Advanced clinical practitioner (integrated degree) (level 7)
Providing clinical care and treatment to patients.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to master’s degree.
- Typical duration
- 36 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Health and science
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Practise with a high level of autonomy and be accountable for your decisions and omissions; work in line with your code of professional conduct, professional standards and scope of practice
- Assess individuals and families using person-centred approaches and a range of assessment methods, for example including history taking, holistic examination, requesting and interpreting diagnostic tests or conducting health and care needs assessments
- Use multi-agency and inter-professional resources, critical thinking, independent decision-making skills, problem solving skills and professional judgement to formulate and act on potential diagnoses
- Assess individuals for risk factors and their impact on health and wellbeing; facilitate and encourage individuals to manage their own health and make informed choices; support individuals with an ongoing plan for preventative and rehabilitative measures
- Use expertise in clinical reasoning to plan and manage day to day, complex and unpredictable episodes of care; evaluate events to improve future care and service delivery; discharge or refer appropriately to other services
- Initiate and evaluate a range of interventions which may include prescribing of medicines, therapies and care
- Ensure safety of individuals and families through the appropriate management of risk
- Seek out and apply contemporary, high-quality evidence-based resources and existing and emerging technology as appropriate.
- Recognise and respond to individuals’ motivation, development stage and capacity; work in partnership to empower individuals to participate in decisions about care designed to maximise their health and wellbeing
- Assess own learning needs and engage in self-directed learning to maximise potential to lead and transform care and services
- Work collaboratively to identify and meet the learning and development needs of health or care professionals; support practice education; act as a role model and mentor
- Advocate and contribute to the development of an organisational culture that supports life-long learning and development, evidence-based practice and succession planning.
- Demonstrate the impact of advanced clinical practice within your scope of practice and the wider community
- Use your advanced clinical expertise to provide consultancy across professional and service boundaries; drive service development and influence clinical practices to enhance quality productivity and value
- Provide professional leadership and supervision in situations that are complex and unpredictable; instill confidence and clinical credibility in others; work across boundaries to promote person-centred care
- Actively seek and participate in peer review of your own and others’ practice across traditional health and social care boundaries
- Identify the need for change; generate practice innovations; act as a role model; lead new practice and service redesign solutions in response to individuals’ feedback and service need
- Establish and exercise your individual scope of practice within legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies, procedures and codes of conduct to manage risk and enhance the care experience
- Identify and manage risk in own and others’ clinical practice; be receptive to challenge and demonstrate the ability to challenge others.
- Engage in research activity; develop and apply evidence-based strategies that are evaluated to enhance the quality, safety, productivity and value for money of health and care
- Evaluate and audit your own and others’ clinical practice and act on the findings
- Alert individuals and organisations to gaps in evidence; initiate and/or lead evidence-based activity that aims to enhance clinical practice and contribute to the evidence base; support others to develop their research capability
- Critically appraise and synthesise the outcomes of research, evaluation and audit; apply this within your own and others’ practice; act as a bridge between clinical and research practice; promote the use of evidence-based standards, policies and clinical guidelines
- Develop and implement robust governance systems and systematic documentation processes
- Disseminate your work through appropriate media to further advance clinical practices.
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