The use of the KSF framework for the Foundations in Oncology & Palliative Care Course

The use of the KSF framework allows managers and employees to identify specific personal development and service needs. The outcome of these consultations may be used to select courses/study days designed to meet in part or full the needs identified. The KSF dimensions indicated at the top of the ‘Foundations in Oncology and Palliative Care’ course are intended to reflect the educational content required to meet the broader service need. It should be noted that whilst some days may have a skills component, most do not.  Therefore, the non-practice days are intended to provide the underpinning knowledge needed as a foundation to good practice and a springboard for the development of existing skills and knowledge2.

 

All KSF dimension indicators used in this document were taken from Ibid.

 

Table showing KSF dimensions and the knowledge levels and areas achievable through ‘Foundations in Oncology and Palliative care course’ study days

Table showing KSF dimensions and the knowledge levels and areas achievable through ‘Foundations in Oncology and Palliative care course’ study days.
KSF Dimension Descriptor Level Descriptor Level
Core Dimensions Level 1 Descriptor Level 2 Descriptor
1. Communication Communicate with a limited range of people on day-to-day matters

Communicate with a range of matters

Level 3 Descriptor

Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations

2. Personal and people development Contribute to own personal development Develop own skills and knowledge and provide information to others to her their development
3. Health Safety and Security Assist in maintaining own and others' health, safety and security Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others
4. Service Improvement Make changesin own practice and offer suggestions for improving services Contribute to the improvement of services
5. Quality Maintain the quality of own work Maintain the quality of own work and encourage others to do so
6. Equality and diversity Act in ways that support equality & value diversity Support equality and value diversity

Health and Well-being

Level 1 Descriptor Level 2 Descriptor
HWB1 - Promotion of health and well-being and prevention of adverse effects on health and well-being Contribute to promotion of health and well-being and preventing adverse effects on health and well-being Plan, develop and implement approaches to promote health and well-being and prevent adverse effects on health and well-being
HWB2 - Assessment and care planning to meet health and well-being needs Assist in the assessment of people's health and well-being needs Contribute to assessing health and well-being needs and planning how to meet those needs
HWB3 - Protection of health and well-being Recognise and report situations where there might be a need for protection Contribue to assessing health and well-being needs and planning how to meet those needs
HWB4 - Enablement to address health and well-being needs Help people meet daily health and well-being needs Enable people to meet on-going health and well-being needs
HWB5 - Provision of care to meet health and well-being needs Undertake care activities to meet individuals' health and well-being needs Undertake care activities to meet individuals' health and well-being needs of individuals with a greater degree of dependency
HWB6 - Assessment and treatment planning Undertake tasks related to the assessment of physiological and psychological functioning Contribute to the assessment of physiological and psychological functioning
HWB7 - Interventions and treatments Assist in providing interventions and/or treatment Contribute to planning, delivering and monitoring interventions and/or treatments
Information and Knowledge Level 1 Descriptor Level 2 Descriptor
IK2 - Information collection and analysis Collectm collate and report routine and simple data and information  Gather, analyse and report a limited range of data and information 
IK3 - Knowledge and information resources Access, appraise and apply knowledge and information  Maintain knowledge and information resources and help others to access and use them
General Level 1 Descriptor Level 2 Descriptor
G2 - Development and Innovation Appraise concept models, methods, practices, products and equipment provided by others Contribute to developing, testing and reviewing new concepts, models, methods, practices, products and equipment3

3Ibid. p.46-47

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