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Clinical Educator for Stroke Services

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Please note this post is for a clinical educator specifically for stroke services and not deconditioning

This is an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our team working across the Stroke Service to ensure a high standard of clinical education is delivered to all members of the nursing teams within the stroke service.

The successful candidate will develop, deliver and maintain the stroke education program using evidence based research and working within the national stroke strategy.

The successful candidate will ensure that all elements of education provided are within the SSEF framework.

The role will involve working at the Aintree site of the Liverpool University Hospital facilitating training and support to our colleagues and learners within stroke care.

We are looking for an experienced nurse with a extensive background in stroke care to deliver bespoke training to improve patient safety and quality of care in relation to ongoing educational resources and support to individuals to reinforce their commitment to our patients..

Main duties of the job

  • This post holder will act as a clinical expert in stroke care.
  • They will act as an expert at the Aintree site offering support and training to colleagues and learners in relation to patient stroke care.
  • The post holder will have a responsibility to adapt and develop the training programme in partnership with ward areas and national initiatives and guidance.
  • The post holder will carry responsibility for delivering the key performance indicators within stroke education.
  • This will include working with other educators across the site to implement strategies and interventions to maintain or improve patients' physical and functional abilities during their hospital stay.
  • The post holder will contribute and foster collaboration amongst healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists to achieve the overall objectives within stroke specific education
  • The post holder will work closely with the PEF team within specialist medicine to support the delivery of stroke education
  • The post holder will work clinically with nursing teams to ensure stroke specific competencies are maintained
  • The post holder will work with Ward managers and medical PEFs to deliver support mechanisms and improvement plans for colleagues that may not be meeting the expected competence.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Act as a role model and expert nurse/therapist providing in depth highly specialist clinical & educational knowledge to their clinical colleagues and in patients.
  • Undertake clinical supervision of nursing/therapy colleagues within the field of education on an individual or group
  • Act as a resource for health care professionals by being visible, available, and accessible for support and advice in relation to the education and professional development of clinical
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of physical and financial resources.
  • Lead/contribute to consultations on the development of education strategies for inpatient deconditioning.
  • Responsible for monitoring health, safety and security of self, the team and others and promote best practice in the clinical and educational
  • Ensure systems are in place for risk assessment and minimisation including promoting no blame cultures in order that near misses and incidents are
  • When required, take the lead in investigation of incidents / complaints including providing detailed
  • Act as an innovative, enthusiastic role model providing leadership, guidance, and advice to staff on operational and professional issues, promoting an open and honest and transparent culture.
  • Demonstrate clinical and educational leadership and challenge speciality and directorate boundaries to enhance and support education in practice.
Management / Operational
  • To identify and develop proposals and business cases as required for future service
  • Take the lead when required to develop and influence the development of educational practice / services in the clinical/ educational setting through the business planning process / service development and in conjunction with the Corporate teams, Head of Professional and Practice Development and Director of Nursing.
  • Ensure that high standards of nursing education/training are delivered and maintained and act when standards are not being
  • Involve clinical colleagues and candidates in the planning and delivery of the education in practice to reduce the incidence of in-patient deconditioning.
  • Act as an advocate and ambassador for all staff and patients as required.
  • Take the lead when required to develop the programme further and the provision of information for all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Recognise, prevent, and diffuse potential areas of conflict and where required take a key role in the management of the
  • The post holder shall follow all the policies and procedures of the
  • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and clinical guidelines for self and others.
  • Clinical Governanace/Quality
    • contribute and influence policy making and clinical / educational guidelines internally and externally, necessary to support the
    • Continually monitor standards of education through benchmarking, formal assessments of candidates performance during education in practice.
    • Continually monitor for evidence-based changes in Clinical Guidelines and facilitate the dissemination of this knowledge and practical skills through education and
    • Disseminate good practice and knowledge by pursuing opportunities to present work at national conferences or via publications, encourage team members
    • Promote peoples equality, diversity, and rights,
    • Assess any clinical issues and incidents raised within the Clinical Areas relating to the trainees performance or Professionalism, which may reduce the quality of care for patients, and support any changes in the delivery of training to address this with their line manager.
    May be required to take a lead in educational audit supporting others to participate and ensuring agreed results are implemented
  • Roles and responsibilities

Perform specialist assessment of trainees' learning needs, plan, implement and evaluate education delivery using advanced clinical and educational knowledge.
  • Lead the delivery of training by managing a patient caseload providing expert assessment, planning and
  • Coordinate and manage the throughput of clinical training sessions in practice.
  • Contribute towards multi-professional and multi-agency partnership working in practice to support clinical staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication networks with Wards/Department staff to collaboratively support clinical teams.
  • Support trainees and ensure that they receive the required information to enable them to settle into their new role, clinical

To support and assist the Project Manager to resolve identified training problems, by offering innovative models of education delivery, and continually re-evaluating the lesson objectives and lesson plans.Lead the delivery of training by managing a patient caseload providing expert assessment, planning and

Takes responsibility for own continuing professional development and performance, including identifying own development needs and maintain own portfolio in accordance with re-registration requirements.
  • Participates in the supervision and the teaching of pre-post registration students, new staff members, and junior medical
  • Contribute to the development of educational programmes in relation to the
  • Identifies training needs and develops training resources for nursing/therapy staff to enable role development and to meet the needs of the needs of the service.
  • Work in collaboration with other Education facilitators for neighbouring Trusts to deliver a succinct and co-ordinated approach to reducing in patient deconditioning in the Northwest of England.
  • Equality and Diversity
  • It is the responsibility of every member of staff to understand our equality and diversity commitments and statutory obligations under current equality legislation (the Equality Act 2010) and to:

    Act in ways that support equality and diversity and recognises the importance of peoples rights in accordance with legislation, policies, procedures, and good practice.

    Valuing people as individuals and treating everyone with dignity and respect, consideration and without prejudice, respecting diversity and recognising peoples expressed beliefs, preferences, and choices in working with others and delivering appropriate services.
    • Recognise and report behaviour that undermines equality under Trust
    • Be consciously aware of own behaviour and encourage the same levels of behaviour in
    • Acknowledge others different perspectives and recognise the diverse needs and experiences of everyone they come into contact
    With the support of managers develop an equality and diversity objective through the personal development review process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / Therapist
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Train the Trainer course



  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Evidence of supporting learners in clinical practice
  • Evidence of delivering training /classroom based education


  • 2 years post Registration Experience
  • Involvement in audit
  • Participation in research
  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change



  • In depth knowledge of the risks of deconditioning for inpatients
  • In depth knowledge of national guidance in relation to patients deconditioning



  • Teaching /assessment skills
  • Organisational skills for self and others
  • Effective communicator
  • Leadership and motivation skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Evidence of audit and change management ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team
  • Ability to work in collaboration with individuals from other Trusts



  • Diplomatic
  • Assertive and confident
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Able to travel between sites
  • Flexible

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Longmoor Lane


L9 7AL

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