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Practice Educator - Cardiology

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical educator for Cardiology

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 7 clinical educator within cardiology across the Acute Cardiac Unit and ward 6a in the Royal Liverpool Hospital site, the successful candidate will provide education, training, and support to the nursing teams. A large part of the role will be clinically focused ward based training in order to deliver and maintain excellent standards of care, from basic nursing skills to advanced clinical practise.

We are looking for someone who is motivated to deliver education and training in a clinical setting and has an understanding of the different methods and styles for teaching and learning. The role will involve supporting and developing staff to ensure our patients receive excellent quality care. Applicants must have substantial post qualification experience of acute cardiology care to patients as well as experience in teaching, supervising and assessing. This an ideal opportunity to use your experience, knowledge and skills to provide education and support to our nursing team and be part of developing this new and exciting role.

Main duties of the job

Teach (through various mediums) and observe practice in the Cardiology clinical areas (admissions unit, level 2 high dependency unit and cardiology ward) - provide feedback to improve techniques and communication skills

To create, and deliver theory sessions on a number of Cardiology topics and competencies to new starters and established staff

To teach and observe a range of practical clinical skills from basic nursing skills to advanced clinical practise

Contribute to inter-professional teachings

Assist with the planning and organisation of new starters/ MDT student off duty and professional development.

Assist with the planning and organisation of the nurses attending Further Education Institutes

Maintain clinical competence, skills and knowledge by regularly working with a range of Cardiology patients.

Assist staff to obtain an accredited level of training within Practice and Professional Development by completing relevant university modules.

Regularly review/update teaching materials - amend as indicated by evidence/research.

Participate in wider education activities within the cardiology department.

Maintain competency records to an excellent standard to provide assurance

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

The post holder will be responsible for Practice and Professional Development within the Cardiology directorate. The role is multifaceted but its primary functions are:

To develop new and maintain staff competencies through the use of theory and clinical training experiences

To support the further professional development of permanent staff members

To support and develop the MDT students based in Cardiology

To introduce new practices and equipment into the Unit

As this role has been newly created we are looking for an innovative and dynamic individual to develop the role and the hours may be flexible to deliver real time teaching in the clinical area.

For a full list of duties, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • First level nurse with current NMC reg
  • Relevant area of practice certifiacate
  • Teaching and assessing certificate
  • Specialist nursing diploma in area of practice


  • 1st Degree



  • Demonstrable experience at Band 6
  • Operational management experience in relevant area of practice
  • Demonstrable staff development experience



  • Expert clinician
  • Demonstrates understanding of current issues affecting relevant area of practice provision
  • Demonstrates innovative approaches to the delivery of healthcare
  • Demonstrates understanding of Clinical Governance



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication - written / verbal
  • Excellent presentational / teaching skills
  • Demonstrates a flexible approach to team working

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Liverpool

Mount Vernon Street


L7 8YE

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