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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/04/2021.

Practice Educator

Job Reference: 271-HL-2987391

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London
£45,780 - £51,393 per annum pro rata inclusive

CICU Flamingo

Practice Educator (B7) - 0.5 WTE - 5 month secondment

Excellence in education, clinical support and pastoral care.

The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU Flamingo) requires an experienced nurse with a commitment to high standards of clinical and academic education. We are looking for someone with experience as a Band 6 or Band 7 who holds a BSc nursing degree, a post-registration intensive care course, a related cardiac course and a mentorship qualification. They would be keen to develop their skills in engaging and developing learners and be interested in education as a career pathway.

As a Practice Educator, you will be responsible for training current staff and recruiting and orientating new staff. You will be directly involved in academic teaching on neonatal, paediatric and cardiac intensive care degree modules, and on various “in-house” study days. Similarly, you will be involved in the provision of workshops, simulation and bedside teaching in order to facilitate clinical skills acquisition. While working within the wider CICU team, you will be sensitive to the educational needs of individuals for both enhanced support and advanced development. Given the nature of the work, it will be necessary for you to have clinical expertise and confidence regarding the care of infants and young people who have had cardiothoracic surgery and/or those who have other, complex medical needs. This will enable you to role model excellence and provide appropriate education and guidance for learners and mentors. You will liaise closely with the Lead Practice Educator and the clinical management team in order to work through challenges, recognise success and ensure a high standard of integrity, safety and clinical care.

Those who are committed to excellence in education within the CICU team and would also value the opportunity to explore a career in education, are encouraged to submit an expression of interest (500 words - email). We are committed to providing excellence in clinical care and therefore, educating, integrating and retaining staff within this dynamic field of nursing.

For further information…

Rene Oberortner - Practice Educator - CICU Elizabeth Leonard - Lead Practice Educator

Bridget Leavey - Matron - CICU Flamingo

For further details / informal visits contact:

Joanne BroadhurstJob title

0207 405 9200 - ext. 4513

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

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