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Clinical Practice Educator/Junior Sister - Mary Anning Unit

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Practice Educator band 6 to join our senior nursing team on The Mary Anning Unit.

The Clinical Practice Educator is a an exciting new opportunity and development for the Unit.

This opportunity will enable the successful candidate to identify the training needs of all staff at ward level.

Main duties of the job

The Mary Anning Unit cares for the medically unwell older person aiming for positive patient outcomes and acting always to optimise the care and protection of our elderly, often vulnerable clientele.

Considering the complexities of caring for the acutley unwell older person there will be specific educational requirements.

Develop a bespoke training package which can then be rolled out to build and maintain standards for all staff on the Unit.

Work with the members of the wider MDT and specialist nurses to enhance the educational programmes.

Support all staff with completion of mandatory training compliance, and ensuring that the matrix is updated.

Working with the Education team and CPE's in other divisions to ensure deliver of the core competencies programme.

About us

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications Training


  • Registered Nurse
  • Recent evidence of CPD
  • Qualified Practice Assessor
  • Teaching qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum of 3 years recent experience working in a acute hospital setting with a understanding of frailty pathways and specific conditions related to the older person
  • Evidence of specialty specific knowledge
  • Experience of supporting learners in practice


  • Experience of writing action plans for learners or staff who require additional support

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of ability to work as a proficient practitioner
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels, patients and the public
  • Effective time management
  • Understanding of clinical governance


  • Evidence of leadership and management skills or the ability to develop said skillset.
  • Knowledge of clinical audit processes
  • Ability to recognise the importance of research and quality improvement on patient care
  • Ability to develop competency profiles
  • Working understanding of the Preceptorship framework
  • Working understanding of the Care Certificate framework
  • Working understanding of Apprenticeships

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust,



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