The cardiology team at MCHFT are looking to recruit a qualified Advanced Clinical practitioner to join the team for 12 months to cover maternity leave. This is an ideal opportunity for an established Advanced Clinical Practitioner in cardiology who wishes to undertake relevant training in the assessment and management of patients presenting to cardiology services. There is full support commitment and drive from the divisional management team to provide and enhance these roles in practice. The successful candidate will have opportunity to gain skills and experience in advanced practice to support their development. We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed individual who are able to act autonomously and have a passion for delivering excellent quality care. You will have a strong belief in influencing the quality agenda and support the development and succession planning of your nursing and medical colleagues. There is a long term commitment from the trust to develop a team of Advanced Clinical Practitioners at bands up to 8a to support emphasis on quality and safety in practice as well as recognising the role of audit and training in developing staff across disciplines. .Main duties of the job
The post holder will perform a comprehensive and valid assessment of patients presenting in the acute and chronic cardiology care setting. The individual will utilise theoretical knowledge, advanced clinical skills and specialist expertise to progress decision-making and develop plans of care to facilitate the patient journey. This will occur in collaboration and discussion with the multi-disciplinary team.
The post holder will utilise an evidence-based approach to the management of acute and chronic cardiology patients and will be expected to take responsibility, provide care and make clinical decisions in accordance with agreed clinical pathways of care and proficiency of own skill set. This will also include history taking, examination and investigation skills to timely and safely progress the patient's journey.
The post holder will contribute to the education and training of the multidisciplinary team and will engage in clinical supervision, self-reflection, research/audit and quality initiatives that contribute to the improvement of care for adults presenting to MCHFT. Multi-disciplinary collaboration and working will be expected using high levels of communication skills to enhance both the service and its sustainable delivery. About usMid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008. We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health. The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal. During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE. The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives. At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues. Job descriptionJob responsibilities Act as a role model by demonstrating leadership and expertise by maintaining credibility across the Trust, the wider health care community and external agencies, ensuring a positive image of the Trust is maintained. Provide expert clinical knowledge to clinical colleagues, patients, carers/relatives, and when applicable community and policy-making organisations/ groups. Work with Divisions/Corporate Nursing and Patient Care Standards in providing managerial support, participating in the recruitment, induction and orientation of new staff, carrying out appraisal and clinical supervision, and by ensuring that mandatory training take place according to Trust policy. Actively participate in team meetings. Maintain systems and processes to promote a healthy, safe and secure working environment, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining accurate documentation and reporting any concerns. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Significant post registration experience in cardiology specialty
- Recent Post registration qualification/evidence of study in cardiology speciality or related field
- Detailed knowledge of professional accountability, and impact of NHS issues
- Evidence of teaching and assessing skills
- Masters Degree/ Advanced practice masters level qualification (or equivalent)
- Non-medical prescribing module
- PG Dip in Cardiology for Practitioners with a Special Interest in Cardiology
- Relevant post graduate teaching/assessing course
- ALS provider
- Ability to make complex evidence based clinical decisions without protocols or guidance when necessary
- Evidence of service development and change
- Ability to support Change process in practice using research and audit
- Teaching and assessing skills
- Ability to manage own workload, with minimal supervision
- IT skills/email/spreadsheets ability to create and present reports.
- Production of policies, guidelines and SOP's
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- Must be willing to act as a role model
- Must value and appreciate the worth of others
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