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Occupational health nursing: career and competence development
published by the RCN on 14 October 2011 - click here for PDF.
Providing signposts to a scope of practice at key points in career development and progression, the framework is a guide to occupational health nurses and their employers for decisions on practice competency; personal and professional development; and career and pay progression. This publication now maps occupational health nursing against the six core NHS KSF competences and sixteen of the specific NHS KSF competences. This will provide occupational health nursing practitioners and curriculum leaders with a benchmark which will assist them to plan developments for practice, and to determine which of the competency statements best reflect their practice. This is a revision of the 2004 guidance.