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Clinical Skills and Simulation Trainer

Employer
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Kettering
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
23 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

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Integrity

Courage

We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

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.

Person Specification

Education, Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional Clinical Qualification under NMC or HCPC
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of professional portfolio and registration


Desirable

  • Teaching Qualification or willing to undertake training


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • In depth post registration experience in health care
  • Experience of providing learning support
  • Sound clinical knowledge underpinned by evidence of theoretical understanding


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 skills and analysing and presenting information.
  • Personally resilient and able to manage complexity and work in an ambiguous or changing environment
  • Excellent verbal, written and numeracy skills
  • Good IT skills (knowledge of Microsoft 365 ,Word, emails, Teams, Share point, PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheets, (or willingness to learn).


Desirable

  • Personally resilient and able to manage complexity and work in an ambiguous or changing environment
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines and complete tasks whilst paying attention to detail.
  • Able to take responsibility for own workload, manage time effectively, whilst consulting with others
  • Excellent Knowledge of clinical and professional requirements according to internal policies / standards and external bodies
  • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge clinical and education practice in a constructive way so that standards are continually evaluated and improved
  • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice


Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital

Address

Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road

Kettering

NN16 8UZ

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