Clinical Training Specialist – Specialised Units

Life Rosepark Hospital
Clinical Training Specialist – Specialised Units

A vacancy exists for a Clinical Training Specialist Specialised Units at Life Rosepark and Pasteur Hospitals, reporting to the Nursing Standards Manager, Lida Oberholzer. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and delivering clinical nurse training in the hospital, to ensure competent qualified nurses and students-in-training in line with LHC strategic objectives.

Critical Outputs

Effective management of CPD & other programs for qualified nurses and students:

  • Plan, co-ordinate and participate in nursing competency requirements of the hospital and nursing function strategy.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to staff to ensure clinical competence.
  • Participate in the identification and planning of the nursing component of the WSP according to the hospital needs and in line with the Nursing Function strategy.
  • Plan and coordinate CPD and other programs for qualified nurses with the Nursing Standards Manager in line with hospital and company requirements, including staff induction in ICU’s, Casualty and Maternity.
  • Plan and facilitate competency based training and assessment for staff together with the enabling team and Unit Managers.

Effective management of the risk base in-service training programs (Including quality)

  • Plan and co-ordinate clinically-related risk based in service  training programs in conjunction with Nursing Standards Manager, Enabling Team and Unit Managers in line with the hospital needs and company requirements e.g. reduction of medication errors.
  • Actively participate in incident investigation, make recommendations to line manager and communicate learning’s.
  • Provide risk based in-service training, identify deviations and take remedial action where necessary.
  • Monitor compliance to risk related training strategy and report accordingly.
  • Identify risks and ensure competence in use of products through in-service training.

Effective management of internal and approved external student clinical programs (i.e. planning, facilitating and evaluating) 

  • Identify relevant learning opportunities and facilitate clinical skills development.
  • Provide feedback on the progress of the students both to the Learning Centre and HOD.
  • Support students with research projects in the hospital environment.

Effective research on relevant clinical practices

  • Identify and formulate a plan of action relating to clinical delivery problems.

Effective marketing of the nursing profession

  • Participate in the marketing of the professional image of the nursing profession.
  • Participate in marketing initiatives with students and learning centres in order to promote nursing as a career.
  • Participate in the Enabling Team to ensure and promote a high standard of quality care.
  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing
  • Post Basic Degree/Diploma in Nursing Education is essential. 
  • Post basic qualification in Critical Care Nursing is essential. 
  • Knowledge of nursing education systems and legislation
  • Must be registered with SANC accordingly.
  • Experience as a Clinical Training Specialist will be an advantage. 
  • A qualification in Preceptorship will be an advantage
  • Specific knowledge and understanding of the legislation governing the practice of nursing. 
  • Proven clinical leadership expertise is important. 
  • Understanding of change management principles. 
  • Facilitation and assessment skills. 
  • Computer proficiency. 
  • Driver’s license.
  • Preference will be given to affirmative action candidates in line with the Employment Equity Company’s policy.

Esmarelda Benade

086 646 7529
Closing date
Monday, April 06, 2020

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

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