Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioner Prostate Cancer
The main purpose of the (cANP) post in Prostate Cancer is to develop the job description and person specification documentation for the post such that it needs the requirements and standard for such posts as identified by NMBI as set out in Advanced Practice (Nursing) Standards and Requirements (NMBI, 2017).
As cANP, the individual will undertake the academic preparation and develop the clinical and leadership skills, capabilities and knowledge required to meet the criteria to be registered as a RANP with NMBI.
The scope of the cANP role must reflect the incremental development of expertise and as such, the cANP cannot deliver care as an autonomous practitioner. Furthermore, the cANP will develop and submit the necessary documentation to NMBI for registration as an RANP.
The value of the nursing contribution as a distinct profession must be safeguarded and articulated in the development of new services led by advanced nurse practitioners, complementing rather than replacing current services delivered by doctors (NMBI 2017 p.9).
The overall purpose of the post is to provide safe, timely, evidenced based nurse-led care to patients at an advanced nursing level. This involves undertaking and documenting a complete episode of patient care (assess, diagnose, plan, treat and discharge patients) according to collaboratively agreed protocols and scope of practice in the clinical setting; demonstrating advanced clinical and theoretical knowledge, critical thinking, clinical leadership and decision making skills.
The advanced practice role demonstrates a high degree of knowledge, skill and experience that is applied within the nurse-patient/client relationship to achieve optimal outcomes through critical analysis, problem solving and accurate decision-making (NMBI, 2017).
Central to this is the provision of quality care, a safe environment and processes for patients by the use of evidence based clinical guidelines that address patient expectations, promote wellness and evaluate care given.
The role will provide clinical leadership and professional scholarship in order to develop nursing practice and health policy at local, regional and national level.
The role will contribute to nursing research to shape and advance nursing practice, education and health care policy at local, national and international levels.
The successful candidate will work with St. James’s Hospital MDT and support the Prostate Cancer service as appropriate and also supporting the symptomatic service, developing the role to:
SACC (Surgical, Anaesthetic and Critical Care)
Operationally: Assistant Directorate of Nursing. Professionally: Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing. Clinically: Supervising Consultant / Clinical Lead
Staff Nurses, Support Staff, Student Nurses as appropriate. On clinical matters only
Candidate/Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner
€58,585 - €66,160
25 - 28 Days
Ms Charlotte Stuart, Assistant Director of Nursing, SACC Ambulatory Care; Phone: 01 416 2096; Bleep: 01 410 3000 and bleep 126; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The post holder’s practice is based on developing a higher level of capability across the six domains of competences as defined by Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann Advanced Practice (Nursing) Standards and Requirements (NMBI 2017)
The domains are:
Domain 1: Professional Values and Conduct:
Domain 2: Clinical-Decision Making:
The cANP in Prostate Cancer will enhance his/her/their advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in senior clinical decision-making by increasing his/her/their capability to:
Domain 3: Knowledge and Cognitive Competences:
The cANP in Prostate Cancer will actively contribute to the professional body of knowledge related to his/her/their area of advanced practice by enhancing his/her/their capability to:
Domain 4: Communication and Interpersonal Competences:
The cANP in Prostate Cancer will negotiate and advocate with other health professionals to ensure the beliefs, rights and wishes of the person are respected by gaining increased competence and capability to:
Domain 5: Management and Team Competences:
The cANP in Prostate Cancer will manage risk to those who access the service through collaborative risk assessments and promotion of a safe environment by:
Domain 6: Leadership and Professional Scholarship Competences:
The cANP in Prostate Cancer will lead in multidisciplinary team planning for transitions across the continuum of care by enhancing his/her/their competence and capability to:
Advanced Practice Performance Management and Evaluation
Professional / Clinical
The cANP in Prostate Cancer will practice nursing according to:
Education and Training:
The cANP in Prostate Cancer will:
Professional Practice Portfolio
* The above Role Profile is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. This Role Profile will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances.
Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition must:
1. Be a registered nurse on the NMBI’s Active Register or entitled to be so registered
2. Be registered in the division of NMBI’s Active Register for which the application is being made or in recognition of services which span several patient/client groups and/or registrations, provide evidence of validated competencies relevant to the context of practice.
In recognition of services that spa n several patient/ client groups and/ or divisions(s) of the register, provide evidence of validated competencies relevant to the context of practice.
3. Have a broad base of clinical experience relevant to the advanced field of practice.
4. Be eligible to undertake a Master’s Degree (or higher) in Nursing or a Master’s Degree, which is relevant or applicable to the advance field of practice they are working in. The Master’s programme must be at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (Quality & Qualifications Ireland), or equivalent. Educational preparation must include at least three modular components pertaining to the relevant area of advanced practice, in addition to clinical practicum.
5. Be currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Nursing (Advanced Practice Pathway) or be eligible to register to undertake additional Level 9 National Framework of Qualifications (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) specific modules of a Master’s Degree in Nursing (Advanced Practice Pathway) within an agreed timeframe. Educational preparation must include at least three modular components pertaining to the relevant area of advanced practice, in addition to clinical practicum.
6. Possess a Master’s Degree (or higher) in Nursing or a Master’s Degree which is relevant, or applicable, to the advanced field of practice. The Master’s programme must be at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (Quality & Qualifications Ireland), or equivalent. Educational preparation must include at least three modular components pertaining to the relevant area of advanced practice, in addition to clinical practicum.
(b) Candidates must possess the requisite knowledge and ability including a high standard of suitability and clinical, professional and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.
The following ‘Descriptors’ are a further clarification of the behaviours required. Candidates should use these descriptors as a guide when assessing their suitability for this role and also when preparing an example of where they have demonstrated this competency in the past for inclusion in the required Standard Application Form (SAF). Further information relating to the Competency Based Framework.
A level of proficiency in the English language, written and spoken, is a requirement of all roles within St James’s Hospital. You will be required to self assess your proficiency level in the Standard Application Form. In addition, your proficiency in spoken English will be assessed during the interview process appropriate to the role available.
In the course of your employment you may have access to or hear information concerning the medical or personal affairs of patients and/or staff, or other health services business. Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions of an authorised officer, on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other health service business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty. In addition records must never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.
A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.
It is the responsibility of all staff across the hospital to ensure that infection control and hygiene standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.
A panel may be formed from which future vacancies will be filled. St James's Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer.