Clinical Educator - Older adults (In-Patient)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
DHCFT offers 6 week placements to medical students.

We are seeking an experienced professional and motivated individual to join our undergraduate medical education team for Older Adults Services in Derby.

Previous experience in a teaching role, whilst desirable, is not essential as you will have the opportunity to develop these skills in within the post.

The role involves educating, supporting and guiding medical students from the University of Nottingham, whilst on their psychiatry placement in Derby, mainly working across the in-patient wards at Kingsway Hospital with some in-reach into the Liaison Psychiatry team at the Royal Derby Hospital.

You need to be passionate about providing education and support to the students, as well as working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary colleagues.

If applicants can only consider full-time work, please contact the team to discuss as there may be an opportunity to supplement the role with additional days in a clinical area.

Main duties of the job

In collaboration with clinical teams and the education department, the post holder will support and facilitate medical student training in Psychiatry within the clinical environment.

To support bedside teaching, enabling students to practise clinical skills, such as history taking, risk assessment, Mental State Examinations.

Participate the Expert Patients in delivering the Lived Experience Programme.

To be able to offer pastoral support to students who may struggle during the placement, as psychiatry can be an emotionally challenging placement for medical students.

Actively participate in the assessment process for student appraisal.

Contribute to data collection, quality and standards in teaching in order to maintain and improve on student experience.

Represent the clinical teaching team at appropriate Trust and regional education meetings.

About us

The team provides a friendly and inclusive environment suited to highly motivated individuals. You will be encouraged to develop innovative ways to enhance the teaching but will also have a wealth of experience from the team available to you.

There is also the opportunity to benefit from a regional nurse educator forum for professional group supervision and comparing best practise.

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • NMC registered Code Sub Part 1 RN 3 Mental Health Nursing
  • Educated to Degree Level or evidence of equivalent experience in relevant clinical area
  • Evidence of up to date Personal Development Plan and Professional Portfolio
  • Teaching qualification: PGCE, ENB 997/8, NVQ Assessor, CG 730 or equivalent
Experience / Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate relevant post registration clinical experience
  • Recent experience of working with service users and carers who have experienced of mental ill health
  • Recent experience of working in mental health mulit-disciplinary teams
  • Recent experience of co-ordinating care and working in multi-professional teams
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of CPA / Risk Assessment and Management skills
  • Demonstrate up to date evidence based knowledge for clinical practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mental health and work based legislation
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and awareness of professional accountability and codes of conduct
  • Demonstrate literacy and numeric skills
  • Demonstrate leadership skills such a motivation, facilitation, mentorship etc
  • Demonstrate the ability to contribute to clinical leadership of team in a service user /carer focused way.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of Clinical Governance (audit, research clinical effectiveness etc)
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop own practice in line with team and organisational standards
  • Demonstrate ability to teach small groups
  • Understand the learning objectives relating to undergraduate medical students
  • Experience in supporting students on clinical placements
  • An awareness of issues relating to healthcare students
  • Experience in supporting students in distress

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