Clinical Facilitator ; Orthopaedic Inpatient Unit

Trinity Recruitment € 45000.0 - 65000.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
€ 45000.0 - 65000.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Manager, Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Qualified (non-manager)
19 Oct 2022
19 Apr 2023

Job Description

The goal of the Surgical/orthopaedic Clinical Facilitator is to enhance clinical practice by supporting RN’s within the orthopaedic/Surgical directorate to develop the necessary skills to deliver skilled nursing care for all patients. That all surgical/orthopaedic RN’s and HCA’s will successfully complete their probationary period within the agreed timeframe. This will be done in collaboration with CNM 2 of 4 North and CNM 3.

· This role is a clinical one which requires direct supervision of preceptee working in clinical practice with patients. There will be an identified time frame of two weeks for all preceptee. This may be reviewed based on their previous Clinical experience and initial assessment carried out in the two-week orientation to the ward.

· Be responsible for the coordination of a regular schedule of education, and professional development

· Participate in teams /meetings/committees as appropriate communicating and working in cooperation with other team members

· Develop appropriate systems in the streamlining of education and practice development

· Record keeping in accordance with professional standards

· Adhere to and contribute to the development and maintenance of nursing standards, Protocols and Guidelines consistent with the highest standards of patient care

· Evaluate and manage the implementation of best practice policy and procedures

· Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation

· Promote the guidelines for safety and best practice laid down by the Hospital policies, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland guidelines and relevant acts such as the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. Data protection Act 1988 and 2003

· Assign time to engage directly in practice in order to keep pace with changes and provide enabling process for staff to achieve their goals`

· Develop appropriate systems in the streamlining of education, practice development, audit data collection and reporting.

· Reports to CNM 3 of Orthopaedics


· Candidates must be registered in the General Division of the Register of Nurses kept by An Bord Altranais (NMBI).

· Post graduate degree or equivalent post grad degree or education relevant to the area is required

· Masters in Clinical practice or similar is desirable


· Minimum of 5 years acute experience in orthopaedics

· Possess the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.

· Evidence of teaching practice in the clinical setting is desirable.

Orthopaedic experience essential and orthopaedic course desirable.

Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge

· Experience in teaching and assessing the Nursing and HCA Team throughout the last 5 years.

· Experience in conducting clinical audits.

· Creates a culture of open communication to maintain a climate of trust and honesty.

· Tailors the content and method of communication to their audience’s level of expertise.

· Is an advocate for the hospital department by consistently projecting a professional image, promoting the highest standards.

· Encourages investment in continuous learning, at hospital level and in partnership with affiliated and/or other relevant third level institutions as appropriate and is a role model for others in this regard.

· Promotes and supports inter-disciplinary working and associated learning. Furthers same.

· Well-developed education and coaching skills

· Have attained an educational award at Quality and Qualifications Ireland, Level 8 or higher. (Or equivalent) as relevant to the post.

· Demonstrate experience of developing nursing practice as relevant to the post.

· Demonstrate a good knowledge of the Health Service with particular reference to professional development issues, nurse education and practice development.

· Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the developments in nurse education and practice.

· Demonstrate theoretical and clinical knowledge appropriate to the complexities of the post.

· Demonstrate integrity and ethical stance

· Demonstrate analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.

· Demonstrate a commitment to providing a quality service.

· Demonstrate leadership/personal motivation skills.

· Demonstrate commitment to professional and personal self-development.

· Demonstrate a willingness to develop IT skills relevant to the role.


Ref: Clinical Facilitator

Job Details

Clinical Facilitator ; Orthopaedic Inpatient Unit

Dublind Trinity Recruitment
€ 45000.0 - 65000.0 Per year
Job level
Manager, Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
19 Oct 2022
19 Apr 2023

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