Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent
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Pilgrims Hospices are developing a new role within the hospice clinical team,. building on the previous role of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, working on the inpatient unit..
This new post holders will work flexibly across clinical services and although primarily based on the inpatient unit, will provide community support to meet service demands as part of the hospices new urgent response community team.
Applicants can already be advanced clinical practitioners or if working at clinical nurse specialist level, be looking for an exciting challenge of completing a Masters alongside clinical activity to develop in to the role of Advanced clinical practitioner on a fully funded master programme. Please note that if you are appointed to the ACP development role, your ongoing employment is subject to successful completion of the Master’s programme within agreed timeframes.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be required to develop the competencies and academic requirements to function at advanced practice level in line with the hospices intended service development plans.
The successful applicants will build on existing skills and develop the higher level of advanced practice expertise to enable them to identify, assess, diagnosis, treat and manage patients with palliative needs. During the training period, under the guidance and supervision of a medical and/or advanced clinical practitioner supervisor, the post holder will learn and practice how to exercise complex levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in clinical care developing and consolidating learning over time.
The post holder will make appropriate use of the latest evidence base to supervise practice, audit clinical care, and hone teaching skills to ensure expert support for professional colleagues. Additionally, our TACP will learn and practice how to bring a proactive influence to multidisciplinary team meetings internal and external to the hospice, increasingly imparting knowledge in a range of innovate ways to improve standards of end of life care for all patients on end of life pathways.
As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end-of-life care services to patients and their families across east Kent.
Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units.
To work in partnership with the medical, nursing and wider multidisciplinary teams to define, implement and monitor standards of patient care in line with the philosophy and principles of palliative and end of life and demonstrating expert clinical leadership and practice
· To demonstrate advanced clinical judgment in planning, implementing and evaluating care for patients with complex palliative needs in the in-patient unit, and when needed in the community settings
· To carry out a high standard of clinical assessment using emerging advanced practice knowledge and skills, determining and providing clinical management plans, treatment and interventions, referrals and prescribing in accordance with local policies, national standards and formularies relating to independent prescribing.
· Demonstrate excellent advanced communication skills with patients, families and colleagues, face to face, written, and over the telephone or virtually.
· Ensure that planning, implementation and evaluation of total care of the patient and family is individualised, evidence based and of the highest standard and quality.
· To be a leader and proactive role model with presence within the community setting integrating with the multi professional team, maintaining an overview of patient care, acting as a resource and offering guidance and support.
· At regular intervals, monitor the effectiveness of clinical care provided to patients and their families in the inpatient unit by undertaking quality checks, ensuring that working practices are followed at all times and that clinical services are delivered appropriately.
· Attend the multi professional team meetings to provide expert opinion on patient and clinical care issues.
· Attend or chair meetings both within the hospice and externally as required.
· Lead on the identification of risks which may impact upon patients and the delivery of a high quality clinical service. Promote awareness of risk management amongst junior staff and colleagues.
· Ensure staff give support and advice to patients families and other health care professionals contacting the hospice, both in and out of hours, and document appropriately
· Use complaints and concerns positively and proactively to review and improve the quality of the service and lead on the development and progression of action plans arising from complaints.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).