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The first job which I considered a career milestone (that is, it made a significant impact on my personal and professional development) was my post as a District Nursing Sister in Edinburgh not long after I completed the District Nursing Course. I was attached to a four-partner group practice and led a small team of community nurses. It was quite a daunting experience but I had a very experienced colleague attached to another team of GPs in the same building who became my mentor and helped me to develop my management skills. The next job which had many steep learning curves and lots of different challenges and opportunities for development was when I worked for 10 years as a nurse tutor in a college of nursing in Northern Ireland. This was a good working environment which was well-resourced and managed and gave me lots of opportunities to develop a wide range of skills; teaching pre and post-registration nurses and liaising closely with clinical colleagues on a number of projects. These included the introduction of care management into community care and the transition of nursing education from colleges of nursing to university settings.
The diversity of the work and the fact that I would be working with a wide range of education and service providers throughout Northern Ireland. The type of work which, although there were areas that were familiar to me in my former role as a nurse educator, presented new and diverse challenges.
Support and guidance from colleagues both inside and outside the organisation. The opportunity to participate in a wide range of education-related activities in addition to monitoring and approval. Being involved in the Development Framework and seeing how it has grown into something that will make a major contribution to the professional development of nurses and midwives in NI.
You will need significant experience in nurse/ midwifery education and practice; this should include curriculum design and programme management. The post holder needs to be able to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and have a good grasp of the regulatory functions and remit of the NMC. A sense of humour is essential and the ability to be flexible and multi-task would be an advantage.
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