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Clinical Educator

Employer
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sunderland
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro-rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
We are delighted to advertise this part-time (25 hours per week) 12-month fixed-term/secondment** opportunity for a Clinical Educator within Family Care. This role will support the education and training of our ward-based Paediatric teams. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about improving patient care through supporting Nurse and HCA education.

You will be a Registered Childrens Nurse with a Degree and will have a Mentorship Certificate or will have undertaken Preceptorship training. You will be able to work clinically with teams at ward/department level and will be supported to deliver key training objectives by the Matron and Lead Matron.

**Please submit a fully-approved Secondment Form to Recruitment if you are wishing to undertake the role on a secondment basis.

Family Care is an exciting place to work that will provide you with an opportunity to grow and develop. Many of our staff work flexibly, including part-time, and we are committed to supporting flexible approaches to workwherever possible for our people. Please enquire to see how we might work flexibly with you in this role.

If you are interested in becoming part of our fantastic team then we would welcome your Application.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to:

Support the Trust's Governance and Patient Safety Agenda through active participation in the work of the Nurse Documentation Group and relevant training subgroups.

Maintain the delivery and quality of services provided within the care environment, including the care delivered, supporting nursing standards and acting as a role model working clinically with staff where needed.

Influence change and development of practice, utilising the most recent evidence base.

Contribute to performance review of nursing staff where appropriate.

Contribute to interview Panels, where appropriate in the Appointment of staff, and be aware of legislation and local HR policies affecting the employment of staff.

Implement evaluation audits to measure the impact of educational programmes and disseminate the results.

Support and deliver local competency-based induction for new staff and students to the Directorates.

As a Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) support provision of Clinical Supervision.

Identify areas of good practice and provide opportunities for staff to share this across the Organisation.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE REFER TO ATTACHED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FULL DUTIES OF THE ROLE.

The primary purpose of this role is to support and deliver on-going education and training for nursing and teams. There may be a requirement to support members of the wider MDT to support implementation of wider service/pathway changes. Identify all opportunities for themselves and others where learning can take place, both formally and informally. Support a Training Needs Analysis and maintain registers of training as appropriate, support ward and departmental sisters/charge nurses to ensure mandatory training levels are compliant with Trust standard. Contribute to corporate training and education. Will be asked to support the roll out of practice development initiatives. Develop appropriate competency based clinical skills education and develop relevant competency assessment documents for approval by NEAG. Support the Trusts Governance and Patient Safety agenda through active participation in the work of the Nurse Documentation Group and relevant training subgroups. To maintain the delivery and quality of services provided within the care environment including the care delivered, supporting nursing standards and acting as a role model working clinically with staff where needed. To provide a nursing lead as a member of the multidisciplinary team o Provide advice o Patient and Staff advocacy Influence change and development of practice, utilising the most recent evidence base. Contribute to performance review of nursing staff where appropriate. Abide by Trust policies when dealing with complaints, accidents and incidents. Maintain discipline within the clinical area, abiding by Trust Disciplinary Procedure Policies Contribute to interview panels, where appropriate in the appointment of staff, and be aware of legislation and local HR policies affecting the employment of staff. Implementation of evaluation audits to measure the impact of educational programmes and disseminate the results. Support and deliver local competency based induction for new staff and students to the directorates. As a Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) support provision of Clinical Supervision. Identify areas of good practice and provide opportunities for staff to share this across the organisation

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Thorough understanding of contemporary nursing issues.
  • Evidence of innovation in practice.
  • Evidence of leading change management.
  • Evidence of practice development.
  • Post-registration experience some of which will be working at a senior level.


Desirable

  • Research or audit experience.


Physical skills

Essential

  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy.
  • Carrying teaching equipment such as laptop, stationary etc.
  • Manual dexterity and up-to-date working knowledge of equipment e.g. syringe drivers, infusion pumps etc.


Other

Desirable

  • Please provide a contact telephone number (in case we need to contact you quickly about your Application), or write 'no Number' if you do not have one.


Skills and knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of leadership and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Awareness of national Health and Social Care policy.
  • Knowledge of best practice in area of specialism.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages and electronic nursing documentation.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Practice assessor/supervision skills.
  • Evidence of competency in relation to nursing practices appropriate to the Post.
  • Proven change-management skills and practice development.
  • Effective organisation skills, able to work to deadlines.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional, personal and academic development.


Qualifications

Essential

  • Current level 1 NMC Registered Nurse (Child).
  • Degree in nursing studies or healthcare related subject (UK
  • equivalent).
  • Mentorship certificate/ Practice Assessor training or demonstrable
  • equivalent experience.
  • Experience in specialist areas.


Desirable

  • Working towards or educated to a Masters level.


Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road

Sunderland

SR4 7TP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9155-FCNM-0324-39-3

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