Clinical Skills Facilitator

Brighton and Hove
12 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 4,750 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 14 inpatient and outpatient locations, serving a total community of 1.3 million people
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions, and Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

Are you looking to develop your nursing career as a Clinical Skills Facilitator in the community?

Do you want to be part of an innovative and forward-thinking organisation?

Do you want to make a difference to the patient journey and the support they receive by enhancing the clinical skills and knowledge of the team?

If the answer is YES then this post within Responsive Services is the role you have been looking for.

As a Clinical Skills Facilitator you will join our multidisciplinary team which consists of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nurses, Assistant Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Community Reablement Assistants and Community Care Assistants. Working collaboratively with our acute Trust and other community services, including third sector organisations, we aim to improve the patient journey and pathways of care and deliver short term intervention, care and support in the community.

The successful candidate will be a visible, proactive role model in the clinical environment. This post is fundamental in providing assurance of standards, leading the education and development provision and driving change forward. The role also supports the workforce development and the implementation of new initiatives and delivering change within the community. As part of this role you will support newly qualified nurses through their preceptorship programme and actively promote and support the development of existing staff.

The post holder will need to participate in ongoing education programmes and identify training needs of the team, including those of unregistered staff. As well as the above you will act as the lead for promoting and monitoring clinical supervision for the nursing staff within the team, participate in conducting clinical audits when required, and conduct training needs analysis. You will work closely with other Practice Development Nurses within the locality, the Area Nurse, Clinical Services Manager and Responsive Services Operational and Clinical Leads.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic person with experience of clinical practice, leadership and education who will play a lead role in the development of staff at our community hospitals. You must be passionate about learning, able to challenge in a positive way, and committed to delivering compassionate care and instilling the principles of Right People, Right Skills, Right Place, and Right Time.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust offer excellent learning and development opportunities for all staff, regular supervision and appraisal, and a commitment to support employees in developing their careers within the organisation.

You will need a UK driving license and use of a car for business purposes.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download
  • Clinical Skills Facilitator JD
  • Clinical Skills Facilitator PS
  • Staff Benefits Brochure
  • About Us

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