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Institute Practice Educator Job in Nottingham at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Job overview

The Institute of Care Excellence has an exciting opportunity for experienced nurses to join the Practice Education Team as an Institute Practice Educator.

The Practice Education Team provides education and pastoral support to learners including newly qualified practitioners, return to practice nurses, international registered nurses and students in NUH.

The Institute Practice Educators play a pivotal role in ensuring that learners and newly qualified practitioners have a positive start in their career which is achieved through a robust preceptorship programme and working collaboratively with ward/team leaders and clinical educators across the Trust. The Institute Practice Education Team also works closely with HEIs to ensure that students have a positive learning experience in NUH.

Your development is very important to us and the Institute of Care Excellence will ensure that your personal and professional development is supported.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

You will work as part of the Institute Practice Education team who provides support for students and placement areas and deliver our preceptorship programmes for newly qualified nurses, pre-PIN nurses and nursing associates. Responsibilities will include:

Working clinically with a variety of learners, including newly qualified nurses, return to practice nurses, internationally registered nurses, nursing associates and students.

Delivering clinical and educational programmes (Acute Care Skills, Medicine Safety, Preceptorship and Student Induction, SSSA Training, Clinical Supervision) in both classroom and clinical settings.

Developing and supporting preceptors, supervisors and assessors to adhere to the Trust and national guidelines giving appropriate guidance.

Working in collaboration with clinical nurse educators and senior nursing teams to ensure a supportive learning environment.

Working for our organisation

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust, has been rated ‘outstanding’ for caring by the CQC and the only organisation in Europe with ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet® recognised Hospitals.

NUH aims to ensure that staff are developed and empowered within their environment and promotes shared decision making through a Shared Governance model.

The Institute of Care Excellence is central to NUH’s journey to international excellence and leads the development of new knowledge, innovation and education – driving the delivery of world-class care for the people of Nottinghamshire, the East Midlands, nationally and beyond.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

More information can be found on the job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

You will work as part of the Practice Education Team and work closely with the wider workforce education team to develop our non-registered workforce and alongside multi-professional colleagues across the Trust. You will need to be a highly motivated, skilled clinical practitioner, a professional role model and communicator, with evidence of a experience of supporting learners in the clinical setting and committed to delivering excellence in staff experience to all our learners, nurses and nursing associates.

The Institute Practice Educator will:
Be a proactive role model and clinical leader within the Institute of Care Excellence who leads on the development and support of excellence in the practice learning environment for students, learners and newly qualified practitioners at NUH.

Work clinically with learners including students, apprentices, newly qualified practitioners, return to practice nurses and internationally registered nurses who recently obtained their NMC registration.

Ensure the provision of supervisor, assessor and preceptor training and that database are actively managed and maintained to meet NMC requirements and provide support for supervisors, assessors, preceptees and preceptors in their role and practice placement areas who are managing learners.

Facilitate and update clinical and educational programmes, including the Acute Care Skills Course, Medicines Safety Day, Preceptorship Induction Day and Clinical Supervision sessions for all preceptees and international registered nurses within the first year of qualification/ gaining their NMC registration.

Lead on the delivery and Supervisor and Assessor Training to aspiring supervisors and assessors in the Trust. Facilitate Student Induction and student drop-in sessions under the supervision of the PDL in Undergraduate Education and Wider Workforce and work closely and in collaboration with HEI partners.

Work in collaboration with clinical teams, ward/team leads and Clinical Nurse Educators to adhere to and implement the NUH Trust’s guidelines on preceptorship and clinical supervision for nurses, midwives, nursing associates and health care assistants to ensure a supportive and positive learning environment.

Support the PDL in Recruitment and Retention and the PDL in Post Graduate Education in the management of recruiting and supporting newly qualified practitioners within the Rotation programme and Return to Practice programme.

Ensure effective communication and develop proactive working relationships between NUH and nursing programme providers from HEIs and work as an integral part of the Institute faculty.

The post holder will be based at City Campus but will be expected to work across both campuses.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

Current level one NMC adult nursing registration.

Diploma in health / nursing related studies

SSSA Supervisor

Desirable criteria

Post-graduate study in nursing or health related subject

SSSA Assessor

Continuing professional development/ reflective profile.

Formal leadership and management training.

Research training/experience.

Have a Teaching & Assessing Qualification.

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours

Essential criteria

Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust’s “We are here for you” behavioural standards.


Essential criteria

Experienced in acute care settings at Band 5/6

Experience in supporting the ward management team to assure the delivery of quality care.

Evidence of acting as a role model in clinical practice and evidence of clinical leadership skills relevant to current role.

Experienced supervisor of learners and providing feedback on their performance

Demonstrate commitment to enhancing learning environment, developing learners, providing and delivering teaching in clinical practice

Desirable criteria

Recent or current experience within different specialities.

Membership or participation in a practice learning team

Audit or research within the clinical area

Demonstrates evidence of clinical leadership implementing clinical/quality improvements in practice, e.g. essence of care benchmark, shared governance, link nurse role, N&M dashboard

Recruitment and selection of staff/students

Evidence of formal teaching experience

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria

Demonstrate being an effective team worker.

Demonstrate effective written, verbal communication skills and ability to produce timely, accurate written/electronic records, documents and reports

Demonstrate IT skills, data management and use of digital platforms to deliver teaching

Recognition of own level of competence and limitations and able to communicate these to appropriate staff.

Can minimise interpersonal conflict and barriers to communication.

Demonstrate evidence of effective teaching skills and support learners both in clinical and more formal classroom settings.

Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to students/learners, patients, relative/ carers and staff.

Understands the importance of confidentiality and dealing with sensitive information.

Desirable criteria

Evidence of negotiation, influencing and coaching skills.

Evidence of experience in using social media for professional networking, communication and development.

Analytical and Judgement skills

Essential criteria

Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care.

Ability to identify own learning needs.

Able to respond to problem situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place.

Ability to work autonomously as required.

Demonstrate knowledge of current local and organisational issues relating to the education agenda.

Desirable criteria

Demonstrate knowledge of current issues related to the NHS policies.

Evidence of data collection and analysis.

Planning and organisation skills

Essential criteria

Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.

Recognise different ways to support development of staff

Demonstrate leadership skills and effective time management skills.

Demonstrate an ability to prioritise workload of self and others.

Demonstrate an ability to supervise and support others

Demonstrate effective resource management.

Able to contribute to the development of implementation and monitoring of local objectives and action plans.

Desirable criteria

Demonstrate knowledge of current issues related to the NHS policies.

Evidence of data collection and analysis.

Demonstrate to effectively lead a team

Physical skills

Essential criteria

Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties, including IV drug administration

Dexterity, accuracy and competence in undertaking clinical skills and use of medical equipment.

Evidence of moving and handling training. Able to undertake patient and non-patient manual handling manoeuvres.

Ability to set up and use IT equipment for teaching purposes, e.g. MS Teams

Other requirements

Essential criteria

Flexible, adaptable, ethusiastic and well-motivated. Ability to work weekends, across both campuses and external venues.

Car driver and ability to transport equipment between sites and occasionally, external venues


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. Whilst Covid-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this present time unless you work in a Care Home facility, we continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit:

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

About the Company

Company: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Company Location:  Nottingham

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