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Employer designed Assistant Practitioner Curriculum

Employer designed Assistant Practitioner Curriculum

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  1. Employer designed Assistant Practitioner Curriculum Anita Esser Head of Wider Healthcare Teams Education Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

  2. Why do we need APs? • Modernising careers • Demographics • Public finances • Building on existing support roles

  3. SUHT Nursing Workforce Info • Nursing WTE across Trust (April 10): • Band 7 344 (10%) • Band 6 564 (17%) • Band 5 1476 (45%) Nurse • Band 4 84 (3%) Assistant Practitioner • Band 3 138 (4%) Senior HCA • Band 2 542 (16%) HCA

  4. Examples of AP roles • Ward AP • Medical Assistant • Assistant Theatre Practitioner • Cardiac Physiology AP • All Agenda for Change Band 4

  5. SHCA – lessons learnt • Introduced as part of Trust wide skill mix review • In place approx 15 years • Training based on role and competence assessed by qualified staff in workplace • Cohort 33 started in May 2011 • Have over 135 WTE SHCA in post • Development opportunities for clinical support staff - retention

  6. Career pathway model • Enables the Trust to adapt quickly to meet changes in practice Prof Prof Reg Reg • Allows for stepping on and off points at all bands qual qual Additional training & competencies • Allows individuals to progress at own pace to own level of competence FD FD Additional training & competencies Additional training & competencies Acute Acute Direct NVQ units NVQ units Entry Prof Reg Qual SUHT delivered apprentice -ship SUHT delivered advanced apprentice -ship Externally delivered advanced apprenticeship SUHT delivered advanced apprenticeship SUHT delivered advanced apprentice -ship FD FD graduate graduate On job training Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Band 3 Band 4 Band 4 Band 4 Band 4 Band 5 Band 5 Band 5 Proposed SUHT Career Pathway Options from Band 1-5

  7. Why Foundation Degree? • Based on requirements of roles • Formalise internal pilot programme • A South Central SHA preferred provider • Funding available for course fees • All employees, not ‘traditional’ students • Career development for support staff • Access to professional undergrad programmes

  8. Partner - Southampton Solent University (SSU) • Strategic Alliance with SUHT • Widening participation in learning • Meet employer needs • No other Health programmes • Social worker programmes • Health and fitness programmes • Look to contextualise where possible

  9. Shape of FD • Fd(Sc) Health and Social Care • 2 years full time/3 years part time • 120 credits Level 4/120 credits Level 5 • Validated as modules • Full Fd - Core and Option modules • Create one Fd with several workbased ‘pathways’ • Mapped to year 1 of pre-reg programmes

  10. Support in learning • Non-traditional learners • Support by health services library team • Experience of supporting NVQ students • Effective use of knowledge resources • Ongoing evidence-based practice/CPD • Student and employee – SSU and SUHT • Partnership approach for library services?