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Practice Educator: Learning disabilities & Autism

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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The purpose of this post is to:

Support learning and education across nursing and the non-medical professions in relation to the delivery of individualised care and the provision of reasonable adjustments to children and young people with learning disabilities (LD), Autism and other groups with additional needs and their families, in line with the Equality Act (2010)

Support identified work streams which may include:

o Non-medical supervision of Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate students

o Leadership on the design/delivery of CPD programmes

o Simulation training

o Design & deliver Mandatory training package for staff

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to deliver the core requirements of a GOSH Practice Educator:

Promote high standards of care through the demonstration of clinical expertise.

Lead in the creation of clinical areas that encourage practice development, audit practice and disseminate information on developments.

Facilitate the creation of positive learning environments where staff development is encouraged and supported.

Facilitate the induction, education and continuing professional development for all levels of nursing and associated staff within the scope of the role.

Work within the Education department, and Trust-wide, undertaking a key role in practice development to support service improvement and quality care for children, young people and their families.

Lead on their identified work stream as agreed by the Lead within the GOSH Learning Academy (GLA)Work within the Learning disability clinical team to help train and equip staff in knowledge and skill in relation to learning disability & autism education

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Learning Disability Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse with relevant clinical related experience
  • A student supervisor/ assessor or Mentorship qualification
  • A relevant post-registration accredited clinical course
  • Evidence of a teaching qualification or working towards one
  • Leadership or management experience



  • Demonstrable experience either within clinical education or the clinical environment
  • Experience of coordinating and managing either staff or patients
  • Expert knowledge relevant to the speciality/field or practice, e.g. Equality Act, Mental Capacity Act
  • Experience of change management and problem solving
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • Understanding of inter-professional education
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing, learning disability nursing and autism


  • Management of poor performance
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Knowledge and experience of undertaking mental capacity assessments.
  • Experience of working as a CNS
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints



  • Excellent relevant clinical skills
  • Effective managerial, leadership and organisational skills
  • Able to work with patients with learning disabilities and/or autism to support a fully inclusive approach to participation in patient involvement and experience events
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with children and young people with learning disability/Autism, their families and with colleagues.
  • Self-discipline and good time management to support periods of lone working
  • Able to motivate and develop a team of staff
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise
  • Able to work across professional team and organisational boundaries
  • Able to develop staff through mentoring / coaching /clinical supervision
  • Computer literate


  • Interviewing skills & Appraisal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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