This section provides an overview of the resources developed to support each of the roles of Senior Nurse Out of Hours.
Click of the links below for more information and to view, read or download the documents:
Competence Assessment Tools
The Competence Assessment Tool comprises the minimum core elements required of all professionals undertaking the role of Senior Nurse Hospital at Night. There is a separate tool for each of the three roles.
Each HSC Trust may build on these when recruiting and selecting for specific posts within their organisation.
These tools have been developed to support staff in the role with their professional development, including preparation for supervision sessions and KSF development review meetings.
The Competence Assessment Tool Domains are also mapped to the KSF dimensions.
View the competence areas and statements in each domain by clicking on each of the job titles below:
- Essential Criteria
Potential Career Progression
Potential Career Progression Opportunities
A nurse who has gained experience as a Senior Nurse Hospital at Night & Patient Flow will develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and expertise. When planning the next career move, Northern Ireland’s nursing clinical career pathway can guide a nurse towards potential career opportunities for examples see the table below or visit
This is not an exhaustive list of potential career progression opportunities.
Visit http://www.nursingandmidwiferycareersni.hscni.net/ for the wider range of career opportunities.
View the videos relating to Senior Nurse Out of Hours:
Brenda Creaney, Director of Nursing & User Experience, BHSCT. Click here to view the introductory video. Noeleen Cartmill, Senior Nurse Out of Hours, Hospital at Night & Patient Flow. Click here to view the video Jane O’Donnell, Senior Nurse Out of Hours, Hospital at Night & Patient Flow. Click here to view the video Patricia Ferguson, Senior Nurse Out of Hours, Patient Flow Manager. Click here to view the video. Teresa McAllister, Senior Nurse Out of Hours, Hospital at Night Click here to view the video