Thinking of applying for BABICM Advanced Membership?
Read on for a handy outlined of the application process and the information BABICM needs in order to be considered for Advanced Registered Practitioner membership.
What To Expect
The video below is a presentation provided by the BABICM Professional Practice Membership Group to help prepare brain injury case managers looking to progress to Advanced Registered Practitioner membership status.
Advanced Membership Review Assessment Bookings
To book your advanced membership review assessment, please click here where you can view our calendar & availability for 2019.
If you fit the criteria for Advanced Membership, you will need to apply for this membership category and undergo a BABICM advanced membership review assessment.
Case managers wishing to apply for advanced practitioner membership of BABICM need to have significant and relevant case management experience over a period that is the equivalent of a minimum of 3500 hours (three years full time) working as a case manager. All applicants for this category must be existing BABICM Registered Practitioner Members. Acceptance into the Advanced Practitioner membership category will be dependent on an advanced membership review assessment. Candidates must submit evidence to their advanced membership assessors to demonstrate that their practice is commensurate with level 3 in all 7 of the competency areas. Applicants should be familiar with the competency development tool and have used this during supervision.
Complete all sections of the Application for Advanced Membership form, (copy on the website) and attach a photocopy of the evidence of your professional qualification
Please ensure that your references are submitted by email to the BABICM administrators within two months of the date of your application. A sample letter is available on the website to send to your referees which you can amend as required.
Remittance of £160 can be made by Bacs to Lloyds Bank Account 01197539 sort code 30-15-53 quoting AdvApp plus your surname as the reference. Members making payments via foreign banks or exchanges will be required to pay an additional 20% to cover fees. Cheques, made payable to BABICM, can also be sent direct to the Office.
On receipt of a satisfactory application and references you will be contacted to arrange a date for your advanced membership review assessment, (dates available on the BABICM website in members only section under advanced membership section). It will be your responsibility to choose assessors where there is no conflict of interest.
Please Note: The BABICM policy states that applicants who wish to cancel or postpone a review once the date has been confirmed by the administrators will be issued with a 50% cancellation fee.
Advanced Membership Review Assessment Process
1. The assessment process could take between two to three hours. This will include the following:
Case Study Presentation (five minutes)
Face to face interview
Review of your folder of evidence and CPD folder
Completion of reflective practice exercise
2. The advanced membership review assessment will be run by the BABICM paid advanced membership assessor who regularly carries out assessments. They will be assisted by a volunteer advanced membership assessor. Both will be experienced advanced BABICM members.
As part of the advanced membership review assessment, you will be required at the beginning to present a short case study about a particular situation you have had to deal with as a case manager.
In your letter of invitation to the advanced membership review assessment, you will be informed of a competency component that we would like you to demonstrate to your advanced membership assessors through your short case study presentation.
On receiving your letter, please think of a particular incident where you had to demonstrate your competency as a case manager in this domain.
You will have no more than five minutes to talk through the case example you have chosen.
You will need to explain:
The particular situation/incident
What you had to do as a case manager to manage this situation
The competencies you demonstrated through the actions you took.
The presentation must be no longer than five minutes
After you have completed the presentation, the advanced membership assessors will ask you some further questions about what you have presented.
Your advanced membership assessors will be looking for evidence in your presentation of your competence in one of the seven domains as stipulated in your letter of invitation to your advanced membership review assessment.
Your presentation skills are not being assessed.
No IT equipment will be available at the interview so if you would like to use this, you need to bring your own.
(N.B. As mentioned above, your presentation skills are not being assessed and we do not expect a power point presentation or similar. We would suggest a verbal presentation is adequate for this situation.)
The interview will incorporate questions about your practice to enable you to demonstrate evidence of your competency at level 3 in the 7 key competency areas
Folder of evidence
The Advanced Membership assessors will take the opportunity to review your folder of evidence and CPD folder for approximately 30 min prior during the peer review. During this time you will do a reflective practice exercise. (See information under Reflective Practice Questionnaire, below.)
Your folder should contain evidence of how you are achieving level three in each of the seven competency areas. It is recommended that you divide your folder into seven sections to represent the seven competency areas and ensure you have evidence in each sub section.
If you have a piece of evidence that covers more than one competency area, please cross-reference and provide a clear index. Using the BABICM booklet detailing the competencies for case managers and the competency development tool on the website will assist you significantly in preparing your folder of evidence.
Examples of evidence can include:
Contact notes copies of Immediate Needs Assessments
Records of carer supervision undertaken
Professional letters written copies of Risk Assessments and Care Plans
Quality Assurance feedback
Evidence of supervision received
Other written feedback
Multi-disciplinary team meeting minutes
Please ensure all items of evidence are anonymised.
This should detail CPD activities/ training undertaken over the last two years and how this has impacted on your day-to-day practise.
Reflective Practice Questionnaire
Whilst the advanced membership assessors look at your folder you will be given a reflective practice questionnaire to complete that you will take into your assessment for discussion. No preparation is required for this exercise
The advanced membership review assessment will use the BABICM competencies for case managers and standards of practice from which the competency tool has evolved. The advanced membership assessors will take into consideration all your evidence from the advanced membership review assessment, (case study, interview, folder of evidence and CPD folder) and assess the level of competency you are working at for each domain to establish if you have achieved the required level 3 for each of the seven competency areas.
This information will then be collated using a recording sheet filled in by each advanced membership assessor to enable them to make a decision as to whether or not you have met the criteria for advanced membership. It is possible that your file may need to be retained to give them more time to make a decision. No further copies will be made of the file and it will be returned to you on completion of the review process, by registered post.
If you have failed to obtain level three in one area due to an omission of documentation only you will be made aware of this at the review and given the opportunity to provide further anonymised documentation via email to the reviewers within seven days of the peer review for further consideration.
Following your Advanced Membership Assessment
You will be notified by email of the outcome of your advanced membership review assessment within 14 days. Nobody will be informed on the day of the review of the outcome.
Should you disagree with the result you can appeal the decision. There is a link to the appeals procedure at the end of this page.
If you are not given advanced membership status you can apply again after one year.
When advanced membership is achieved there will be a requirement to update knowledge as a condition of maintaining your advanced membership.
Once advanced membership is achieved you will be listed on the BABICM website.
All advanced members are expected to volunteer to assist the advanced membership assessors with the advanced membership review assessment and you will be included on the emails requests for available dates.
For information on how the BABICM Advanced Member Appeal process works, please click here.
For further information and to book your Advanced Membership Review Assessment, please contact us today.