Clinical Practice Facilitator (CPF) - Anaesthetics
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The closing date is 18 June 2023
At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.
Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels.
This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.
Main duties of the job
- Implementing educational programmes within the department area which meet the development needs of staff.
- Helping to maintain a suitable learning environment for staff; collaborate with nurse/ODP/support colleagues, specialists and other disciplines to provide regular teaching and learning opportunities for all staff.
- Working directly alongside trained staff, students and support staff to raise the standard of clinical practice in line with evidence-based frameworks and procedures/protocols.
- Contributing to clinical care and practice development within the department and trust.
- Promoting current evidence-based practice.
- Assisting in the effective utilisation of resources to achieve a high standard of nursing care.
- Implementation of department induction programmes, preceptorship and mentorship.
- Upholding quality initiatives that improve 'customer care' and enhance the interface between staff, patients and visitors as well as other wards and departments within the trust.
- Work alongside the management team and key clinical education leads to ensure quality healthcare education and training for staff.
- Align education, training and programme development activity with local and Trust objectives and values.
- Contribute to Trust-wide education priorities.
- Contribute to improvements in service quality, delivery and outcomes through staff education and continual professional development.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.
We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
- University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
- National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital
- Eastman Dental Hospital
- Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
- University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
- The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
- University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street
We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.
At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.
12 May 2023
Agenda for change
£42,471 to £50,364 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
235 Euston Road
The post holder will act as a specialist in education and practice development for the anaesthetic teams within Theatres across multiple sites at University College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust UCH site, Westmoreland Street and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
The expectation of the post holder is to support the departmental managers in the delivery of high standards of patient focused, evidence-based care through training and education.
For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.
Knowledge and Qualifications
- Registered Nurse or Registered ODP
- NMC recognised Teaching or Mentorship course
- Relevant clinical experience in anaesthetics with evidence of training and competence
- BSc/Degree or evidence of working towards this
- Relevant clinical experience in anaesthetics plus
- Relevant experience as a registered mentor with evidence to support active mentoring
- Demonstrates evidence of well-developed clinical practice
- Demonstrates evidence of being involved in change implementation
Skills and Abilities
- Good standard of computer literacy and able to use email, PowerPoint and Excel to disseminate information
- Strong evidence of knowledge of clinical governance, evidence based practice and current issues in health care and education
- Ability to work well in a team
- Ability to manage competing priorities
- Communicates effectively through verbal, written and electronic forms
- Communicates in an empathetic manner with all stakeholders
- Demonstrates knowledge of good practice in customer care
- Demonstrates the importance of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Personal and People Development
- Demonstrates evidence of professional development, maintains revalidation evidence or portfolio
- Demonstrates awareness of the role of the preceptor/facilitator
- Good standard of personal organisation, ability to prioritise own workload and that of others
Health, Safety and Security
- Monitors and maintains health, safety and security of self and others
- Promotes, monitors and maintains best practice in health, safety and security
- Demonstrates knowledge of and prior involvement in audit, clinical governance and service development
- Demonstrates awareness of change methodology and practice
Human Resources and Workforce Development
- Demonstrates knowledge and experience in mentoring and staff support and development i.e. action plans, reflection, teaching plans and feedback
Learning and Development
- Able to work on/under own initiative
Capacity and Capability
- Demonstrates understanding of research-based practice
- Able to support staff in the acquisition of essential clinical skills and non-technical skills
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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