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Senior Clinical Educator

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Are you an Adult Registered Nurse who is looking for flexible working arrangements with a supportive, understanding employer? Come join our outstanding nursing team working in Oxford Critical Care.

Job overview

The award-winning John Radcliffe Hospital provides Oxfordshire's main Accident and Emergency site, offering acute medical and surgical services including trauma,intensive care,and cardiothoracic services.

We are excited to announce an exciting opporuntity for a Band 7 Senior Clinical Educator to join #OneTeamOneOUH. This position is to cover maternity leave and will be for a fixed period of 12 months. There may be further opportunities within the service following this period. If you are an ICU nurse looking for an exciting opportunity to join a leading teaching hospital, we offer you the opportunity to become part of a team that offers the very best in critical care nursing and invaluable training to advance your career.

We are proud of our national and international reputation for the excellence of our services and our leading role in teaching and research. The core values that are important to us are: Learning, Respect, Delivery, Excellence, Compassion, and Improvement - these underpin everything we do.

The team in OCC are committed to growing nursing leadership because we know that great leadership changes lives.

Main duties of the job

If you have a Critical Care background with a post registration qualification in Adult Intensive Care Nursing and would like to develop your career in critical care, then read on.

In OCC we can offer you:

An exceptional opportunity to work in a nationally renowned centre for specialties such as Trauma, Vascular surgery Cancer & Haematology Maxillofacial surgery and one of the largest transplant centres in Europe.

A newly built, state of the art critical care building featuring 48 beds across three floors providing a patient-centred holistic model of care and a truly outstanding environment to work in. The clinical areas are bright, airy, and modern, providing our amazing team with the space and facilities needed to look after their health and wellbeing.

A tailored development package designed to uniquely suit your specific learning needs. This includes study days and clinical support from our dynamic education team and incorporates an extensive orientation package and fully supported supernumerary period during which you work with a mentor.

The post-holder will be a highly experienced, knowledgeable practitioner who provides leadership in practice development and education to the non-medical workforce. They will role model best, evidence-based professional practice. Clinical educational support for learners at the bedside will be a substantial part of this role.

About us

At Oxford Critical Care, we realise that many Registered Nurses have busy and demanding commitments outside of their working life and are unable to commit to traditional shift patterns. With this in mind, we are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options within the department.
  • Whatever your availability, whether it is forcertain shifts or set days, we offer employment, full time, or part time, to suit your requirements.
  • If you want a fixed term contractfor an extended period with a defined start and end date. You tell us what shifts suit you.
  • Want to just work term time? We can offer a permanent contract where paid/unpaid leave can be taken during school holidays or other defined periods.
  • Retire and Return -Have you retired as a nurse butwant to return.Tell us what shifts you want to work that will suit you.

If you areunable to commit to traditional shift times and patterns- we can accommodate flexible hours such as later start times and/or earlier finish times, or fixed days off. You tell us what shifts suit you.

If you are currently working outside of the NHS or in secondary care, you will receive training and comprehensive support to get you off to a flying start.

All you need to do is tell us what suits you.

If you have been convinced that the team here in Oxford can help you develop your nursing practice and leadership further, then we would love to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Senior Clinical Educators will be able to: Act as an exemplary role model for best clinical practice and Trustvalues Work to an agreed job plan to maximise education delivery to supportstaff and patient safety/experience. Supervise and manage clinical educators to promote effective workingacross the education team. Use expert knowledge to actively promote and contribute to a positiveinter-professional learning environment Deliver education programmes at a divisional level and where requiredcross divisionally in support of organisational priorities. Work as part of the local and corporate practice development teams Manage and lead education teams Develop, implement, and evaluate education programmes Work as part of the local and corporate practice development teams Work with clinical management to anticipate and address theeducational needs of the service Work across boundaries to proactively develop and sustain partnership

These positions are based at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals based in Headington, Oxford. It is roughly three miles from the city centre, with exceptional public transport to and from the hospital as well as onsite parking. If you already live locally the hospital is easily commutable from towns such as Bicester, Didcot, Abingdon and Wantage If you live further afield and you are considering relocating for this position, the recruitment team will be happy to assist you with help and advice on relocating. In addition, we actively welcome applications from Nurses who are overseas. Oxford is well known for its university but aside from being drenched in academic history, its city centre has recently undergone redevelopment including a new shopping centre and a selection of new bars and restaurant. It can confidently claim to have something for everyone!

Person Specification

Essential criteria


  • Registered Nurse (Part 1 of the register)
  • UK Health related recognised Degree, relevant to post
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of NMC revalidation
  • Appropriate period of post-registration acute nursing experience
  • Evidence of specialist knowledge appropriate to the clinical area or practice development and education
  • Evidence of experience and qualifications in supervising and assessing learners
  • Evidence of study at level 7
  • Having or working toward a post-graduate certificate in teaching
  • Familiar with and able to effectively use common office software suites (e.g. MS Office
  • Experience of coaching
  • Experience designing, delivering and evaluating programmes of education
  • Demonstrates the ability to put patients at the heart of what they do and meet differing needs by fostering a spirit of support, integrity, respect and teamwork
  • Shows pride in the quality of care they provide for patients and provides evidence of learning from both successes and setbacks
  • Able to identify high standards of health care and demonstrate the proven capacity to champion change and innovation that delivers these high standards
  • Evidences the ability to proactively support and develop colleagues in the delivery of care commensurate with Trust values and behaviours
  • Able to identify the role of education in fulfilling these values and demonstrates a passion for education in this context
  • Articulate and knowledgeable regarding skills needed to deliver a high standard of care in the area of practice
  • Able to work under own initiative within boundaries of role and identify when to appropriately escalate/seek assistance
  • Demonstrates ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to document observations, results, decisions and actions etc. accurately, and effectively communicate these to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Has and continues to measurably contribute to the education of learners and non-registered and less experienced staff
  • Able to analyse the practice of self and others and generate structured, objective recommendations for improvement
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team leaders/ward manager/unit co-ordinator
  • Acts as a role model and able to lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice
  • Able to supervise non-registered and registered colleagues to ensure effective care delivery
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety


  • Has completed on currently doing PG Certificate in Education
  • Show familiarity with national strategy and emerging priorities relevant to role
  • Evidence of ability to delegate to and manage colleagues
  • Able to balance competing priorities within their workload
  • National publication or presentation of audit, service improvement or research

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS foundation Trust

Headley Way, Headington



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