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Apprenticeship training course

Enhanced clinical practitioner (level 6)

Provide a high standard of health care using judgment, skills, and knowledge.

Qualification level
6
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
£7,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Conduct systematic literature searches to source evidence to inform enhanced clinical practice
  • Critically appraise evidence and use findings to plan and provide enhanced patient-centred clinical care
  • Provide enhanced clinical care in line with professional registration, code of conduct and defined scope of practice, being responsible and accountable for own decisions, actions and omissions
  • Select available tools, technologies and techniques needed to perform complex and holistic assessments
  • Assimilate, synthesise and apply complex information to promote and advocate best interests of others, upholding the principles of safeguarding and evidence-based practice
  • Undertake holistic patient-centred assessments using available tools, technologies and techniques
  • Analyse the data arising from the assessment process to inform clinical decision-making
  • Identify, request and interpret specialist diagnostics within own scope of practice to inform the delivery and management of specialist care for patients and families
  • Develop, implement and evaluate an enhanced care management plan which may include interventions and referral to other members of the multidisciplinary team or other agencies
  • Prepare and support patients and families to manage their own health and care as independently as possible
  • Interpret, assimilate and draw conclusions using diverse sources of information and evidence to inform clinical reasoning
  • Direct others to sources of information and evidence, coaching and supporting them in applying information and evidence in complex clinical decision making
  • Provide leadership within scope of own role and positive role-modelling for others in the multidisciplinary team
  • Identify training and education needs of others in the workplace
  • Plan and facilitate the delivery of practice-based education, training and assessment activities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training and education activities
  • Use communication strategies suitable for a variety of situations including sensitive and distressing topics
  • Use strategies to manage conflict and challenge
  • Discuss complex information with patients, their families, the multi-disciplinary team and other agencies
  • Challenge ineffective systems and processes and support others to identify the need for change within their area of enhanced clinical practice
  • Contribute to quality improvement plans and strategies to support a culture of continuous quality improvement within area of enhanced clinical practice
  • Participate in quality improvement activities, such as audit, service evaluations and research projects within area of enhanced clinical practice
  • Reflect on own and others’ practice using clinical supervision processes
  • Identify and act on evidence of unexpected change or patient deterioration within own scope of practice
  • Manage self and others in unpredictable and complex environments, instigating clinical interventions where protocols may not be available
  • Identify and manage risk to patient safety and others in an unpredictable and complex environment
  • Counsel patients, family, carers and others to manage psychological well-being of self and others
  • Contribute to efficient resource management within the workplace
  • Plan, prioritise and deliver enhanced clinical care within a defined resource
  • Contribute to the drafting of business cases or project proposals
  • Provide mentorship, opportunity for peer-learning and constructive feedback to guide, support, motivate and develop others in the multidisciplinary team
  • Contribute to the appraisal of individuals in the multidisciplinary team

Full information on Enhanced clinical practitioner (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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