Become a clinical coach
A clinical coach is an RVN or MRCVS who agrees to mentor a student during their training. It involves teaching, or organising teaching, of the practical clinical skills a student must learn. These skills are then recorded in the students’ online log, called the Central Skills Log (CSL).
Acting as a clinical coach can help you improve your own skills and keep up to date with best practice as your student will discuss their learning with you.
You have the skills to be a good clinical coach if you:
- Can communicate well
- Are well organised
- Can motivate others
- Are trustworthy and honest
- Have patience
- Have time to dedicate to learning
- Are approachable
- Can explain things clearly
All clinical coaches must attend an annual standardisation workshop. During this one-day session we’ll share important updates with you, and you’ll have the chance to develop your mentoring knowledge and skills. If you do not attend, you will no longer be able to support students.
Amy Busson RVN