TNA, Preceptorship and OSCE Programme Lead

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rate
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Fixed Term - 12 months

We are delighted to offer a new exciting opportunity at Great Western Hospital in our Training and Development Team. Do you have a passion for developing our future workforce and supporting newly qualified registered professionals to achieve their preceptorship? If so, this job is for you.

You will need to be creative, accurate with detail and forward thinking to achieve the trusts goal of securing TNA cohorts with the local university, whilst creating and developing a preceptorship plan that captures all registered professionals to ensure a collaborative and inclusive workforce.

Interview - 12th December 2023

Main duties of the job

The TNA, Preceptorship & OSCE Programme Lead is a new role responsible for redesign and delivery of a new preceptorship programme for all eligible healthcare practitioners at the Great Western Hospital Swindon. Supported by the Practice Educators and Assessors, the TNA, Preceptorship & OSCE Programme Lead will be responsible for continuing development to include OSCE management and

support for International Nurses, delivery and evaluation of the TNA apprenticeship standards and GWH preceptorship programme for newly qualified registered health professionals including, Nurses, AHP's, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Nurses wishing to return to practice.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

We will expect your values and behaviours to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:
  • Service We will put our patients first
  • Teamwork We will work together
  • Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service
  • Respect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Liaise with the Universities/training providers and undertaking tripartite meetings and performance reviews.

2. To ensure all Practice Assessors are observed at least 3 monthly whilst assessing a trainee.

3. To observe for discrepancies in practice and put action plan in place to address.

4. To ensure that all trainees have access to the same resources and teaching opportunities.

5. Identify TNA vacancies and support recruitment and placement participation meeting the Trusts cohort commitment of 20 TNA students per year.

6. Lead the continuing development of the preceptorship provision within the Trust to ensure all relevantstaff groups are supported, and regularly liaising with clinical leads such as Child health and AHP professionals to ensure a robust and future proof programme.

7. Contribute to the BSW preceptorship working group to create a programme that is pass portable between partner organisations.

8. Ensure the programme content is aligned to the Great Western Hospital Policy in alignment with HealthEducation England (HEE) Standards for Preceptorship (2015) the NMC Principles of Preceptorship (2020) and guidance form the HCPC, guaranteeing that learning outcomes are aligned to required clinical competencies.9. Identification and sharing of any initiatives of innovative practice to facilitate preceptorship that providehigh-quality clinical support for new registrants including those returning to practice and overseas staff.

10. Ensure there is a complete and accurate database record of all newly qualified registrants working in the trust.

11. Provide access to clinical supervision and opportunities to support pastoral care liaising with key stakeholders as required.

12. Research best practice in the design and delivery of education and training programmes.

13. Undertake audit and evaluation of education and training provided against the standards set out in thepreceptorship policy, to ensure the preceptorship programme is fit for purpose and optimises the use of resources.

14. Demonstrate all new registrants are monitored including compliance with engaging in a PreceptorshipDevelopment Programme for a minimum of 6 months (according to policy).

15. Ensure uptake of the preceptorship programme by newly registered clinical workforce.

16. Co-ordinate and facilitate inter professional sessions for perceptees.

17. Coach in practice, as well as actively support managers so that all newly qualified practitioners becomeconfident and competent in their role.

18. Lead the development of tripartite relationships between the perceptee, preceptor and preceptorshipfacilitator, supporting early contact with clinical areas and a visible presence in practice to support this.

19. Navigate and support the transition pathway for the student health professional into registration andpreceptorship.

20. Responsible for providing development pathways for new registrants.

Full duties can be found on the attached JD.

Person Specification



  • Registered Healthcare Professional
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent
  • Teaching / Mentoring qualification e.g. PTTLS
  • Leadership training, qualification or demonstrates equivalent experience


  • Educated to Masters Level or equivalent
  • Management qualification
  • Coaching qualification



  • Must be clinically credible and have an understanding of NMC/HCPS/RPS standards
  • Experience of leading the planning and delivery of educational activities and staff development within a health care setting
  • Experience of clinical coaching
  • Through understanding of equality and diversity and its application to managing self, staff and patients within own area


  • Knowledge and experience of budget management
  • Project management experience
  • Research experience



  • Effective communication skills verbally and in writing including analysing and presenting information of a highly complex, sensitive or conscientious nature
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet competing demands and deadlines
  • Identify any financial or human resource requirement to support the delivery of projects and support the development of business cases to support additional expenditure
  • Ability to maintain high level of professional behaviours and develop good working relationships with other team members, departments, patients and carers and external stakeholders


  • Ability to use a range of teaching resources and methods including enhanced learning, experiential learning and in-situ teaching as well as traditional classroom based teaching

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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