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Clinical Education Facilitator

Job Reference: 175-1819-ED1695

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Education & Training
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire
£28,050 to £36,644 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff.

In September 2017 the hospital was delighted to receive a royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. Royal Papworth will become the first Royal Hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Papworth and becoming part of our future.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The Administrative Services are based in Huntingdon.


Clinical Facilitator Band 6 – Clinical Education 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Clinical Education team at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  Our core values, care, innovation, valued, and excellence, 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.

To do this we are growing our team and need staff who share our vision, our enthusiasm and our pride for scope of practice, personal governance and accountability.  We are looking for enthusiastic and professional individuals with drive and passion for mulitprofessional education to join a dynamic team and to help the Trust maintain its position as one of the most innovative and leading NHS organisations in the county.

The role is central to the delivery of training programs and development of the wider clinical workforce, through collaborative working across disciplines and professions supporting the development of the medical student, junior medical staff and pre / immediate post -registration learner.  The post holder will provide support and direction to students and staff and will support the Clinical Education and Practice Development teams and other Educators.  They will be responsible for the delivery, promotion, enhancement and evaluation of education and development needs through a variety of formats, including presentations, skills based training, clinical support and mentorship.

The post is offered as 37.5 hours per week, substantive position 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 hospital relocation to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

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 desirable for candidates to hold a mentor qualification or its equivalent. 

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Closing Date: 22nd March 2019

Interview Date: 9th April 2019

Interviews will consist of a short presentation/demonstration of training – 10 minutes

“What strategies would you use to teach a group of healthcare support workers how to care for a diabetic patient”

Informal visits welcomed and encouraged.  For further information and to discuss how the posts could work for you and the longer term vision of the team, please contact:

Rachel Behrens – Clinical Educator

01480 364763 | internal ext 4763 |


Dr Zilley Khan – Clinical Education Fellow

01480 364763 | internal ext 4763 |

** 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, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

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.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

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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