NMC Competency Assessor

Opening Date:
17 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
1 Oct 2019
Salary Range:

Part Time, Fixed Term – Academic

Oxford Brookes University is an approved university to conduct the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Test of Competence. There are 2 other approved universities; Ulster University and University of Northampton.

The approved Test Centre provide Part two of the NMC’s Test of Competence for international nurses and midwives seeking registration with the NMC. Part two is a nursing or midwifery Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The OSCE can only be sat after a candidate successfully passes Part one, and it is the NMC who provides authorisation of this.

At Oxford Brookes University, we have a Test Centre at Marston Road site, Oxford and a second test centre at the Swindon campus. We run OSCES Mon/Tues in Swindon, Wed/Thurs in Oxford, Friday’s either Oxford or Swindon.

We are looking to recruit either a part time or full time NMC Competency Assessor for our Marston Road site, Headington Campus (hours negotiable; normal working day 8.30-17.00 with occasionally 10.30-19.00, minimum of 1 day per week and maximum of 4 days per week). This is a fixed term role until March 2022 in the first instance.

The OSCE will simulate a clinical environment and “patient” scenarios which registered nurses and midwives are likely to encounter when they assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Candidates are expected to utilise a contemporary evidence base and effectively demonstrate safe practical application of nursing and midwifery skills. The Test of Competence is blueprinted against the current UK pre-registration standards and these standards are available on the NMC’s website.

You will be:

  • Assessing 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).
  • Contributing to the development, delivery and assessment of specifically designed simulated skills assessments.
  • Delivering the required evidence based underpinning safe and effective assessment of nursing and midwifery practice to meet the proficiencies and learning outcomes of the assessments.

You should have:

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

For more information about the Test Centre please see: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/nmc-test-of-competence
For more information about the role of the NMC Competence Assessor contact either of the staff