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Clinical Nurse Educator, PCCU

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen on the paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU), for a Clinical Nurse Educator.

The Clinical Nurse Educator will work within the Clinical Education team in collaboration with the Clinical Lead Nurse on PCCU to maintain and develop all aspects of staff education, development and training to the paediatric critical care speciality so as to ensure the highest standard of patient care delivery.

Experience of working within Paediatric Critical Care is essential along with teaching experience/qualifications.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist the provision of specialist education to families and neuroscience team members, to include students, qualified nurses and the wider MDT, ensuring the continued high standards of care, and the development of the service.

The post holder will deliver education, training and practice development.

The post holder is expected to act as a role model to provide clinical leadership to the nursing team, liaising with medical and nursing staff, sharing expert knowledge and support to nursing colleagues in the clinical setting, and ensure quality care provision to the children, using unit protocols and Trust policies and guidelines.

The post holder is responsible to plan delegated aspects of staff education, development and training needs and support the implementation of evidence-based, patient focused practice. He/she will provide training programmes for staff and maintain links with institutes of further learning.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Clinical nurse educator will provide professional nursing/operational advice on issues or factors affecting care delivery, ensure the environment is conducive to learning, inquiry, and research and to identify the training and development needs of medical/nursing staff and students within the team. They must Work with the Ward/Department Manager and the medical/surgical staff to develop training programmes to improve & enhance nursing skills and practice within the service.

Please refer to the full JD and PS for further information

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:

Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect

Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility

Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion

Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RN Child (RSCN)
  • Diploma level post basic nursing qualification in relevant field
  • Possess a teaching and assessing certificate


  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Has or currently studying for post graduate teaching qualification



  • Significant experience working in Paediatric Critical Care
  • Management of Paediatric Critical Care as an Band 6 Shift co-ordinator or Band 7
  • Teaching and Mentorship experience within Paediatric critical care setting


  • Teaching experience in higher education setting
  • Performing PDR
  • Recruitment and personnel

Knowledge and Skills


  • Current Nursing/Health/educational Issues Health & Safety Safe Practices e.g. Lifting and Handling, Sharps, COSHH Quality assurance principles
  • Leadership
  • Counselling
  • Communication
  • Teaching
  • Personnel Management

Personal Attributes


  • Commitment to: Education Speciality Self Development/life long learning Evolution of nursing practice Management of change

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Western Bank


S10 2TH

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