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Clinical Educator

Band 6

Main area
317 MSU Nurse Specialists - RVI
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-12-50-DR-B
Site
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Town
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
05/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Clinical Educator for the Musculoskeletal Directorate.  In the role you will have a corporate responsibility with the responsibility, alongside the ward managers across the Directorate, to enhance the quality of care through education, nurture and audit.

Our ethos is to assist each team member to realise their full potential by creating a caring, supportive environment where collaborative working is encouraged.

We are looking for an applicant who has a passion for ensuring that quality standards are compiled with and are able to put in place measures for improvement where necessary, by advising and motivating staff.

  • Interview Date 05/07/2022
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

The role in its entirety is supporting and preparing newly qualified nurses and new recruited staff to the team in addition to implementing and overseeing and educational programme to enhance the knowledge and skills of all staff.

The successful applicant must be dynamic, able to undertake audit and educational analysis, an ability to work autonomously and have good time management skills.

The Musculoskeletal Directorate has wards and departments across two sites and you will be working across both.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • The primary purpose of this role is to support and deliver on-going education, training for nursing and midwifery teams and may be required to support members of the MDT.
  • Identify all opportunities for themselves and others where learning can take place, both formally and informally.
  • Support a Training Needs Analysis and maintain registers of training as appropriate, support ward and departmental sisters/charge nurses to ensure mandatory training is compliant with Trust standard.
  • Makes an active contribute to the Corporate agenda which should be in the region of 40% of the time
  • Contribute to corporate training and education. Will be asked to support practice development initiatives.
  • Develop appropriate competency based clinical skills education and develop relevant competency assessment documents for approval by the appropriate Trust Committee e.g. Clinical Role Development Group or Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Group.
  • Support the Trust Governance and Patient Safety agenda through active participation in the work of the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Group.
  • To maintain the delivery and quality of services provided within the care environment including the care delivered, supporting nursing standards and acting as a role model working clinically with staff where needed.
  • To provide a nursing lead as a member of the multidisciplinary team
    - Provide advice
    - Patient and Staff advocacy
  • Influence change and development of practice, utilising the most recent evidence base.
  • Support the appropriate manager with the development and performance management review of staff where appropriate.
  • Abide by Trust policies when dealing with complaints, accidents and incidents.
  • Maintain discipline within the clinical area, abiding by Trust Disciplinary Procedure Policies
  • Contribute to interview panels, where appropriate in the appointment of staff, and be aware of legislation and local personnel policies affecting the employment of staff.
  • Implementation of evaluation audits to measure the impact of educational programmes and disseminate the results.
  • Support and deliver a competency based induction for new staff and students to the directorate.
  • Facilitate the provision of Clinical Supervision ensuring this is a support mechanism available to all staff.
  • Identify areas of good practice and provide opportunities for staff to share this across the organisation.

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • Knowledge and understanding of current relevant NHS policy context
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of developing and leading programmes of education and or training

SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Good IT skills
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Proven change management skills and practice development
  • Evidence of good communication and inter personal skills, including effective report writing
  • Effective organisation and time management skills and able to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and across disciplines as a member of a multi-disciplinary team

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Some post registration experience some of which will be at a senior level.
Desirable criteria
  • Research or audit experience

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to Branch)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Experience within specialist area;
  • Degree level study (on Degree pathway).
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • Evidence of on-going professional, personal and academic development
Desirable criteria
  • Working towards or educated to Master's level.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Ruth Saunders
Job title
Matron MSK
Email address
ruth.saunders6@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2148618