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Clinical Skills Facilitator

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Practice Development team for maternity are looking to expand in order to ensure our staff and students have the best support possible to deliver safe, robust care. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinical skills facilitator (CSF) at WHH to join the existing team

Main duties of the job

  • To support midwives in clinical practice, prominently those undertaking a preceptorship programme, to develop and maintain clinical practice, knowledge and skills. To work clinically with those on a preceptorship programme (to include newly qualified midwives, internationally educated midwives and return to practice midwives) to assist them to develop their clinical skills and competencies throughout their preceptorship year.
  • To co-ordinate with the preceptorship lead midwife and practice development midwives to regularly review the preceptorship programme, including planning and facilitating preceptorship training days and obstetric emergencies training.
  • In addition, the post holder will coordinate with the practice education fellows to support individual midwives through individual programmes that develop their knowledge and skills and produces a competent workforce.
  • The post holder will promote good working relationships and collaborative working with the multi-disciplinary team both within the directorate and the rest of the Trust as well as with the local education faculty.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Midwife on practising register - 2 years post registration experience
  • ENB 997/mentorship/SSSA qualification
  • Evidence of Professional development
  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Demonstration of previous experiences in relation to the knowledge and skills framework expected for clinical skills facilitator

Clinical skills and experience


  • oAbility to work towards and demonstrate completion of preceptorship pack
  • oCompetencies and clinical skills related to the knowledge and skills framework for Band 6
  • oExcellent communication and inter personal skills (verbal and written)
  • oIT Skills


  • Previous teaching experience
  • Experience with appraisal process



  • oAwareness of role of Professional Midwifery Advocate
  • oKnowledge of local and national maternity transformation programme
  • oKnowledge of midwifery issues including statutory frameworks and national policy

Personal/professional attributes


  • oCommitted to a culture of continuous improvement, openness and honesty
  • oSelf-motivation
  • oOrganisational prioritising skills.
  • oAbility to motivate and develop clinical and managerial staff to their full potential

Other requirements


  • oTo be aware of and adhere to the Trust's Vision
  • oAbility to work across all sites as needed

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital


TN24 0LZ

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