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Clinical practice facilitator Paediatrics

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care

The Portland Hospital is renowned for its clinical excellence with our paediatric inpatients covering a variety of specialties including (but not limited to) surgical, neuro-rehab, Gastroenterology, Ear,Nose and Throat (ENT) and general paediatrics.

Our Paediatric wards hold 56 inpatient beds + 11 day case and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced medical and surgical care, including a 10 bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity and complex nature of the children who are admitted to our hospital and Urgent Care Centre.  The Portland Hospital has a large number of international Paediatric patients, often funded by relevant embassies.

We are currently recruiting for a Clinical Practice Facilitator across our children’s services

Job Description
As the Paediatric Clinical Practice Facilitator, you will work closely with the Clinical Nurse Manager to ensure that the hospital’s education strategy is maintained and developed according to business and patient requirements. You will play a key role in the achievement of excellence in the delivery of evidence-based nursing care and provide up-to-date expert practical and theoretical advice to patients, families and colleagues alike.

You will also facilitate practice learning to the highest quality through teaching, assessing, administration and practice-based work whilst supporting the hospital’s Clinical Governance Agenda and will work alongside and support new staff and student nurses in the clinical environment ensuring skills and competencies are fulfilled and recorded.

Salary will be competitive dependent on candidate experience

Hours: 37.5hrs pw

Duties & Responsibilities
In conjunction with the Clinical Heads of Department produce training needs analysis for the department
To keep up to date with current best practice within the clinical area
To develop and promote evidence based practice within the clinical area through educational activities
To assess clinical staff learning needs and support them in maintaining and developing their competency liaising closely with the clinical HODs and Lead CPF, ensuring staff are competent to undertake specific clinical skills within their own area
To facilitate, design and/or deliver education programme/session according to staff’s educational needs
To support nursing students and post graduate colleagues undertaking education as required
Ensure in-service training programmes are made accessible to all nursing staff and develop these programmes to meet the changing needs of the service and clinical practice
To challenge the practice of clinical staff at all levels in order to promote a reflective proactive environment and ensure staff comply with corporate, hospital and departmental policies
To assist with clinical practice related incidents highlighted by the Incident Review Group , ensuring excellence is promoted at all times
To be actively involved in the development of guidelines and policies which promote best practice and evidence based care
Participate in presentation of audit data to integrated Governance Committee, Paediatric subcommittee when indicated
Participate in clinical governance activities within The Portland and assist with specific delegated projects
To ensure that all patient care is documented, all the relevant documentation is completed accurately within agreed timescales using approved HCA International documentation, in line with NMC, CQC and local standards

Skills & Experience
NMC Registered midwife/nurse
First degree or diploma
Evidence of post registration education
Mentorship qualification
Extensive post registration experience
Previous involvement in practice development
Proven experience in support of trained staff
Experience in conducting audits and guideline/ policy writing
Competent in venepuncture, administration of intravenous medications
Understanding of Safeguarding issues and Clinical Governance and its implications for nursing
Demonstrates evidence of applying current research to practice
Up-to-date EPLS qualification
About the Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

Clinical practice facilitator Paediatrics


Published on 12 Feb 2020