Practice Educator
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust - Brighton

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for two enthusiastic registered nurses with excellent critical care skills and relevant qualifications to join our friendly Critical Care Practice Education Team. We are looking to employ one Practice Educator to work in conjunction with the current Educator in post to help develop and oversee education and training at the rapidly expanding Princess Royal Intensive Care Unit in Haywards Heath and one Practice Educator to be based with the team in Brighton at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. One of the key priorities of these posts is to work collaboratively cross site to ensure integration and consistency of training, education and administration between both units.

As Practice Educator you will support nurses within the Critical Care units. You will have a recognised critical care qualification, a mentorship course and substantial post course experience. A post graduate certificate in education is preferable but not essential if the candidate can demonstrate a passion for education and provide evidence of extensive educational experience. If successful a candidate without a professional teaching qualification would be required to commence this course within the first year . Flexibility of working hours is necessary to meet the educational requirements of nurses within the Division.

These posts require excellent clinical role models with a recognized critical care course and extensive experience within critical care to support and develop education within practice.

The successful candidate will be dynamic and passionate about education and the professional development of nurses. You will work alongside nurses in clinical practice inspiring and motivating new and existing staff in the delivering compassionate care to the highest standard that ensures patient safety and dignity. One of the key priorities of this post is assisting team leaders to ensure nurses are compliant with Trust mandatory and statutory training requirements and maintaining an education database.

The Trust works closely with the University of Brighton, School of Health Sciences in providing post registration pathway modules and the practice educators will be a key resource for nurses involved in this process. The successful candidates will also be expected to work collaboratively with the National and Trust education networks.

If you feel the role of Practice Educator is for you please phone Michelle Neal (interim Matron for Critical Care) on 01273 696955 ext 4273 for an informal chat.

Posts in the Trust are 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 Criminal records Bureau to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands and cautions.

**Please note that appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by the HR Services Team (Recruitment)**

Closing Date: 05 May 2014

Interview Date: 13 May 2014

Job Reference: 379-APR447-14

Please ensure that you have read the Job Description attached before applying.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

At BSUH we are committed to assisting our staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regards to age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage & civil partnership status, pregnancy & maternity status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients' ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is a Smoke Free Trust. Smoking is not permitted on Trust Premises or grounds or in any Trust owned vehicle.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please ensure you provide references for the last 5 years of your employment and that any gaps in your employment history are accounted for.

UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .