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Practice Development Nurse

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
This is a really exciting time to join us in Cancer Services at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Based on feedback from the people who work with us and the people we care for, in 2023 we will be launching our new Cancer Strategy. A supported, diverse and clinically enabled workforce will be central to our main objectives. We have therefore created several new roles and are remodelling how we provide nursing support to the delivery of high quality, person-centred care. We are investing in our people and we value strong front-line clinical leadership. As an organisation our CARE values are at the heart of everything we do, and in cancer services it is vital you are compassionate, committed to high quality care and have the skills and abilities to contribute to generating and delivering the latest in evidence based practice.

For this particular role we would like to recruit an educator who is experienced with core clinical skills, IV, CVAD and Vene puncture and has an inherent commitment to bringing out the best in people and inspiring our workforce. We will expect the individual to establish a robust education programme that runs through our daily practices here in cancer services while also supporting clinically across our clinical areas.

You will be supported by the lead PDN for cancer services. If you are ready for a challenge, committed to developing yourself and others and are passionate about high quality cancer care, then this is the role for you!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the professional development of nursing staff with a focus on supporting and developing new starters in the clinical area particularly the international nurses and the nursing associates in collaboration with the senior nurses and the Trust's clinical education team.

Working with cross site colleagues, the post holder is also responsible forimplementing specific in-house training, leading and participating in audits and research, and as part of the wider team lead on implementation of standards, protocols and pathways for patients and staff.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Recognised teaching/mentoring qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Evidence of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (level 7) or willingness to undertake further training
  • Evidence of further learning at Level 7



  • Well-developed professional knowledge base and evidence of post registration experience and demonstrated proficiency in the core clinical skills relevant to the post.
  • Experience of educating / teaching HCA, Students, NA & RN the clinical setting
  • Experience of undertaking clinical audit and quality improvement


  • Previous Experience as shift / team leader
  • Experience of participation in clinical research



  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients, relatives and MDT team in English.
  • Ability to write comprehensively and clearly in English.
  • Knowledge of up-to-date Nursing and NHS issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, highly motivated and ability to motivate others
  • Knowledge of evidence based researched practice.
  • Good time management skills
  • Strong IT skills including use of on-line communication tools and MS office suite.
  • Ability to work within a team and independently and manage own workload
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills and give examples from work experience
  • Ability to resolve conflict/dispute in a non-confrontational manner



  • There is an expectation that all staff will work cross site.

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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