10 E.N.B characteristics

  • Accountability

Ability to exercise professional accountability and responsibility, reflected in the degree to which the practitioner uses professional skills, knowledge and expertise in changing environments, across professional boundaries, and in unfamiliar situations.

  • Clinical Skills

Specialist skills, knowledge and expertise in the practice area where working, including a deeper and border understanding of client/patient health needs, within the context of changing health care provision.

  • Use of Research

Ability to use research to plan, implement and evaluate concepts and strategies leading to improvements in care.

  • Team Work

Team working, including multi professional team working in which the leadership role changes in response to changing client need, team leadership and team building skills to organise the delivery of care.

  • Innovation

Ability to develop and use flexible and innovative approaches to practice appropriate to the needs of the client/patient or group in line with the goals of the health service and the employing authority.

  • Health Promotion

Understanding and use of health promotion and preventative policies and strategies.

  • Staff Development

Ability to facilitate and assess the professional and other development of all for whom responsible, including where appropriate learners, and to act as a role model of professional practice.

  • Resource Management

Ability to take informed decisions about the allocation of resources for the benefit of individual clients and the client group with whom working.

  • Quality of Care

Ability to evaluate quality of care delivered as an on-going and cumulative process.


10. Management of Change

Ability to facilitate, initiate, manage and evaluate change in practice to improve quality of care.