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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/02/2022.

Education Facilitator

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-ED2966A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Education & Training
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge.
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.


Band 6 Education Facilitator – Clinical / Medical Education (12 months Secondment / Fixed term)

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered health professional to join the Clinical Education Team at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The role is central to the delivery of education and practice development within the clinical workforce, through program design and delivery, work based learning, clinical support, education and training. Our core values, compassion, excellence, and innovation are at the forefront of delivering responsive, effective and safe patient care and to support this ethic the Trust is committed to ensure that all staff have access up to date, relevant and practical educational programmes.

The focus will be jointly to support education and clinical skills delivery to Medical and non-medical students, Junior Doctors and Trainees from induction to the delivery of set teaching programmes. In addition to the supporting the wider delivery of education needs with in the trust. The role is fundamental in ensuring quality clinical placements of medical and non-medical students and apprentices thus supporting a robust assessment and evaluation process.

The post is offered as 37.5 hours per week, and will enable the right candidates to develop their own portfolio in teaching, training and understanding learning as well as being supported in their own development as an educator. Job share will be considered also. This is a fantastic opportunity for personal and professional development, and is an exciting time to join the education teams as we continue to prepare for the opening of the Heart & Lung Research & Education institute.

Candidates will need to have membership of a regulated health care profession, and have previous clinical experience with evidence for supporting learning and development. It would be essential for candidates to hold a mentor qualification or its equivalent.

In line with government legislation, from 1st April 2022 all NHS staff working in a role where they will have face to face and/or incidental contact with patients must be double vaccinated against COVID-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. This requirement applies to this role and therefore all successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or an official exemption certificate at time of any conditional offer being made and as part of pre-employment checks. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this post

Closing Date 07-02-22
Interview Date 23-02-22


** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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