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Paediatric Nursing Associate Educator

University Hospitals B
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

The Trust is committed to investing in and caring for all of our staff. We will support you in maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing, as well as your career development through management and training support - developing exceptional people for exceptional careers.

We hope that you will decide to join us and become part of this exciting journey, helping us to shape our future together.

This is a ground-breaking and exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse with an interest/experience in clinical and classroom based teaching to work in the Faculty of Children's Nurse Education. The post is fixed-term for two years and kindly funded through the Bristol and Weston Hospitals Charity. The role is focusing on the preparation and development of trainee Nursing Associates, a new professional role for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC).

As the individual in this position, you will be developing your skills in comprehensively understanding the role of the Nursing Associate; acting as an advisory link and advocate for trainees; working with other sectors such as the Learning, Education and Facilitation team, University of the West of England and the Apprenticeship team. As an educator, you will be planning, preparing and providing teaching sessions which are tailored to the learning needs of this new role, supporting 'on the job' training, offering pastoral support and developing competencies to assess learning.

The role will be supported by the current Lead Educator for Nursing Support Roles and other Faculty based Educators within a friendly, supportive team who are committed to high-calibre education. The role has a degree of flexibility in a day to day working pattern and working from home can be supported when appropriate. The role will include time to maintain your clinical skills across a range of specialties within BRHC as you facilitate learning for trainees when working in their host or placement areas.

Applicants are expected to have considerable clinical experience and experience in mentoring or practice assessment. An aptitude for bedside teaching and experience in or a desire to embark on classroom based teaching is essential, alongside a willingness to undertake additional learning about education methods.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lucy Edwards, Educator for Nursing Support Roles 0117 3428685

Additional contact information

Rebekah Overend, Lead Nurse, Faculty of Children's Nurse Education

0117 342 8685

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UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

With strong links to the University of Bristol and University of West of England we are the major medical research and training centre in the region, using findings to continually improve our patient care and attracting the highest calibre clinical staff from across the UK.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.

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  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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