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Lead Educator, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit has a current vacancy for a Lead Clinical Educator and is seeking a high performing nurse to join our dynamic, innovative, friendly and rapidly expanding team.

Our unit has 12 intensive care beds providing top quality, modern facilities for the management of heart and lung disease, enabling our multidisciplinary teams to work together to provide a high standard of care for patients across South Yorkshire and the Humber region.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for facilitating the continued learning and development of evidence based critical care nursing practice within CICU, ensuring education is responsive to service developments. They will use their expertise to strategically manage and co-ordinate education, provide support and act as a resource for senior and junior staff and members of the multidisciplinary team, demonstrating a commitment to critical care nursing and unit philosophy through a framework of clinical governance.

You will lead, manage and support the education team and co-ordinate activities to ensure a consistent educational approach when meeting unit needs on an ongoing basis. You will work collaboratively with network educators and be actively involved with the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Critical Care ICU course.

The post holder will actively attend network, Trust and divisional meetings to improve training and education needs, helping to lead professional practise standards. They will ensure education and clinical skills are delivered in line with key priorities and objectives within critical care to support our team to deliver safe and effective care. In collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team you would be required to develop and maintain an evidence based service for education and supporting technology based education resources.

About us

This is an incredibly diverse and rewarding role. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic person, committed to the education of others. You must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and teaching skills, and be able to effectively manage change. You must demonstrate leadership, co-ordinating the education team in meeting the diverse educational needs of CICU on an ongoing basis.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN Level one NMC registered
  • Continuous professional development
  • PGCE with a commitment to achieve a relevant educational masters (level) 7 degree
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.



  • Extensive relevant experience at AFC Band 6 in a cardiac critical care setting
  • Extensive relevant experience at AFC Band 6 in an education role in critical care)
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a professional team
  • Completion of recognised accredited ICU course modules
  • Completion of Step 1, 2, 3 critical care competencies or equivalent
  • Demonstration of involvement in unit developments, undertaking specific responsibilities within CICU
  • Completed NMC recognised mentor qualification


  • Experience in simulation training

Skills and Knowledge


  • Evidence of relevant post basic training and continuous professional development
  • Ability to communicate effectively including active listening, writing, and verbally, with individuals on a one-to-one basis, with groups, and the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Good understanding of the national strategic context of the NHS
  • Excellent performance management skills.
  • Highly developed leadership skills with excellent interpersonal skills - ability to form positive relationships at all levels
  • Ability to manage own and others complex workloads under pressure and prioritise to meet deadlines
  • Clinical expert
  • Persuasion and influencing skills - ability to present ideas and proposals effectively
  • Ability to work flexibly to cover the needs of the services
  • Evidence of high-level commitment to professional development, training and education


  • Contribute to the development implementation monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relative to critical care

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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