Practice Development Nurse – To Support New International Nurses

East Cheshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 20 January 2022

Job summary

We are not currently accepting applications from overseas trained Nurses who do not currently have NMC registration and are required to sit the OSCE exam.

Previous applicants need not apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a band 6 Practice Development Nurses, to work within a new unique team. The team will be led by a band 7 Practice Development Nurse lead. The team and the posts will have an education focus, be situated within the Professional Practice Team, however the successful candidates will be working within clinical practice, supporting and developing the recently recruited International Nurses. The role will focus on supporting the International Nurses to fully function with the Band 5 staff nurse role, increasing their on the job knowledge and expertise, embedding & assessing clinical skills and competencies & other key clinically focused education requirements will also be integral to the role. Preferably the successful candidates will have prior experience within professional education, current clinical knowledge and experience within medicine, surgery and intermediate care

Excellent communication, teaching and presentation skills are a must. Experience of developing education packages and supporting learners would be advantageous.

Hours per Week: 37.5

Main duties of the job

  • Work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including with the Professional Practice Team, practice development Allied Health Professional, Heads of Nursing, Matrons, Senior sisters, community coaches and team leaders to ensure the delivery of quality patient care by knowledgeable and appropriately skilled staff
  • Support nursing staff to develop evidence based clinical skills and support the acquisition of core and specialist competencies in line with requirements of the role, the workforce plan and service needs.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of the post registration 'professional development programme' for international nursing staff across the hospital and community footprint.
  • Deliver training and education to enable the introduction of new roles and ways of working,

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1stand 2nddose) against COVID-19 by1stApril 2022.To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by3rdFebruary 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse Level 1
  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Willing to work towards Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Education or working towards


  • OSCE assessor course
  • Coaching qualification or course attendance

Knowledge and Skills


  • A sound understanding of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Demonstrable clinical experience in relevant clinical role/ area
  • Evidence of designing, delivering and evaluating teaching programmes
  • Good working knowledge of up-to-date IT software packages such as Microsoft Word, and Excel


  • Experience within a variety of clinical specialities



  • Experienced Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor
  • Experience of teaching in a variety of settings

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the person specification for further details regarding the role requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Dawn Hargraves


Date posted

06 January 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum


Fixed term


9 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Supporting documents

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