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Clinical Practice Facilitator

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
199-4561854-RB-NA
Site
Croydon University Hospital Trust
Town
Croydon
Salary
£46,836 - £52,849 per annum inc of HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
02/10/2022 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

 

Job overview

The post holder has the primary responsibility for the co-ordination of the clinical placement aspect of student midwives education programmes. They will also participate in educational activities in partnership with the HEI, ensuring that evidence-based learning is promoted and that local and national service objectives are met.

The purpose of this role is to enhance the quality of the student learning experience particularly focusing on clinical practice, skill acquisition and the achievement of competencies as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council by working with practice mentors, students, lecturers, midwives and NHS Trust clinical placement leads.
The Midwifery Clinical Practice Facilitator, in collaboration with the partner Trust and HEI colleagues will ensure effective support and supervision to midwifery students within the practice environment. The 
focus will be on both the hospital and community setting to ensure appropriate student learning experiences across all settings. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder has the primary responsibility for the co-ordination of the clinical placement aspect of student midwives education programmes. They will also participate in educational activities in partnership with the HEI, ensuring that evidence-based learning is promoted and that local and national service objectives are met.

The post holder additionally takes lead responsibility within the Trust for coordinating the preceptorship programme for newly qualified midwives, supporting midwife mentors in training, and the facilitation of clinical placements for midwives undertaking return to practice programmes.

The purpose of this role is to enhance the quality of the student learning experience particularly focusing on clinical practice, skill acquisition and the achievement of competencies as specified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council by working with practice mentors, students, lecturers, midwives and NHS Trust clinical placement leads.

 

 

 

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role alternatively, you can contact the recruiting manager Memuna Sowe.

Person specification

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife
  • First degree or equivalent advanced study
Desirable criteria
  • Master’s degree or willingness to work towards achieving

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Essential criteria
  • Practice teacher or other teaching qualification or willingness to work towards
Desirable criteria
  • ALSO / NLS instructor
  • Clinical Audit and service evaluation

SKILLS/ABILITIES

Essential criteria
  • Ability to demonstrate effective communication both written and verbal
  • Ability to contribute pro-actively to a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to initiate, evaluate and sustain change
  • Excellent all-round midwifery skills
  • Committed to the training of student midwives
  • Commitment to the provision of a quality service
  • Enjoy teaching and development of individuals

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Memuna Sowe
Job title
Interim Consultant
Email address
memuna.sowe@nhs.net
Telephone number
020 8401 4017