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Practice Educator Operating department practitioner

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
18 May 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity to join our AHP faculty to support students, preceptees and apprentices in our Theatre teamsThe post holder will work in partnership with stakeholders to ensure clinical teams and learners are supported within the clinical environment and assist in the development of inter professional learning opportunities in practice. They will focus on embedding the process of recruiting and supporting a new apprenticeship programme within theatres for operating department practitioners.

They will work with the faculty lead and other practice educators to support the training and education of all AHPs at UHCW

As part of the UHCW AHP core team led by the associate director of AHPs you will be supported with a broad range of learning opportunities to support your own career development

Please be advised that interviews are proposed for 10th June 2024.

Main duties of the job

  • Support the implementation and monitoring of governance frameworks for ensuring high quality learning experiences.
  • To ensure students and apprentices are supported in becoming competent and capable practitioners within an inter-professional framework by facilitating the educators with the teaching, supervising and mentoring of students and registered practitioners in a variety of settings which includes both the academic and practice setting.
  • To ensure structures are in place to provide pastoral support to learners who are experiencing professional / personal issues within practice setting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional education and act as a learning resource for inter professional learning in practice.
  • Ensure all learning activities are in accordance with evidenced based practice and in line with placement provider policies.
  • In partnership with the stakeholders identify and develop capacity and capability for additional clinical placements, to ensure there are adequate placements to meet demand.
  • To demonstrate the delivery of capacity in response to local targets regarding the number, breadth and quality placements.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Advise and support existing practice learning support staff in the supervision and assessment of students and apprentices
  • Understand key governance requirements for practice learning and support practice staff in ensuring these are maintained, escalating concerns as necessary
  • Understand the Standards of Proficiency and ensure that learners are supported to develop practice learning opportunities to enable them to meet regulatory requirements in line with curriculum outcomes and objectives, escalating concerns as appropriate
  • Work in partnership with AHP teams to provide an environment conducive to learning.
  • Advice and support new and existing educators in the mentoring and assessment of students
  • Maintaining internal and external networks to facilitate learning
  • Support with the delivery of the UHCW AHP preceptorship program
  • Be responsible for ensuring placement activity is reported to AHP Faculty.
  • Communicate and work with NHS England workforce training and education (West Midlands), Education Providers and partner organisations to take forward the AHP faculty work streams.
  • Participate in the planning of curriculum development with education providers with particular reference to practice, as appropriate
  • Working in collaboration with education providers to assist in the monitoring and review of learning environments and work with the education and placement providers to resolve any highlighted issues.
  • Provide feedback to practice areas regarding student evaluation of the placement and ensure that relevant actions planned are developed as appropriate.

For further details of the job role please see attached job description

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust



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