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Clinical Skills Facilitator - Starlight Ward

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced paediatric Nurse with considerable skill in Children's Haematology and Oncology Nursing. If you have an ability and motivation to teach others to perform skills safely, it may be time to join the Clinical Skills Facilitator (CSF) team in this permanent, full-time post which provides an opportunity to develop your skills as an educator.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering education related to your chosen field of practice with a particular focus on enabling RCNs to continue to develop their knowledge and skills in haematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant and support new and experienced staff.

Applicants are required to be RSCN or RN-Part 15 (Child Branch) with extensive paediatric experience in Children's haematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant.

You should have good communication skills, together with the ability to manage your own workload and work to deadlines. A desire to work using simulation within the clinical environment would be preferable as well as completion of the Critical Care Level 1& 2 course. Evidence of a post-graduate teaching & learning course is preferred.

Main duties of the job

You will need to have flexibility, vision and excellent time management skills to support staff on the ward and lead in change management and the development and implementation of new teaching models that advance practice through innovation.

With the underpinning of your existing clinical skills you will be supported to further your own practice that in turn supports you in providing education to lead nurses through their professional development.

Alongside this you will be required to support the Senior Nursing Team in a culture of dynamic leadership that continually improves patient safety and the quality of care provided to children and families.

Alongside the CSF role, you will also work as a member of the Faculty of Children's Nurse Education to address the wider educational needs of the Women's and Children's Division.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge & Understanding of NHS overall key targets for the Division & Trust wide nursing
  • Knowledge and understanding of Division and Trust wide nursing developments
  • Knowledge of current issues within nurse education and the ability to relate these to education in Starlight ward
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to change management
  • Understanding of NHS overall key targets
  • Current knowledge and understanding of issues within healthcare

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills
  • Assertive and proactive
  • Possess a high level of skill and competency in relevant area of clinical practice
  • Good report writing skills
  • Computer skills and competent to use windows based programs
  • Able to work independently without supervision
  • Ability to use a variety of software packages
  • Good problem solving ability
  • Evidence of ability to use initiative, lead a team and manage change
  • Ability to manage when under both individual and/or work pressure
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise own and work of others
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Committed to staff development
  • Evidence of adherence to the NMC Code of Conduct for personal and professional Development
  • Flexibility in working practices (unsocial hours, internal rotation, willingness to adapt to educational needs

Qualifications & Training


  • RSCN Part 8 / RN (Child Branch, Part 15) or RN
  • Extensive experience in a paediatric setting
  • Current Paediatric Intermediate Life Support qualification
  • Facilitating learning and assessing course
  • Preceptorship course
  • Completion of BRHC competency documents


  • PILS Instructor
  • HDU course completion

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Starlight Ward, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin Street



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