We have an exciting opportunity for 2 Practice Education Facilitators (PEF) to join our multi-disciplinary Professional Education Team on secondment or fixed term contract for 12 months to support learners in clinical practice across the Trust.
Are you an registered nurse who enjoys supervising and assessing learners when they are in clinical placements and would like to be pivotal in creating an outstanding learning environment for the future?
Do you have career aspirations to develop your current role and are interested in moving into an education environment for the next phase of your career?
Are you dynamic and innovative, able to see the bigger picture, have great communication and organisation skills and ready to take on a new challenge?
We are seeking a highly motivated, forward thinking registered nurse who is passionate about education and supporting students.
You will need to support the development and increase of pre-registration placements across Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. The successful applicants will act as Practice Assessors to nursing pre-registration students on their community placement experience in either the Luton and Bedfordshire areas or the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk areas.
Interviews will run over 2 days – 11/4/23 and 14/4/23.
Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised
Main duties of the job
The Practice Education Facilitator will promote the quality of the clinical learning environment across the Trust by providing support, educational input and development activities for Practice Assessors and Practice Supervisors and learners within pre-registration nursing programmes, nursing apprenticeships and Allied Health Professionals services.
They will encourage the development of a learning culture where both education and lifelong learning are seen as integral to clinical practice. The role aims to enhance the quality of the practice learning environment and positively contribute to the development of a workforce fit for purpose.
The post holder will work under the direction of the Clinical Educator and Placement Leads and will be expected to use their initiative, analytical skills and judgement. The post holder will work autonomously to identified objectives.
The post holder will work with the Student Placement Coordinator to support and develop new and existing student placements within CCS, ensuring quality learning environments for nursing learners.
You will use excellent communication and negotiation skills to support the development and maintenance of high-quality learning environments to ensure placement resilience and success.
Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.
There’s one reason why our services are outstanding – and that’s our amazing staff who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.
If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.
09 March 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum, pro rata
Units 7/8, Meadow Park
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- To promote, support and develop learning and education in clinical learning environments, in particular the role of Practice Supervisors and Assessors to ensure there are sufficient numbers to support learners in practice.
- To act as a Practice Assessor for learners/apprentices in designated areas, to ensure the ongoing continuity of clinical placements.
- To ensure high quality clinical learning environments for all learners in designated areas and provide support for those assessing and supervising learners on pre-registration programmes.
- To be actively involved with supporting Preceptees and preceptors within the clinical area and the delivery of the Trust preceptorship programme.
- To provide support to staff to ensure student placement preparation within designated areas is consistently of a high quality and to establish and explore strategies to enhance the clinical learning environment.
- To deliver Trust Student Induction under the direction of the Clinical Educator and Placement Leads and act as a point of contact for learners to raise concerns about any aspect of their placement, referring complex issues to the Clinical Education and Placement Lead for further support.
- To work alongside staff in designated areas to increase nursing student placement capacity and providing advice in relation to clinical competencies and Trust governance procedures.
- To provide a consistent contact for Practice Assessors/ Supervisors to access any support they require with learners. Referring complex issues around student achievement and competence to the Clinical Education and Placement Lead for further support.
- To support the Clinical Educator and Placement Lead with the delivery of Practice Supervisor / Assessor training and updates for all registered staff
- To promote and embed the NMC SSSA standards in all practice areas.
- To develop and maintain effective working relationships across the Trust with assessors, supervisors learners, within the professional education team.
- To ensure the Trust values and behaviours are communicated and embedded within the clinical placement environment for all learners/learners.
- Provide support to practice assessors/supervisors and managers if a student does not meet the required standards, to include cause for concern processes with HEIs/Training Providers.
- To use sound keyboard skills and multi-media equipment to communicate with all staff and learners, and to use virtual learning resources to ensure widespread access to education.
- Observes personal duty of care in relation to equipment and resources used in the course of work.
- Maintaining own professional development and requirement to take part in appraisal and KSF process
Research & Development Activity
- Required to undertake R&D activity as role allows.
Clinical and Practice Governance
- Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
- Any data that is taken/shared as part of a phone call or transported, faxed or transferred electronically must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies.
- The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes
- The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures
- It is a condition of your employment that you are currently registered with the NMC and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration.
- Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.
- The post holder must participate in clinical and other audits as required
- Participate in supervision on a regular basis.
- The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team.
The post holder must at all times carry out their duties with regard to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
To be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and staff.
All post holders must adhere to the code of conduct on confidentiality and be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.
This job description is intended only as a guide to the range of duties involved. The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to other duties that may be required from time to time and the changes and developments within the Trust.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure of Barring Service to be made to check for any previous criminal convictions. Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff, or users in line with its equal opportunities policy and policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders.
Qualifications & Training
- Registered Nurse
- Practice Assessor
- Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
- Teaching experience
- Evidence of ongoing clinical practice and development
- Significant experience supporting learners in practice (including using virtual technology)
- Knowledge of pre-registration nursing programmes and NMC Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment
- Knowledge of coaching models of supervision and assessment
- Experience of partnership working across organisational boundaries and collaboration with other professionals
- Evidence of awareness of relevant local and national policy development
- Participating in individual and team development
- Experience of developing student placements/learning environments
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to use tact, diplomacy and persuasion to achieve results
- Be a reflective practitioner who leads by example
- Advanced verbal, active listening, and written communication skills to be able to give clear direction and instructions and make decisions independently
- Time Management and prioritisation skills
- Ability to work flexibly and autonomously and effectively within a team and be able to motivate and inspire others
- Awareness and understanding of local safeguarding processes to support learners and staff.
Working within Professional Boundaries
- Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
- Recognises the limits of own authority within the role and seeks and uses professional support appropriately
- Understands the principle of confidentiality
- Demonstrates professional curiosity
- Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working within the clinical setting and remote working
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).