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Professional Development Nurse - Specialist Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated nurse to join our Specialist Medicines Professional Development Team.

The post holder would need to:

Be responsible and accountable for assessing staff development needs.

Implement and evaluate formal and informal training programmes.

Participate in the setting up, monitoring and evaluating of standards of care and practice.

Contribute to the education and professional development of both qualified and unqualified staff.

Work closely with multidisciplinary teams and support audits to ensure high quality and standard of care is delivered to patients and their significant other/s

And in the absence of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) assume responsibility and deputise in their absence.

For an informal discussion about the post or visit please contact CNS for Acute Skills Raj Heffernan on 07950969234 or by email on

Please note:

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once enough applications have been received. We regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

All appointments are subject to 6 months' probation period.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Barts Health to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

Main duties of the job

To assist in the delivery of the education strategy for specialist medicines services

To promote a culture of learning and development

To support and train new staff.

To assist with the collation of education commissioning

To assist with the development and delivery of a progressive learning environment for all grades of nursing staff

To support the development of post registration nursing staff by assisting with the co-ordination of educational activities and assessments of learning

To actively promote and contribute to inter-professional learning activities.

To act an effective role model for best practice

Assist with development of protocols, guidelines, policies, integrated care pathways, clinical research trials and audit tools.

Work closely with colleagues to offer support and advice via training and development.

To develop, implement and evaluate various training programs both formal and informal in line with the needs of the service users and providers.

Assist with facilitating multi professional learning through education, training research, audit and professional activities. Considering corporate and divisional objectives within the governance framework.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

Qualifications And Knowledge


  • Current NMC registration
  • Intravenous accreditation.
  • Mentorship course or equivalent
  • Experience as senior band 5 level
  • Experience in Acute Nursing
  • Fulfils KSF outline for Staff Nurse (Band 6).
  • Post Qualification Nursing experience
  • Significant and proven teaching experience
  • Experience with audit


  • BSc Nursing or working towards.
  • Evidence of post registration
  • Specialist expertise underpinned by theoretical knowledge, and broad experience in the management of ill patients.
  • Level of understanding and working within the clinical governance framework
  • Understanding of legal and professional ethics and their application in practice.

Personal and People Development


  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge.
  • Understanding of own Knowledge and Skills Framework and ability to identify learning needs and interests.
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better.
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of learning needs and evidence of facilitation skills.



  • Experience of delivering undergraduate student and trained staff supervision.
  • Ability to problem solve, analyze complex clinical problems and create practical solutions to provide best clinical care.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to undertake audit and change practice in accordance with findings.
  • Computer Literacy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Good organizational skills, able to work effectively as an autonomous practitioner, set priorities and meet deadlines despite repeated interruptions.
  • Developed physical skills to ensure accuracy and dexterity required for teaching clinical procedures
  • Evidence of involvement in quality initiative



  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form with people from a variety of backgrounds, predicting barriers to communication.
  • Keeping statistics and accurate written records of all inpatient and outpatient consultations in accordance with Trust and departmental standards for record keeping.
  • Complies with all trust policies and procedures related to confidentiality and data protection.


  • Use negotiating and influencing skills to promote best practice where there are conflicting views, to improve patient care and facilitate service changes across organizational boundaries.

Specific Requirements


  • Confident
  • Flexible, adaptive and creative
  • Positive work ethic

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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