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Practice Educator for Health Care Support Workers

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Practice Educator for Health Care Support Workers

Band 7
  • Foster an environment which values education as part of the philosophy of the practice area.
  • Support the recruitment and induction of Healthcare Support Workers (HCSWs)
  • Lead on induction content and implementation of Care certificate assessment for all newly appointed HCSWs
  • Improve the patient experience and care standards across the integrated Trust by leading and developing competency assessment documents for HCSWs
  • Actively participate in national and corporate projects.
  • Demonstrate a commitment towards the development of professional and clinical practice (self and others).
  • Spend 50% of role in the clinical practice area and allocate 20% of role to corporate education support.
  • Lead and ensure mentorship and pastoral support for new HCSWs occurs
  • Identify and coordinate the HCSWs to undertake apprenticeships appropriate to role in collaboration with the Head of OD, Engagement & Leadership and Head of Nursing for Practice Development & Education
  • Lead and develop a HCSWs development strategy/pathway in collaboration with stakeholders and Head of Nursing for Practice development & Education
  • Lead and develop HCSWs study days in line with organisational priorities

Main duties of the job

  • To act as a role model and demonstrate expertise in delivering evidence based practice.
  • To work with HCSWs in clinical practice to enable them to achieve the required learning outcomes and competencies required. To actively participate in campaigns related to improving the patients experience.
  • To work clinically in practice areas 50% of the time in an educational capacity and provide clinical education in practice
    To work with the wider Practice Education team to deliver effective educational study days across the Trust and to the multi-disciplinary team.

    Provide ongoing support to all HCSWs across the integrated Trust and to ensure that the role of the HCSWs is promoted across the multi-professional groups

    To lead a support network for the implementation of the Care certificate and educational development of HCSWs

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact on supporting the development of our Health Care Support Workers challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse (Adult Nursing)
  • 1st Level degree


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Completed a recognised leadership development programme



  • Evidence of further professional development.
  • In depth understanding of the Care Certificate guidelines in relation to Standards and assessment
  • Understanding of apprenticeship routes available for HCSWs



  • Senior management or Practice Education or equivalent experience.
  • Competences, clinical practice and relevant skills associated with nursing interventions and practice education
  • Evidence of providing training and supporting staff in their professional development.
  • Proven track record of planning and implementing service change or educational programs
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and skills in I.T systems including data interpretation

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Croydon University Hospital

530 London Rd



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