The Clinical Skills Educator’s primary role is to teach classroom-based theory, underpinning various clinical skills and utilising up to date evidence-based knowledge so that patient care is never compromised.
The Clinical Skills Team consists of the following staff members:
Clinical Skills Lead
Clinical Skills Educator/Trainer
IPE/Clinical Skills Educator
Specialist Respiratory Clinical Educator
Clinical Educator for Radiology
Clinical Skills Educator
Interprofessional Facilitator/Clinical Skills Educator
The team is responsible for formulating and maintaining self direction of their work and time manage themselves in order to support the learning and training needs of undergraduate medical students.
Once the sessions have been completed, the educators then follow the students into clinical areas, to assess their clinical skills on an array of procedures. The Educators are responsible for each student they supervise, ensuring students practice safely under guidance.
Working in this way, the Educators are able to identify students who are struggling and can provide extra support and training when required, whilst also promoting best practice and ensuring patient safety. The team offer bespoke training with one–to-one sessions to accommodate the individual needs of each student.
Educators work in collaboration with other health care professions to ensure that a high standard of patient centred care is adopted.
The Clinical Educators also provide a variety of Interprofessional Education workshops, which include:
Safe Drug Administration and Prescribing
Breaking Bad News
End of life
The workshops encourage students from different professions to 'problem base learn' together to improve patient care and safety in a classroom environment. There are plans to develop further workshops.
For further information about click here to view the Interprofessional Education page.