NMC Competence Assessor – Oxford

Opening Date:
19 Jun 2017
Closing Date:
3 Jul 2017
Salary Range:

£30,175 rising annually to £32,958 pro rata
Part Time, Fixed Term – Academic
FTE can be negotiable (0.2FTE, 0.4FTE, 0.6FTE).

Oxford Brookes University has recently become 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 currently run the OSCES Mon/Tues in Swindon and Wed in Oxford.

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.

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 below:
Barry Ricketts, Academic Lead, 01865 48 2622
Amy Volp, Project Manager, 01865 48 8415

Interview date: 20th July 2017

To apply: