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Clinical Educator

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Educator to join the Surgical and Associated Services Clinical Board at the Freeman Hospital.

o Interview Date Wednesday, 05 June 2024o 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Weeko You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Main duties of the job

This role will allow the successful candidate to shape and maintain an effective learning environment through the delivery of training and education programmes, whilst monitoring compliance in skills and competencies. The primary purpose of this role is to support and deliver on-going education, training for nursing teams and may be required to support members of the wider MDT.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The primary purpose of this role is to support and deliver on-going education, training for nursing and midwifery teams and may be required to support members of the MDT.
  • 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 is compliant with Trust standard.
  • Makes an active contribute to the Corporate agenda which should be in the region of 40% of the time.
  • Contribute to corporate training and education. Will be asked to support practice development initiatives.
  • Develop appropriate competency based clinical skills education and develop relevant competency assessment documents for approval by the appropriate Trust Committee e.g. Clinical Role Development Group or Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Group.
  • Support the Trust Governance and Patient Safety agenda through active participation in the work of the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Group.
  • 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 teamo Provide adviceo Patient and Staff advocacy
  • Influence change and development of practice, utilising the most recent evidence base.
  • Support the appropriate manager with the development and performance management review of 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 personnel policies affecting the employment of staff.
  • Implementation of evaluation audits to measure the impact of educational programmes and disseminate the results.
  • Support and deliver a competency based induction for new staff and students to the directorate.
  • Facilitate the provision of Clinical Supervision ensuring this is a support mechanism available to all staff.
  • Identify areas of good practice and provide opportunities for staff to share this across the organisation.
  • Responsible for development of all levels of staff by identifying training needs, setting objectives and facilitating inter professional education for staff.
  • Contributes to local, regional and national study events, providing knowledge and expertise.
  • Responsible for ensuring all practice is underpinned by education and competency assessment for self and other members of the team.
  • Responsible for supporting development needs of all levels of nursing and related staff by identifying training needs, developing competency based educational interventions and facilitating inter professional education for staff within practice and academic arenas.
  • Acts as an expert in the provision of high quality care.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to Branch)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Degree level study (on Degree pathway)
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (formally Mentorship) if relevant to role


  • Working towards or educated to Master's level

Knowledge & Experience


  • Previous post registration experience which must be relevant and recent
  • Knowledge and understanding of training and education
  • Evidence of on-going professional and academic development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding


  • Evidence of developing and leading programmes of education and or training
  • Research or audit experience

Skills & Abilities


  • Good IT skills
  • Evidence of good communication including effective report writing
  • Effective organisation and time management skills and able to work to deadlines
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Proven change management skills and practice development

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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