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Clinical Competence Advisor

North Bristol NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity is now available within the NBT eXtra temporary staffing team as a Clinical Competence Advisor. Working with our Clinical Competence Lead for non-medical staff you will play in integral role in providing clinical guidance and advice for our clinical workers across NBT. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic person to use their clinical skills in a new team, and contribute to enhancing the temporary staffing provision across the Trust.

Professional NMC registration is required for the role, however we would consider applications also from other professional registrants (i.e HCPC registered)

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Competence Advisor will provide clinical guidance and advice for all matters relating to the nursing practice of bank Registered Nurses (RN) and bank Health Care Support Workers (HCSW), and other clinical roles and is professionally responsible for maintaining quality standards for the supply of clinical (Non-Medical) temporary Bank and Agency workers.The post holder will play a pivotal role in the management and compliance of key performance indicators aligned to but not limited to complaints, concerns and clinical incidents reported via Datix involving Bank and Agency workers, Mandatory and Statutory Training (MaST) andTemporary workers inductions, Bank and Agency.The post holder will provide expert advice to internal, external service users and Bank workers across the organisation promoting compliance and clinical best practice across the organisation for the provision and usage of temporary workforce

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, NBT is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (e.g. Portishead, Chepstow)

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on competence and quality,providing related guidanceand other relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Proactively identify and assess potential compliance risks, developing strategies for mitigation in collaboration with the Clinical Competence Lead and relevant stakeholders asdirected.
  • Triage all concerns and complaints relating to Bank and Agency workers in the first instance escalating any concerns to the Clinical Competence Lead.
  • Conduct investigations into conduct and or competence-related issues,gather evidence,and prepare reports with recommendations aligned to the NBT eXtra Competency and Conduct management process.
  • Contribute to the development and review of NBT eXtra policies and procedures,ensuring compliance with legislation and best practices specific to a temporary workforce.
  • Develop and implement communication plans to promote understanding and adherence to competence standards across the organisation.
  • Assist in the design and rollout of audit mechanisms to measure and monitor competence initiatives.
  • Support the design, delivery and maintain engaging and informative training programs on compliance-related topics for managers, Bank and Agency workers.
  • Identify professional development needs and ensure relevant training is delivered and completed in relation to the temporary workforce.

Person Specification

Educations / Skills & Experience


  • Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or other professional registration
  • Experience in providing advice and guidance,with specific expertise in clinical contexts.
  • Exceptional Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • nvestigative Skills:Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrable post registration experience in an acute, clinical setting

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital

Southmead Road, Westbury-On-Trym


BS10 5NB

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