Healthcare Support Worker Educator

Education and Training

Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£25,655 - £31,534 pa


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

Do you enjoy teaching, assessing and developing vocational skills?

Do you want to help improve patient care and NHS services as a whole by cultivating a competent and experienced support workforce?

Are you passionate about creating an environment that actively promotes learning and development whilst coaching and supporting others to do the same?

If you have answered yes to all of the above, then we want to hear from you.

A full-time, permanent vacancy has arisen for a Healthcare Support Worker Educator to work within our multi-site Education and Training Team.

You will be responsible for the induction and continual professional development of our large and diverse HCSW workforce, including the wider clinical support staff across the organisation.

Working in a growing team across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Hospitals, you will co-ordinate, develop and deliver training in the classroom and clinical setting, to large groups and in 1:1 sessions.

A significant aspect of the role is to work across both sites with your fellow educators to facilitate completion of the national Care Certificate for all of our new HCSW employees. This will involve face to face teaching, simulation and practical group work, written coursework supervision and clinical assessments on the wards. You will also be responsible for developing ward-based Care Certificate Assessors across the organisation.

Embedded in your daily activity is the delivery of the mandatory Moving and Handling Training as part of the HCSW induction programme. This requires the ability to adapt to new equipment and retain information about correct usage and legal requirements.

The ideal candidate will be organised, confident when speaking in front of others and have the ability to deliver training in exciting and innovative ways. Attention to detail is a key skill in the development and quality assurance of curriculums and competency assessment. You will demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to have professional discussions with members of the education team, specialist speakers, clinical ward staff, human resources and senior Trust personnel.

Full training will be provided to enable you to undertake this role. Applicants with a background in education and training, and experience of working in healthcare is preferred. The ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate experience of providing pastoral care to learners or junior staff.

Our Education and Training Department support over 10,000 members of staff across University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust and values professionalism, kindness, openness and a willingness to learn as key priorities. As part of the recent merger and services alignment our Education Department facilities are being modernised and you will have access to a state-of-the-art Simulation Ward to deliver true-to-life teaching. We welcome enquiries regarding this role and are available for informal visits.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: 19th April 2022

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Clair Meldrum

Job title: Lead for Apprenticeships and Band 2-4


Telephone number: 0300 019 6457

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ATR12857

Closing Date: 2022-04-05

Interview Date: 19/04/2022

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