Lead Nurse Educator

JS3 Recruitment Ltd
Date Posted
12th November 2014
Nursing Care
£40,000 to £45,000 Per Annum
Contract Type

Lead Nurse Educator
Permanent / Full Time
Salary up to £43,500 per annum

As the Lead Nurse Educator you will need to be a highly visible role model of clinical education, an expert practitioner and change agent promoting a learning environment on all Paediatric wards and provide practical, clinical training and support, to Paediatric Staff; undergraduate students and non-trained clinical staff.

Working to develop clinical education within the Paediatric Department by working in collaboration with the senior nursing team to create comprehensive strategies for education and training and to liaise with the Learning and Development department to access relevant training for staff,

The ability to manage and provide leadership to the paediatric nursing education team and to develop strategies and assist with the induction and preceptorship of all new staff,

Duties and Responsibilities
???Provide supervisory expertise to Nurses in Paediatric care underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience within the Paediatric Department
???Plan and facilitate training in the clinical area. Develop coaching skills to support professional development in all clinical areas
???In partnership with senior nurse team and corporate education team, review and develop the annual education, training and development needs of all staff, in accordance with local and national guidelines
???Facilitate other staff in delivering teaching
???Contribute to developing clinical competencies for all staff in partnership with Senior Nurses and ward staff and ensure staff have completed relevant competencies to enable safe practice
???Contribute to the assessment of nurses undertaking pre and post registration courses
???To maintain an up to date knowledge base, ensuring personal academic credibility and practical skills ability
???Maintain a database of staff training, including feedback sheets for all staff worked with
???Be aware of different communication and management styles demonstrating the ability to adapt accordingly, while maintaining staff and patient confidentiality
???Plan and deliver, informal and, formal teaching sessions to staff, patients, relatives and members of the multidisciplinary team in the clinical areas
???Write and maintain accurate, legible progress reports for registered nurses, and health care assistants
???Provide feedback when reviewing performance and in collaboration with the ward sister/charge nurse and the individual staff member, agree a plan of action to address their learning needs and any performance issues
???In partnership with manager, plan and organise work load ensuring there is appropriate education availability for the clinical team
???Manage the paediatric nursing education team ensuring support and development is provided through regular meetings and appraisals

Skills & Experience
???Registered Nurse, RN Child /RSCN
???Extensive Experience and proven skills in Paediatric nursing
???Education to degree level or equivalent knowledge
???Experience of formal, informal teaching of nurses
???Mentorship in Practice or equivalent with excellent leadership skills
???Competent in tracheostomy care and gastrostomy care, IV access , central line access
???Valid APLS or EPLS
???Level 3 safeguarding children training undertaken within the last 12 months
???Evidence of applying current research to practice
???To have actively supervised and assessed staff at all levels in clinical practice
???Experience in change management and positive change agent
???Knowledge of quality, standard setting and audit
???Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines/ effective time management for self and others
???Quality measurement/standard setting/audit
???Articulate with advanced written and verbal communication skills

For a confidential discussion please contact Avi Kasmir at JS3 Recruitment on .

If you are responding directly to this position please attach your current CV and inform us of your current remuneration.

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