Is a nurse consultant impact toolkit relevant and transferable to the radiography profession? An evaluation project

Snaith, B., Williams, S., Taylor, K., Tsang, Y., Kelly, J. and Woznitza, N. (2018) Is a nurse consultant impact toolkit relevant and transferable to the radiography profession? An evaluation project. Radiography. ISSN 1078-8174.

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Abstract

Introduction
Consultant posts were developed to strengthen strategic leadership whilst maintaining front line service responsibilities and clinical expertise. The nursing profession has attempted to develop tools to enable individuals to evaluate their own practice and consider relevant measurable outcomes. This study evaluated the feasibility of transferring such a nursing ‘toolkit’ to another health profession.

Method
This evaluation was structured around a one-day workshop where a nurse consultant impact toolkit was appraised and tested within the context of consultant radiographic practice. The adapted toolkit was subsequently validated using a larger sample at a national meeting of consultant radiographers.

Results
There was broad agreement that the tools could be adopted for use by radiographers although several themes emerged in relation to perceived gaps within the nursing template, confirming the initial exercise. This resulted in amendments to the original scope and a proposed new evaluation tool.

Conclusion
The impact toolkit could help assess individual and collaborat ive role impact at a local and national level. The framework provides consultant radiographers with an opportunity to understand and highlight the contribution their roles have on patients, staff, their organisation and the wider profession.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radiotherapy; imaging; Consultant; Radiographer; skill mix; impact
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0071 Examination. Diagnosis including radiography
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Allied Health Professions
Depositing User: Nick Woznitza
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 14:36
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 10:30
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17305

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