In Patient Clinical Skills Facilitator – Chesterfield, Derbyshire

In Patient Clinical Skills Facilitator

Ashgate Hospice

Chesterfield, Derbyshire


The vacancy

About the role

Ashgate Hospice is looking to develop a Registered General Nurse into the role of Clinical Skills Facilitator Assistant to support and assist the IPU nursing staff, using a range of training and assessment methods, whilst focusing on clinical excellence and quality. As this is a development role, you must be willing to undertake a qualification at degree level.

Working with the Clinical Practice Facilitator, this clinically focussed role is to deliver a high quality of training and assessment with clear learning objectives. This involves working clinically with the learners, classroom teaching in the IPU education room and supporting staff to complete their competency-based development programmes using innovative and evidence-based nursing practice.

Hours:Full-time 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

The main responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and assessing IPU nursing staff, providing effective and engaging training using a range of delivery methods including ward based and structured training.
  • Demonstrate competencies to the IPU nursing staff, including role modelling competent practice.
  • Support the senior IPU nursing team to identify learning needs, compare competencies to actual practice and support the senior IPU team in managing the learning requirements and professional development needs of individual staff.
  • Identify and provide opportunities for skill enhancement and mastery including appropriate evidence-based practice to guide clinical decisions.
  • Maintain all training and assessment records and support the Clinical Practice facilitator to produce written and oral summaries/reports of progress as required.

For further details on what the role includes, please read the attached Job Description, call the Ward Manager for an informal chat or even come and visit us.

About you:

As a Registered General Nurse, you must be committed to your own personal development and the development of others. Flexibility and adaptability is essential to deliver and support the required development initiatives at short notice as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. You should demonstrate personal integrity at all times and have the ability to motivate others.

You will need to demonstrate a calm and approachable manner, a caring and sensitive approach with a commitment to the hospice values, vision and strategy.

Skills and experience required.

  • Evidence of quality improvement success in a clinical setting
  • Ability to apply research findings and support evidence-based practice.
  • A commitment to improving patient services.
  • Clinical knowledge and experience within a palliative care environment, underpinned by theory CPD.
  • Experience of mentoring staff in the clinical environment.
  • Advanced clinical skills including venous access, catheterisation, nasogastric tube management and IV drug administration
  • Confident in communicating, documenting and updating records
  • Motivation and commitment to personal and professional development
  • A commitment to Ashgate’s values


About Ashgate:

Ashgate Hospice is a registered charity that provides compassionate, specialist palliative and end of life care, free of charge, to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families across North Derbyshire. Our values are at the heart of everything we do at Ashgate. They are grounded in our commitment to being the best we can be for our patients and the people who are important to them, and for each other. We are compassionate. We are a team. We are respectful, open and inclusive.

We are proud of our Outstanding CQC rating and our recent RCN award-winning in-patient unit and have ambitious plans for high quality and sustainable patient care.

We’re committed to providing a happy, safe and supportive environment for all our people which is why nearly 4 out of 5 of our staff would recommend us as a place to work. We recognise the need to support our employees’ well-being including their work-life balance, which is why we are open to, and encourage flexible working arrangements, including job-sharing.

As a valued member of the team, you will have a wide range of training and development available to support your own personal, professional development, opening doors to new career pathways.

Please visit our website and social media accounts or listen to our podcast “The Life and Death Podcast” to get a feel for what it is like to be part of the Ashgate team and gain an understanding of the people we support.

Find out why our people think Ashgate Hospice is a special place to work.

Some of our current benefits include:

  • A highly compassionate and supportive working environment
  • A wide range of initiatives to support your wellbeing, and the time out to practice self-care
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • A progressive approach to flexible working to help meet your and our needs
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan includes free annual eye tests, dental checks and money back for a range of treatments and therapies
  • Access to a free, confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Free access to Westfield Rewards, offering discounts from hundreds of retailers
  • Pension scheme with 7% employer contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Total commitment to your learning and development
  • Ample, free parking when working onsite


What next:

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Karen Walker, Ward Manager on 01246 568801 or [email protected]  You can arrange to visit the Hospice to see what it would be like to work with us.


Please note we only accept applications via the ‘Apply now’ button on our website. Please do not send your application to HR or the recruiting manager.


Any candidate who identifies themselves as disabled will be shortlisted if they meet the essential criteria for the role.  Essential criteria can be found in the job description and person specification for the role. If you require any accessibility adjustments, please contact a member of the HR team at [email protected] or by calling 01246 568801

If successful, you will be required to have a DBS check carried as part of the conditional pre-employment checks. For more information, please refer to the candidate assistant notes.

As a healthcare provider, it is very important to us that our staff have the annual flu jab and are fully vaccinated against COVID 19. It is our expectation that all of our staff will have the vaccinations unless there are strong compelling reasons why not. We believe having the vaccination not only protects you but also helps us to keep our patients, staff and visitors safe.

Support available for candidates who identify themselves as disabled

You may wish to complete and share with us your health adjustment passport so that we are aware what support and/or reasonable adjustments you may require. Even if you choose not to share this with us, we encourage applicants to consider completing their passport for their own benefit.  For more information in relation to this please visit. Health Adjustment Passport – GOV.UK (

You may also be able to get support from Access to Work which is an initiative run by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability. This may include support with the selection process.  For more information in relation to Access to Work please visit. Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is – GOV.UK (

Who we are

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