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Clinical Practice Educator (Specialist Practitioner)

Job Reference: 195-20-029-MLU

South Central Ambulance Service
Thames Valley
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) covers the counties of Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, an area of c. 4,600 sq miles with a resident population of approximately four million. SCAS continues to be a leader in innovative healthcare delivery focused on delivering the right care at the right time to our patients. We are committed to delivering high levels of expert, pre-hospital healthcare and lead the way with urgent care service delivery.

Key to the delivery of these services is the continuing expansion of specialist clinical roles, one of which is the Clinical Practice Educator - Specialist Practitioner. This role helps us to provide high quality, patient focused care and to support clinical leadership across the operational teams. We are therefore seeking applications from registered paramedics and nurses who have the relevant pre-hospital operational clinical experience and hold a Specialist Qualification or equivalent.

We are looking for Clinical Practice Educators, who are enthusiastic, dynamic and highly motivated. Applicants need to be excellent communicators with effective influencing and negotiating skills. You will be working with multi-disciplinary teams across the NHS landscape in order to ensure that appropriate care is provided for patients.

Clinical Practice Educator will use their knowledge and skills to mentor, support and develop the Specialist Practitioner workforce as well as independently provide healthcare to patients with minor illnesses or injuries, long term conditions, and other urgent care needs. As part of this role, new and exciting opportunities have arisen for rotational and collaborative working partnerships, across the wider healthcare system; these include urgent care, primary care and community care settings.

The Clinical Practice Educator will be responsible for the development of the Specialist Practitioner workforce and will form part of the leadership team. The Clinical Practice Educator will demonstrate excellent patient care throughout their work including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, discharge and/or referral. The Clinical Practice Educators will be responsible for producing audits, action plans and assisting the management team in administrative roles relating to service development needs.

You will be expected to demonstrate evidence of taking personal responsibility for your own professional development, clinical leadership in an operational environment and have a strong desire to support and guide colleagues in other clinical roles. Applicants should be able to display sound clinical knowledge and leadership including evidence of history taking and clinical triage in a sensitive manner; providing assessment, advice and treatment in line with clinical protocols and using professional judgement, and to show that they can work as part of a team or autonomously.

For further information or if you wish to discuss any element of this role please contact the following via e-mail:

Craig Barlow Business Change Manager – Specialist & Advanced Clinical Practice

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a panel interview and complete a short presentation; if applicable, they will also be required to demonstrate how their equivalent qualification is applicable. External candidates will also be required to undertake a driving assessment.

**Please note that if you are an internal candidate already employed by SCAS and drive for the service, we will be checking your internal licence in line with SCAS driving standards and the Trust’s CPP V19 driving policy. We will accept up to and including 4 internal penalty points. If you have more than these specified points, your application may be withdrawn. All checks will be completed after shortlisting but prior to an assessment or interview invite.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability, or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets). Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please look out for e-mails from us relating to your application.

We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps); please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits…

The starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum (pro rata) plus bank holidays.

USH paid in line with section 2 terms and conditions.

All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST).

We operate from a comprehensive set of policies.

We also operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience.

We work in partnership with our trade unions.

Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview.

As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required.

South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy (formerly known as Whistleblowing). We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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