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Band 8b Pathology Practice Educator

Imperial College Healt
London, St Marys Hospital
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Sep 2021
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Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary's, Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Band 8b Pathology Practice Educator

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced healthcare scientists to apply for the role of a Practice Educator, ideally on secondment or fixed term. You will also have the opportunity to join the Practice Educator Fellowship Development Programme which is designed to create pathology Practice Educators as regional leaders to support staff development at regional level, including the development of work-based learning, in light of the impact of Covid-19 is key to ensure we can support the workforce and learners' needs at a network and regional level.

Typically, this Programme will suit clinical/scientific laboratory educators with experience at Band 7 & 8a level and clinical scientific laboratory experience.

The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly and at a pace to deliver on key performance indicator and liaise with existing laboratory training officers to support staff development and building understanding of workforce needs, developing solutions to the growing skills gap challenge.

You will be line managed by North West London Pathology and will work across the following networks
  • North West London Pathology (London 1 network - comprising of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Chelsea & Westminster Foundation NHS Trust, Hillingdon Foundation NHS Trust, the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust and Whittington Health NHS Trust)
  • Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services (South 5 Network - comprising Ashford & St. Peter's, Frimley Health, Royal Berkshire and Royal Surrey Hospitals HS Foundation Trust)

You will liaise with the pathology Regional Leads and head of Healthcare Science within the NHSE/I London and the South regions. Liaising also with, HEE London, AHCS and the NSHCS, the National Pathology Workforce Skills Board, the Testing Cell in NHSE/I.

There will be a focus on apprenticeships for one of the fellowships per region, but it is also expected that all Regional Practice Educators will contribute to this work over the course of the year.

The programme is for a full time Band 8B for one year, and whilst in post you will be expectedto spread the learning from the programme as widely and effectively as possible within the Pathology Networks. Through this work, you will learn about change implementation and management across organisational boundaries within a local health economy.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be part of a bespoke development programme focused on leading complex change as a regional Practice Educator has been developed by the expert faculty at the Academy for Healthcare Science. This programme will focus development in areas such as: clinical leadership, change, peer support, clinical education, communities of practice and how to use coproduction; action learning and educator and learner expertise appropriately, to meet some of the workforce and skills challenges in Pathology

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date.

"We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need"

For further details / informal visits contact:

Angela Jean-Francois - NWLP Operations Director (

Denise Cook, Deputy Managing Director - BSPS (

Dawn Morris - NWLP Director of People (

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At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You'll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


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