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Clinical practice educator

Band 7

Main area
Cardiovascular & thoracic
Band 7
Fixed term - 6 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
23/02/2020 23:59

We’re looking for an enthusiastic & dedicated full-time adult band 7 nurse to join the Cardiovascular and thoracic education team as a Clinical practice educator lead at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). You will be an integral part of the team helping support the delivery of the divisional education programmes for heart failure, heart disease, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and thoracic surgery departments.

This is a great opportunity to lead the way courses are delivered to new and existing staff, whilst working in partnership with the divisional education and practice lead, lead educator, the multi professional team and other practice educators to improve acuity practice, clinical nursing and service delivery.


Our team provides education and training for nursing staff within Cardiovascular and Thoracic and supporting learners on placement within the Trust. We provide classroom teaching to support staff development, and we work alongside staff in clinical practice to aid staff development. We ensure that patients are at the centre of what we do, and staff are able to provide high quality care. We continuously strive to improve patient care by ensuring new developments are embedded in practice.


- The delivery of mandatory training such as resus and moving & handling

- Undertaking activities to support Division D such as IV study days & Trust wide inductions

- The coordination & delivery of student nurse inductions

- Working with new B5 starters to develop their clinical skills

- Liaising with management teams regarding staff development & career progression


You should be a Registered Nurse with significant post-registration experience within the cardiovascular & thoracic speciality, possess a recognised Specialist teaching qualification and a higher education institute approved course in supporting learners in practice. Previous teaching experience is essential, along with excellent communication skills and the enthusiasm for the development of others. A desire to make a difference to improving the care of our patients and the ability to work autonomously and within a team are essential.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.               

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 04th March 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Jean-Paul Evangelista

Matron - cardiovascular & thoracic

02381 205943

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