Building your Portfolio Aspiring to Excellence in Pharmacy RPS Professional Recognition Programme Aims I. What is the Faculty? II. How to use the Advanced Pharmacy Framework and professional Curricula? III. How does the Faculty fit with: CPD, CFTP & You IV. How to build your Advanced Practice Portfolio (APP)? V. Q&A 2 What is the Faculty? Background to the Faculty Research carried out amongst pharmacist told us: I. II. III. Flexible and consistent method of professional recognition of what they do in practice wherever they work Need to provide evidence of capability to patients, the public, to commissioners and to employers as well as effectiveness They wanted a way of their experience and practice being recognised since the whole workforce is more mobile The launch of the RPS Faculty The first profession – wide pharmacy professional recognition programme 4 Background to the Faculty Professional recognition requires • Frameworks to give guidance on knowledge, skills, experiences and behaviours for career advancement • Access to professional curricula that underpin advanced practice • Access to high quality accredited or endorsed resources • Credentialing of an individuals attainment (e.g awarding of postnominals) The RPS Faculty does exactly this by: • Enabling you to work towards and obtain consistent and validated professional recognition of advanced practice • Provides support in one body 5 Supporting pharmacists to be the best they can be 6 What are Frameworks and Curricula The Advanced Pharmacy Framework Development framework for pharmacists • Used to identify where you are in your development • Helps build a portfolio that demonstrates advancement 8 Cluster of the APF 6 generic clusters covering • Expert professional practice • Collaborative working relationships • Leadership • Management • Education, training and development • Research & evaluation Each competency described at three stages of development Advanced Stage I, Advanced Stage II and Mastery 9 Stage of Advanced Practice Advanced Stage I – Established Established in a role, performing well, advanced beyond foundation years or at early stages of specialisation and advancement Advanced Stage II – Excellent An expert in an area of practice, experienced. Routinely manages complex situations and a recognised leader locally/regionally Recognised leader in community or primary care; Mastery – Exceptional equivalent leads in hospital, business / corporate leadership roles in industry; business or leader in community. A nationally recognised leader in an area of expertise 10 Professional Curricula • Knowledge, skills, behaviours and experiences that define practice in an area • 5 Core curricula • Specialist Expert Practice Curricula • Mapped to APF & stages • Examples of evidence across sectors • Syllabus • Not prescriptive but options- what is relevant to you 11 12 RPS Assembly Faculty Board Strategic direction setting and oversight, with a particular concern for the RPS reputation (related to quality/rigour) and resource management. Accountable to RPS Assembly Quality Assurance Panels Professional Curricula Panel Professional Credentialing Panel Professional Accreditation Panel Stewards of curricula/syllabus for professional development beyond registration alignment of both assessments and curricula. Stewards of standards/principles for assessment processes/outputs alongside development, monitoring and ratification of recognition recommendations. Stewards of standards/principles for assessment centres, assessors and education and development providers; development, monitoring and accreditation. Reports to Faculty Board Reports to Faculty Board Reports to Faculty Board RPS Faculty Partners Meets the Faculty Standards through provision of expertise/education/assessments/reviews. Reports to quality assurance panels above 13 What is actually involved? Step 1: Complete eligibility statement All RPS Members with two years post registration practice included in RPS membership Gives you access to: • Tools that identify what you need to know and do at different stages • Development frameworks- the Advanced Pharmacy Framework • Specialist and Core Professional Curricula • E-Portfolio- the Advanced Practice Portfolio • Mentoring & access to experts • Professional guidance, webinars, videos, Quick Guides, handbooks • Signposting to accredited education & training • Networks • Peer assessment with feedback and PDP • RPS Support team can help via telephone, email or website 15 Step 2: Faculty Assessment You have to complete the following three elements: I.A practice-based portfolio, using the Advanced Practice Portfolio II.Peer Assessment or Review using the Faculty Peer Testimonial Form -assess how you work with others III.Expert Practice Assessment- by peers, reflect your area of practice, using ‘case based discussion’ (in the RPE route for those with 10 years or more this is via your CV) On completion these documents are submitted for assessment by two trained Faculty Assessors 16 16 Step 3: Assessment Outcome After independently assessing your portfolio the assessors will agree on a designated staging. Faculty Stage Description Faculty PostNominals Advanced Stage I Experienced MFRPSI Advanced Stage II Excellent MFRPSII Mastery Exceptional FFRPS 17 Step 3: Assessment Outcome The assessment recommendations are ratified by the Faculty Credentialing Panel You will then be awarded your post-nominals Become a Member of the Faculty Given feedback from the assessors in the form of a Professional Development Plan Assessment and post-nominals are valid for 5 years – then undergo process again 18 18 RPS Vision for Foundation Practice Foundation Practice Providing members with support and guidance between their pre-registration training and access to the Faculty. New offer to include: – A Foundation Practice Framework – A Foundation Practice Handbook – An e-portfolio (The Foundation Practice Portfolio) – Work based assessment tools: • intervention logs • further benefit of evidence gathering and building the research capacity • Multisource feedback for peer assessment • Evidence of clinical experience • Preparation for Faculty 21 21 Foundation Programme Foundation Practice The Foundation Pharmacy Framework and Handbook will be: I. II. The road map for foundation practice The map for knowledge, behaviours ,skills and value in early years III. The starting point for professional development; IV. The comprehensive set of behaviours and values for those starting out on their careers, wanting to move sectors or return to practice after a career break V. The starter guide to facilitate CPD in foundation practice VI. The support guide for tutors, supervisors, mentors to easily identify gaps in knowledge and skills, and development needs VII. The introduction to set of support tools to help assess and identify strengths and weaknesses and how to develop further 22 Foundation Programme Foundation Practice The Foundation Pharmacy Framework and Handbook will also be: I. A resource for those returning to practice after maternity leave or a career break II. A resource for those changing sector or planning locum work III. A resource for those involved in supervising and tutoring foundation years pharmacists IV. A resource for Employers 23 How does the Faculty fit? How this fits with Continuing Fitness to Practice • RPS Faculty will support pharmacists through the GPhC’s Continuing Fitness to Practice (CFTP) requirements • The CFTP framework is made up of three components: CPD review, peer review and external performance indicators • The RPS Faculty have been in close discussions with GPhC around these plans and have ensured that all methods of Faculty assessment (peer review and external performance indicators in the form of the Advanced Practice Framework) would be a clear quality marker for revalidation of Members 25 How does this fit with you…. • Recognise your development, advancement or specialism • Demonstrate to others your stage of development/quality of service • reassure patients, colleagues and employers • Adds authority beyond your job title • Better positioning for promotion or extended roles • Quality assurance for commissioners and GPs • Support to advance your professional practice • Portfolio for reflection, planning CPD, for appraisal with your manager • Personal PDP • Prepare for CFTP • Access networks and established groups 26 Getting started 27 Getting started 28 Where to start finding your evidence? Your portfolio : • Did you update a portfolio for your last interview, or course (e.g. prescribing)? • CPD portfolio Do you have a collection of achievements you’re proud of from your recent career? • These may be specific roles or projects that have been successfully completed or can be on-going Look at your CV / job (or course) applications- a list of your major achievements • Your Job descriptions: duties or responsibilities that show you have progressed beyond foundation years Appraisal/ performance reviews can be a useful archive of the projects you have been involved in 29 What makes good evidence? • Your best work- only highest stage not all stages • Entry can describe a role, project etc rather than document/ certificate: demonstrate your advanced work in practice • Describe your contribution- in terms of the competencies it maps to • 1-2 best evidence for each competency, not everything you have done • Brief/ succinct & to the point- focus on how you demonstrated competency • Keep ‘hard evidence’ to back up APP entry (for face to face assessment) E.g. documents, feedback, emails, reports 30 Add entry to the APP 31 Map entry 32 Map via Framework 33 Call to Action… • Put your own development first • Stand up and be recognised • Support the Faculty (your Royal College) • Engage with pharmacists in your different roles and spread the work about the Faculty • Think about how you can use the Faculty to help others (undergraduates, newly qualified, returning to practice) 34 Supporting pharmacists to be the best they can be 35 Any Questions?