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Clinical Educator for Student Nursing Associates

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
Working together with the Practice Development Team and the Childrens Emergency Department (CED) Senior Team, the post holder will provide the Clinical Education Support for the Student Nursing Associates within CED, including those on spoke visits or placements to the department. To provide both practical and pastoral support to those students and escalate any concerns through the Clinical Nurse Manager and the Trust Nursing Associate Practice Facilitators as required. Aiming for the Student Nursing Associates to achieve high standards of clinical competence and feel confident in the deliverance of Nursing Care.

In addition to this, they will ensure that appropriate learning environments are created and maintained to drive the integration of theory in practice, through the means of admin and organisation, teaching, and management of professional standards, with support from their Clinical Manager.

***Secondment is available for internal candidates.***

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure that all Trust wide standards are maintained and monitored to improve the quality of total care to all who come into contact with the Emergency and Children's Services.
  • Comply with health and safety legislation, promoting high standards and acting immediately in response to hazards or unsafe practices in conjunction with other staff.
  • Participate in team, professional and personal development activities and promote a commitment to continuous professional development and improvement.
  • Cover the work of colleagues during periods of acute absence or peak workloads.
  • Carry out other duties commensurate with the grade and nature of the post as designated by the Group Director of Nursing / Modern Matron / Band 7 Practice Educator
  • Clinical Support
  • Development of Practice Learning
  • Communication Processes
  • Learning Environment
  • Role Model for Evidence Based Care
  • Reflective Practice for Clinical Governance
  • Maintain own Professional Competence and Personal Development

*** Please be advised that interviews are proposed for w/c 22nd July 2024 ***

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Working together with the Practice Development Team and the Childrens Emergency Department (CED) Senior Team, the post holder will provide the Clinical Education Support for the Student Nursing Associates within CED, including those on spoke visits or placements to the department. To provide both practical and pastoral support to those students and escalate any concerns through the Clinical Nurse Manager and the Trust Nursing Associate Practice Facilitators as required.
  • Aiming for the Student Nursing Associates to achieve high standards of clinical competence and feel confident in the deliverance of Nursing Care. In addition to this, they will ensure that appropriate learning environments are created and maintained to drive the integration of theory in practice, through the means of admin and organisation, teaching, and management of professional standards, with support from their Clinical Manager.
  • Ensure that all Trust wide standards are maintained and monitored to improve the quality of total care to all who come into contact with the Emergency and Childrens Services.
  • Comply with health and safety legislation, promoting high standards and acting immediately in response to hazards or unsafe practices in conjunction with other staff.
  • Participate in team, professional and personal development activities and promote a commitment to continuous professional development and improvement.
  • Cover the work of colleagues during periods of acute absence or peak workloads.
  • Carry out other duties commensurate with the grade and nature of the post as designated by the Group Director of Nursing / Modern Matron / Band 7 Practice Educator.
  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with the code of Professional Conduct.
  • Promote best practice in line with current paediatric national and local guidelines
  • Promote best practice in ensuring NMC Record Keeping Standards.
  • To monitor student progress in practice placements, supporting both learners and managers in the delivery of a quality learning experience, escalating any concerns to the relevant Practice Facilitator. This will involve both on site and off site placements.
  • To ensure these students are supported in becoming competent and capable practitioners by facilitating the supervisors and assessors in the support of learners in the practice setting.
  • To ensure structures are in place to provide pastoral support to those learners who are experiencing professional / personal issues within the practice setting, escalating as required.
  • Demonstrate clinical and practice expertise through personal practice and by leading by example
  • Support and work alongside the SNAs during their clinical shifts
  • To work 0.6 (WTE) clinical shifts alongside role, with possibility of additional hours when service needs demand.
  • To address clinical opportunities for the SNAs whilst you are on shift, and encourage engagement
  • Advise and support existing practice learning support staff in the supervision and assessment of students
  • Understand key governance requirements for practice learning and support practice staff in ensuring these are maintained, escalating concerns as necessary
  • Understand the Standards of Proficiency for Nursing Associates and ensure that learners are supported to develop practice learning opportunities to enable them to meet regulatory requirements in line with curriculum outcomes and objectives, escalating concerns as appropriate
  • Use communication and interpersonal skills to work with diverse settings in health and social care whilst supporting students in practice.
  • Work with practice support staff to identify the need for and monitor progress against action plans to support students practice learning.
  • Liaise and escalate to Practice Facilitators any concerns that affect the practice learning environment or student learning experience.
  • Act as a champion and information resource for all staff regarding the role of nursing associate in practice and support the safe integration of the role into nursing establishments
  • Work in partnership with managers and practice learning support staff to provide an environment conducive to learning, and advise on practice assessment requirements.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities e.g. Quality Assurance reviews
  • Ensure all learning activities are in accordance with evidenced based practice and in line with placement provider guidance or requirements.
  • Provide feedback to practice areas regarding student evaluation of the placement and ensure that relevant action plans are supported and monitored as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the Senior Paediatric Nursing Team to establish specific service need requirements
  • Maintain systems to ensure feedback from study days and courses to cascade knowledge within the team.
  • Where appropriate work towards shared learning and development opportunities for Paediatric nurses within the Trust.
  • Participate in monitor and review activities and promote the use of critical analysis of evidence based practice.
  • Promote reflective practice in line with clinical governance e.g. by participating in critical incident analysis.
  • Maintain own clinical competency in line with the Regulatory Bodies standards.
  • Be able to identify ones own skills and performance to identify strengths and development needs.Be responsible for own professional development as identified on personal development plan.

For further details of the job role please see attached job description.

Person Specification

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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