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Practice Facilitator for Paediatrics

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
In this role you will facilitate & support individuals and teams caring for children and young people working within EKHUFT to develop their clinical knowledge, skills & competence within paediatrics.

This will include working alongside staff in the clinical environment, planning, organising and implementing an on-going education/training programme to meet the needs of the service. In addition, you will be identifying additional training needs whilst working clinically.

Main duties of the job

Your Main duties will include:
  • Creating an environment of trust, support and safety in which excellent clinical care will develop.
  • Acts as a role model to promote the integration of theory and practice through work based learning.
  • Working effectively with the ward mangers to support in the development of staff
  • Work clinically alongside staff to provide support and training ensuring clinical competence.
  • Recognising when additional support or training is required and formulate an appropriate action plan. Implement any clinical components of the action plan.
  • Facilitate and deliver training sessions and study days independently.
  • In conjunction with the Practice Development Lead, develop review and update the training needs analysis incorporating statutory, essential and role specific training

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification

Essential & Desirable criteria


  • 3 years post registration experience
  • registered on the nmc register as a childrens nurse
  • Mentor/Practice assessor qualification


  • teaching qualification
  • Previous band 6 experience



  • competent in the administration of IVAB
  • Competent in the use of central lines.
  • Competent in venepuncture & cannulation



  • Evidence of introducing change in clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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