Collaborative Learning in Practice & Placement Expansion Facilitator
Kent and Medway NHS
The CQC rates us as an Outstanding organisation for Caring with an overall rating of Good
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) offer a range ofongoing benefitsto our valued workforce across the Trust. From an active health and wellbeing programme to regular recognition events, we work hard to provide varied benefits that make a difference to your work-life balance.
KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALLbe ourselves.
We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our Trust values:
- Respect – We value people as individuals, we treat others as we would like to be treated.
- Openness – Work in a collaborative, transparent way.
- Accountability – We are professional and responsible for our actions.
- Working together – We work together to make a difference for our service users.
- Innovation – We find creative ways to run efficient, high quality services.
- Excellence – We listen and learn to continually improve our knowledge and ways of working.
"Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement”
This role is funded from the Practice Placement team with the aim of increasing student capacity across KMPT. The aim of the role is to implement the CLIP Model into a wide range of inpatient settings Trustwide. The successful candidate will work with teams to implement the model through education, coaching, resources and onsite mentoring. Supporting additional placement opportunities using this innovative method of placement delivery and supporting high quality student placements.
This work will ensure that there is a future workforce that has the skills and knowledge to provide high quality care to the local populations within Kent and Medway.
The post holder will work alongside the established placement facilitator team within KMPT. They will be experienced in working with students and practice assessors/educators, have a passion for learning, and be confident in teaching others new skills to improve learning environments. With support of the PPF team the successful candidate will have oversight of the project and evaluation.
As this role evolves and the CLIP model becomes sustainable, the post holder will continue to support additional Placement Expansion initiatives as these arise.
Main duties of the job
- Educate and coach teams on the delivery of CLIP
- Work collaboratively with teams and services
- Work alongside Mentors and Students within clinical practice
- Coordination of implementation including resources
- Facilitate learning activities in the practice setting
- Identify and establishing new placement expansion opportunities
Working for our organisation
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- Support practice educators and assessors to implement the CLIP model in their practice are
- Be part of a team responsible for pre-registration nursing and AHP placement capacity and quality of placement areas to provide appropriate learning outcomes for students. Liaising with other health professions leads to ensure equity
- Develop resources for use on placements across the trust as part of the CLIP model– i.e. project packs, virtual learning pack
- Act as an expert resource in relation to coaching and learning in practice
- Be innovative in supporting teams and students to problem solve to overcome barriers in the practice placement settings. This includes supporting the Practice Educator or Assessor with a failing student
- Develop placement areas incorporating current research and innovations in practice, ensuring Professional standards for Pre-registration Education / Practice Education between Universities, Trust, Educator and students are met
- To ensure that Practice educators and Assessors are providing adequate supervision to students to maintain safety and high levels of care. Ensuring that the students are undergoing assessment in practice, and are adhering to the codes of conduct and standards of proficiency as per NMC and HCPC guidelines
- Collate, analyse, interpret and action plan student placement evaluations to inform capacity and quality of placements. Use evaluative placement data to inform decisions on suitable learning environments and in care delivery
- Act as an ambassador for the CLIP model and the PPF team in raising profile of the pre-registration placement process
- Lead promotion of the Collaborative Learning in Practice Model throughout the organisation by developing a communications plan with relevant colleagues
- To be an advocate for Placement Expansion projects.
- Qualified Practice Assessor or Practice Educator
- Evidence of additional coaching, teaching and training courses
- Experience of supporting students in Practice
- Evidence of student support over and above role – i..e. tutorials or use of new models.
- HCPC or NMC registered
PLEASE NOTE: If role is patient-facing, candidates will be required to meet any government requirements for Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment to be appointed. A full course of the Covid-19 vaccination (or where applicable a valid exemption) may be required to be evidenced prior to receiving an unconditional job offer.
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Please see http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time
Plus bank holidays that’s up to 41 days – more than 8 weeks paid time off!
Medical staffs have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign
If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff – RMN RGN RNLD – Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave
Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave
This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.
Non paid leave for career breaks
KMPT offers a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers
Staff can sign up for Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities
In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The programme's duration depends on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT’s subject specialists and include the required training.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.
Lease car schemeCycle to work scheme The list goes on………!
New starter bonus. At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.
Probation Period. New employees external to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust are subject to a six month probationary period.
To deliver an effective service it is essential in some of our roles that you are able to travel between work bases in a timely manner.
Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Certain roles are subject to criminal record checks called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Therefore, you will be required to submit a completed Disclosure form to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, it may be necessary to bring the closing date forward. Please submit your completed application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond individually to your application. Should you not hear from us within six weeks of the vacancy closing, please assume that your application has not been successful.
Employer certification / accreditation badges
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
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Further details / informal visits contact
- Nina Phoenix and Kate Button
- Job title
- Practice Development Leads
- Email address
- [email protected]
- Telephone number