Alder Hey Children's Hospital(AHCH)is a designated Major Trauma Centre for the North West Region in partnership with The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Children and young people who sustain major trauma injuries require highly skilled and co-ordinated care from the scene of the accident through to acute care, expert acute rehabilitation and ongoing holistic community rehabilitation. The post holder will be responsible for providing senior professional, operational, and clinical leadership.
They will support and co-ordinate the major trauma patient pathway and the role will be integral to the ongoing clinical governance of the major trauma service, contributing to the daily updating of the trauma registry acting as a key member of the Senior Team leading the process.
The post holder will represent the AHCH Major Trauma Service locally and nationally. They will be responsible for ensuring that the Major Trauma Key Indicators are achieved and implementing pathways and procedures to improve the pathway and experiences for children and their families.Main duties of the jobClinical Duties:
The post holder will: Communicate with the trauma lead and lead clinicians to monitor patient progress, ensuring appropriately timed inter hospital transfers as necessary and monitor length of stay with a view to minimising discharge delays. To oversee key worker duties to facilitate the patient's progress on the pathway at all stages of the episodes of care. Review the planning, workload allocation, delivery and evaluation of rehabilitation programmes for major trauma patients. Oversee patients' physical, cognitive, communication and psychosocial needs are fully addressed by a detailed inter-disciplinary team (IDT) assessment and regular review process. Understand the full range of support available within the clinical team and how the use of therapies, psychology and education helps patients regain lost skills and reduce dependency in medical, nursing and therapy needs. Appreciate the changing levels of medical and therapy care and support required by children and young people during the rehabilitation process and ensuring a coordinated and flexible needs-led approach between professional disciplines with regards to timing, intensity and duration of treatment. Act as a source of expertise in specialist rehabilitation to IDTs in all settings and to other professionals from external agencies. Establish robust partnership working relationships in the community/community settings (primary care/schools, community services). About us
The core major trauma team consists of
Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesEducation and Training:
- 2 x Consultant Leads (Lead for Major Trauma & Lead for Acute Rehabilitation)
- 1 x Lead Nurse
- 1 x Service Manager
- 4 x Major Trauma Rehabilitation Coordinators
- 1 x Personal Assistant / Administrator
The post holder will: Contribute to the delivery of specific and relevant teaching programmes for all disciplines and grades of staff, client group and carers within the Trust and community in relation to area of speciality. Review and evaluate relevant teaching programmes and contribute to the development of new programmes when a need is identified. Pursue their own education in line with national agendas, and personal need formulating personal objectives related to service need within personal development plan. Seek appropriate peer support and clinical supervision. Provide clinical supervision. Provide an environment that encourages client centred involvement where clients are facilitated to ask for help, advice and education. Participate in the development of clinical governance systems and structures ensuring service is represented as appropriate. Ensure all clinical practice is evidence based. Evaluate clinical practice by contributing to audits of service/role. Demonstrate knowledge of current research in all aspects of their work and to advise others on the implementation of relevant research findings to practice. Develop research projects in response to identified needs of the patients/service. Performance and Data Management
The post holder will: Participate actively in the major trauma centre audit process as required and support the analysis and presentation of the data. Ensure that opportunities for non-medical research and audit are maximised, to support the improvement of clinical outcomes and patient experience. Ensure that research and audit activity is conducted in line with Trust standards and that results shared with other Specialties as appropriate. Support the Clinical Lead for major trauma in keeping a comprehensive up to date trauma registry. Undertake regular clinical audits in line with the Trauma Audit Research Network (TARN) and Trust Audit Department. In line with Caldicott principles and Trust information sharing policies provide clinical feedback to pre-hospital providers and referring hospitals to facilitate their audit and governance procedures. Maximise opportunities to share good practices and innovations with colleagues both locally and nationally. Support the major trauma Clinical Lead to ensure the major trauma centre has clearly defined performance objectives supported by systems and processes which will deliver continuous improvement. Work with the Clinical Teams to regularly review the effectiveness of care pathways and to identify and rectify any blockages to performance. Contribute to the major trauma centres performance in order to build a sustainable future. Professional
The post holder will be: A Qualified Clinical Practitioner registered with appropriate regulatory body (i.e., NMC/HPC/BAOT/CSP). Responsible for own practice in line with their professional Code of Conduct Provide clinical support, clinical supervision and undertake PDR with junior members of the team Maintain own competency to practice through CPD activities, demonstrating awareness of new trends and developments and their incorporation into practice as necessary. Maintain professional portfolio to demonstrate competency in line with Trust/Service/Network competency framework. Comply with their registering bodies regulations relating to their professional registration. Contribute to the supervisory and peer review process. Act as a role model at all times. Have professional accountability Leadership
The post holder will be expected to: Act as a role model for the Major Trauma Centre and Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust by adhering to standards of care and behaviour through clinical practice. Participate in the development of MDT/team objectives for the Major Trauma Service. Maintain personal standards of conduct and behaviour consistent with Trust and NMC/HCPC/RCOT/CSP Demonstrate the ability to, coordinate, monitor and assess own workload. Make appropriate use of resources. Addresses deficits in service, by identifying changes to service, in order to ensure that these deficits are resolved. Participate in the implementation and delivery of the standards set within the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Strategy. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- oEvidence of dealing with patients with complex health, rehabilitation and emotional/behavioural needs at a senior position within an acute care setting.
- oQualified Clinical Practitioner registered with appropriate regulatory body (NMC/HCPC). 1st Degree or equivalent in health related subject. Experience in rehabilitation
Employer detailsEmployer name
- MSc (or working towards) in health related subject or equivalent level of knowledge and experience.
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