New adult balance rehabilitation appointment
Internal Assessor/External Assessor in Home Department/External Assessor On Secondment
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Prepare clinical facilities, rehabilitation tools and room set up.
Brief patients and/or carers appropriately with reference to their information needs and expectations of the appointment.
Formulate and plan clinical approaches, using clinical reasoning strategies, with reference to identified purpose of assessment and information needs of others.
Carry out a full and relevant rehabilitation interview.
Carry out a rehabilitation assessment to include use of validated questionnaires, a balance rehabilitation exercise assessment and/or positioning testing, in a safe and effective manner adapting as required to ensure information gained is maximised within the time available.
Show creativity, initiative and originality of thinking in tackling and solving practical problems.
Collate relevant information, interpret and make an informed decision concerning management of individual cases
Develop a holistic and individualised vestibular rehabilitation plan incorporating shared-decision making and goal setting, identifying where plans may need to change or adapt according to clinical or personal preferences.
Recognise the need for and arrange onward referral to relevant professionals considering the holistic needs of the patient, such as referral to physiotherapy, a local falls clinic or to mental health services for support with anxiety/depression.
Give clear information on rehabilitation plan, advice and recommendation for follow-up actions/interventions using appropriate language and communication strategies and an empathetic approach.
Collate, and prepare resource materials (including patient information) including signposting to online resources, to complement their own interventions.
Write reports on rehabilitation session and recommendations and / or outcome of treatment as required, suitable for the intended audience, to include a range of professionals.
Competency 13: Keep appropriate clinical records.
Demonstrate the ability to, and articulate clearly through presentation and constructive discussion with colleagues:
a. Relate their own practice to a supporting knowledge base – including reference to evidence based and/or recognised good practice
b. Clearly justify any of their own clinical decisions made in the assessment or management of patients
c. Explain the local structures (i.e. care/treatment pathways) for processing patients and offer critical evaluation
d. Critically evaluate and reflect on their own actions
e. Show independent thought through evaluation and presentation of alternative (and justified) approaches to existing local practice
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