At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
- Our SOOTHE resources – supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
- Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
- “In our Gift” providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
- The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
- Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role )
- Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
- Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
- Child Care Vouchers Scheme
- Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
- NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes
Main duties of the job
The Professional Education and Development Team are seeking applications for the Clinical Placement Quality Lead role (AFC B7) due to the current post holder taking the lead on a Trust wide recruitment and retention project.
Thepost holder will be responsible for the day to day operational management and supervision of the Clinical Placement Team, whose purpose is to ensure high quality clinical placements to all pre registration learners in nursing (BSc, MSc, TNA, RNDA) within the Trust. In addition the post holder will work closely with Higher Education Institutes and Health Education England to meet educational contract requirements.
This role is suitable for someone who is passionate about nurse education and really making a difference every day. Support to help you thrive in this role will be provided by colleagues within the team, nursing leadership team and your manager.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.
Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.
We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.
03 February 2023
Agenda for change
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Salary will reflect previous NHS employment
Stafford Central Clinic
2nd Floor, Civic Centre, Riverside
The Clinical Placement Quality Lead will ensure that healthcare students, pre & post registration, have a positive experience which supports their learning in practice. The role will provide operational management of the Trust Clinical Placement Facilitators (CPFs). The role will ensure that the Trust placement capacity is matched to the demand of trainees which are needed to ensure a supply of high quality staff in different roles to deliver the highest quality care for our patients.
The supervision and line management of the Trust Clinical Placement Team
- Lead and monitor the supervision & assessment in practice for healthcare students to ensure effective, quality learning and experiences for trainees
- The provision of required placement capacity to ensure that nursing trainee roles have the opportunity to access learning in practice
- The assessment and assurance that the Trust provides quality practice learning opportunities to our nursing trainees
- The timely and accurate student data reported to Health Education England
The Clinical Placement Quality Lead will ensure that healthcare students, pre & post registration, have a positive experience which supports their learning in practice. The role will provide operational management of the Trust Clinical Placement Facilitators (CPFs). The role will ensure that the Trust placement capacity is matched to the demand of trainees which are needed to ensure a supply of high quality staff in different roles to deliver the highest quality care for our patients
- To actively work with HEIs in curriculum development, lead on and advise the Trust on NMC, changes within education
- Oversee placement capacity and quality through effective management of the CPF team, taking action to improve where necessary
- Lead on quality assurance, monitoring clinical placement areas and ensuring clinical education audits are in place for each clinical area, working closely with all HEIs to deliver this
- To lead the development of healthcare students placement capacity, working in partnership with Health Education and relevant HEIs
- To operate the processes and performance in relation to:
- Pre-registration Nursing database monitoring and compliance
- Nursing element of the HEE Education Contract
- Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA) placement capacity
- Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) placement capacity
- To ensure compliance with the CQC OFSTED and TEF outcomes in education and training provided for clinical staff/apprentice roles
- An expert on best practice advice and guidance to supervisors, assessors, educators and placement managers in relation to clinical practice and governance in the context of student competence and practice
- Develop contracts, for non-funded/international students, with HEIs in partnership with HR and the Trusts finance team
- Support the Trust education governance requirements attending and participating in relevant meetings
- Manage and resolve any concerns raised by students and or placement leads / supervisors/assessors as agreed with the Deputy Chief Nurse, Head of Nursing Professional Education & Development and HEIs. Escalate as appropriate / necessary
- Lead on and participate the co-ordination of external reviews/inspections in relation to education and practice
- Lead on the monitoring of quality assurance, of education, training and development through the feedback from learners, HEIs and other mechanisms and act upon any issues identified, working with senior nurses, professional leads and relevant others to address areas for concern
- Develop and maintain own competence in appropriate/specific clinical skills/professional knowledge and competence in accordance with the NMC The Code
- Line management responsibility for the Clinical Placement Facilitators, Allocations Officer and administrator including work allocation, recruitment, performance management, supervision, appraisal and sickness absence management
- Manage own workload independently and prioritizing as required
- Work closely with HEIs and other education providers to facilitate changes in post and pre-registration education programs that support the Trusts strategy requirements and the needs of the workforce
- Lead on the placement provision for Return to Practice students working with HEIs to ensure that the candidates are appropriate and fit to rejoin the register
- To liaise with the Trusts finance team and HEME in relation to the Learning and Development Agreement placement tariff
- To promote educational excellence for nurses and support workers through role modelling
- To initiate and influence policy development within the Trust, ensuring the review of any nursing policy as appropriate and working with the policy holder to implement any actions
- To support the Trust in the delivery of the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship and Nursing Associate roles
- In partnership with the Apprenticeship lead, support the delivery of the nursing, post registration Apprenticeship Standards within the Trust
- Manage the placement capacity for those staff undertaking an apprenticeship pathway
- To communicate to and advise senior nursing and other colleagues on developments in relation to pre and post registration education and the actions to be taken
- To undertake presentations as required to both internal and external agencies and across a range of audiences
- To use communication skills to negotiate, persuade and gain the co-operation of medical consultants, clinical and non-clinical staff in achieving agreed objectives
- To promote and develop robust communication networks and relationships between HEIs, HEE and the Trust
- Line management responsibility for the Clinical Placement Facilitators, Allocations Officer and Clinical Placement Team Administrator, including work allocation, recruitment, performance management, appraisal and sickness absence management
Physical demands of the job
- Driving between locations across the Trust geography and beyond
- Standard keyboard skills required for inputting data and report writing
- Sitting for long periods required for report writing
- Requirement to concentrate whilst report writing with occasional interruptions for advice from staff/ managers / supervisors/assessors
- Standing for long periods whilst presenting to small or large audiences
Most challenging/difficult parts of the job
- The role requires the management of complex stakeholders, including internal team and service managers, students, HEI partners and other NHS Trusts
- The rapidly changing landscape of training and development provision in nursing such as RNDAs, Nursing Associates and other apprentices and the pressure this places on clinical teams and practice
- Providing feedback to students when there are concerns regarding competence and performance
- Frequently dealing with and managing complex situations that require tact, sensitivity, support, compassion and making judgments on future management
The Professional Educational and Development Team is made up of two complementary teams; the Clinical Placement Team and the Clinical Training Team. The two teams work seamlessly together to support all learners in the organisation through innovative and high quality ways. We are always striving to improve quality and exploring new ways of working.
The team is highly supportive and focused on its staff development as well as the development of learners and existing staff. We are in a position to fund a range of CPD programmes relevant to the post holders career aspirations; it is a fantastic place to work!
- Registered Nurse
- Qualification in Teaching
- Evidence of continuous professional development in education
- Significant experience of operationally managing staff
- Experience of working with senior Higher Education Institute colleagues
- Experience of working across professional boundaries, able to enthuse and inspire others using advanced communication and presentation skills
- Experience of supporting preceptors and preceptees
- Knowledge of health care education landscape
- Experience of managing a budget/funding
- Experience of working within the NHS or a large complex fast moving organisation
- Experience of managing and developing successful and effective teams
- Evidence of developing and presenting comprehensive reports
- Evidence of implementing change
- Experience of working to deadlines and delivering targets
- Extensive experience of working with students and learners
- Coaching experience
- Evidence of proficiency with the MS Office suite, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel
- Resilient, with good knowledge of self
- Ability to work flexibly, meeting changing priorities and demands within the role in a timely way
- Environmentally and politically astute, ability to manage sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
- Ability to travel across the Trust and surrounding areas
- Master’s Degree or evidence of study at Master’s level
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education
- Leadership or Management qualification
- Registered Nurse NMC
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).