Clinical Trainer

  • Job Reference: C231116F1
  • Date Posted: 16 November 2023
  • Recruiter: Pharmaxo
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  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands, England
  • Salary: £36,000 to £38,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bens
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Clinical Trainer

About us

Pharmaxo Healthcare is a specialist pharmacy and clinical homecare provider in an expanding market offering greater choice and convenience to patients whilst delivering value and efficiencies to the NHS and private sector.

About the role

Reporting to the Clinical Governance Lead this role will assume responsibility for providing a first-class clinical trainer service supporting nursing and complex homecare services.  We are recruiting for two posts - one for the South and one for the North.

Duties and responsibilities

  • To continuously update nursing knowledge ensuring in line with current legislation and best practice
  • To continuously update knowledge of specialty and disease areas and relevant publications.
  • To ensure continued professional development (CPD) is updated to ensure fitness for revalidation.
  • Contribution to the development and maintenance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and protocols to ensure they are fit for purpose and accurate.
  • To ensure their practice is compliant with the company’s policies and procedures.
  • To complete additional projects and tasks, short term or long term, and will be guided by the value “Can it be better?”
  • Attend and participate in all team meetings.
  • Occasional administration of prescribed medicines to patients either in a clinic or out of hospital setting, predominantly the patient’s home to support updating of clinical skills and supporting the clinical trainer role.
  • To ensure all patient care and administration of prescribed medicines are provided to first class clinical and ethical standards and demonstrates best practice.
  • Support for clinical homecare nurses in clinical procedures across all services
  • To provide education for patient/carers in the out of hospital environment as required.
  • To provide support and advice to patients, as appropriate.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the patients’ clinical teams within the secondary and primary healthcare settings, as appropriate.
  • To manage the interface between hospital services and other agencies to meet patients’ needs.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within an agreed area / distance from their home base.
  • Record keeping
  • To maintain accurate records of training, care and completion in a timely manner
  • To assist in the training to support recording/reporting of adverse events/incidents, including side-effects of therapy
  • To report to and work closely with the clinical governance lead providing all appropriate communication in an agreed and timely manner
  • To maintain your Outlook calendar in the agreed format ensuring clear visibility of activity
    Excellent time management skills providing a flexible service that meets company and patients’ needs

Clinical competency

  • Experience in administration of chemotherapy with a recognised chemotherapy course or ability to complete such a course within a short period of time.
  • To identify development needs with your manager and ensure that these are addressed in agreed timelines
  • To maintain all relevant clinical and coaching/training skills and attend regular updates
  • To ensure continued professional registration, including meeting revalidation requirements
  • To maintain self and patient safety through the appropriate use of policies, protocols and guidelines
  • To support and mentor all nurse team colleagues and providing feedback to the Regional Nurse Manager to allow for the compilation of appropriate development plans
  • To undertake appropriate training and participation in clinical trials work, where required.
  • Strong personal values and high level of integrity
  • Participates in the investigation and resolution of Complaints and Incidents where they specifically involve clinical interventions
  • Performs regular audits of completed nursing documentation in conjunction with the Clinical Governance Role, providing feedback to the Regional Nurse Managers
  • Respond to requests from Regional Nurse Managers to assist with resolution of nurse visit scheduling in relation to clinical competency
  • Development, maintenance and delivery of Nurse Induction programmes and participation in Company Induction for other departments
  • Deliver training and assessment of clinical competencies for new nurses and ongoing annual assessment for all nurses
  • Ongoing review of clinical practices to ensure they are evidence based and in line with current practice
  • Liaises with Regional Nurse Mangers to support clinical nurses to be an effective ‘link nurse’ for specific hospitals and services
  • Providing support to nurse team colleagues who are undertaking a support and mentoring role with new starters
  • Development of clinical training packages for nurses ensuring there is a recognised sign-off process. This may involve working with outside agencies.
  • Deliver Pharmacovigilance, Information Governance and Complaints & Incidents training to company personnel, as required.
  • Participate in Professional Development Reviews for self and provides timely performance feedback on clinical homecare nurses, as requested by Regional Managers
  • Provides internal and external reports as requested
  • Reviews and identifies current clinical processes seeking “Clinical Excellence” in the delivery of services proposing new methodology and working with internal stakeholders to deliver change management

You must have

  • Significant nursing, mentoring and training experience
  • Training and mentoring qualification or ability to work towards.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction
  • Prioritisation skills and co-ordination of work
  • Has the ability to use own initiative to deliver results
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Work in an organised and tidy manner
  • Adaptable and willingness to learn new skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of business computer systems including but not limited to Microsoft Office applications
  • Good commercial awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Good timekeeping
  • Ability to work with a range of diverse colleagues
  • Self-motivated and energetic approach, showing interest in understanding the business and industry
  • Strong personal values and high level of integrity
  • Good personal hygiene and professional image
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Reliable and flexible work ethic
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

Key Accountabilities to include:

  • To continuously update nursing knowledge ensuring in line with current legislation and best practice
  • Administration of prescribed medicines to patients out of the hospital setting, either in a community or the patient’s home
  • Maintaining accurate record keeping relating to patient treatment
  • Clinical Competency
  • Regulatory Compliance

In return we offer rewards and benefits including:

  • Competitive salary (depending on experience, knowledge and skills)
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Company bonus scheme upon successful completion of probation
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Car allowance
  • Reimbursement of NMC fees
  • Uniform provided
  • Ongoing training and support with revalidation

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