Non Clinical - Clinical Skills Technician

  • Department Medical Education
  • Salary £20,330.00 – £21,777 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/09/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-CST-639
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

Clinical Skills Technician (Medical Education)

Full Time     37.5 hours

Agenda for Change Band 3 (Subject to AfC grading)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Medical Education Department at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital who are looking to appoint a motivated Clinical Skills Technician.  The Medical Education Team are responsible for training junior doctors working within the organisation and the postholder will be required to work closely with the Clinical Practice Instructure (Postgraduate) to organise and support teaching sessions in a simulated clinical environment. This can range from simple skills training to more complex real-life emergency scenarios using both actors and sophisticated manikins to simulate high pressure environments.

This is a new post within the department and the role would suite someone with previous health care experience – although this is not essential as full training will be provided.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of this job is to support the Medical Education team who provides on-going training for Junior Doctors within the trust.  A key element of the role is to support the Clinical Practice Instructor (CPI) with the organisation & preparation of anatomical manikins and equipment required for teaching clinical skills in a skills lab environment and storing away safely following use.

Administrative duties will include, maintaining an electronic system for the booking of the skills labs/Simulation suite and equipment. Photocopying training material, reporting faulty equipment and stock replenishment. Liaising with other tutors/healthcare professionals regarding their teaching equipment needs. As a trust we also run regional and national courses which will involve sending promotional information, keeping a record of enquiries and responding to queries.

Following  training you will assist in the preparation and running of high fidelity simulation training. 

Working for our organisation

The Medical Education team provide and support  on-going training for Junior Doctors within the Trust.  This role will work closely with the Clinical Practice Instructor (CPI) and be involved with the organisation of a number of educational events and training sessions.  

We are a trust that works on separate sites with a skills lab on each and a simulation training suite based at the Shrewsbury site. Therefore this role will suit someone who works well both independently and as part of a team, with excellent communication and organisational skills. You will also be required to have a flexible approach to working hours.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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