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Practice Education Facilitator

Employer
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Location
Welwyn Garden City
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year (pro rata if applicable) plus HCAS
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are looking for a part-time Practice Education Facilitators (PEF) to work with our community nursing teams to support Health Care Support Workers, pre-registration nursing students and student Nursing Associates.

You will work to create a positive learning environment where staff development is encouraged and supported. Working closely with Education Leads, Service Managers and Clinical Leads to support induction, competence development & CPD .

You will use your clinical expertise to deliver the Care Certificate & practice education, & to promote high standards of care. You will work with the Universities & partner Trusts, undertaking a role in practice development to support service improvement & quality of care.You will assist the Education Leads to audit practice & disseminate information on educational and practice developments and also support the Trust Preceptorship Programme.

More information is available below in the Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities

Main duties of the job

Be a highly visible clinical role model, working alongside staff in clinical practice, supporting the new starters and students and their supervisor's/assessors.
    • Work with managers and supervisors to establish mechanisms for enhancing, developing and assessing the quality of placement learning.
    • Deliver local induction to learners
    • Provide support and deliver training to supervisors/assessors.
    • Deliver work-based learning and informal teaching/facilitation for Student Nursing Associates
    • Work alongside the Education Leads to provide support to students and supervisors/assessors in practice for nursing and allied health professionals.
    • Support staff members to meet the requirements for apprenticeship programmes
    • Assist in maintaining the practice learning environment as an effective placement for learners to meet the competencies required of them and meets the required standards

More information is available below in the Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details

MAIN DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operational Delivery

Training
  • Assist in the delivery of local induction to ensure learners are suitably prepared for practice and placements.
  • Assist in the delivery of training sessions for supervisors/assessors.
  • Participate in the Trusts Preceptorship Programme
  • Provide training in response to clinical need/incidents and quality improvement initiatives.

Education
  • Assist the Education Lead to work with managers and supervisors to establish mechanisms for enhancing, developing and assessing the quality of placement learning.
  • Assist with the delivery of work-based learning for Student Nursing Associates across partner placement areas.
  • Assist with the delivery of informal teaching/facilitation as agreed within the trusts and the University partnership.
  • Work alongside the Education Leads to provide support to students and supervisors/assessors in practice for nursing and allied health professionals.
  • Work closely with learning and development team to manage learners entry requirements onto apprenticeship programmes
  • Facilitate focus groups for clinical staff bands 2-4 undertaking apprenticeships.
  • Support the Learning and Development Co-ordinator in monitoring and maintaining a database of staff on clinical apprenticeships.
  • Provide professional advice and support to staff who are acting as supervisors in placement partner Trusts.

Patient / Customer Care

On a daily basis, be a highly visible clinical role model, working alongside staff in clinical practice, supporting the new starters and students and their supervisors/assessors.
  • Will support and work with learners who are experiencing challenges within the clinical setting and will document progress and learning objectives of these individuals.
  • To escalate any issues with the learners progress to the relevant staff within the Trust and the HEI link tutor
  • Work clinically to maintain own knowledge, skills and clinical credibility, demonstrating high standards of practice and clinical expertise in the care of adult patients and the public
  • Be prepared to work alongside colleagues in non-nursing roles to understand the requirements of different professions/areas.
  • Contribute to an environment in which effective practice-based learning is fostered, implemented, evaluated and shared.
  • Remain abreast of the developments in clinical practice and implement/lead changes as appropriate.
  • Foster an environment of enquiry and evidence-based care within the clinical areas
  • Be prepared to assist clinical areas within the Trust at times of high demand.

Strategic Management

Audit and Research
  • Assist the Education Leads to utilise, develop and review tools to audit and evaluate educational and professional practice and education programmes/materials.

Service Development and Improvement

Promoting Quality for Practice Learning
  • Assist in supporting the quality of learning environments which ensure the workforce is fit for practice.
  • Assist in maintaining the practice learning environment as an effective placement for learners to meet the competencies required of them and meets the required standards
  • Escalate any serious untoward incidents involving learners as Trust and HEI policies.

Placement Capacity
  • Contribute by working with the Education Leads to develop, implement and update the Health Education England Quality Assurance Framework.
  • Ensure clinical education audits are up to date.

Management and Leadership
  • Represent pre-registration and Nursing Associates at Trust, University and external meetings in the absence of an Education Lead
  • Contribute to Trust wide policies, procedures, and educational initiatives in relation to pre-registration students and the role of the Nursing Associate.
  • Assist the Education Leads to develop effective working relationships with managers, and others to ensure effective communication and support of supervisors and students in practice
  • Assist the Education Leasd to critically evaluate & develop the service in response to internal & external policy/practice changes, complaints, course evaluations and staff feedback for the pre-registration placements and student nursing associate courses
  • Work with managers and education leads to address issues of concern with staff performance or the quality of supervision/the learning environment for students and student Nursing Associates, reporting to the Education Leads and the University
  • Assist with the monitoring of compliance with placement learning/quality monitoring requirements/reviews.
  • Participate in events or publications that promote the Nursing Associate role and preparation

Communication and Relationship Building
  • Maintain a good working relationship across the placement partners and the University.
  • Develop professional networks across education and practice in relation to the Nursing Associate programmes
  • Act as an ambassador for the placement partners and the HEIs

General
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment (VCOD) for Healthcare Workers

Candidates offered a role with Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, who are aged 18 and over and who willhave direct, face to face contact with service users as part of their role will be required to evidence that they have received a complete course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, subject to limited exceptions, by no later than 1 April 2022. This will include front-line workers, as well as non-clinical workers not directly involved in patient care but who nevertheless may have direct, face to-face contact with patients, such as receptionists and ward clerks.

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Person Specification

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Strong experience as a practice assessor (including mentor before requirements changed)
  • Registered Nurse
  • Experience working as a registered nurse within a range of clinical settings
  • Experience of coordinating and managing either staff or patients
  • Evidence of experience and commitment to education in practice
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)


Desirable

  • NMC recognised mentorship / practice education qualification


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • Expert clinical role model who is committed to improvement of standards and patient care.


Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Experience of coordinating and managing either staff or patients
  • Knowledge of professional issues in nursing
  • experience as a practice assessor


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Evidence of experience and commitment to education in practice
  • Expert clinical role model who is committed to improvement of standards and patient care.
  • Effective communication skills to meet the needs of the post in full
  • Evidence of ability to present material appropriately in a variety of informal and formal settings.


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Passionate about supporting and developing students and staff
  • Ability to work collaboratively and engage with staff at all levels


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Address

Howard Court

14 Tewin Road

Welwyn Garden City

AL7 1BW



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