Job overview

The emergency department at Glangwili hospital is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Practice Education Facilitator. This is an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse with emergency care experience who is inspirational and highly driven in providing nurse education and training in the emergency care setting.

The post holder will work alongside the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams in the Emergency Department at Glangwili hospital to promote excellence in nursing and continual clinical and professional development that delivers safe, effective and quality care to patients. The post holder will work closely with the Departmental Senior Sisters, Senior Nurse Manager and Deputy Head of Nursing to ensure that the varying training needs of all members of the Emergency Department nursing team are assessed and met; and that a progressive learning environment is created and maintained within the department.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with professional and operational leads across the Emergency Department services to ensure that clinical and educational guidelines, policies and procedures meet the need of the local services as well as the wider Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Actively promote, contribute to, and deliver both local and nationally accredited inter professional learning activities across the Emergency Department (e.g. ALS, Manchester Triage etc) and be an effective role model for best practice, providing clinical support for all members of the nursing team within the Emergency Department.

Coordinate and manage a comprehensive and systematic programme, ensuring both core, and optional education and training is made available for all members of the Emergency Department nursing team.

Work directly with newly qualified nurses to support them to develop skills in safe, high-quality practice; and, through reflection, to assess their own development needs. 

Working for our organisation

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews to be held on 27/06/2022.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Person specification

Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Current NMC Registration
  • Recent Teaching/Mentoring qualification or equivalent significant experience
  • Post registration degree in specialist area and/or education / evidence of post registration study at degree level
  • Extensive knowledge of NMC Code of Practice/Guidance
  • Evidence of Masters level learning (or willingness to undertake) with equivalent experience
  • Valid TNCC, ALS and PLS qualification
  • Desirable criteria

  • PGCE qualification
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Area of in-depth knowledge / experience
  • Registration as Teacher or Associate Teacher
  • Manchester Triage authorised trainer
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Extensive post-registration experience including experience in ED in a management / leadership role
  • Evidence of previous contributions towards developing clinical practice
  • Experience of facilitating reflective practice
  • Extensive experience of teaching and delivering educational programme using variety of methods and situations
  • Evidence of broad spectrum of nursing experience
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in delivery/ Instructor status of pertinent clinical skills programmes e.g. ALS, TNCC, PALS
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner role experience/qualification
  • Experience in developing educational programmes / curriculum design
  • Language Skills

    Desirable criteria

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)
  • Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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