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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Frailty Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Job Reference: 151-KG5405

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 - £51,668 pa inclusive of HCAS

Frimley Health is a Trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. We are three hospitals working closely with each other and our local community providers in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. We are proud of Heatherwood, Frimley Park and Wexham Park hospitals and our local community partners working together as one Frimley Health Integrated Care System (ICS). The ICS continues to build momentum with nationally recognised collaborative and partnership working. Organisations are sharing ideas and really understanding how colleagues work to both transform services and communicate effectively to “create healthier communities with everyone”

You will find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our locations and a friendly, supportive, open culture that brings everyone together. For our team it means a great day-to-day working experience – in a Trust with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future. The investment and changes ahead make this an exciting place to be. You can play your part in delivering exceptional patient care, while continuing to grow, develop and progress through first class learning and training.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust offers an excellent benefits package which includes childcare facilities, various salary sacrifice schemes e.g. for cyclists, flexible working and generous annual leave. We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all in the community with the necessary attributes for the job, irrespective of ethnic origin, age, race, sexual orientation, gender/transgender, disability or religion.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Frailty Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our Frimley Health Team. We are looking for an exceptional senior nurse or allied health professional that is experienced, innovative and committed to excellence.

The successful candidate must have: recent clinical experience at band 7 or above working with older people living with Frailty and / or multiple comorbidities. The candidate must possess a proven record of: working autonomously to assess patients and plan care, including independent medical prescribing, team working and leadership; time management and the ability to prioritise: delivery of education and training; continuing professional development; and service development and improvement.

It is essential that the post holder is resilient, and an excellent communicator both spoken and in written word. The right candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and be proactive in management of change.

The Frailty Advanced Clinical Practitioner will support the Consultant Practitioner for Older People in providing and ensuring exceptional clinical care to patients and leading and developing the Advanced Clinical Practitioner role within Older People’s Medicine. The post holder will be required to work collaboratively with other departments and services, medical colleagues and the Frimley Integrated Care System to continually improve quality, safety, outcomes and efficiencies for older adults. This will include the provision of:

Clinical practice: To deliver high quality care to patients, maintain professional expertise, and exercise a high degree of personal autonomy; spending at least 80% of time in direct contact with clients, patients or communities.

Education, training and development: To deliver training to colleagues and professionals across the system to support learning, professional development and promote excellence of practice. To act as mentor to junior colleagues within the team and facilitate visits from internal and external health care professionals seeking to extend their knowledge of frailty services

Professional leadership and : To support the Consultant Practitioner to lead and influence the strategic development of person-centred, compassionate, safe and effective care and the on-going transformation in changing contexts; while facilitating collective leadership capability and capacity.

Practice, service development, research and evaluation: To facilitate the development of evidence based professional practice for self and colleagues . To undertake audit of standards of care, patient satisfaction and service delivery to inform service development and transformation of services for older patients living with frailty

For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Gale

Consultant Practitioner for Older People


For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Gale, Nurse Consultant for Older People,, 07920757286

There’s never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country’s largest and most respected hospital trusts. We have three main hospitals: Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area. We also run outpatient clinics and diagnostic services from Aldershot, Farnham, Fleet, Windsor, Maidenhead, Bracknell and Chalfont St Peter.

Recently we have invested £150m in new facilities to create the best environments for our patients and staff. Our projects include new state-of-the-art Emergency Assessment Centre at Wexham Park and a newly planned care hospital in Ascot.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other. So whether you use our services or are just visiting you can expect us to be Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you’ll feel at home at Frimley Health. Whether you want to broaden your expertise, strengthen your skills or make the move into management. It’s one of the reasons our staff consistently rate us among the best places to work in the NHS.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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