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Clinical Practice Facilitator

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
London - Hackney
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pro rata p.a. incl.
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Starlight Children's Ward is a general paediatric ward caring for babies, children and young people with a variety of acute medical and surgical conditions. We undertake level 1 critical care. We have close links with the child and adolescent mental health team and provide care for children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. We also have close links with the children's community nursing team, allowing us to promote early discharge where this is clinically safe, enabling patients to continue with treatment in their home. We are part of the North Thames Paediatric Network which provides us with education and training links to Barts Health and Great Ormond street Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced band 5 or 6 children's nurse looking to undertake a role in clinical education. Experience of teaching and supporting learners in clinical practice is essential for this role. If you are dynamic, passionate flexible and proactive, looking for a new challenge and want to be part of a developing team then we would be pleased to hear from you. You will need to be a Registered Nurse (Child)/RSCN, who has undertaken your practice assessor training and has an understanding of paediatric critical care. You will be an expert role model who is confident in your practice and able to provide leadership and support to junior staff and students.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with our Practice Development Nurse and ward manager to ensure that staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work clinically following policy and procedure to provide safe and effective care to the children and families of City and Hackney. You will support us to achieve the trust strategy aims : Improve the health and wellbeing of our communities deliver outstanding, equitable care develop happy, healthy, heard staff and foster innovation, improvement and learning. Your own learning and development will be supported through access to a comprehensive catalogue of training and development including access to relevant university modules and support to develop skills in areas such as leadership or resilience based clinical supervision.

We would be keen to hear from individuals who have experience of working clinically within paediatric nursing as well as have a passion for leadership and development.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

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 on this page

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse - Child/RSCN
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • APLS/EPALS or willingness to undertake.
  • Mentorship module/practice assessor.



  • Knowledge and understanding of health care needs in a multicultural society
  • Knowledge of health promotion activities and strategies.
  • Expert knowledge of specialist field and treatments.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of clinical governance e.g. risk management, audit.
  • Commitment to quality initiatives across the Trust, Division and within the department.


  • Ability to develop standards, guidelines and policies

Skills/ Abilities


  • Teaching skills in informal and formal situations.
  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of working in a multi disciplinary team.
  • Evidence of involvement in change management and improvement projects.
  • Recent evidence of developing nursing practice
  • Clinical expert in children's nursing skills for general paediatrics
  • Established organisational and leadership skills.
  • Innovative, able to problem solve and make autonomous decisions.
  • Good understanding of safeguarding issues and policy framework
  • Communicates with patients and carers in an empathetic manner
  • Presentation skills



  • Significant experience at band 6 level in acute paediatric nursing.
  • Experience in caring for children with level 1 Critical Care. Requirements: i.e. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Heated High Flow Humidified Therapy.
  • Experience as a mentor and preceptor to students and newly qualified nurses.

Other requiments


  • Demonstrating and understanding of Trust Values
  • Motivated to further personal and professional development.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare University Hospital

Homerton Row

London - Hackney

E9 6SR

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