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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/08/2022.

Clinical Practice Educator (XR06)

Job Reference: 298-ACC-272

Adult Critical Care
298 Critical Care Clinical/Practice Educators
The Leeds General Infirmary
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

An exciting opportunity has risen to appoint a Band 6 Clinical Practice Educator within the Quality and Education team in Adult Critical Care. This is an exciting time to join the team as we are making significant investment in virtual education and training, simulation and international nurse recruitment. Therefore this role is central to the delivery of this.


The post holder will be a proactive role model who leads in the clinical environment on the provision of clinical education and assessment of competence on the Critical Care Units. You will play an essential role in the development and implementation of education which will include:


  • Supporting, educating and developing registered and unregistered staff in their clinical role and competencies to ensure the provision of high quality, safe, efficient and effective evidence-based care.


  • Working clinically with new starters to Critical Care as well as working clinically to develop and maintain your own clinical skills.


  • Assisting in identifying areas for improvement and develop targeted teaching and learning activities to facilitate improvement.


  • Developing, facilitating and delivering training and educational sessions and optimise learning activities for practitioners at Unit and Trust level.


  • Identifying, leading and completing on educational projects that will lead to staff development and better patient outcomes.


About you:


  • You will be a registered nurse with significant experience in Critical Care.


  • You will be able to demonstrate recent teaching or mentoring experience and possess a recognised teaching/ assessing qualification.


  • Critical Care Course or equivalent or evidence of working towards (desirable).


  • You will be able to demonstrate effective influencing skills, excellent communication skills and be able to lead and develop change in the clinical environment.



The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity for ongoing professional development and the opportunities to continue to develop their educational skills.


There is a permanent post on L4/5 Cardiac ICU Leeds General Infirmary, L6/7 General ICU Leeds General Infirmary and J54 General ICU at St James University Hospital. Please contact the matrons, lead nurse or CQP below to discuss.


For an informal discussion please contact:


Jo Steffensen, Clinical Quality Practitioner, Adult Critical Care.

joanna.steffensen@nhs.netTel: 0113 39 23581


Eleanor Withers, Clinical Quality Practitioner, Adult Critical Care. Tel: 0113 2067190


Catherine Balcombe, Lead Quality Nurse, Adult Critical Care. Tel: 0113 20 66737


Jane Atkins, J54 Matron, Adult Critical Care. Tel: 0113 3927605


Tracey Fletcher, L06/07 Matron, Adult Critical Care. Tel: 0113 3923928


James Evans, L04/05 Matron, Adult Critical Care. Tel: 0113 3927607

This vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with & listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance & provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff & are committed to equal opportunities & welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants & to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely.

You may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the check on your behalf & will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service & pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last 3 full years & include valid work email addresses. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme & we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact Recruitment on (0113) 2065980

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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