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Clinical Educator for Preceptorship

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Brighton/Haywards Heath
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to apply for the post of Clinical Educator for Preceptorship within the corporate Clinical Education and Practice Development team at University Hospitals Sussex (mainly based on the Brighton and Haywards Heath sites). This role is a great opportunity for an experienced registered nurse with excellent interpersonal and clinical skills to support and coordinate the development of education programmes for newly registered nursing staff. They will coordinate educational activities and assessments of learning within the department, working in conjunction with clinical educators throughout the Trust.

The post holder will liaise closely with the Senior Clinical Educator for Preceptorship, helping to deliver the preceptorship module. They will provide clinical leadership and support to all newly registered nurses (RNs), newly registered internationally educated nurses (IENs) and newly registered nursing associates (NAs) in their clinical environments and the classroom.

Experience of teaching and mentoring is essential with evidence of ongoing personal and professional development.

Main duties of the job

  • To work collaboratively and support the Senior Clinical Educator for Preceptorship and corporate Clinical Education and Practice Development Team in delivering the NMC standards for education and the HEE Quality Framework standards.
  • To respond to clinical education and practice development requirements within the department and within the Trust working closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team in their implementation.
  • To support the advancement of knowledge and skills using approved learning and assessment procedures.
  • Ensuring the clinical area is a positive learning environment through acting as an expert resource ensuring local training resources are appropriate and up to date.
  • To triangulate learning opportunities for newly registered RNs, NAs and IENs in collaboration with patient safety / harm free care ensuring governance and quality assurance.
  • To manage the effective performance of newly registered staff in the standardisation of core competencies and robust assessment techniques.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop.

We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do. We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Service Delivery and Improvement
  • To facilitate the learning and continuing development of newly registered clinical staff ensuring that education is responsive to service developments.
  • Work alongside learners delivering clinical care. Use coaching/mentoring-style techniques during contact time with learners to identify learning needs, improve standards, and escalate concerns where appropriate.
  • Assisting with and supporting assessment of learners in practice
  • To develop planned educational programmes and opportunities
  • To participate in teaching and learning opportunities, utilising TEL for delivery
  • To advise staff in relation to educational opportunities and professional development
  • To create, sustain and support an environment where practice development and change can flourish
  • To initiate and respond to evaluations and feedback to improve education provision in terms of content and delivery
  • To keep up to date with NMC Standards and relevant education trends / drivers at local, regional and national levels
  • To maintain full conversance with current under and post graduate training curricula with partner HEIs
  • To be responsible for booking courses / programme administration in the absence of designated administration staff
  • To facilitate courses such as ensuring resources are prepared
  • To manage own time to ensure balance between education, clinical and administrative activities and duties are fulfilled
  • Supporting with recruitment and retention initiatives including interviewing and recruitment days
  • Supporting workforce planning for the division by producing appropriate educational data or reports requested by management
  • To assist in the process of ensuring multi-disciplinary training to meet specific initiatives

People Management and Development
  • Advocate for and contribute to a working environment that promotes continuous learning and development, evidence-based practice, and succession planning
  • To encourage effective working relationships and the development of cohesive team working
  • To make effective use of available resources and eliminate waste in order to contribute to the cost effective delivery of services
  • To actively participate in maintaining own professional development, identifying own educational and clinical training needs with Line Manager
  • To manage own electronic calendar and meeting bookings as required

Learning and Development
  • Attend mandatory training updates as required
    • To maintain own professional registration and practice with reference to the NMC Code (2018)
    • To be responsible for own professional and personal development, through research, innovation and attendance at appropriate study days
    • To be an active member of the Trusts Education and Practice Development Forum and other forums for developing practice
    • Undertake training as necessary in line with the development of the post and as agreed with the line manager as part of the personal development process
  • Achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales
  • Identify own learning needs and jointly plan training requirements with your line manager
  • Participate in the Trusts appraisal process to discuss how your role will help deliver the best possible care to our patients and help to deliver any changes in service

This job description is an outline of the role and responsibilities. From time to time due to the needs of the service, we may ask you to flexibly undertake other duties that are consistent with your role and banding, including project work, internal job rotation and absence cover.

The job description and person specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of the department and the organisation.

Person Specification

Via listed qualifications and supporting information


  • Practice assessor or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a role developing practice
  • Evidence of managing others' development, providing coaching assessment and feedback


  • Practice Teacher / Post Graduate Certificate in Education or currently undertaking
  • Evidence of strong partnership networking and team working skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital/Princess Royal Hospital

Brighton/Haywards Heath


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