Delivery of Interventions
Internal Assessor/External Assessor in Home Department/External Assessor On Secondment
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Prepare facilities, equipment and materials needed for the session, and room set-up
Plan clinical approaches, using clinical reasoning strategies and evidence based practice, , liaising with the relevant professionals to co-ordinate assessments & care, as appropriate.
Carry out a person-centred assessment, to include a full and relevant case history and communication needs assessment, and using tools and validated questionnaires as appropriate, 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 and make an informed decision concerning the diagnosis and management of individual cases
Develop person-centred treatment plans incorporating the needs, preferences and values of the patient and their family, and use shared decision making to choose between options.
Deliver person-centred treatment plans and identifying where these plans may need to change or adapt according to clinical, personal, or familial preferences, and demonstrate an ability to:
a. Identify and use appropriate counselling skills and methods within a change management model
b. Integrate therapeutic and technological interventions, identifying and evaluating assistive technologies and hearing aids which augment therapeutic interventions.
c. Identify and use appropriate teaching skills, to develop communication skills e.g. relaxation, assertiveness and stress management skills, effective listening skills and ensure optimal use of assistive technologies.
d. Give advice on services available from other agencies and voluntary bodies, working across different agencies to bring services together for the benefit of patients and / or refer on, as required.
e. Give advice on current legislation and assistance available with regard to access, particularly in the work environment, such as the Disability Discrimination Act and Access to Work Scheme.
Collate, and prepare resource materials (including patient information) including signposting to online resources, to complement their own interventions and those of colleagues.
Recognise the need for and arrange onward referral to appropriate colleagues to relevant professionals considering the holistic needs of the patient, such as for specialist technological interventions, social support or to the voluntary sector.
Communicate effectively with patients giving clear information on the plan for the session, results, recommendations and management using appropriate language and communication strategies.
Keep appropriate clinical records
Write reports on assessment sessions, recommended treatment plans and / or outcome of treatment as required, suitable for the intended audience, to include a range of professionals.
Demonstrate the ability to, and articulate clearly through presentation and constructive discussion with colleagues:
f. Relate their own practice to a supporting knowledge base – including reference to evidence based and/or recognised good practice
g. Clearly justify any of their own clinical decisions made in the assessment or management of patients
h. Explain the local structures (i.e. care/treatment pathways) for processing patients and offer critical evaluation
i. Critically evaluate and reflect on their own actions
j. Show independent thought through evaluation and presentation of alternative (and justified) approaches to existing local practice
0: Does not currently meet examination requirements
1: Meets examination requirements
2: Exceeds examination requirements