We have an exciting opportunity for qualified Advanced care practitioners to join our team within Cardiology Services at SWBH.
The roles will involve a presence at the 'front door', assessing, diagnosing and treating patients presenting with chest pain and /or cardiac conditions so we can facilitate earlier admission, signpost to our services or discharge if appropriate.
ACPs will also work autonomously where appropriate, you will provide an early review of patients in the acute setting and emergency department. There will be opportunities to take over running Rapid Access Chest Pain clinics in our outpatient setting. As this is a newish service to SWBH, we are open to building on your previous skills and experiences to support and improve our service.
We are looking to expand our current team of 2 trainee ACP, experience in only cardiology is preferable but not essentialMain duties of the job
First point of contact for patients presenting in ED with cardiac sounding chest pain. Review of patients that have been referred to AMU or medical SDEC out of hours.
Undertake comprehensive clinical assessment and history of patients' condition, requesting and interpreting diagnostic test results,
Signposting to other services we offer including enhancing our Rapid Access Chest Pain clinics
Reviewing, admitting and discharging patients where appropriate
Providing professional leadership and support within a multi disciplinary team
Developing services that will see patient benefits within our cardiology service.About us
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated care organ isation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.
Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises. As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding. The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.
We have three newly emerging strategic objectives: Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesPlease see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of what this role entails
The Cardiology service is a busy and proactive team , supported by 16 Consultants, with individual abilities that form the team we are, from front door primary care through to rehab, we offer a large cover of this specialism. We have cross site diagnostic department, acute heart failure Cardiac rehab team in our patch as well as two 32 inpatient beds, a cardiac Day case unit and 2 Cardiology Catheter labs.
The department is looking to develop our current service, both as part of our planned move to MMUH, where we will be together in 1 acute area, but also to ensure we have continued capacity for the increasing number of Cardiac patients in the local area we serve.
The ACP roles are part of our development and we believe will greatly enhance the care of our patients.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice or Equivalent
- Independent non-medical prescribing course (and approved by professional regulatory body).
- Physical Health Assessment course
- Clinical diagnostics course (if not a component of physical assessment
- Professional registration NMC, HCPC, GPhc
- Leadership or Management qualification
- Teaching and Assessing qualification
- Demonstrable post registration experience in acute cardiac care.
- Evidence of relevant training as a tACP within Acute Medical or Emergency Care team.
- Willing to undertake masters level training in advanced care for trainee post
- Experience in Teaching and assessing.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of initiating/designing clinical audit and/or research studies
- Experience of change management and participating in quality improvement projects
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS TrustAddress
SWB NHS Trust
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