DBTH Job of the Week: Clinical Educator – Neonates

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  • Salary: Band 6
  • Contract: Permanent (£32,306 to £39,027)
  • Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week
  • Site: Doncaster Royal Infirmary
  • Closing date: 31 August
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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, flexible and dynamic individual with a strong focus on Training and Education to take on the role of a Band 6 Neonatal Clinical Educator aligned to the Children & Families division.

Working closely with the Band 7 Divisional Education Lead, the successful candidate will support with the planning and delivery of statutory and essential and role specific training for all staff groups within the division.

You will need to be a Registered Professional with significant Band 5 clinical experience and hold a level 6 degree qualification or evidence of working towards. You must be able to demonstrate excellent clinical and interpersonal skills. You should also have experience of supporting learners and hold a current mentorship qualification.

For the right candidate we are offering the opportunity to join a friendly, diverse and dynamic team which forms part of the Training & Education Department at DBTH.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support and guide staff in the development of effective interpersonal and communication skills to ensure cohesion and operational team working. The post holder will be a professional role model, using their knowledge, skills and experience to guide staff in the division to which they are aligned to ensure an appropriately trained workforce.

Focussing on the children & families division the post holder will assess, monitor and seek to continuously improve standards and the quality of patient care delivered through the assessment and development of the knowledge and skills of staff working in this division.

Working for our organisation

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 444,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

Hosting three main hospital sites and a number of additional services, the Trust is one of only six Teaching Hospitals in Yorkshire.

The Clinical Education Team form part of the Training and Education department at DBTH and are committed to the delivery of high quality multi-professional training to enable the delivery of excellent patient care by having the right staff trained in the right skill at the right time.

This position offers the successful applicant an opportunity to join a friendly, professional and patient focussed team providing a trust wide service shaping the quality of care for the patients who access our facilities through the delivery of high quality, research based training and education.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Clinical Educator will plan, organise and co-ordinate training within their division. He/she will ensure that both individual staff and service needs are met and that the process for doing so conforms to organisational training and development objectives.

Working with the Divisional Education Lead you will ensure the provision of high quality training and development within your division across all sites within DBTH.

In conjunction with the Divisional Education Lead, the post holder will provide advice, guidance and support to staff within the designated directorate on training and education issues.

The post holder will be expected to work across boundaries, both internally and externally for the benefit of patient care and staff development, making a collective contribution to the Training & Education function across DBTH, sharing areas of expertise and best practice.

Participate in the regular networking events to ensure information is disseminated and lessons are learnt across the organisation liaising regularly with the Divisional Education Lead.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • • Degree (or working towards/evidence of recent study)
  • • Current teaching qualification
Desirable criteria
  • • Participation in management/ development of courses


Essential criteria
  • • Ability to motivate learners
  • • Be creative/innovative
  • • Precise and methodical in working practice and able to work under own initiative


Essential criteria
  • • Minimum 3 years post registration experience
  • • Experience of supporting & assessing learners in the work place
  • • Recent neonatal clinical practice experience
Desirable criteria
  • • Good IT skills with experience of windows & Microsoft Office including excel.