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Education Facilitator - OSCE

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Clinical Practice Development team within clinical education at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Our core compassion, excellence and collaboration are at the forefront of delivering responsive, effective, and safe patient care, and to support this ethos, the Trust is committed to ensure that all staff have access to up to date, relevant and practical clinical development teaching, support and guidance.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional individual with drive and passion for practice development to support the leadership of, design and deliver quality clinical skills training relevant to an individual's area of practice/program of study, including NMC Part 2 Test of Competence and Band 2-5 development programs, ensuring the newly hired international nurses receive timely support, training and passes their OSCE within 12 weeks of arrival.

This is great opportunity to lead the way for training and development of new and existing internationally trained nurse within the Trust whilst forging close inter-working relationships with the wider clinical education and practice development team to support and ensure improvements in the delivery of the best possible patient experience.

Main duties of the job

The role has strong clinical skills focus and is central to the leading designing and delivery of training programs to progress overseas staff through the NMC Part 2 Test of Competence and the professional development of Bands 2 to 5 to ensure they are skilled, knowledgeable and fit for practice. The role also engages with the development of the wider clinical workforce, working collaboratively across disciplines and professions through work-based learning, clinical support, education and training, mentorship and clinical supervision.

The role is to facilitate and support non-medical clinical learners across the nursing and healthcare support worker professions, at all grades and academic level. Candidates must have current NMC registration, recent clinical experience and competence within the hospital setting with evidence for supporting learning and development. A teaching/training, mentor qualification or its equivalent is desirable. Cardiothoracic surgical experience, skills and knowledge is essential.

Full Time hours : 37.5hrs per week, permanent contract

Part time hours considered: minimum 30 hours per week.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered professional: Nurse, Allied Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Scientist.
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience


  • Mentorship qualification such as the mentorship preparation pathway, ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Teaching/training qualification to a minimum of Diploma level or equivalent



  • Demonstrable post registration experience
  • Demonstrates an interest in skills teaching within healthcare setting
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Proficient in Word / Excel
  • Ability to treat all employees and other hospital information confidentially
  • Ability to develop new ideas
  • Ability to achieve results under pressure and be self - reliant
  • Ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate information verbally which may be difficult/sensitive or complex to both individual and groups
  • Ability to deal with emotive matters in a calm professional manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to write reports, letter and policies
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues


  • Experience of using training programmes that employ a competency based approach to assessment
  • Experience of involvement in clinical audit
  • Experience of flexible ways of learning e.g. e-learning, developing written training packs etc.
  • Experience of applying policies and protocols to improve practice

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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