The Advanced Practitioner (IUC-CAS) is an experienced clinician who can demonstrate a high level of autonomous practice and complex decision making. This is underpinned by Degree level education or equivalent (or RCN Accreditation), covering the four pillars of advanced practice clinical practice, leadership and education, research, education.
This senior clinician will provide an expert level of clinical assessment and support to the care and treatment of a diverse and undetermined caseload of patients within Emergency, Urgent and Unscheduled care. The practitioner will achieve this by using their in-depth knowledge, experience and broad range of techniques, to assess, investigate, interpret, diagnose, treat and refer or discharge patients.Main duties of the job
The Advanced Practitioner will undertake clinical assessment to form a diagnosis and provide a treatment plan, which may include prescribing.
Patient assessment will involve telephone and some video conferencing consultations.
As an Adv Prac in the IUC-CAS you will work across a variety of settings, being the first point of contact at an appropriate place and time.
The post holder will provide expert clinical and professional leadership and work collaboratively as part of the team to deliver a high quality service that meets the health and social care needs of all patients.About us
We employ 3,500 staff in 63 locations and serve a population of 2,600,000 in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, and Tees over 3230 square miles.
Many people think the job of the ambulance service is to collect patients and take them to hospital, but we do much more!
Paramedic skills have developed hugely in recent years, meaning we carry out more treatment at the scene and en-route to hospital.
We have a dedicated clinical assessment service that allows us to provide patients with the most appropriate care from the beginning of the patient journey.
We have a specialised branch of the Trust called HART which deal with explosions or terrorist attacks.
Ultimately patients are the heart of everything that we do to support our mission of safe, effective and responsive care for all.
We value and respect the diversity employees bring to our workplace. We recruit a workforce that reflects the community we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. To ensure we deliver on our aims in relation to diversity and inclusion we assess ourselves against a range of frameworks. We are ENEI Gold employer, Disability Confident Leader, Dyslexia Smart Award employer, Dementia Friendly, and part of Mind Blue Light programme and the Race at Work Charter from the Princes Responsible Business Network and are achieving across all objectives in NHS Equality Delivery System.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached job description document in order to access the full responsibilities of the CAS Advanced Practitioner role.Person SpecificationEDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONSEssential
- Regulated Health Care Professional with current registration. (e.g. HCPC/NMC)
- Relevant Degree Level modules or equivalent experience of working at a senior clinical level.
- Advanced Clinical Assessment and Management course (min 30 credits/ Level 6).
- Additional professional knowledge acquired through specialist training, experience or other significant accredited courses.
- Evidence of significant ongoing professional development.
- Independent Prescribing Qualification or willing to work towards
- Leadership modules
- Teaching / Mentoring Qualification
- Current Advanced Life Support Course (ALS) / Immediate Life Support Course (ILS)
- Ability to apply research findings and support evidence based practice.
- Have current knowledge of developments within Emergency/Unscheduled Care and the wider healthcare economy.
- Understanding of Safeguarding procedures for vulnerable adults, children and young people.
- Experience of monitoring and auditing of standards of care within the Unscheduled Care Service.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Extensive experience working in Emergency/Urgent/Unscheduled Care relevant to the post.
- Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner undertaking complex assessments and management of own caseload.
- Excellent leadership skills, experience in clinical team management including performance management.
- Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team.
- Experience of developing and implementing clinical protocols, clinical pathways and clinical policies
- Experience of working collaboratively with a variety of agencies and professionals and across organisational boundaries.
- Experience of successfully working to deadlines and completing tasks.
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Newburn Riverside Business Park
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