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4236 - Practice Educator - Nutrition and Hydration

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional who has a passion for nutrition and hydration, to support Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust to improve this fundamental aspect of our patients care.

This is a new post for the Trust and will therefore provide you with an amazing opportunity to develop the role and the service. Applications for this post are invited from Registered Nurses or Allied Health Professionals who have experience with nutrition and hydration and with educating staff. Having a teaching and assessing qualification is essential

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking individual who is flexible, self-motivated, reliable, a good team player and leader. You will be committed to developing your practice and that of others to ensure that the Barnsley patients receive appropriate nutrition and hydration to support their recovery.

Main duties of the job

Work in collaboration with the Lead Nurses / Clinical Educators for the departments.

Participate in the development of clinical skills relating to nutrition and hydration across the trust in line with the standards and recommendations.

Promote evidence-based practice in relation to nutrition and hydration.

Develop, implement and deliver department specific skills training programmes.

Develop and deliver both structured and unstructured training and educational sessions.

Promote an effective learning environment.

Support and advise staff in the expansion of clinical skills and knowledge relating to nutrition and hydration.

Support and facilitate the competency-based education package for new nursing staff, clinical support workers and AHPs.

Support nursing staff, CSWs and AHPs through post registration study.

Forge and maintain links with the various academic establishments involved in nursing and AHPs care education.

Maintain links, and work in co-operation with the training and development department.

Participate in critical evaluation of incidents and be involved in action plans where lessons can be learnt.

Develop and deliver teaching packages based upon RCA or SI outcomes.

Develop and implement audit programmes that will evaluate the effectiveness of the skills training and education programmes.

Develop / implement and update policies and procedures appropriate to the department.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words how do you encourage a culture of continuous improvement?

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Knowledge of national and local agenda for nutrition and hydration.
  • Knowledge around specific needs of department specific patient needs


  • Knowledge of current issues affecting education in healthcare, including quality monitoring issues



  • Substantial and relevant post-registration experience
  • Experience of providing mentorship / practice supervision / assessment to learners in practice
  • Experience of working within teams


  • Extensive experience of working in a health care setting clinical setting
  • Experience in delivering training packages



  • Registered Nurse with the NMC or Allied Health Professional Registered with the HCPC
  • Evidence of post registration personal and professional development.
  • Teaching and assessing qualification e.g. Practice Assessor


  • Professional Nurse Advocate or equivalent or working towards

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to teach in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to plan educational training programmes.
  • Ability to manage change.
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and individually.
  • Ability to deliver set objectives.
  • Good negotiating skills.
  • Good time management, planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly within the duty rota system.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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