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11. Consultant practitioners

11.1. Outcomes for Consultant Practitioner

The following statements identify the outcomes to be demonstrated by a consultant practitioner in their sphere of practice where applicable.

  1. Practise creatively, advancing professional practice and challenging barriers that limit service and professional development.
  2. Integrate effectively the diverse roles of the consultant: clinical practice, professional leadership, education and research.
  3. Demonstrate accountability, recognising and responding appropriately to strengths and limitations in own knowledge, skills and attributes and to those of others.
  4. Maintain and enhance expertise through engagement with continuing professional development.
  5. Synthesise evidence for effective professional practice, demonstrating advanced critical assessment skills.
  6. Initiate and lead audit, peer review and research, disseminating outcomes through presentation and publication.
  7. Influence the development of services and contribute to strategy and policy.
  8. Lead and promote the education and training of staff, students and other groups, contributing to relevant academic programmes.
  9. Use and give professional supervision or coaching.
  10. Exercise high levels of professional judgement and decision making in complex clinical situations.
  11. Exercise professional and motivational leadership and consultancy within and across professional and organisational boundaries.
  12. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and inspirational personal characteristics.
  13. Ensure the radiation safety of all individuals in the working environment.
  14. 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. 
  15. Take a critical role in the evaluation of new technologies, identifying their potential and developing strategies for their implementation.
  16. Deliver a whole-system, patient-centred approach, rooted in multidisciplinary team working.
  17. Supply, administer and prescribe medicines within the legal framework.
  18. 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.
  19. Advise other health and social care professionals about patients’ needs, referring them where necessary.

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