Details

Title High Quality Clinical Care
Type Stage Two
Code HPS182
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of this module, the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse and synthesise their understanding of the provision of high quality clinical care and effective communication with specific emphasis on the care pathways followed by patients requiring clinical interventions. The Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to apply their knowledge in a range of clinical setting and to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations using the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist. A particular emphasis of this module is effective communication with a range of health professionals and multi-professional teams. The outcomes of this module must be set in the context of the scope of practice of Vascular Science and within the context of the multi-professional team approach to care.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of this module, the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise and critically apply their knowledge as they develop and extend their clinical practice including: 

  • the importance of emphasis to be placed on the whole patient, on long-term conditions and the increasing role of community care; treating the patient as the centre of care within a consultation.
  • limitations of clinical pathways in certain individual patient circumstances.
  • health promotion, patient education and public health.
  • the role of other healthcare professionals in the management of long-term diseases.
  • the role of physiotherapy and occupational therapy for patients with long-term problems.
  • potential impacts of long-term conditions on patients, family and friends.
  • the impact on the activities of daily living of long-term conditions and communicates these to the patients and carers.
  • implications of the wider determinants of health including:
    • biohazards
    • UV radiation especially the harmful effects of sunlight
    • lack of exercise
    • diet and weight management
    • employment
    • smoking
    • alcohol intakeguided care pathways between teams and primary and secondary care.
  • impact of inequality and deprivation on the health of patients and populations
  • impact of chronic disability on patients during an acute illness or injury.

Interface with different specialties and other professionals, including:

  • the importance of the entire Healthcare team.
  • the importance of effective communication with colleagues in other disciplines.
  • shared care arrangements.
  • the challenges of providing care within a variety of clinical settings and potential difficulties of navigating boundaries between different professionals and specialties.
  • the strengths and weaknesses of guided care pathways and networks of care.
  • how to make a referral across care boundaries.
  • guided care pathways between teams and primary and secondary care.

Technical and clinical skills

By the end of this module, the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to critically reflect and apply independently in practice a range of clinical and communication skills to advise and communicate effectively with patients, relevant clinicians, patients and the public and other healthcare professionals, prioritising tasks appropriately and will:

  • obtain informed consent as appropriate ensuring the patient is aware of your role.
  • make appropriate differential diagnosis and formulate a management plan.
  • review initial diagnosis, refine problem lists and plan appropriate strategies for investigation and management.
  • deliver high-quality reliable care in accordance with clinical care pathways, care bundles, protocols and consultant prescription.
  • summarise accurately and document the main points of patients’ diagnoses, active and potential problems, and management plans, including relevance to previous and future treatment.
  • monitor clinical evolution and treatment plan for patients.
  • work in partnership with patients in an open and transparent manner, treatpatients as individuals and respect their perspective/views on their own treatment.
  • work with patients and colleagues to develop sustainable individual care plans to manage patients’ acute and long-term conditions.

The Clinical Scientist in HSST will be required, in partnership with the clinical team, to identify areas of current practice that could be improved and design and evaluate a suitable intervention based on a critical review of evidence to improve practice.

Attitudes and behaviours

By the end of this module, the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations demonstrating the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist working within the limits of professional competence referring as appropriate to senior staff and will:

  • recognise and respond appropriately to the unspoken concerns of patients and communicates in an empathic manner to elicit and address these.
  • consider the patient as a whole, respecting their individual needs, dignity and right to privacy, autonomy and confidentiality.
  • respect patients’ views and wishes as being central to the provision of high quality care.
  • consider care pathways and the process of care from patients’ perspectives.
  • work in partnership with patients in an open and transparent manner.
  • treat patients as individuals and respect their perspective/views on their own treatment.
  • consider the patient as a whole, respecting their individual needs, dignity and right to privacy, autonomy and confidentiality.
  • respect patients’ views and encourage patients with knowledge of their condition to make appropriately informed decisions about their care.
  • consider care pathways and the process of care from patients’ perspectives.
  • communicate effectively and with understanding and empathy.work with patients and colleagues to develop sustainable individual care plans to manage patients’ acute and long-term conditions.
  • strive to provide high quality patient centred care treating patients with compassion.

Specialties

Code Title Action
HPS3-1-20 Gastrointestinal Physiology [v1] View
HPS3-2-20 Urological Science [v1] View
HPS1-2-20 Vascular Science [v1] View