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Practice Educator

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Practice Educator (Part-time role 22.5 hours)

The Children's Community Nursing Team provides nursing care, coordination and case management of children with acute, highly complex and unstable long-term conditions in partnership with multiple health, statutory and voluntary organisations.

The Practice Educator role will support staff in the CCN team to develop skills required for all aspects of children's community nursing. The post holder will work clinically alongside staff and students to support with learning and development, as part of the wider Paediatric Nursing Practice Development team and by working clinically will ensure they are able to maintain their own clinical skills as a CCN and professional development.

Interviews: 3rd June 2024

Main duties of the job

To act as a role model and demonstrate expertise in delivering evidence based practice. To support Matrons in mentoring clinicalpractice and meeting professional development needs of all staff to ensure that patient care standards and their experience are exemplary and any poor practice is identified and action plans implemented. The post holder will work alongside the senior management team to implement robust governance in relation to staff training and development, NICE guidance, the development of policies and procedures relating to children's community nursing and staff training and support following clinical incidents and RADAR reviews.

The post holder will work in accordance with the Department of Health, Nursing and Midwifery Council and trust policies relating to infection control, safeguarding children/adults, standards of recordkeeping, medicines management, learning disabilities, privacy and dignity and other policies as appropriate to the designated areas.Be responsive to the changing needs within the Directorate in relation to local and national policy and guidance.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training. Croydon University Hospital plays an active role in training the clinicians of the future and works in partnership with major London universities

If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role alternatively you can contact Sarah Ryan.

020 8274 6428


Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RSCN or RN Child
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent
  • Car driver and owner


  • Working towards Masters
  • Post graduate teaching qualification or working towards NVQ assessor training or equivalent

Knowledge and understanding


  • To be able to demonstrate significant experience as a mentor of pre and post - registration students
  • Ability to teach, educate and facilitate in informal and formal situations.
  • Be a sign-off mentor


  • Previous educational/practice development post
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant specialist curricula, including mentorship programme
  • Experience at career advising
  • To be able to demonstrate extensive relevant clinical experience, as well as experience as working as Band 7 CCN

Skills - Clinical


  • Models excellent clinical skills and has the ability to implement these in practice
  • Demonstrates up to date, evidence based knowledge of current clinical and professional issues

Skills - Communication and relationships


  • Demonstrates excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Able to facilitate clinical supervision and reflective practice
  • Able to chair, co-ordinate and facilitate meetings
  • Ability to work across professional teams.
  • Willingness to work flexibly across sites in order to meet the needs of the services

Skills- analytical and judgemental


  • Ability to monitor the quality of work in others, to identify their learning and development needs, devising strategies to resolve
  • Experience of audit and other benchmarking strategies, using the result of interim change and improvement

Planning and organisational


  • Able to take responsibility for policy implementation and service development
  • Proven ability to support ward/teams maintaining an environment conducive to the delivery of excellent care

Abilities - Mental


  • Proven ability to work under pressure both professionally and managerially
  • Proven ability to emotionally support other staff

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


lennard Road

12-18 Lennard Rd



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