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How clinical observation enhances recruitment and selection.


  • Nursing


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  • 2012-11


  • A survey of nurse managers in Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2010 found 51 practitioners working at an advanced clinical level, but there were variations in titles, pay bands, clinical skills and academic qualifications. This prompted the introduction of a local framework to support the development of the advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) role and a review of the interview process to enable managers to assess applicants' skills, competencies and knowledge. The process is now used in practice, with candidates' clinical skills now observed as part of the ANP selection process. This article describes how the new process works.
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