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10. Advanced practitioners

10.1. Outcomes for Advanced Practitioner

The following statements identify the outcomes to be demonstrated by an accredited advanced practitioner in a defined, specialist area of practice and where applicable.

  1. Practise safely within relevant legal, ethical, professional and managerial frameworks and advise on these as appropriate.
  2. Demonstrate accountability, recognising and responding appropriately to strengths and limitations in own knowledge, skills and attributes and to those of others.
  3. Interpret and evaluate evidence for effective professional practice.
  4. Engage in audit, peer review and research for best practice, disseminating the outcomes.
  5. Establish and maintain expertise through engagement with continuing professional development.
  6. Manage self and lead the team to ensure workload is delivered effectively.
  7. Ensure information management systems are used to optimal effect. 
  8. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  9. Use and give professional supervision.
  10. Mentor and teach learners, support staff and other professionals, developing relevant learning materials.
  11. Ensure the radiation safety of all individuals in the working environment.
  12. Practise within a risk-benefit framework, having regard to the biological effects of radiation.
  13. When entitled to do so by the employer, undertake practitioner, operator and referrer roles within IR(ME)R 2000 and its subsequent amendments as appropriate to professional practice. 
  14. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of quality assurance procedures and quality management systems and respond appropriately. 
  15. Contribute to the planning, selection and purchase of new technology and associated facilities.
  16. Identify, evaluate and interpret normal and abnormal anatomy and pathophysiology relevant to clinical practice. 
  17. Assess patients and make reasoned decisions to initiate, continue, modify, suspend or cease imaging examinations or radiotherapy, advising others in complex situations.
  18. Interpret results of imaging and, where necessary, carry out additional image manipulation, imaging or adaptation of treatment delivery.
  19. Ensure imaging examinations/radiotherapy interventions and their outcomes are recorded accurately.
  20. Supply, administer and prescribe medicines within the legal framework.
  21. Manage the whole patient pathway, lead the delivery of complex treatments using advanced technologies. (T)
  22. Lead the delivery of complex imaging using advanced technologies, recording or reporting on the outcomes. (D)
  23. Work individually, collaboratively and/or in partnership to deliver person-centred care and interventions.
  24. Develop, implement and review pathways of care, having regard to patients’ health status and co-morbidities, promoting healthy living. 
  25. Meet the care needs of individuals and their significant others sensitively and respectfully having regard to the impact of illness and trauma, and to socio-cultural differences.  
  26. Demonstrate proficiency in basic life-support techniques, infection control and moving and handling.
  27. Obtain informed consent or ensure that it has been given.
  28. Advise other Health and Social Care professionals about patients’ needs, referring them where necessary.

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