Training, Development and Workforce
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Also 22.5 hours part time available)
University Hospital Southampton
£27,055 - £32,934 PA
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Clinical Skills Facilitator/Assessor to join the Skills for Practice team. This is an ideal post for an Assistant Practitioner/Nursing Associate/Registered Nurse/Allied Health Professional who is keen to develop their skills in education and training. We have capacity to offer full time hours, and the post is available as a permanent position. Job share would also be considered so if you are looking for part time hours or a split post with your current clinical role, then this could be the post for you!
Skills for Practice are a small but dynamic team, with a diverse portfolio of responsibilities including: healthcare apprenticeships, clinical skills teaching, simulation based training, career support and widening participation. We offer teaching and training to the entire range of registered healthcare professionals, students (including those from the University of Southampton, Faculty of Medicine) and support staff at UHS. We are also responsible for the delivery of the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship and the HCA induction programme.Main duties of the job
Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.
For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.Working for our organisation
What we can offer you
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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.
All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.Detailed job description and main responsibilities
What you'll do
The successful applicant would become involved with two main areas of healthcare education.
Firstly, as part of the wider team, you would participate in the design, planning and delivery of a range of taught sessions for the L3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship. This would include carrying out reviews and assessing written work via (the web-based) OneFile system, together with assessing and observing learners' clinical practice in the workplace. To do this, the successful candidate will be given formal training to a level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA).
Secondly, working in the classrooms of the South Academic Block, you would be responsible for the delivery of clinical skills training to UHS staff and undergraduate medical students. This would include: cannulation and venesection, ECGs, male and female catheterisation, urinalysis, wound care, basic life support, e.t.c.
What we're looking for
The successful candidate should have a broad range of clinical experience and a passion for the delivery of quality education. Confidence in clinical situations, communicating with the multidisciplinary team (HCSW, Nurses, Midwifes, OT, Pharmacy, ODP, Medical, Admin) and experience performing clinical care is essential. Competence at a range of clinical skills is preferable, but not essential for the willing candidate, as full clinical skills training can be provided, as necessary.
If you would like more information about the post, please contact: Simon.Holliday@uhs.nhs.uk – Programme Lead for Simulation Claudia.Barrieros@uhs.nhs.uk – Programme Lead for Clinical Skills
Telephone: 023 8120 6050 Additional information
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 24 November 2022
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.For more information about our Trust
Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:
- Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work
To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.Getting to work - our travel promise
Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.Our commitment to equality
Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.
UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.How and why we use your information
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