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Practice Facilitator

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Practice Facilitator

Hours per week: 37.5


Salary: �35,392 - �42,618

Closing Date: 22nd May 2024

Interview: 31st May 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual who is passionate about educating the healthcare workforce.

Due to promotion within our team, we are looking to recruit a Practice Facilitator to support nurses in the first year of their career and another to support nursing practice and development post preceptorship.

Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential. The role will be responsible for ensuring support, training and assessment is in place for the Trust nursing workforce from preceptorship and beyond.

The successful candidate must be passionate about education and committed to the development of others to ensure our early career and mid to late career nurses are supported in their practice education and development. As well as acting as an excellent role model.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

Working with the Practice Educator, the post holder will be responsible as a member of the Practice Education & Development (PE& D) team for:

The development of the PE& D team as an education resource and a support to the clinical areas to provide safe and effective learning.

The delivery of education for Trust staff and learners on placement

The development and evaluation of education programmes

The development of multimedia technology-based education resources.

The development and delivery of simulation based education.

Research and audit for PE& D

Line management of identified junior staff within the department

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main duties and Responsibilities

Education, Service Improvement and Quality:

To assist with the planning, development, delivery and assessment of education programmes for learners and Trust employees

To set up and maintain equipment for teaching sessions as required

To assist with the planning, organisation and scheduling of appropriate assessments for learners on placement and clinical staff within the Trust

To possess high levels of developed skills required for educating health care professionals

To influence patient and clinical safety through delivery of effective education and assessment programmes

To continually seek to improve the quality of education through the use of evidence-based practice, liaising with professional colleagues, reviewing literature and evaluating feedback

To act as a role model exploiting every opportunity to enhance the knowledge of others.

To develop knowledge across a range of learners related to PE& D and use this knowledge to relate theory to practice at degree level

Communication, Personal and People Development

To maintain a professional attitude at all times, developing the role of the PE& D Facilitator in the best interests of the patient and profession in accordance with their relevant professional body e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)/ Health and Care Professions Council Code of Conduct

To possess developed communication skills to enable excellent communication.

To cooperate and work well with others appreciating the roles of other staff and agencies involved in the care of the patients

To communicate effectively with healthcare professionals and learner who fail assessments/courses which could have implications for their immediate and future career prospects. Identify further educational needs, offer opportunities to meet those needs and inform the Practice Educator so that the relevant manager/consultant/educational supervisor can be informed

To prepare for exposure to distressing and emotional circumstances, when dealing with staff during and following education sessions or clinical experiences that may require support following a related clinical incident

To produce written communications and reports for the Practice Educators, which are clear, fluent, and concise and easily understood.

To work with the Education Centre Coordinator to ensure capacity is maximised.

To take responsibility for personal performance and recognising own development needs

To actively seek to improve teaching skills and knowledge

To assist with the education related component of workforce recruitment and retention.

To contribute to the production of annual reports for PE& D

To collate data using computerised systems to maintain PE& D databases.

Leadership and Management

To assist with the development and implementation of a strategy and associated teaching and assessment resources for education within the Trust

To assist with PE& D service development which impacts across the Trust and in association with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to ensure compliance with nationally recognised guidelines

To lead on specific delegated management issues and projects within PE& D and to continually seek new ways to expand the service

To ensure the timely ordering, repair, procurement and maintenance of equipment and supplies for the PE& D

To develop an awareness of the financial and business aspects of PE& D and work with the PE& D Lead to ensure there is cost effective development within the finances available

To actively participate as a member of the relevant education committees to ensure decisions and actions are disseminated and implemented within the education strategy

To provide specialist education advice across a range of staff and learners and act as a resource, providing expertise and support to all healthcare professionals, including Support Workers, clinical apprentices, pre-registration learners, newly qualified staff and those undergoing post graduate courses of study including Internationally Educated Nurses, Midwives and AHPs

Research and Audit

To regularly audit own practice, ensure knowledge and skills are kept up to date.

To maintain the PE& D databases

To ensure that attendance and assessment records for staff and learners are recorded correctly to enable annual reports to be provided

To analyse education needs, skill competency attainment and maintenance

To develop specialist knowledge in research and audit

To assist the Practice Educators in coordinating and implementing research in relation to PE& D


Prepare to be frequently required to exert moderate physical for several short periods during a working day, walking at a pace and long distance throughout the hospital site, working in an awkward position or confined space, or lifting, pushing, pulling heavy equipment and manikins when preparing for training sessions and courses.

Prepare to be frequently required to exert moderate mental effort. Concentration skills are required when dealing with frequent interruptions and unpredictable patterns of work.

Prepare to be frequently required to exert moderate mental effort and well-being resilience when assessing learners.

Prepare to exert moderate mental effort as concentration is also required for several hours a day when analysing data and learning resources.


Internal: Clinical education teams, People Development Team, KLS team, all staff and learners, Risk & Governance team, H& S Manager, Corporate Nursing Team, Heads of Nursing, Matrons and Ward Managers

External: FEI and HEI Staff

Special Requirements

Working flexibly if required.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 5 years working at a band 5 level or equivalent
  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Experience of teaching and assessing in clinical practice
  • Previous experience leading a team
  • Experience of teaching in different settings
  • Experience of mentoring and assessing students and other health care staff
  • Awareness of teaching and assessment methods
  • Proficiency in a wide range of clinical skills
  • Able to explain how to promote best practice and apply evidence-based practice
  • IT literate with experience of using power point, excel, word and email

Qualification(s) and Professional Training


  • Professional Registration with the NMC or HCPC
  • Evidence of developed clinical skills and knowledge
  • Working to a degree practice level


  • Evidence of post graduate study relevant to practice e.g., Degree modules
  • Practice assessor / supervisor

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to lead and motivate
  • Personal and professional credibility
  • Ability to work autonomously without supervision
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage conflicting views and be prepared to challenge healthcare professionals
  • Developed communication skills including the ability to present with confidence
  • Ability to form positive working relationships with multi-professional colleagues
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Good time keeping

Personal Qualities


  • Desire to teach and make a difference
  • Able to motivate self and others
  • Ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines.



  • Able to pass occupational health clearance.
  • Able to maintain a professional appearance in accordance with duties
  • Physically capable of performing the teaching elements of the post
  • Ability to exert moderate physical effort for several short periods.
  • Ability to exert moderate mental effort
  • High levels of manipulation and dexterity skills for performing clinical skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the operational needs of the service
  • Prepared for unpleasant working conditions when attending clinical situations

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, GETEC

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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