BABICM Standards & Competencies
BABICM’s standards and competency framework provides information to BABICM’s members and others interested in the case management of people with brain injury and/or other complex conditions, regarding the key behaviours of case managers that are expected and valued within BABICM.
In brief, the standards and competencies guide provides:
- a view of what excellence in brain injury and complex conditions case management practice means.
- a tool both for case managers and supervisors to assist focus and direction in clinical practice, whether that be for those new to the field or those looking to develop their competency.
- the core assessment tool used by Advanced Membership Assessors to ascertain whether a BABICM member meets the necessary criteria to become an Advanced member of BABICM, i.e.is practicing at level 3 in each of the 7 core competency areas.
The need for a Competency Framework arose from a drive to further develop and extend the professionalism of brain injury case management and the case management of other complex conditions.
Advanced BABICM members come from at least seven different professions with a health and social care background and each area of practice adheres to different clinical competencies. This document bridges these different professions to provide a common competency framework to guide brain injury and complex conditions case management practice.
The project to compile a competency framework led to the establishment of seven core areas required for effective practice upon which the competency framework and standards of practice have been based:
- Coordination and management
- Duty of Care
- Personal attributes
Within the competency framework, each of the seven core competencies are then divided into components which make up that competency. These components each have three distinct levels of experience to illustrate the development of a range of skills and experience belonging to a brain injury or complex conditions case manager.
The BABICM framework is written with the understanding that all practicing case managers will have a clinical supervisor. BABICM recognises that supervision being received by practising case managers forms part of best practice; that this represents ethical and professional practice.
This framework has been subject to both internal and external review and is now accepted as a benchmark of excellence in brain injury and complex conditions case management.