NHS EDUCATION FOR SCOTLAND
PRACTICE EDUCATOR (DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY)
Agenda for Change Band 7; £31, 696 to £41, 787 per annum pro rata
Location; Hosted within NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Part Time; 0.5WTE; 18.75 hours per week
Permanent/Secondment Opportunity for 12 months*
Who We Are
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is a Special Health Board whose mission is to contribute to the highest quality of healthcare throughout NHS Scotland by promoting best practice in the education and life-long learning of all staff.
The core function of the NMAHP Directorate is to support the education, training and continuing professional development of nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, health and social care chaplains and their support workers. The Directorate is also responsible for providing education, training and workforce development across wider professional groups and disciplines, often in partnership with other agencies, to support key policy imperatives such as Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), dementia and health and social care integration.
What You'll Do
A key part of NHS Education for Scotland's Nursing and Midwifery Strategy, is our ongoing commitment to supporting NHS Boards with the continuous learning and professional development of frontline nurses and midwives. We are offering an opportunity to join the national network of Practice Educators. The Practice Educator will be employed by NHS Education for Scotland and will be hosted within NHS Dumfries and Galloway.
The Practice Educator is an integral role within NHSScotlands' practice education infrastructure. The postholder will ensure access to learning and development resources directly relevant to clinical care closer to where nurses and midwives practice. We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated registered nurse or midwifery educator to provide visible and sustained educational leadership, working collaboratively across NHS Education for Scotland and the NHS Board. A key outcome for the post is to support the education and development of nurses and midwives across the NHS career framework, particularly focusing on levels 5 and 6 practitioners in care giving roles. As a Practice Educator, you will have access to the national network and regional support from your manager and peers.
What You'll Bring
Joining a highly dynamic Directorate within NHS Education for Scotland you will be educated to Masters level or equivalent, and have experience within an education, teaching or facilitation role. Expertise related to education is therefore a requirement for this post. You will be committed to multi-professional approaches to education and have a proven track record in negotiating, influencing and managing people. You should be able to demonstrate flexibility, high-level communication skills and a commitment to collaborative working across organisational boundaries. Some travel throughout Scotland will be required.
*We would welcome applications from candidates seeking a 12 month secondment opportunity. If the post is filled on a secondment basis the post holder will agree achievable outcomes during the 12 month period.
This post will be subject to a Basic Disclosure check.
CLOSING DATE: 19 APRIL 2017
INTERVIEW DATE: TBC
Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on the closing date.
Applications must be made on line via our website: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/recruitment/nes-vacancies.aspx
CVs will not be accepted