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Paediatric Clinical Educator

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated registered nurse to join the Paediatric Emergency Department as a Clinical Educator.

The post-holder will be an experienced, knowledgeable practitioner who provides clinicallybased practice development and education. They will rolemodel best, evidence-based professional practice.The Clinical Educator will identify and support the learning needs of their clinical area andis key to 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, and working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team and seniorcolleagues.Specific education interventions will be provided and may be co-developed with the senior practice development and education team. They will also assist in coordinating the delivery and evaluation of training.

This post is for a 50% split between clinical and education.

Nursing and Midwifery at Oxford is an exciting and dynamic place to be a nurse, researcher, educator and leader, but is only as innovative as the people in our amazing teams. Providing the best evidence-based individualised care is core to everything we do. We are deeply committed to caring for and developing each other, with staff being encouraged to undertake further study within their speciality area. Our aim is to be the best at all we do through our research and innovation initiatives and partnerships.

Main duties of the job

  • To assist the sister/charge nurse within the ward / department to plan, deliver and evaluate professional & practice development for the department.
  • To act as a resource for managers and staff within the ward / department on all matters related to training and development.
  • Ensure a robust mentorship system is in place to provide a continuous means of clinical support and supervision.
  • Participate in the nurse's induction and orientation programme to the emergency department.
  • To encourage a culture of continuous service improvement and of evidence based practice.
  • Support practice development and nursing project work within the service demonstrating a commitment to disseminating information and sharing experiences.
  • Contribute to the high standard of care of patients by focusing on the prevention and management wounds.
  • Provide education, advice and support to all clinical staff on all aspects of Emergency Paediatric Nursing
  • To support the development of practice in partnership with education to benefit the advancement of nursing care.
  • Promote effective change management.

  • About us

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury. For more information on OUH please view OUH At a Glance by OUHospitals - Issuu

    Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community.

    We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence.

    These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    -Act as an exemplary role model for best clinical practice and Trustvalues- Work alongside learners to facilitate their independent learning- Work to an agreed job plan to maximise education delivery to supportstaff and patient safety/experience.- Manage their own time to ensure a balance between clinical educationand education administrative activities- Actively promote and contribute to an inter-professional learningenvironment- Deliver education programmes at a divisional level and where requiredcross divisionally in support of organisational priorities.- Work as part of the local and corporate practice development teams- Assist in anticipating and addressing the educational needs of theservice-Work across boundaries to proactively develop and sustain partnerships-Participate in audit, service improvement and research projects relevantto the clinical educator role

    Person Specification



    • UK Health related degree, recognised to post
    • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of NMC revalidation
    • Evidence of specialist knowledge appropriate to the clinical area or practice development and education
    • Evidence of experience and qualifications in supervising and assessing colleagues and learners


    • Familiar with and able to effectively use common office software suites (e.g. MS Office)

    Clinical Practice


    • Articulate and knowledgeable regarding skills needed to deliver a high standard of care in the area of practice
    • Able to document observations, results, decisions and actions etc. accurately, and effectively communicate these to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team
    • Able to supervise non-registered and registered colleagues to ensure effective care delivery
    • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team leaders/ward manager/unit co-ordinator


    • Able to balance competing priorities within their workload

    Trust Values


    • Evidences the ability to proactively support and develop colleagues in the delivery of care commensurate with Trust values and behaviours
    • Acts as a role model and able to lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice
    • Able to identify the role of education in fulfilling these values and demonstrates a passion for education in this context

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    John Radcliffe Hospital Emergency Department



    OX3 9DU

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