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Clinical Practice Educator - Neuro ICU

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Do you have a strong desire to be part of the NICU education team?

We are currently looking to recruit a Clinical Practice Educator to join the Neuro ICU education team.You will need significant experience in clinical practice in critical care and a PG Cert in either Adult Critical Care or Advanced Neuroscience Nursing.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, passionate about staff development and education, have excellent communication skills and be currently working as a Band 6 in critical care or actively working towards a Band 6. Previous experience as Associate Clinical Practice Educator is desirable but not essential.

You will be working closely with the Practice Development and Educational Lead,the team of Clinical Practice Educators, the Band 7 management team and the Divisional Lead for Practice Development and Education.

In return the successful candidate can look forward to working in a professional environment with a team who are passionate about delivering outstanding education and support to nurses caring for patients and their families. The poster holder will also be supported with funding for a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.If you would like further information, please contact Mariana Lima (Practice Development and Education Lead - Neuro ICU)

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Practice Educator (CPE) will identify training needs, plan, implement and evaluate educational activities for students, new starters and existing members of non-medical staff (Band 1-6) within their directorate in the Division.

The post-holder will demonstrate specialist knowledge and skills commensurate with a clinical expert and effective leader serve as a role-model an agent of change and a facilitator of work-based learning.

Explicit within the role and the outcomes required of it, the CPE will work collegiately to ensure standards are established, implemented and sustained, particularly those related to staff knowledge, skills development and patient safety.

The post holder will work 80% of their time clinically (not in the standard staffing numbers) working with students, new starters and existing staff especially those who are doing post graduate studies and research.

The CPE will work 20% of their time supporting Associate Clinical Practice Educators (ACPE) in identifying training and education needs and planning, implementing and evaluating education activities in their clinical area of practice.

In conjunction with other CPEs, their PDEL, Managers, Matrons and the Divisional Lead for Practice Development and Education, they will participate in and contribute to the annual review and development of the strategic education plans for non-medical staff.

About us

The Neuroscience ITU is a busy Multi-Trauma Critical Care Centre located in the purpose built facility at the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust, based at the John Radcliffe site. It comprises of 15 beds providing specialist services for neurosciences, neurology, trauma and specialist surgery patients. The case mix is varied caring for patients requiring level 2 and level 3 support, with a mix of emergency and complex elective cases.We are a friendly and forward thinking team with a strong commitment to professional development who actively demonstrate the Trust Values. We know the importance of providing exceptional patient care in a fast-paced, vibrant environment. We are looking to recruit experienced nurses with a desire to develop their career in Critical Care further. We will commit to providing ongoing education and developmental support through our friendly team structure and experienced educators.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • In conjunction with ACPEs, CPEs, their PDEL, Managers, Matrons and the Divisional Lead for Practice Development and Education Lead, promote an environment that encourages learning and sustains the personal and professional development of all non-medical staff.
  • Ensure utilisation of the Oxford Model for exemplary professional nursing and midwifery practice and the NHS Change Model in promoting practice development and education for all non-medical staff as the means by which quality improvement is systematic, goalfocused, measured in its implementation and relevant to the area of clinical practice.
  • Identify training and education needs and plan, implement and evaluate educational activities for students, new starters and existing members of the non-medical staff.
  • Facilitate the on-going development and implementation of education initiatives in particular the orientation, preceptorship and mentorship programmes for students and new members of staff.
  • Provide bedside and classroom teaching, supervision and support for all nonmedical staff in facilitating work-based learning and development of knowledge, clinical skills and expertise.
  • With the Divisional Lead for Practice Development and Education, plan and allocate student placements and monitor their progress.
  • With the Link Lecturer and Learning Environment Lead, complete an audit of the learning environments, disseminate and act on results to improve students and mentors experience.
  • Attend Divisional and Trust-wide Clinical Practice Development and Education meetings and report back to other ACPE, CPE, PDEL, Ward Mangers, Matrons and Divisional Lead for Practice Development and Education as appropriate.
  • Complete mandatory training as required by the Trust and act as a resource and role model for other staff with regard to their mandatory training needs.
  • Be committed to an ethos of lifelong learning for self and others.
  • In collaboration with an individuals mentor, give staff constructive feedback focusing on their progress and development.
  • Act as an expert resource and a role model for staff requiring practice development, education and clinical skills.

Person Specification

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  • First degree in Nursing
  • Qualified Mentor (or its equivalent)
  • Post graduate relevant qualification at level 7 (Neurosciences or Critical Care)
  • Significant experience in clinical practice in critical care
  • Evidence of innovative, research-based approach to education and clinical practice
  • Excellent Communication skills (verbal and written)


  • PG Cert in Teaching in Higher Professional Education or its equivalent
  • Experience as Associate Clinical Practice Educator

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Neuro ICU

West Wing, JR Hospital



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