The post holder is required to deliver an advanced level of clinical practice within the field of Paediatrics. Working with the local and nationally agreed frameworks the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) exercises independent judgment to assess, investigate, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the clinical care and management of paediatric patients within the Paediatric services and emergency department. The ACP’s will be part of an alternative medical workforce model having undergone generalist training meeting all academic and core clinical requirements relevant to the role.
The ACP’s reporting lines will be within Paediatrics however will work alongside and support the education and development of both nursing and medical colleagues within the departments where they work. As the ACP project develops it is envisaged ACP’s will develop General Paediatric expertise and be able to clinically advance further in terms of decision-making and autonomy in practice, this will be reflected in pay structure and banding of the level the ACP is working. The ACP will continue professional development to gain the skills and knowledge to become a senior ACP (band 8b) when a position is available and interview process completed. The ACP has key working relationships will all members of the nursing and medical and multidisciplinary and department management teams.
Main duties of the job
Deliver and participate in the clinical care of patients attending Paediatric services and accident and emergency department of the Trust.
To be professionally and legally accountable for all work undertaken to practice at an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability that is within Trust policies and the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct (2018) or the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
To appropriately assess, examine, investigate, diagnose and treat patients, resulting in the safe management and appropriate referral or discharge of patients following discussion with Senior Clinician.
To share knowledge and expertise, acting as an expert resource to others across primary and secondary care as appropriate.
Contribute to the development and improvement of systems and processes that facilitate patient flow.
Must have completed the Independent Non-Medical Prescribing course and registration with the NMC or HCPC.
Ability to adapt specialist clinical knowledge and skills to different clinical settings and influence service delivery and patient care.
To provide specialist advice on patient care to the healthcare team taking into account all aspects of clinical Governance.
Maintain up to date qualifications in relation to advanced paediatric life support APLS/ EPLS and NLS.
Adhere to IRMER regulations within the ACP role and the agreed Trust radiology policies for the ACP role.
Working for our organisation
Children's Services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is an exciting place to be. You will be joining a friendly supportive team, working in a modern bright unit. We provide care for up to a total of 36 in-patients in our purpose built facility at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. We care for children from ages 0-18 years, and you can be sure to gain experience in supporting children with a wide range of medical conditions.
We are looking for dynamic, inspired and enthusiastic team members with work within our current Paediatric ACP team who have a passion to care and work towards improving and developing the current services we provide for children and young people between the ages of 0-18 years. We strongly believe that our staff are the key to achieving our goals; empowering our staff to generate their ideas and investing in them to make change happen. We continually look to improve our services and keep our children and families at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds like you, please get in touch today
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
Masters degree in Advanced Paediatric Ambulatory Care
Evidence of Continuing Practice Development relevant to role
Safeguarding Children Level 3 training
Specialist Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Specialist post registration experience in Paediatric Nursing, particularly acute illness
Evidence of ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate higher level nursing care
Evidence of ability to perform advanced clinical skills with high level decision making and critical thinking
Evidence of ability to work independently and autonomously within a team environment