Foundations of Community and Primary Care

Call for Experienced Practice Nurses/Nurse Practitioners

To become trainers/mentors to nurses new to general practice

Why work with us?

This is an opportunity:

  • To be involved in developing the general practice nursing team for the future.
  • To develop your own skills in the area of mentorship and education
  • Keep abreast of new developments in primary care (teaching is the best way of learning)

What it involves

  • Part of this commissioned course involves 15 hours of one-to-one training over a 6 month period with an experienced practice nurse in the student’s work place. Together you formulate a personal development plan and the trainer acts as a resource to enable the student to put the theoretical learning into practice
  • This role is fulfilled in your own time and does not impinge negatively on your clinical role, indeed trainers have found that the two roles complement each other providing two -way learning and development.

Criteria to become a Trainer:

  • Registered nurse currently working in general practice with a minimum of 4 years experience or part time equivalent
  • Having successfully completed a teaching course such as ENB 998, City & Guilds 730 teaching qualification or similar or mentorship or willingness to undertake educationalist training – there is a Training the Trainers course, free to those who undertake this role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of valid, enhanced CRB check within the last 3 years

Remuneration is currently around £420 per student plus travel expenses.

Please note that this may be one or two students a year at the most depending on location.

For more information and an application form please contact:

Fiona Cook

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