Accurately describing the skills and key functions and outcomes of your role is important. On Apollo we have focused on accurately explicating your role using a job plan, click here to view job planning. It could be argued that your job description also needs to accurately reflect your role but many nurse specialists have commented on the local and regional variation in job descriptions.
Recently Skills for health has launched a new online tool to promote the sharing of robustly developed jobs and roles across the NHS, click here to access. The Roles Directory is an interactive library of over 170 roles, and there are many examples of advanced practitioner and specialist nursing roles. This resource may help you when you are developing new specialist nursing roles within your service or when re-designing roles and is well worth a look.