Clinical Educator

at University of Cape Town
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Education
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR


The Harry Crossley Children’s Nursing Development Unit (CNDU) invites applicants for two 26-month contract positions (full

time 40hrs/week), as part of a Best Practice project. CNDU is an established nurse-led teaching and scholarship unit located in the

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health. CNDU’s mission is to build children’s nursing on the African continent. Our activities centre

on developing education and clinical practice, strengthening the children’s nursing workforce and building the evidence base for

children’s nursing.

The Burdett Trust for Nursing is supporting CNDU to work with teams at four leading healthcare facilities to establish Best Practice

Units for children’s nursing. The two Clinical Educators will be expected to facilitate work in these units, helping to achieve the critical

mass of ‘improvement energy’ that is key to successful culture change for practice improvement. Successful candidates will provide

support, advice, training and facilitation to nursing teams seeking to develop their clinical practice. These positions require travel

between project sites.


  • Qualification in children’s nursing at Masters level
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Registered Nurse
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Children’s Nurse or a Critical Care Children’s Nurse
  • At least five years’ experience as a senior nurse in a paediatric care setting. This should include supervision of nurses and students

and delivery of learning activities for ward nursing staff at all levels

  • A track record of successful practice innovation
  • Credibility as a senior nursing clinician with current advanced clinical skills in paediatrics
  • Experience in leading and engaging nursing teams in the process of change
  • Have demonstrable recent success in identifying, adapting and implementing high quality evidence-based clinical guidance to

improve nursing practice using a robust and rigorous approach

  • Proven ability to effectively engage, influence and activate a variety of nursing and multi-disciplinary stakeholders in improving

the quality of clinical service delivery

  • Display understanding of the principles and practice of nursing leadership; clinical governance; and applied nursing research
  • Willingness and ability to travel and spend time working at remote sites


  • Nursing Education Qualification


  • Engage nursing teams, including senior nursing leaders, in clinical learning, reflective assessment of clinical practice, and the

development and implementation of practice improvement plans

  • Stimulate critical thinking and problem-solving approaches through a variety of activities, meeting formats and approaches
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical practice development tools and strategies
  • Identify and use appropriate contextually aligned tools and resources and the best and latest available evidence and information

The annual remuneration package, including benefits is R703 861.


Interested candidates can send their CV


To Apply, please email the below documents in a single pdf file to Vathiswa Mbangi

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Motivation letter detailing suitability for this position, and

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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