This course is designed for healthcare professionals working in acute paediatric and critical care environments, including High Dependency Unit and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and retrieval services. This course will enable the development of advanced skills, knowledge and understanding mapped to FICM ACCP curriculum 2015. The course prepares individuals to move into advanced roles as part of the wider national agenda to modernise the NHS workforce (Health Education England Multiprofessional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England 2017). This is the only course in the United Kingdom and Europe delivering this level of teaching and training in the clinical setting to this group of trainees in collaboration with London South Bank University. The PgCert is open for international medical and healthcare applicants on a skilled worker visa. The course team at Evelina are experienced intensivists and clinicians with a track record of delivering high-quality postgraduate education.
The entry requirements have been set based upon the standard benchmarked by Health Education England (HEE) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM). The scope and requirements to fulfil the role of an Advanced Paediatric Critical Care Practitioner includes a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making from the outset. It is necessary that the individual has the scope and ability to meet the demands of the course. Current active professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or The General Medical Council (GMC). To have a minimum of a 2:2 Bachelor Degree and evidence of relevant Post graduate study. Currently working within a Paediatric Critical Care and or retrieval environment for a minimum of 25 hours a week. Have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience within the Paediatric Critical Care environment and or retrieval environment. Be employed at minimum of Band 6 or equivalent. The applicant must be able to demonstrate that they are supported by their employer and will ensure the following: Close mentorship during clinical and non-clinical working days Supported release of time to facilitate the applicant’s assessment requirements To have identified a suitable Practice Assessor with the relevant specialism and with relevant experience, knowledge, and skills to sign students Assessments in Practice. These can include: the supervising consultants; clinical fellows post ST7 training; Advanced Critical Care Practitioners with a minimum of 5 years of experience; consultants with subspecialty relevant to critical care. Be able to meet the attendance and travel requirements of the course. An identified need for prescribing within a specified field of clinical practice. Employed for and working for a minimum of 25 hours a week. A Practice Educator (PE), Practice Assessor (PA) or Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) willing to act as a clinical facilitator.
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