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Learning Environment Lead

Band 7

Main area
Nursing and Midwifery
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
430-CORP587A
Site
Non Medical Education Tariff (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 Per annum/pro-rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
13/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
10/08/2022

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Learning Environment Lead - Practice Education

Band 7 - £40,057 - £45,839 - pro-rata if full time

37.5 per week - Substantive/Permanent - all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

The learning environment lead (LEL) is an exciting and vital role across Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH). The LEL supports and develops the provision of clinical placement opportunities within MKUH for healthcare students, such as student nurses, and trainee nursing associates. 

The LEL will lead in the delivery of education to our practice assessors and supervisors and develop our provision further in line with the organisational needs. This is alongside providing assurances to external stakeholders, such as Health Education England and our partner Universities.

Collaboration across the organisation and within the integrated care system forms part of the role to support the provision of high-quality placements.

Our established and friendly team will offer training and support based on background and experience. The role offers many opportunities and development as well as being part of a forward-thinking team.

Interviews will take place on the 10th August 2022.

Main duties of the job

The LEL will provide clinical placement opportunities for nurses, nursing associates, midwives and other healthcare students in Milton Keynes hospital and provide assurance to the organisation and external partners that these opportunities are compliant with the standards that we are expected to meet.

The post holder will also be responsible for the delivery and evaluation of Practice Supervisor/ Practice Assessor training and provide assurance to the Trust and external partners and agencies that it meets appropriate local and national quality standards.

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Take a strategic role in enhancing the capacity and quality of the learning environment for all health care learners within the Trust and the local health economy.
  • Work in partnership with HEIs and NHSEI on initiatives relating to placement management and supporting student learning in practice
  • Work in partnership with the HEIs to map placement requirements against availability including types of placements, numbers and types of students. Share data with HEI’s where necessary.
  • Ensure Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors meet the requirements of their professional body for the role.
  • Work with the Heads of Nursing and Matrons to ensure recruitment and career opportunities for newly qualified staff are supported.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more details

Person specification

Specific Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Masters Level qualification/or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Adult Nursing Registration with NMC
  • Member of relevant specialist interest group
  • Student Supervisory Skills training
  • Membership of relevant professional association
  • Awareness of NHS and Trust systems, policies, procedures and current changes
  • Sound knowledge of Nursing in a variety of clinical settings
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of national guidelines relevant to specialist area
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of evidence based clinical practice for a range of conditions
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of a range of specialist continuing professional development
  • Relevant post graduate clinical qualification
  • Management or leadership training or qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Substantial broad range of post qualifying clinical experience and evidence of interdisciplinary working
  • Extensive experience of teaching, supervising and assessing healthcare students in the practice setting
  • Experience of having worked across professional and organisational boundaries
  • Practical experience of facilitating change
  • Experience of staff management/staff supervision
  • Experience of developing and implementing new systems and procedures

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to teach and facilitate in a variety of settings with different groups of staff
  • Able to plan, implement and evaluate education programmes
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of different methods/ styles for teaching and learning
  • Detailed understanding of curriculum development including the generation of learning outcomes
  • Detailed understanding of a range of regulatory body requirements
  • In depth knowledge of Quality Assurance principles and framework
  • Working knowledge of Inter-professional learning theory
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work without supervision and use own initiative
  • Consistently high attention to detail and quality of work
  • Adaptable to meet differing learning styles/ preferences
  • Understanding of quality improvement methodology and outcome measurement

Personal and People Development

Essential criteria
  • Experience of managing and developing junior and assistant staff
  • Experience of using HR policy and procedure including sickness abence and performance management
  • Knowledge of change management principles
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to supervise staff on a day to day basis

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others
  • Competent in the use of IT including proficient in emails
  • Ability to deliver sensitive information in a tactful and empathetic manner
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with people from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds
  • Ability to write evidence based reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills able to engage and build effective relationships at all levels in stakeholder organisations

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Garry Cooper-Stanton
Job title
Head of Practice Education
Email address
garry.cooper-stanton@mkuh.nhs.uk