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RAF171 Practice Education Facilitator (PEF)

The State Hospital
Closing date
22 Oct 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Nursing Practice Development
AfC Band 6 plus £1,390.20 High Secure Environment Allowance and £3336.48 High Secure Clinical Responsibility Allowance per annum
Full Time, 37.5 hrs per week

An excellent career opportunity has arisen to join the Nursing Practice Development (NPD) team as a Practice Education Facilitator. The purpose of this post is to influence and enhance the quality of the practice learning environment by providing support, educational input and development activities for practice assessors/ supervisors and nursing students within pre and post-registration education programmes.

The post holder will play a key role in developing and supporting practice assessors/supervisors to ensure effective supervision, learning and assessment of students on practice placement. They will work closely with Senior Charge Nurses and Charge Nurses to ensure that placement areas meet Quality Standards for Practice Learning (QSPL), and to develop and maintain a learning environment where education and learning are seen as integral to clinical practice. They will liaise with further and higher education institutes regarding practice placement issues and work in collaboration with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in the delivery of national priorities for practice education.

The post holder will work as part of the NPD team developing and evaluating nursing practice, supporting continuous quality improvement and ensuring that nurses in the State Hospital are equipped to deliver safe and effective patient-centred care.

Applications are invited from first-level registered nurses (RMN or LD) with post-registration experience within a mental health/forensic care environment. Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have experience of supervising and assessing students on placement and be able to demonstrate a commitment to teaching and facilitation of learning and development in the practice learning environment. You must be able to evidence continuing professional development and have knowledge of the new NMC Standards to Support Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) and the Quality Standards for Practice Learning (QSPL).

Personal qualities required include excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to motivate and influence others. You must be able to work autonomously, prioritise your workload and meet deadlines. You will also be resilient, highly motivated and committed to enhancing practice education and learning as well as developing nursing practice.

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week. Core hours are between Monday and Friday however occasional shift and weekend working may be required to meet service needs.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Carolin Walker, Professional Nurse Advisor Ext. 2062 / Janine Stewart, NES Senior Educator, Tel. 07769367665.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 22 October 2021.

Interviews will be held on Friday 5 November 2021 (provisional date).

If you have any queries or require assistance regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact the HR Team on to discuss your requirements.

Please note we anticipate a high level of interest in this position therefore we may close the vacancy prior to the closing date once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Please ensure you complete and submit your online application at an early stage to avoid disappointment.

Please note that due to current restrictions in place for COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted via videoconferencing (Microsoft Teams).
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