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Clinical Practice Facilitator

North Bristol NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated registered nurse to join the ASCR Recruitment, Retention, Education and Wellbeing Team (RREWT). Applicants will need to have a passion to support our new and existing nursing teams across our wards to grow, develop their skills and achieve their competencies.

Main duties of the job

  • Support newly qualified registered practitioners and new staff during their period of preceptorship / rotation programme
  • Support and develop the preceptors using a facilitation / coaching approach
  • Provide direct supervision and training for qualified registered practitioners and new staff
  • Support development of the learning environment and competency frameworks benchmarked against national standards of care
  • Support the clinical teams to develop skills matrices and record staff development using their matrix
  • Support the development of clinical practice guidelines & policiesAssist the workforce in achieving quality standards
  • Develop and implement new initiatives and ways of working
  • Contribute to the delivery, management and review of all existing accredited and internal education programmes

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a member of the ASCR Education Team, the Clinical Practice Facilitator will promote the delivery of high quality patient care and safety by the provision of direct supervision, training and preceptorship support for all healthcare practitioners.

This will include providing support for registered nurses/ practitioners who are undertaking preceptorship and/or rotation programmes. The Clinical Practice Facilitator will act as a point of escalation for preceptors who require support in managing individuals who are struggling todemonstrate the required standards of practice in accordance with the Trusts capability procedures.

The Clinical Practice Facilitator will support development of the learning environment and competency frameworks benchmarked against national standards of care.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • University validated teaching & assessing qualification/ Supporting Students in Practice (SSIP) course
  • Nursing Degree


  • University validated post registration specialist qualification relevant to area of practice or equivalent.

Work experience


  • Evidence of supporting learners in the relevant practice setting, including the management of failing students / performance management
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Ability to work independently and using your own initiative, including project management


  • Minimum of 5 years post registration experience



  • Advanced knowledge of current evidenced practice
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety/Risk Management within the clinical setting
  • Expertise in relevant area of practice and be able to maintain own clinical practice
  • Excellent facilitation / teaching / assessing skills
  • Ability to organise own work schedules, meet targets and devise objectives.
  • Ability to manage projects and implement change
  • Ability to facilitate meetings
  • IT skills


  • Knowledge of the Trust's aims & objectives, policies, principles and standards in respect of both patient care and personnel management.

Personal Qualilities/Special Circumstances


  • Flexibility and positive attitude in all areas of responsibility
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and coaching skills
  • Able to act as a professional role model

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital

Southmead Road


BS10 5NB

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