Practice Educator - Midwifery
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
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Job Title: Practice Educator - Midwifery
30 Hours per week - Permanent
Salary: £43,742 - £50,056 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing Date: 19-February-2024
Interview Date: TBC
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced registered midwife who has an interest/passion for clinical education and teaching. The successful candidate will work with student midwives, registered nurses on the shortened midwifery MSc pathway and registered midwives in their preceptorship period.
We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic midwife who has a keen interest in the education of midwives who will work as part of the Practice Education & Development Team in education.
Key skills and qualities required include being organised, diplomatic, approachable, and autonomous. A passion for teaching on both group and an individual basis, and the ability to use flexible teaching strategies is imperative to this post to ensure all learning styles can be met.
This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.
All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.
A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible as a member of the Practice Education & Development team to work as part of the Education faculty to provide support and guidance in the delivery of high-quality innovative practice for Midwives in the pre-registration phase and the transition into preceptorship. They will work in partnership with stakeholders to ensure the development of inter professional learning opportunities in practice. In addition, they will ensure that appropriate learning environments are created and maintained to drive the integration of theory with practice.
Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:
Effective Open Communication
excellence and safety in everything we do
Challenge but support
Expect respect and dignity
Local health that inspires confidence
Benefits:On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working,, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.
Student Preparation & Support
- To ensure students are supported in becoming competent and capable practitioners within an inter-professional framework by facilitating practice assessment and supervision in a variety of settings which includes both the academic and practice setting.
- To ensure structures are in place to provide pastoral support to students who are experiencing professional / personal issues within practice setting.
- Demonstrate knowledge of professional education and function as a learning resource for inter professional learning in practice.
Recruitment of Students
- Participate in the recruitment of applicants to education programs using a variety of means in conjunction with the education providers as appropriate.
- In partnership with the stakeholders identify and develop capacity and capability for additional clinical placements, to ensure there are adequate placements to meet demand.
- To demonstrate the delivery of capacity in response to local targets regarding the number, breadth and quality placements.
Responsibilities for learning environment
Development of Practice Learning
- Function as an advocate for practice learning support staff and inter professional learning practice.
- Lead the development of new inter professional practice learning support staff.
- Advice and support existing practice learning support staff in the supervision and assessment of students and the supervision of preceptee Midwives.
- Maintaining internal and external networks to facilitate learning.
- Use communication and interpersonal skills to work with diverse settings in health and social care whilst supporting students in practice.
- Work with practice support staff to negotiate and develop action plans to support student practice learning.
- Produce reports, action plans and strategy documents as required.
- Work in partnership with managers and practice learning support staff to provide an environment conducive to learning, and advice on practice assessment practice.
- Participate in quality assurance activities e.g., Professional Regulatory Reviews
- Ensure all learning activities are in accordance with evidenced based practice and in line with placement provider policies.
Monitor and Review of the Learning Environment
- Working in collaboration with education providers to assist in the monitoring and review of learning environments and work with the education and placement providers to resolve any highlighted issues.
- Provide feedback to practice areas regarding student evaluation of the placement and ensure that relevant actions planned are developed as appropriate.
Responsibilities for External Partnership Working
Partnership with Education Providers and stakeholder organisations
- Communicate and work both informally and formally with NHS England Workforce Training and Education (NHSEWTE) (West Midlands), Education Providers and partner organizations in relation to placement issues (e.g., quality assurance of learning, identification of new placement areas, developing capacity and strategic planning).
- Participate in the planning of new curricula in conjunction with education providers with reference to practice, as appropriate.
External Professional Bodies
- Represent the stakeholders on external professional groups and network with colleagues from other organizations as appropriate e.g., Professional Regulatory Body visits, Quality Assurance Agency & NHSEWTE.
Role Model for Evidence Based Care
- Participate in research, monitor and review activities and promote the use of critical analysis of evidence-based practice.
Reflective Practice, Clinical Governance
- Promote reflective practice in line with clinical governance e.g., by participating in critical incident analysis.
- Maintain own clinical competency in line with Regulatory Bodies standards.
Professional Competence & Personal Development
- Be able to identify ones own skills and performance to identify strengths and development needs.
- Be responsible for own professional development as identified on personal development plan.
Leadership and Management
- To assist with Midwifery service development which impacts across the Trust ensuring compliance with nationally recognised guidelines.
- To lead on specific delegated management issues and projects within Practice Education & Development and to continually seek new ways to expand the service.
- To provide specialist Midwifery advice and act as a resource, providing clinical expertise and support.
Research and Audit
- To regularly audit own practice and ensure knowledge and skills are kept up to date.
- To ensure that attendance and assessment records for pre-registration and preceptee Midwives are recorded correctly to enable end of placement and annual reports to be provided.
- To input all curriculum relevant training and assessments onto the official HEI databases.
- To develop specialist knowledge in research and audit.
- Prepare to be frequently required to exert moderate physical effort for several short periods during a working day.
- Prepare to be frequently required to exert moderate mental effort. Concentration skills are required when dealing with frequent interruptions and unpredictable patterns of work.
- Prepare to exert moderate mental effort as concentration is also required for several hours a day when analysing data, statistics and research reports.
Experience and Knowledge
Qualification(s) and Professional Training
Skills and Abilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
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