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Lead Clinical Practice Facilitator (Perioperative Projects)

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
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of the UCLH Theatre and Anaesthesia team as a Lead Clinical Practice Facilitator with a main focus of developing, delivering and managing continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses and Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) on the Perioperative Care Pathway including theatres, anaesthetics and recovery.

As Lead Clinical Practice Facilitator, you must have a good knowledge and experience in perioperative practice and an excellent understanding of peri-anaesthesia care and education.

In order to practice the role, you must be an Operating Department Practitioner registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) OR a NMC registered Nurse (with appropriate and accredited post-graduate anaesthetic module/course).

You will be required to function effectively as a leader of different peri-operative education projects to compliment the provision of an efficient and high-quality surgical service. You must be organised, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with experience of supervising a multi-disciplinary team providing the highest standard of perioperative education across a varied project-load.

You must be motivated and enthusiastic, as well as the ability to work well under pressure and flexibly as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Ensure a welcoming, caring and safe environment, as well as promoting, maintaining and monitoring standards in accordance with the guidelines of the NMC/HCPC and CQC.

Main duties of the job

Monitor the development, implementation and evaluation of in-house perioperative courses with UCLH Theatres in collaboration with different stakeholders and partners.

To take charge of project teams in the absence of Senior Nurse following performance review against the agreed KSF outline and progression through the first gateway

To participate in clinical supervision programmes as appropriate and teach and act as a facilitator/mentor/preceptor to junior nurses and others.

To demonstrate leadership skills and experience in the management of the department and provide high level of specialist clinical leadership.

Support the training and development programme initiated by the Division to ensure staff members achieve their full potential.

Maximise use of clinical resources, implementing best practice in patient flow, admission and discharge arrangements.

Ensure E-rota and electronic patient records are implemented and used to their full potential.

In addition you must have:
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council as an ODP or with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Nurse
  • Extensive knowledge of nursing care in a perioperative environment
  • Evidence of leading a team within a clinical or educational environment
  • A recognised qualification and experience of supporting learner
  • Demonstrates a good working knowledge and compliance with CQC Standards

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.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

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.

University College Hospital is a major Teaching Hospital and Research Centre with state of the art facilities. Our operating theatre is a busy and dynamic environment setting the benchmark for clinical excellence.

We have 27 operating rooms under UCH Theatres & Anesthesia Division which covers different specialties ranging from General surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Bariatrics and upper GI surgery, Colorectal, Gynaecology, Urology, Oncology, Paediatrics, ENT, Maxillo Facial, Vascular and Plastic/ Breast surgery and Robotic Surgery. In addition, we also provide anaesthesia support in outlying areas such as endoscopy unit, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, brachytherapy and interventional radiology.

Our new operating theatre complex in Grafton Way Building is now open which caters to elective orthopaedic and ENT and oral surgeries. Further career opportunities will be available with the opening of our Proton Beam Therapy centre.

We also cater to specialist Thoracic and Urological surgical procedures at our 7 theatres in the UCLH @ Westmoreland Street site and to Neurosurgical and Neuroradiological procedures at our 7 theatres and 2 angiography suites at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

We are committed to ongoing professional development and opportunities exist to undertake a wide range of in-house and university based training programmes.

In collaboration with University College London (UCL), we have successfully launched our anaesthesia and enhanced recovery training programmes for registered nurses/ practitioners in order to develop a multi skilled workforce

The successful candidate will hold the appropriate qualifications to be a current registered practitioner (RN or ODP) and demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development.

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 and Qualifications


  • First level registered nurse/ODP
  • Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor (SSSA) Training or equivalent Mentorship qualification


  • Management / Leadership course
  • Research module
  • Teaching/Assessing qualification



  • Significant experience in a practice development role (clinical practice facilitator) or as senior staff nurse or ODP (band 6 or above), within a theatre environment
  • Experience working as a mentor or learning facilitator in the perioperative setting
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating teaching and training initiatives in a collaborative manner across different platforms
  • Experience in managing data and generating reports


  • Management experience



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Formal presentation skills
  • Experience of liaising with external partners, across traditional boundaries


  • Experience of writing business cases and reports

Personal and People Development


  • Experience of supporting others' personal development
  • Has excellent organisational skills
  • Able to demonstrate decision-making skills
  • Experience of managing complex situations
  • Able to manage time effectively
  • Able to prioritise objectives and workload

Health, Safety And Security


  • Monitors and maintains health, safety and security of self and others
  • Promotes, monitors and maintains best practice in health, safety and security Clinical Governance and Risk

Service Improvement


  • Thorough understanding of NHS improvement agenda


  • Skill-mix and workforce business planning skills



  • Quality assurance and Improvement experience
  • Participation in developing policies and protocols
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of nursing quality and audit issues

Equality and Diversity


  • Respects the privacy and dignity of the individual
  • Understands the implications of equal opportunities in practice

Knowledge and Information Resources


  • Able to utilise ICT to full potential
  • Collection, interpretation & dissemination of information & data from a variety of sources
  • Familiar with and able to produce powerpoint presentations at high level

Learning and Development


  • In-depth understanding of relevant national professional and PD issues
  • Aware of relevant Trust priorities
  • Able to design, deliver and evaluate training programmes
  • Able to advise on related issues

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road



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