As part of a Trust led initiative to support our Practice Educators (Mentors) we will be offering mentor update days to qualified, active Practice Educators (Mentors) across the Trust that support our future Paramedic workforce.
This update will consist of a 7.5 hour day that will provide an update on the mentoring process, the professional aspects of mentoring, feedback and assessment, as well as providing a forum for discussion on any issues or concerns you have. Staff who recently did the face to face Practice Educators (Mentor) courses (in the last year) do not need to attend these update days until next year.
These days will be offered on overtime, and can be booked via the SWAST CPD Website.
The day attracts a £200 pre-tax incentive payment and also 7.5 Hours OT – The OT will only show on GRS towards the end of the month you have attended, (when all the registers of attendance are sent to ROC) The incentive is paid automatically
These incentives are to show appreciation to Practice Educators (mentors) hard work, and to enthuse Practice Educators new and existing, to ensure they can deliver a quality placement experience for students who will invariably become our new colleagues.
Because of this, incentive payments and OT will only be paid to existing Practice Educators (Mentor)or those who are able to accept a student as the 1st 3 questions of the booking form below. For those working in a role were they cannot be allocated a student, we cannot pay you the incentives or OT.
e.g. If you are an OO, etc. and are not in a position be allocated a student in the near future, you can still attend, but you will NOT be paid the incentive and OT.
*Update – HART Paramedics are now eligible for the incentive payments providing they have completed a Mentorship course – See bottom of page for links to courses
These days are paid and are to be booked via the SWAST CPD Website. The days will consist of the following:
By the end of the mentor update day the staff member will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanism of feedback as per Clynes and Raftery (2008)
- Understand the principles of assessment (Bloom 1956)
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Health Care and Professions Council standards (HCPC 2014, 2016, 2017) and how they relate to the role of a mentor using learning activities
- Demonstrate an understanding of the changes to the partner university curriculum through the completion of the learning activities using the relevant local curriculum framework
- Identify issues related to accountability as a current mentor in practice using scenario based learning; to include professional aspects including autonomy, accountability, responsibility and delegation of responsibility (HCPC 2017).
- Exploring what feedback is using Clynes and Raftery (2008)
- Identifying the professional responsibility in mentoring using Scott and Spouse (2013)
- Understanding the aim and purpose of giving feedback using Clynes and Raftery (2008)
- Considering the relationships between the learner and the mentor when delivering feedback using Scott and Spouse (2013)
- Exploring the variety of models related to the giving of feedback using Clynes and Raftery (2008)
- What to Assess using Blooms Taxonomy (1956) and Rowntree (1987)
- How to assess using Blooms Taxonomy (1956) and Rowntree (1987)
- When to assess using Blooms Taxonomy (1956) and Rowntree (1987)
- Who should assess using Blooms Taxonomy (1956) and Rowntree (1987)
- The purpose of practice assessment using Blooms Taxonomy (1956) and Rowntree (1987)
- The process of practice assessment using Blooms Taxonomy (1956) and Rowntree (1987)
- Discussing the HCPC standards relevant to mentoring in practice using the standards (HCPC 2014, 2016, 2017)
- Utilising the current local curriculum framework and assessment tools in the classroom setting effectively
- Discussing the role of autonomy, accountability, responsibility and delegation of responsibility (HCPC 2017) in mentoring in practice.
All days are 08:30-16:30
Taunton ambulance station – Conference room
- 18th Nov 2020
Scroll down to the bottom of this page and click through to the relevant link to book other locations.
The £200 (pre-tax) incentive payment will be paid to you automatically providing you have signed the register and completed your ESR number.
The 7.5 hrs overtime will not show on GRS until near the end of the month (even if your update day is near the start). This is because all the registers are sent together for ROC to process at the end of the month.