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Clinical Skills and Simulation Trainer

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
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.

Main duties of the job

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 sustainsuccessful working relationships with colleagues to foster a strong ethos of partnership working.

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






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 purchaseand 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 & Qualifications


  • 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


  • Teaching Qualification or willing to undertake training

Knowledge & Experience


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


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



  • Teaching / presentation skills and analysing and presenting information
  • 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)


  • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice
  • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge clinical and education practice in a constructive way so that standards are continually evaluated and improved

Key Competencies/ Personal Qualities & Attributes


  • Motivated and enthusiastic self-starter who uses initiative, with a 'can do' attitude.
  • Excellent team player with a willingness to be flexible and be part of the team.
  • Sensitive and honest, with the ability to inspire and motivate staff and learners


  • Self-motivated able to work under own initiative and able to prioritise workload
  • Strong, professional leadership qualities, assertive, autonomous and self-confident individual

Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital


Kettering General Hospital

Kettering General Hospital


NN16 8UZ

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