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Clinical practice educator

Job Reference: 188-NM2065

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro

We’re looking for an enthusiastic & dedicated adult band 6 nurse to join the cardiovascular and thoracic team as a clinical practice educator at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), on a part time basis of 15 hours per week. You will be an integral part of the team helping support the delivery of the divisional education programmes for heart failure, heart disease, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and thoracic surgery departments.

This is a great opportunity to help with the way courses are delivered to new and existing staff, whilst working in partnership with the divisional education and practice lead, lead educator, the multi professional team and other practice educators to improve acuity practice, clinical nursing and service delivery.


Our team provides education and training for nursing staff within cardiovascular and thoracic and supporting learners on placement within the Trust. We provide classroom teaching to support staff development, and we work alongside staff in clinical practice to aid staff development. We ensure that patients are at the centre of what we do, and staff are able to provide high quality care. We continuously strive to improve patient care by ensuring new developments are embedded in practice.


  • The delivery of mandatory training such as resus and moving & handling
  • Undertaking activities to support division D such as IV study days & Trust wide inductions
  • The coordination & delivery of student nurse inductions
  • Working with new band 5 starters to develop their clinical skills

Liaising with management teams regarding staff development & career progression


  • Senior band 5/6 experience in cardiovascular and thoracic or related specialty
  • Extensive post registration experience
  • Experience with developing nursing practice
  • Experience of educating and developing staff


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 Tuesday, 10 September 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jean-Paul Evangelista

Education lead CV&T

023 8120 3023

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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