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Adult Nurse Practice Educator

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year based on full time hours
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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The Learning Environment Team are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Registered Adult Nurse, with a passion for the education and development of others.

We seek a new member of the team who is ready to shape and influence patient experience through the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based learning and development opportunities and who enjoys sharing their knowledge and expertise in new and creative ways.

The post holder must have excellent people skills be confident in sharing best practice able to support a diverse range of staff and learners able to present in front of others and engage them in learning.

You will work alongside other Practice Educator colleagues to deliver the Preceptorship programme for newly registered practitioners, whilst also supporting our students in clinical placements.

You will be required to travel across the Trust to provide face to face support to individuals and teams

The post holder will report to the Practice Educator Lead - Adult Nursing

If you are interested in applying for this permanent post, please read the attached Job Description and contact us should you require an informal chat or visit.

Main duties of the job

Support our learners in practice, ensuring high quality learning environments

Support teams, using evaluations of practice placements, to improve the learning environment and learners' experience

Report issues that arise from learners in practice to Lead Practice Educator, and follow up any actions required

Work closely with Practice Assessors and Supervisors, Preceptors, Practice Teachers and Learners within clinical settings.

Forge and maintain strong working relationship with key stakeholders

Assist in the induction and support of nursing students in practice placement to include facilitating student learning groups/forums

Deliver and evaluate identified training programs including Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor training, Preceptorship and other clinical training subjects for staff.

Scope and arrange the placements for learners within the Trust

Champion the process of continuous learning, identifying opportunities and promoting professional development of our staff and learners

Forge and maintain strong working relationship with key stakeholders

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Professional healthcare registration NMC (RGN Adult Nurse)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Recognised learner support qualification (Practice Supervisor/ Assessor, ENB998, Mentorship or equivalent)

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Moorgreen Hospital

Botley Road, West End



SO30 3JB

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