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Practice Education Facilitator - Pathology

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Working collaboratively with the Pathology Leads in each area responsible for development and delivery of a comprehensive training programme for all staff within the Pathology Directorate.

Working with the Operational Manager for Pathology support the development of robust training processes for staff to deliver professional standards and clinical practice in line with agreed clinical care pathways and clinical guidelines.

Main duties of the job

Working collaboratively with pathology teams responsible for identifying the training needs to support delivery of professional standards and clinical practice in line with agreed clinical care pathways and clinical guidelines.

To inform development of the annual Training Needs Analysis and locally delivered training plans and coordinate a robust response to delivery of these training needs and evaluation of impact.

Using innovative solutions pilot alternative solutions to the delivery of training maximising workforce, system and technological resources.

Support the delivery of registration portfolio training within Pathology, for both substantive staff and placement students from Universities.

About us

All employees are required to comply with employment legislation and codes of good practice.

Equality and Diversity

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and will do all we can to make sure that job applicants and employees do not receive less favourable treatment because of their age,

sex, marital status, faith, race, disability or sexual orientation, or for any other reason that is not justified.

Health and Safety

In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other supplementary legislation, all employees are required to follow Trust Health and Safety policies and safe working procedures, take reasonable care to avoid injury during the course of their work, and co-operate with the Trust and others in meeting statutory requirements.

Infection Control

All employees must comply with Prevention and Control of Infection polices and attend any related mandatory training.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for ensuring the development, delivery and co-ordination of the education and training of pathology staff.

To develop an innovative approach to clinical education working with education providers in developing/evolving programmes to meet the needs of the service and the changing professional educational landscape, maximising the use of technology wherever possible.

To work with Clinical Team Leads to establish and maintain a comprehensive programme of clinical training / teaching within the clinical teams and across sites, in accordance with evidence-based practice and professional bodies/ HCPC.

Undertake and/or facilitate regular practical and theoretical training with Biomedical Science staff, evaluating and making the most efficient use of all education resources both within the trust and externally.

To undertake a baseline assessment of learning needs utilising competency frameworks for clinical staff in collaboration with clinical teams.

To lead the TNA process for Pathology and ensure that all the identified training needs are entered into the Trust Training Needs Analysis for consideration for training funding allocation.

To undertake evaluation of training delivered both internal and external and to inform continuous improvement of the programme offer.

Deliver education and training packages on an individual or group basis when required.

Plan own workload ensuring all roles are undertaken in the appropriate timescale.

Ensure staff develop a patient-centred evidence- based approach that provides clinically effective and safe care to meet a wide range of needs for patients and their significant others.

Person Specification



  • IBMS Accredited Degree
  • HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist
  • FIBMS/MSc in a pathology discipline or equivalent experience


  • Teaching qualification or experience.
  • IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Training



  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Experience of developing and delivering training to laboratory staff and/or students
  • Previous experience within a Pathology department


  • Experience of teaching at clinical institute and/or as part of internal CPD programme

knowledge and Skills


  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office 365, Q-pulse and LIMS
  • Working knowledge of a variety of competency frameworks
  • Evidence of a high standard of laboratory practice
  • Evidence of supervisory skills
  • Ability to identify training needs of self and others
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including report writing
  • Ability to present information in a clear and logical manner


  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodology

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Royal Blackburn Hospital / Burnley General Hospital



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