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PICU Clinical Skills Facilitator

Job Reference: 358-2081348-CHI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Children's Hospital
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£37,570 - £43,772

There has never been a better time to join our team at the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at the University Hospitals of Leicester. With an expanding service, a new and emerging network, a re-location to new facilities and a new Children’s Hospital all on the horizon, now is the time to join our team and be part of shaping our amazing transformation!

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to join our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) as a Band 7 Clinical Skills Facilitator. If you are able to demonstrate from your previous roles and experience your passion for clinical education and learning and have a desire to shape and develop our workforce, then this is your ideal role.

We welcome applications from motivated and dedicated PICU Nurses with an interest in education and training and a broad range of clinical skills, knowledge and experience within Paediatric Congenital Heart Surgery and PICU. You must be prepared to embrace and develop our workforce to make you a credible educational practitioner and resource and engage individuals and teams in promoting learning and change within the clinical environment.

You will be responsible for facilitating the clinical skills and knowledge development of our new and existing PICU Nursing staff by implementing structured and competency based programmes and teaching using classroom teaching, bedside supervision and simulation training.

Candidates should understand the national and local recruitment and retention issues within the clinical workforce and how education will positively support these as well as demonstrating the positive outcomes for patients.

The post will require the individual to work both independently and collaboratively with other education teams and clinical skills facilitators and to coordinate and deliver both development activities and mandatory and essential to role training. There is requirement to undertake a minimum amount of clinical shifts in order to maintain competence and clinical credibility.

The post holder will be based at Glenfield Hospital until the service re-locates to the Leicester Royal Infirmary in December 2020 but travel across all sites will be expected.

We look forward to reading applications and to working with successful applicants.

For further details / informal visits contact:

An informal visit is essential

Please contact:

Jo Ennis - PICU Matron, 07921 545963

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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 Visas and Immigration department 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 Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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