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Clinical Nurse Educator, Band 6- Respiratory

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Eighth-floor Respiratory Unit as a Clinical Nurse Educator.

Working within the Respiratory team the successful candidate will assist and support in the enhancement and development of high-quality care within a busy environment. The post holder will be responsible for planning, preparing and facilitating educational teaching, ensuring all mandatory and role related training is up to date, responding to changes in Nursing practices and serve as a role model to promote excellence and safety.

Main duties of the job

As a Respiratory clinical nurse educator, you will work alongside existing members of the team in a leadership role to assist in the enhancement and development of Respiratory services, with a particular focus on the delivery of high-quality care within a busy and acute environment.

You will be responsible for supporting the development of both registered and non-registered professionals within the Respiratory Unit. Experience within an acute Respiratory setting is essential with knowledge of Non-Invasive Ventilation. Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well a passion for improvement and be committed to the development of team and the delivery of the service. Working as part of the Respiratory team will be fundamental in ensuring the vision and objectives of the service are embedded in practice to provide safe and effective patient care.

You will be responsible for supporting staff in upskilling in line with our new Respiratory Support Unit, providing governance for your education. You will need to be able to work closely with members of the MDT including physiotherapists and medics with the ability to adapt your education to your learner.

The role will require your to be passionate and confident in a teaching role with the ability to deliver this in a both a clinical environment and class room setting.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Respiratory Unit is a 56 Bedded ward which includes an 11 bedded Respiratory Support Unit. As a Clinical Educator you will be able to:

Act as an exemplary role model for best clinical practice and Trust values

Manage their own time to ensure a balance between clinical education and education administrative activities

Actively promote and contribute to an inter-professional learning environment

Deliver Respiratory focused training days to ensure continue professional development within the Respiratory team

Assist in anticipating and addressing the educational needs of the service

Participate in audit, service improvement and research projects relevant to the clinical educator role

Be a visible presence in the clinical settings to act as a point of contact for staff, providing support, advice and guidance.

To contribute to the development of policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Additional Contact Details

Catz Matthews

0300 4226759

Person Specification



  • Active registration with the NMC as a Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of a professional portfolio, registration revalidation & commitment to lifelong learning
  • Recognised Nursing Degree or equivalent including a Recognised Teaching Qualification


  • Post Graduate Teaching Certificate or working towards one



  • Experience of working in an Acute environment with sufficient Respiratory Experience
  • Demonstrates knowledge and passion for Practice Development


  • Research Aware

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Great Western Road



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