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.