Manual Handling Educator

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

The closing date is 21 July 2024

Job summary

Job Title - Manual Handling Educator

Hours Per Week - 37.5

Permanent/Fixed Term - Permanent

Salary - £35392-£42618

Closing Date: 21st July 2024

Interview Date: 31st July 2024

Are you a dynamic individual with a keen interest in educating others? We are seeking a highly motivated individual with teaching skills and a passion and commitment to patient safety and role modelling best practice to work alongside our Manual Handling Tutor in the delivery of educational frameworks in relation to Manual Handling education.

The successful candidate will provide support of the Manual Handling Tutor with the design, development and delivery of manual handling education programs and will support and deliver the core skills training framework requirements.

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.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible as a member of the Practice Education & Development Team for:

o The development of the Education Centre as an education resource which provides a safe and effective learning environment.

o The delivery of multi-disciplinary manual handling training and education for learners on placement and other healthcare Trust staff

o The development and evaluation of manual handling education programs.

o The development or facilitation of multimedia technology-based education resources relating to manual handling.

o The development of simulation facilities and sessions relating to manual handling.

o Research and audit for manual handling education

o Line management of identified junior staff within the department.

About us

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.

Date posted

08 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

230-45442100-CORP-A

Job locations

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist with the planning, development, delivery and assessment of manual handling education programs for learners on placement and Trust employees.

To set up and maintain equipment for teaching sessions as required.

To assist with the update of lesson plans and teaching resources on a yearly basis.

To assist with the planning, organisation and scheduling of appropriate simulated clinical assessments for students on placement and clinical staff within the Trust.

To possess high levels of developed manipulation and dexterity skills required for educating health care professionals in manual handling techniques

To influence patient and clinical safety through delivery of effective education and assessment programs to ensure the safe use of highly complex equipment such as hoists and manual handling aids

To continually seek to improve the quality of education through the use of evidence-based

practice, liaising with professional colleagues, reviewing literature and evaluating feedback.

To act as a role model exploiting every opportunity to enhance the knowledge of others in issues relating to manual handling and to promote health and safety and risk assessment.

To act as a mentor to Trust healthcare professionals wishing to further their teaching skills and experience through assisting as faculty members on education programmes run in the education centre.

To develop specialist knowledge across a range of procedures related to manual handling education and use this knowledge to relate theory to practice at degree level.

  • To work towards obtaining relevant manual handling and teaching qualifications to facilitate education delivery
  • To prepare for exposure during clinical situations, to possible contact with bodily fluids, smells, foul linen , possible exposure to sharps, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety standards at all times.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist with the planning, development, delivery and assessment of manual handling education programs for learners on placement and Trust employees.

To set up and maintain equipment for teaching sessions as required.

To assist with the update of lesson plans and teaching resources on a yearly basis.

To assist with the planning, organisation and scheduling of appropriate simulated clinical assessments for students on placement and clinical staff within the Trust.

To possess high levels of developed manipulation and dexterity skills required for educating health care professionals in manual handling techniques

To influence patient and clinical safety through delivery of effective education and assessment programs to ensure the safe use of highly complex equipment such as hoists and manual handling aids

To continually seek to improve the quality of education through the use of evidence-based

practice, liaising with professional colleagues, reviewing literature and evaluating feedback.

To act as a role model exploiting every opportunity to enhance the knowledge of others in issues relating to manual handling and to promote health and safety and risk assessment.

To act as a mentor to Trust healthcare professionals wishing to further their teaching skills and experience through assisting as faculty members on education programmes run in the education centre.

To develop specialist knowledge across a range of procedures related to manual handling education and use this knowledge to relate theory to practice at degree level.

  • To work towards obtaining relevant manual handling and teaching qualifications to facilitate education delivery
  • To prepare for exposure during clinical situations, to possible contact with bodily fluids, smells, foul linen , possible exposure to sharps, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety standards at all times.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • 3 years working at band 5 or above
  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Experience of supervising, mentoring and assessing learners and other health care staff
  • Awareness of teaching and assessment methods
  • Proficiency in manual handling skills and techniques
  • Able to explain how to promote best practice and apply evidence based practice
  • Able to explain the difference between audit and research

Desirable

  • Previous experience leading a team
  • Experience of teaching in different settings
  • IT literate with experience of using power point, excel, word and email

Qualification(s) and Professional Training

Essential

  • RGN Level 1 or Midwife or equivalent professional qualification e.g. HCPC registrant
  • First Level Degree or ability to complete First Level Degree within 2 years of appointment
  • Working towards or willingness to undertake Relevant Masters Modules
  • Evidence of developed manual handling knowledge

Desirable

  • Recognised post registration teaching qualification

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to lead and motivate
  • Ability to work autonomously and also as part of a team
  • Well-developed problem solving, critical appraisal and decisionmaking skills
  • Required to exert moderate physical effort for several short periods
  • Required to exert moderate mental effort
  • Possess high levels of manipulation and dexterity skills
  • Manage conflicting views during training and be prepared to challenge healthcare professionals to ensure patients receive optimal clinical treatment
  • Possess developed communication skills when conversing withhealthcare professionals and for debriefing
Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • 3 years working at band 5 or above
  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Experience of supervising, mentoring and assessing learners and other health care staff
  • Awareness of teaching and assessment methods
  • Proficiency in manual handling skills and techniques
  • Able to explain how to promote best practice and apply evidence based practice
  • Able to explain the difference between audit and research

Desirable

  • Previous experience leading a team
  • Experience of teaching in different settings
  • IT literate with experience of using power point, excel, word and email

Qualification(s) and Professional Training

Essential

  • RGN Level 1 or Midwife or equivalent professional qualification e.g. HCPC registrant
  • First Level Degree or ability to complete First Level Degree within 2 years of appointment
  • Working towards or willingness to undertake Relevant Masters Modules
  • Evidence of developed manual handling knowledge

Desirable

  • Recognised post registration teaching qualification

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to lead and motivate
  • Ability to work autonomously and also as part of a team
  • Well-developed problem solving, critical appraisal and decisionmaking skills
  • Required to exert moderate physical effort for several short periods
  • Required to exert moderate mental effort
  • Possess high levels of manipulation and dexterity skills
  • Manage conflicting views during training and be prepared to challenge healthcare professionals to ensure patients receive optimal clinical treatment
  • Possess developed communication skills when conversing withhealthcare professionals and for debriefing

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Employer's website

http://www.geh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Employer's website

http://www.geh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Manual Handling Tutor

Debbie Meredith

debbie.meredith@geh.nhs.uk

02476865557

Date posted

08 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

230-45442100-CORP-A

Job locations

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


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