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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2020.

Lead Clinical Educator

Job Reference: 188-NM2580-A

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care
Southampton General Hosptial, Southampton
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

University Hospital Southampton General ICU is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and highly motivated Clinical Nurse Educator to lead the education team within GICU/SHDU and to support the Senior Nursing team in the development of all staff. If you are a confident, well-organised, strong and visible nurse leader, who thrives in a busy and diverse clinical environment then we would like to hear from you.

University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton, South Hampshire with tertiary services covering the Wessex region and a Major Trauma centre. Critical Care at UHS is the largest on the South coast comprising of a 25 bedded brand new General ICU, 13 bedded Neurological ICU, a 15 bedded Cardiac ICU and a 10 bedded Surgical High Dependency; who is proud of national status and reputation within the field of Critical Care. We have been rated by the CQC as outstanding with the trust overall rating of good.


This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6/7 critical care nurse who has experience of clinical education in a critical care environment. Experience and evidence of teaching and assessing in practice is crucial, together with a relevant post -registration critical care course, formal teaching qualification and academic achievement to first degree is essential. The successful educator must be able to demonstrate vision and flair, and have a real passion for teaching others the art and practice of critical care nursing.


The unit offers the opportunity to actively participate in Critical Care issues at Trust, National and at an International level. The varied and complex case mix plus a commitment to role development in a visionary manner makes this an excellent opportunity. Within the role you would receive support from the Matron and divisional education lead.

You will be able to demonstrate current experience and commitment to developing effective educational, managerial & leadership skills, a good degree of professional maturity and the ability to work in a highly pressurised environment.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic registered nurse on the appropriate part of the register. You should have a post-registration qualification in intensive care nursing. Appropriate experience at senior level in a comparable critical care environment.

Aware of current NHS & professional issues. Ability to network and build relationships within & across professions. Lead and develop “extended role” nursing & nurse led procedures, e.g. intravenous injections, advanced ventilation techniques etc as per unit and Trust policies, and following appropriate training and certification. Develop role in accordance with the NMC Scope of Professional Practice.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday 14th December 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Charlotte Morris


Additional contact information

Suzie Riley Lead Clinical Educator


Tania Topp Divisional education lead


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