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PICU Clinical Educator

Employer
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
There has never been a better time to join our Paediatric Critical Care team at the University Hospitals of Leicester. With an expanding service, a relocated fully refurbished unit and a plan for new Children's Hospital, now is the time to join our team and be part of shaping our amazing transformation!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) as a Band 7 PICU Clinical Educator. If you have a passion for clinical education and practice development and have a desire to shape and develop our workforce, then this is your ideal role.

We welcome applications from motivated and dedicated PICU Nurses with a passion for education and training and a broad range of clinical skills, knowledge and experience within Paediatric Congenital Heart Surgery and Paediatric Critical Care. You must be prepared to embrace and develop our workforce as a credible educational practitioner and resource and engage our teams in promoting learning and change within the clinical environment.

You will be responsible for facilitating the education, clinical skills and on-going professional development of new and existing PICU clinical teams by implementing structured and competency based programmes utilising a whole range of teaching methods. You will also be expected to facilitate our brand new Paediatric Critical Care Society (PCCS) accredited Paediatric Critical Care Programme which launches April 2023

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for delivering education, training and practice development within the Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU)
  • Expected to act as a role model to provide clinical leadership to the nursing and medical team, sharing expert knowledge and supporting in the clinical environment.
  • Expected to work in partnership with the Matron and the W& C Education & Practice Development Team being responsible for planning and leading in the implementation of evidence-based, patient-focused practice.
  • Expected to provide training programmes for all bands of the clinical teams. Will maintain link with institutes of further learning to ensure the ongoing training of staff.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of clinical skills training and practice development on PICU.
  • Liaise with other groups to develop and deliver multi professional and inter-professional education.
  • To maintain detailed and accurate records regarding staff education.
  • To develop and maintain competency-based training packages for all clinical teams
  • Support the concept of continuing professional development through the delivery of relevant programmes of clinical skills training on PICU.
  • Expected to be visible and accessible for staff working in the Paediatric Intensive Care Units and work clinically alongside registered and non-registered staff promoting ensuring skills adhere to UHL policies to ensure a workforce 'fit for purpose' and 'fit for practice'


About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/work-for-us/current-vacancies/

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will be:

Responsible for delivering education, training and practice development within the Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU)

Expected to act as a role model to provide clinical leadership to the nursing and medical team, sharing expert knowledge and supporting in the clinical environment.

Expected to work in partnership with the Matron and the W& C Education & Practice Development Team being responsible for planning and leading in the implementation of evidence-based, patient-focused practice.

Expected to provide training programmes for all bands of the clinical teams. Will maintain link with institutes of further learning to ensure the ongoing training of staff.

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of clinical skills training and practice development on PICU. Liaise with other groups to develop and deliver multi professional and inter-professional education. To maintain detailed and accurate records regarding staff education.

For full details of the main responsibilities, please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached in the advert.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Appropriate current registration with NMC
  • Successful completion of recognised post registration qualification in Paediatric Intensive Care
  • A recognised teaching and assessing qualification
  • Current APLS provider
  • Evidence of on-going, dynamic continuing professional education within Paediatrics


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Expert practitioner in PICU
  • Appropriate Post Registration experience in Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing and Congenital Cardiac Heart Defects
  • Experience in teaching and assessing
  • Developing teaching / training packages
  • Ability to lead a team


Experience

Essential

  • Participation in multi-disciplinary teaching sessions
  • Suitable post registration clinical experience and appropriate experience within the speciality at band 6 (PICU)
  • Experience in change management
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience of planning, implementing and evaluating staff development needs
  • Experience of formal teaching and training of multiple disciplines
  • Experience of undertaking clinical audit and translating this into revised nursing practice


Analytical and Judgement skills

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise
  • Self-confidence and ability to cope under pressure
  • Able to influence other professional groups


Communication Skills

Essential

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective communicator and negotiator during complex situations
  • Ability to motivate self and others.


Planning & Organisation Skills

Essential

  • Experience of planning, implementing and evaluating staff development needs
  • Ability to prioritise


Resource Utilisation

Essential

  • Demonstrates understanding of efficient and effective use of resources where the workload can be unpredictable


Equality & Diversity

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Address

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Leicester

LE1 5WW

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358-6266228-CHI

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