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Clinical Education Practitioner

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Education & training is delivered across all five geographical areas of NWAS which the post holder will be expected to cover as required.
  • Cumbria
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Cheshire
  • Greater Manchester

As part of the Trust's commitment to deliver high quality clinical education North West Ambulance Service is looking to appoint Clinical Education Practitioners to work within the Trust's Education and Training team. Successful applicants will be required to deliver training, induction, and facilitate learning at venues across the whole footprint of the Trust.

The education team delivers programmes including EMT1 Apprenticeship, Paramedic Induction and PTS Induction. CEPs may also be required to support with Mandatory Training, practice-based learning and CPD delivery. The role will also involve the support of staff with 'return to work' as well as any other educational requirements.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for dynamic and highly motivated qualified ambulance practitioners with evidence of excellent patient care and an ability to provide outstanding pastoral support to our learners. Individuals would preferably hold recognised teaching and assessment qualifications at diploma level or equivalent. Candidates should have proven experience in training delivery and assessment and should be familiar with ambulance education practices.

The recruitment process will be comprised of several assessment processes that will evaluate your suitability for the post, behaviours and values, and ability to work as part of our education team.

About us

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport.

Our highly skilled staff provide life-saving care to patients in the community and take people to hospital or a place of care if needed.We also provide non-emergency patient transport services for those patients who require non-emergency transport to and from hospital and who are unable to travel unaided because of their medical condition or clinical need.

Alongside the other emergency services, we also work to ensure the safety of the public and treatment of patients in the event of a major incident.

We also deliver the NHS 111 service in the North West. NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct in 2013. This service was introduced to make it easier for people to access local NHS healthcare services in England. It provides non-emergency medical help fast, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure that you have read the full Job description and Person Specification before applying for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Educated to postgraduate level plus specialist training / experience to Masters equivalent which may be developed in role
  • Hold education relevant to ambulance practitioner role
  • Hold a recognised post graduate teaching/learning qualification. (Must be willing to work towards a qualification of this level where not in place).
  • Hold a recognised assessment qualification (CAVA or equivalent).

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to design and deliver learning plans to meet learner objective in the practice setting
  • Proven analytical and judgement skills, problem solving skills and ability to make and act upon decisions.
  • Strong management, motivational and leadership skills
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills.
  • Ability to design and implement changes to improve systems and processes.
  • Proactive and self-motivated.
  • Ability to interpret data effectively in order to make meaningful judgments
  • Ability to manage own time, work under pressure
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a sensitive manner.
  • Working knowledge of OneFile, Mesma and Microsoft Office software packages.
  • Ability to develop an inclusive learning environment

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience working in an ambulance practitioner role, with developed knowledge of pre-hospital and emergency/urgent care practice
  • Extensive/demonstrable experience in delivering learning and managing a learning curriculum across a range of programmes
  • Evidence of knowledge and practice in the self-assessment of OFSTED education inspection framework
  • Experience of managing people.
  • Experience of designing assessment plans and programmes

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work with a team to deliver effective and efficient work-based learning.
  • Flexible and highly motivated
  • Project a professional image
  • Willingness to work at a variety of locations, locally, regionally and nationally as part of role.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, persuasive, influential and assertive.
  • Flexibility in working hours to support programme needs.
  • Full driving licence and access to a car for work or ability to travel throughout Trust footprint within reasonable timescales

Employer details

Employer name

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust





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