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Programme Lead for Clinical Skills

Band 6

Main area
Training Development and Workforce
Band 6
Part time: 30 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata
03/03/2020 23:59
Interview date

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse or allied health professional to join the Skills for Practice team as a Programme Lead for Clinical Skills at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).


Skills for Practice are a small but dynamic team, working in many different areas from career support, widening participation, vocational and clinical skills. We provide training in clinical skills to undergraduate medical students as well as registered healthcare professionals who require enhanced skills training.  We also deliver the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship and support the Foundation Degree and Nursing Associate Apprenticeship in partnership with Solent University.


The post holder will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating clinical skills teaching to undergraduate medical students, trust staff and foundation degree students.  You will have line management responsibility for the Centre Facilitator/Assessors working within Skills for Practice.  You will also be working alongside the existing simulation team to support the expanding simulated and volunteer patient programme.  Simulated patients are used widely in the trust for role play scenarios in both training and assessment of undergraduate medical students and trust staff.  Volunteer patients are patients with medical conditions who assist with the assessment of undergraduate medical students.


You need to have excellent clinical skills including cannulation and venesection, ECG, catheterisation, wound swabbing, IV drug administration, and suturing as well as good communication skills.  You must be able to work within a team as well as autonomously when required.  Excellent organisational and problem solving skills are a must as is the ability to work flexibly when required. 

The post holder will be responsible for line managing others within the team and will be required to act as an assessor for a variety of learners. 


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, 11 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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Sarah Wilding

Skills for Practice Lead

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