivering care to patients where exposure to bodily fluids may occur.
  • To participate in the development and planning of services, policies, procedures and guidelines relating to learning, education and development.
  • To contribute to service improvement and nurse development within the Directorates.
  • To ensure, wherever possible, that all documentation and databases are up-to-date and communicated as required.
  • Contribute to key workforce meetings as required, including domestic recruitment. Providing education updates and addressing onboarding issues.

Clinical Leadership
  • Act as a role model for effective clinical management and leadership enabling and facilitating others to take forward initiatives.
  • Encourage and optimise a learning environment within the service that will provide opportunities for staff to maximise their full potential, reflect and learn.
  • Initiate effective change management within the practice education and development teams.
  • Act as line manager for the Practice Facilitators. Conduct appraisals manage attendance and annual leave for junior staff within the practice education service.
  • Attain continuous improvements to service provision by maintaining current/up to date knowledge of best practice and by creating an environment of trust and respect.
  • Work collaboratively with other professional groups to maximise development opportunities and interprofessional learning opportunities.
  • Maximise opportunities to share good practices and innovations with colleagues locally and nationally.
  • Represent the Trust on external professional groups and network with colleagues from other organisations as appropriate.

Education and Development
  • Liaise with the Chief Nursing Officer, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Associate Director of Nursing, Heads of Nursing, Matrons, Ward/Unit Managers and General Managers to identify the development and training needs of registrants within directorates.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate competency-based training programmes and facilitate learning opportunities to meet required development of the non-medical, clinical workforce at all levels.
  • Work with service leads to establish the core competencies that underpin excellent practice.
  • Ensure that Nurses and Nursing Associate registrants are aware of their responsibilities and scope of practice.
  • Participate as appropriate in own performance and personal development reviews and work to achieve agreed objectives.

Management of Resources
  • Promote a culture where staff are valued, supported and deliver high quality care.
  • Understand, manage and be accountable for the use of resources in a cost-effective way.
  • Support the Head of Practice Education and Practice Education & Development Lead to manage devolved budgets and finance including NHSE WTE bids.
  • Provide regular communication, contact, and support and welcome to clinical staff new to the organisation.Due to the nature of this role, there is a requirement for concentration where the work pattern is unpredictable.

Quality Management
  • Develop and implement a model for successful induction and onboarding of new recruits into clinical practice.
  • Act as a resource for staff to access and raise awareness of any issues that may impact on successful integration into clinical practice.
  • Ensure that quality standards are set and monitored and that clinical risk management and clinical audit are an integral part of practice developments.
  • Facilitate and prepare the wards/departments to receive preceptees.


Internal: Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) / Deputy Chief Nursing Officer (DCNO)

Associate Director of Nursing (ADoN)

Practice Education and Development Team

Directorate Practice Development Nurses, Midwives, AHPs

Heads of Nursing, Matrons, Ward / Dept. Managers

Clinical Education Leads

Nursing and Midwifery staff at all levels

People & Workforce Team

Workforce Information Team

External: NMCNHSEHigher Education Institutes (HEIs)


This role would include working flexibly and shift work.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Clinical experience in acute care
  • Broad and current knowledge, experience and delivery of health care related education within the NHS in a clinical or academic setting.
  • Aware of the impact that changing services have on the practice placement environment
  • Involvement in research and audit in a clinical or academic setting. E A/I Current experience of teaching or assessing students in clinical practice


  • Current experience with partnership working with HEI's

Qualification(s) and Professional Training


  • Degree in Health-related subject
  • Active NMC registration
  • Teaching & or assessing qualification
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education or willing to undertake in first 12 months
  • Leadership Qualification or willing to undertake
  • Current demonstrable CPD relevant to practice education & development


  • Master's degree / level 7 qualification in relevant subject or working towards

Skills and Abilities


  • Current knowledge of professional education and training in practice
  • Evidence of ability and experience in communicating across a diverse range of people and organisations
  • Evidence of ability to establish and develop networks with interprofessional groups
  • Evidence of ability to function with a high degree of personal accountability and autonomy
  • Evidence of ability to negotiate and influence decision making
  • Evidence of ability to manage change and challenge barriers to change
  • Evidence of ability to manage sensitive and complex information and situations
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Evidence of applying research to practice
  • Evidence of excellent documentation and written skills
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of IT and systems


  • Project Management experience

Personal Qualities


  • Maturity and self-awareness
  • Creative, lateral thinker
  • Have a confident approach and the ability to instil confidence in others
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and able to motivate others
  • Willing to be flexible and adaptable, specifically in working across organisational and professional boundaries
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for inter-professional learning
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a team



  • Ability to work across a number of clinical areas
  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's values

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Steet


CV10 7DJ

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