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Senior Practice Facilitator

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you ready for a challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Clinical Practice Facilitator team at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. We are actively recruiting into a Band 7 Lead Clinical Practice Facilitator post.

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is the United Kingdom's oldest and largest dedicated neurological and neurosurgical hospital. We are part of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and we are linked with the University College London (UCL) Institute of Neurology, City and Southbank University's. Together we are a major international centre for neuroscience training and research.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic candidate who is already working as a Clinical Practice Facilitator. The successful candidate will need to be well organised, flexible and reliable with excellent communication and inter-professional skills. They will also need to be a team player and work alongside colleagues from different professional backgrounds. Teamwork is essential along with the support and leadership of the CPF team within the division.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be responsible for promoting and supporting the development and implementation of evidence-based nursing practice for all levels of nursing. Coordination of nursing study days and management of the available rotation programmes is also required. Collaboration and links with the wider education team across the trust to develop and deliver practice projects and developments relevant to trust objectives is essential. Participation in the development of policies, procedures and CPD strategies are also required. Contribution and attendance at the trust CPD Forum is expected.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register
  • Teaching course
  • Honours degree (Level 3/ FHEQ Level 6) in health-related subject


  • Management training course/ leadership course



  • Minimum 18 months experience in a practice development role/ clinical practice facilitator/ senior staff nurse (Band 6)

Skills and Abilities


  • Understands importance of audit able to apply audit processes
  • Willing to provide support to other clinical areas within the division
  • Demonstrates understanding of principles and practice of Clinical Governance, e.g. Risk Management



  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of working as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats
  • Able to use IT to disseminate information e.g. e-mail, Power Point, and Excel
  • Able to support staff to achieve computer literacy

Personal and People Development


  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development in line with KSF, maintains updated Portfolio
  • Experience working as preceptor/ facilitator
  • Reflective in Practice
  • Prioritises own workload
  • Able to work on/under own initiative
  • Demonstrates commitment to act as preceptor/facilitator
  • Experience teaching others and responding to learning needs
  • Able to plan and deliver teaching sessions/programmes
  • Able to co-ordinate / facilitate a group of staff
  • Experience of managing resources
  • Articulates reasons for desire to work in this clinical areas
  • Committed to providing safe, effective and timely patient-centred care in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct and Trust Core standards
  • Demonstrates awareness of contemporary issues in nursing and health care
  • Demonstrates understanding of research- based practice
  • Able to evaluate the impact of practice development activities
  • Able to support staff in acquisition of essential and expanded clinical skills


  • Demonstrates knowledge of effective budgeting practice

Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by:


  • Candiate is familiar with Trust policies relating to Infection Prevention and Control.
  • Candiate has completed all required training and education (both via e-learning and face to face) on infection prevention and control.
  • Including infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal/professional development and included in your annual appraisal
  • Taking personal responsibility so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of health care associated infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently.

Specific Requirements


  • Flexible approach to shift patterns
  • The postholder will need to be assessed as fit to complete the full duties of this post, this will be determined by Occupational Health with any reasonable adjustments applied
  • Job sharing may also be discussed

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, UCLH

Queen Square



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