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Clinical Skills and Simulation Trainer

Employer
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Kettering
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pre Annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
The role exists to provide high quality and up-to-date education and training within clinical skills and simulation team. This includes the development and delivery of teaching and assessing the clinical skills of medical students, medical staff and other health care professionals, enabling them to deliver the Trust's vision of Dedicated to Excellence.

The Clinical Skills Trainer will support the provision and continual improvement of appropriate, high quality in-house and external clinical skills education and development activity.

The post-holder will work collaboratively with the existing team to continue to build on and develop high-quality opportunities available to attract our future workforce and retain our current workforce.

Take on responsibility for personal development and support the development and supervision of others by developing and maintaining specialist knowledge within education practice.

To liaise with the appropriate Higher Education Institutes (HEI's), clinical tutors and external resources, to ensure the training delivered meets national criteria.

The Clinical Skills Trainer will work collaboratively within a highly motivated, skilled and engaged team committed to delivering best care for everyone and build and sustain successful working relationships with colleagues to foster a strong ethos of partnership working.

Main duties of the job

To work with guidance from the CSF on the planning, implementation, provision and evaluation of an ergonomically based specialized clinical skills training programme.Update the theoretical underpinning components: evidence based, best clinical practice and competency criteria, being aware at all times of statutory obligations and national strategies and their impact on service delivery. Under guidance of the CSF, to audit and evaluate the development of both practice and skills training programmes. To be a professional resource for students and staff giving advice regarding teaching and the use of specialist equipment. To ensure as far as possible under the sphere of influence that trainees are fit for purpose and practice. Implement and maintain an effective record system (data base) of learners and any systems that are used within the team.

To network and attend educational meetings, events and workshops within the trust, HEI's and throughout the UK to keep informed of current best practice standards and initiatives and sharing information with the service users. Act as a professional resource for advice and education regarding knowledge and skills and in the use of the clinical skills models for the service users. Work alongside the technicians in supporting them maintaining the clinical skills equipment and environment, teaching resources and records to ensure efficient use of the clinical skills laboratory throughout the year.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire. Our Excellence Values: Compassion Respect Integrity Courageous Accountable

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work with guidance from the CSF on the planning, implementation, provision and evaluation of an ergonomically based specialised clinical skills training programme.

Update the theoretical underpinning components: evidence based, best clinical practice and competency criteria, being aware at all times of statutory obligations and national strategies and their impact on service delivery.

Under guidance of the CSF, to audit and evaluate the development of both practice and skills training programmes.

To be a professional resource for students and staff giving advice regarding teaching and the use of specialist equipment.

To ensure as far as possible under the sphere of influence that trainees are fit for purpose and practice.

Implement and maintain an effective record system (data base) of learners and any systems that are used within the team.

Together with the CSF, liaise with the HEIs and key health care professionals to ensure that clinical skills training is developed in line with changes in best practice standards, education and research, statutory obligations and national strategies.

To network and attend educational meetings, events and workshops within the trust, HEIs and throughout the UK to keep informed of current best practice standards and initiatives and sharing information with the service users.

Act as a professional resource for advice and education regarding knowledge and skills and in the use of the clinical skills models for the service users.

Work alongside the technicians in supporting them maintaining the clinical skills equipment and environment, teaching resources and records to ensure efficient use of the clinical skills laboratory throughout the year.

Identify in liaison with the users of the laboratory and clinical tutors, the equipment purchase and maintenance requirements.

Monitor usage and purchase of stock, equipment and stationery as required.

Implement and maintain a booking room system for the clinical skills laboratory and simulation suite within the Prince William Education Centre booking policy.

Carry out appropriate risk assessments and in liaison with the centre manager, ensure that risk reducing measures for self and service users are in place and reviewed during training sessions.

Guide and assist HCPs in identifying key course components and creating structured clinical skill programmes for members of the multi-disciplinary team, aimed at improving service and ensuring national initiatives are complied with.

Actively facilitate staff development and support by initiating and maintaining communication links with practitioners/clinicians/mentors/supervisors and managers to cultivate a diverse range of experts to contribute to clinical skills teaching.

To provide on request, a yearly report against the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) standards, ensuring any change of practice is implemented and documented.

To be professionally and legally accountable for own work, demonstrating high level of knowledge of evidence and speciality.

Supporting the Leadership, Education and Development Department with compiling information and to be an active part of internal and external audit processes.

Maintain own professional clinical credibility and visibility in the Trust by maintaining personal development plan in line with CSF lead.

Attending meetings as required representing the team where possible.

Being able to keep and record actions taken in role and report back on outcomes both Verbally and in formal written reports.

Prioritise own workload, be aware of own responsibilities balancing other professional demands and adjust plans to meet the needs of the service.

Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualification

Essential

  • Professional Clinical Qualification under NMC or HCPC
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


Desirable

  • Teaching Qualification or willing to undertake training


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • n depth post registration experience in health care (at lease 2yrs)
  • Experience of providing learning support


Desirable

  • Experience in designing, delivering, and evaluating programmes of training
  • Ability to interpret and analyse information, research and audit data to influence and initiate change.


Skills

Essential

  • Teaching / presentation
  • Excellent verbal, written skills
  • Good IT skills
  • manage time effectively


Desirable

  • o take responsibility for own workload
  • ability to meet deadlines and complete tasks whilst paying attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge clinical and education practice in a constructive way


Personal Qualities and Attributes

Essential

  • Enthusiastic and self-aware
  • willingness to be flexible and be part of the team
  • Sensitive and honest
  • Reliable, Adaptable and Dependable
  • able to prioritise workload


Desirable

  • Awareness of Trust Core Values


Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Rothwell Road

Kettering

NN16 8UZ

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