NMC Competence Assessor and Clinical Skills Facilitator/Grade 8

Opening Date:
24 Jan 2020
Closing Date:
3 Feb 2020
Salary Range:

Faculty/Directorate: Health and Life Sciences
Department: Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery
FT or % P/T: Various opportunities available.
Fixed until March 2022 in the first instance.
Principal location of work: Joel Joffe building, Swindon and/or Marston Road site, Oxford
Immediate line manager: Head of Professional Practice Skills

Qualifications required for post:

  • Diploma in higher education in a health-related subject
  • Current registration with the NMC
  • Experience as a mentor and/or practice assessor

Experience required for post:

  • Recent experience of working in a clinical environment as a nurse or midwife or evidence of maintaining current knowledge and expertise for the proficiencies of pre-registration nursing or midwifery programmes
  • Experience of mentor and/or supervising pre or post-registration nursing or midwifery students in a clinical setting.
  • Experience of teaching clinical skills to pre-registration or post-registration nursing or midwifery students would be desirable or teaching/facilitating learning in the workplace

Overall purpose of post:

  • The assessment of the safe and effective application of clinical skills by nurses and midwives, at the point of entry to the register via obstructive clinical examination (OSCE).
  • To contribute to the development, delivery and assessment of specifically designed simulated skills sessions for pre-registration nursing students and OSCE assessments.
  • To deliver the required evidence based underpinning safe and effective assessment of nursing and midwifery practice to meet the proficiencies and learning outcomes of the assessments.

Main duties:

  1. To examine and assess the safe application of clinical skills by nurses and midwives seeking registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  2. To work in collaboration with the NMC OSCE Provision team to support to the growth of simulated skills assessment within the NMC standards.
  3. To participate in the administrative processes of the institution including quality assurance procedures, committee and working groups.
  4. To contribute as part of the teaching team to the design, development and implementation of clinical skills teaching resources and simulated based education.
  5. To support the implementation of the simulated based education strategy within the faculty.
  6. To mentor/supervise new members of staff within the delivery teams.
  7. To participate in staff development and appraisal processes.