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Clinical Practice Facilitator

Employer
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gillingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA Pro Rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The job role is to support the education and development of learners the the clinical practice setting. It involves working with broad groups of learners with diverse needs, including unregistered staff, registered nurses, students, apprentices and learners on other pathways and teams, to maintain high standards of clinical practice.

Main duties of the job

To assist with developing and delivering education initiatives for Nurses, Midwives AHPs and Clinical Support Workers within the organisation.

To work clinically alongside new and existing Nurses to promote best practice.

To oversee compliance with the professional bodies' standards with respect to the support of learners in practice

To support and provide a positive clinical learning environment

To assist in the pastoral support of nurses, midwives and AHPs

To support in maintaining a competent workforce.

To provide advice and support to managers and preceptors on the development of newly registered nurses, midwives and AHPs.

To facilitate and provide professional support for clinical placements in a specific number of clinical areas.

To provide advice and support to Practice Supervisors and Practice on the development of student nurse associates and student nurses.

Assist in the delivered of training for Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors.

About us

All staff must commit to our Vision and Values and exhibit behaviours in line with our new Values.

Bold We are inspiring and ambitious

Every Person Counts We are respectful and supportive

Sharing and Open We are open and speak up

Together We are inclusive and responsible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Act as a role model, demonstrating high standards of care and providing clinical leadership in the care of patients

Work with staff to ensure the embedding of excellent standards of practice and clinical

competence

Develop and maintain effective working relationships between clinicians, practitioners and managers across the organisation

Take responsibility for assessing and recognising issues in practice which need immediate escalation and takes appropriate action.

Support the delivery and evaluation of training programmes for clinical staff to expand their clinical skills

Establish and maintain an active learning environment in all clinical areas

Assist in educational audits as required

Support practice education and development initiatives across the Trust

Attend key groups around training and education both internally and externally and provide feedback.

Provide professional leadership and support to nurses, midwives and AHPs

Demonstrate clear leadership skills and act as an effective role model, a resource and facilitator

Provide feedback as and when necessary to encourage new ideas which can contribute to the development of the service

Maintain and support systems for monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the quality of education programmes being delivered.

Regularly participate in the review and update of education programmes responding to the staff evaluation

Work within Trust and departmental policies and procedures, ensuring that all staff do the same

Work with Ward Managers and Preceptors to ensure that all staff undertaking the preceptorship programme fulfil the requirements of the programme

Participate in the facilitation of education sessions and study days

Continually maintains CPD requirements for NMC revalidation and identifies own learning needs to maintain professional standards and personal development

Keep up to date with professional issues in healthcare practice, research and policy initiatives.

Utilise reflection and feedback to identify a Personal Development Plan that addresses the requirements of the post.

Maintain standards of conduct to sustain public confidence in accordance with NMC directives and Medway NHS Foundation Trust values.

Be accountable for own practice.

Act in a professional manner towards the patients, their families/carers, relatives, visitors and all members of the multi-disciplinary team

Represent the Trust at local, regional and national forums/networks to identify and share best practice

Demonstrate a personal commitment to attaining educational, research and clinical skills and to sharing expertise and experience with colleagues both within the team and from other clinical areas.

Participate in the Trusts personal development/appraisal system.

Participate in clinical supervision/reflective practice, working within the Trusts systems and professional guidelines

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • First level registered nurse with current NMC registration
  • Degree level qualification in health related subject
  • Practice Assessor (or equivalent) / teaching qualification


Desirable

  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge around supporting and developing learners in practice
  • Awareness of current issues in Clinical Education and Practice Development


Values

Essential

  • Exhibits behaviours in line with Trust Values:


Experience

Essential

  • Considerable general nursing experience
  • Effective leadership and management skills
  • Experience assessing and supervising learners in practice.
  • Commitment to the development of learners


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to project a professional manner and approach
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • I.T. Literate
  • Effective teaching, assessing and supervision skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Ability to be adaptive and work under own initiative.


Desirable

  • Ability to negotiate effectively.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and motivate a team


Other

Essential

  • Flexible and adaptable to change to meet the needs of the service.
  • The vision and focus to continually strive to improve the service for our patients is a key attribute for this, and any role at the Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Windmill Road

Gillingham

ME75NY

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