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Senior PDN for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs)

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum Inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are looking for a post that is highly rewarding with a great sense of job satisfaction then the Senior PDN for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) post is for you. Our high support, high challenge team provides a great role variety that is made for a individual who shares our Trust and team values of always striving for quality education delivery. The post holder will be accountable for managing our Trust OSCE preparation programme. Ensuring that from recruitment to exam our IENs are supported and prepared to undertake their OSCE exam.

Main duties of the job

The Senior PDN for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) post requires an enthusiastic and motivated individual that will be managing our OSCE preparation programme and team of trainers whilst also actively facilitating IENs successful transition into clinical practice. This will be both in part directly delivering and teaching within the OSCE programme and also supporting team members in their job responsibilities.

The post holder will have strong clinical experience, hold highly developed clinical skills in supporting and educating learners in practice both across acute and community sites.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Have a competent working knowledge of the components of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) process.
  • Be responsible for the management of the Trust internationally educated nurse pathway from recruitment to registration in the UK.
  • Manage the Trust adult nurse OSCE education programme that prepares IEN for their NMC OSCE exam. Including day-to-day running and delivery of programme content.
  • Be an active participant in the development, teaching, delivery and assessment of IENs preparing for their OSCE Exam.
  • Lead and line-manage a team of OSCE Trainers to achieve programme delivery and ensuring service outcomes are met.
  • To keep abreast with the NMC most up-to-date OSCE exam assessment criteria and all processes related to the management of pre and post exam support for IENs.
  • Lead with developing educational initiatives within the OSCE Programme through evaluation of programme content and engaging with internal and external stakeholders to improve the experiences of IENs.
  • To assess the quality of the learning environment and develop action plans when changes need to be made to the OSCE programme for IENs.
  • To support and or delegate OSCE processes, such as booking exams liaising with universities and department managers.
  • Support candidates who are unsuccessful offering emotional and clinical support.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to ensure that staff understand the challenges that may be faced by IENs and offer guidance and support if necessary.
  • To analyse OSCE results and reflect on strategies to continuously improve OSCE results within the organisation.
  • To train new IEN trainers to deliver the OSCE programme, ensuring they deliver training to the required NMC OSCE exam criteria.

  • Person Specification



    • Registered Adult Nurse with valid NMC Registration
    • Relevant clinical courses/transferable skills in area of practice.
    • Practice Teacher/Educator Qualification



    • Proven ability to facilitate and support staff in personal and professional development.
    • IT Competent including Microsoft Office
    • Ability to use audit and research in the clinical setting.


    • Chairing and organising meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to produce reports



    • Experience of designing, delivering and evaluating training sessions/programmes
    • Experience of mentoring/supervising/assessing students and preceptees in practice.
    • Knowledge of the NMC adult nurse OSCE Process


    • Experience delivering NMC adult OSCE Programme
    • Experience of managing a team or caseload

    Personal Qualities


    • Good communicator
    • Articulate
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to inspire others and act as role model

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


    Whittington Health NHS Trust

    Magdala Avenue


    N19 5NF

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