Practice Educator (Fife)
NHS Fife

Job reference: 083911

Location: NHS Fife

Job closing date: 24/01/2022

Job posted date: 10/01/2022

Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: 30

Department: Nursing

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

*** COVID-19 – Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely.  If successful, you will also initially be working remotely in line with the guidance from the Scottish Government*** 

Fixed term/Secondment until March 2023 

SLA or secondment only for NHS staff in the first instance* 

Who We Are 

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the national health board with statutory responsibilities to effect sustainable change through workforce development, education and training across the health and social care system in Scotland, while working at UK level with partner organisations.  

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 Strategy 2019- 2024, is our ongoing commitment to supporting NHS Boards to ensure high quality learning and employment environments and the continuous learning and professional development of frontline nurses and midwives. We are offering a permanent 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 Fife. 

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 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.  

This post will be subject to a Basic Disclosure check.  

Informal enquiries may be directed to 

*Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity. 

For further information please refer to the Job Information Pack below. 

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on the closing date. 

Closing date: 24th January 2022 

Interview date:  8th February 2022 

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, religion, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 


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