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Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you want to develop your own skills and contribute to the development of the new generation of nurses and midwives? This could be the opportunity for you. An exciting opportunity has arisen within the NHS Orkney Learning & Education Department for a Practice Education Facilitator (PEF) for Nurses and Midwives. The Practice Facilitator (PEF) role will enhance the quality of the practice learning experience and positively contribute to the future nursing/midwifery workforce. The postholder will work within with the education team under the direction of the Clinical Education Facilitator (CEF), along with Practice Education Lead for Allied Health Professionals (PEL AHP) and administration staff. They will contribute towards cohesive partnership working between NHS Orkney, universities and Colleges and work closely with all nursing and midwifery staff within Orkney Health & Care and NHS Orkney. The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse or Midwife educated to degree level (or working towards with evidence of continuing professional development at SQCF Level 9) and have experience of mentoring and supporting students. Experience of delivering post registration and/or higher education teaching is desired but not essential, but the successful candidate must be willing to work towards this. The post holder must be committed to their own professional development and have an interest in education and development of others. Imagine living and working in a place where modernity and history come together in an exhilarating mix. Orkney is just this place. Lying off the northern coast of Scotland, between John O'Groats and the Shetland Isles, Orkney is an archipelago of over 70 beautiful islands, 17 of which are inhabited. Orkney has something for everyone from archaeology, wartime history, exploring the smaller islands, theatre groups, outdoor pursuits including walking, climbing, kayaking and diving in Scapa Flow. The Orcadian culture is rich in sports, arts and music with many different festivals including the folk festival and the St Magnus Festival which is internationally renowned. Orkney is a wonderful place to live and work and voted one of the happiest place to live in the UK. Orkney offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, good leisure facilities and a sense of community. All this is accessible from Scotland mainland with excellent ferry and air connections to Orkney.
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