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    Job overview

    Are you looking for an interesting post that offers a change of direction in your career, and the opportunity for you to develop skills in practice education? An opportunity has arisen within the Practice Education Team, and we are recruiting a registered Healthcare Professional to join us as a Practice Education Facilitator.

    We work together as a team across all sites, covering practice placements for all healthcare professional students and apprentices within the organisation.

    You will need good communication skills, knowledge of current practice education issues and experience of working with healthcare professional students.

    Main duties of the job

    The post will be based at York Hospital covering practice placements for all non-medical healthcare professional students, and supporting Pre-registration Healthcare Professional Apprentices within a defined area. We are looking for a motivated, flexible and enthusiastic registered healthcare professional, who will be able to work with non-medical healthcare professionals and students, providing support and cover when required to all placement areas in the organisation. The role of the Practice Education Facilitator is to:

  • Promote, support and advise on practice education issues in practice placement areas
  • Ensure the Trust meets the National and Regional Standards for Healthcare Education
  • Support staff to engage in education and training for all non-medical healthcare professional students, to meet the required standards
  • Support the provision of quality practice placements for all non-medical healthcare professional students
  • This will involve liaising with Universities, Trust staff, Healthcare Professional students and Apprentices (non-medical). It can involve delivery of presentations, teaching, mediation and organisational skills, in order to meet the challenges of professional education. We can offer you a varied working experience, opportunities to develop your professional skills and work within a friendly supportive team.

    Working for our organisation

    York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital, community and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale – an area covering 3,400 square miles, and which includes Scarborough and Bridlington.

    Our mission is to be a valued and trusted partner within our care system, delivering safe effective care to the population we serve.

    We’re situated in a fantastic part of the country: home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York, which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK.

    It is our privilege to be the largest provider of healthcare in the region and we are incredibly proud of our 8,500 staff, working across 9 hospital sites, supporting safe, high quality patient-centred care on a day-to-day basis.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    For more information please see the job description attached

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    We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

    Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

    The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible.

    Person specification

    Education, Qualifications and

    Essential criteria

  • Registered Health Care Professional
  • Degree in Healthcare or working towards
  • Recognised teaching certificate, e.g., ENB 998, Cert Ed, PGCE, Mentorship, SLIP, Practice Assessor Preparation
  • Experience & Knowledge Require

    Essential criteria

  • At least 4 years post registration experience in a clinical setting
  • Experience of working with a wide range of professionals
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of clinical skills and interventions across a range of environments and settings
  • Experience of mentoring/supervising pre-registration healthcare students in practice
  • Able to demonstrate a positive contribution to the development of the professional healthcare workforce
  • Ability to provide best practice advice in a learning environment for mentors/educators, students and staff
  • Awareness of current issues in Health Care Standards of Professional Practice
  • Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience of working as a Practice Education / Learning Facilitator
  • Previous experience of managing student learning environments in practice
  • Skills & Attributes

    Essential criteria

  • Able to demonstrate collaborative working with MDT colleagues in a variety of settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multi-professional colleagues in the learning environment
  • Ability to assess and support students, mentors, and educators in complex decisions relating to student placements, competence and fitness to practice
  • Ability to motivate and influence others
  • Can demonstrate awareness of Quality and Safety Agenda in relation to patient care
  • Can demonstrate an awareness of risk management and provision of safe practice areas for learning
  • Ability to undertake and evaluate audit data
  • Ability to organise and prioritise situations and workload
  • Desirable criteria

  • Proven skills in delivery, facilitation and development of training programmes
  • Aptitude & Personal Qualities

    Essential criteria

  • Evidence of sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Keyboard skills, use of presentation, projection/multi-media equipment and e-learning resources
  • Experience of dealing appropriately with sensitive and confidential information
  • Able to fulfil occupational health requirements for the post
  • Please be aware, we are planning for the Covid-19 vaccination to be made mandatory for all patient-facing staff in our organisation from 1st April 2022. This means that if you haven’t already, you will need to have had a first dose of the vaccine by 3rd February 2022 in order to maintain employment in a patient-facing role, (unless you have a medical exemption).

    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship . It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found . Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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    NameShermeem HendersonJob titlePractice Education Team LeadEmail addressAdditional information

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