Non Clinical - Acute Frailty Coordinator

  • Department Frailty
  • Salary £22,549.00 – £24,882 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/01/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Job ref 223-AFC-003
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time/Flexible working - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview


The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic front door Frailty Intervention Team. The Frailty Team consists of specialist nursing, therapy and medical professionals who work together to provide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments and personalised care plans to older people living with frailty when they initially present to hospital.

  • Manage a caseload of frail patients following the comprehensive geriatric assessment action plan.
  • Have excellent communication skills to liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary teams.
  • Work as a key member of the MDT ensuring that patient experience is at the centre of every part of their journey.
  • Work across role boundaries to support the ward staff and frailty teams to deliver outstanding care to frail patients
  • Make ongoing referrals to our partners and working with external organisations, ensuring effective communication across service providers for the smooth transfer of our frail patients.
  • Involve and effectively communicating with family members/ carers.

Main duties of the job

  • Proactive involvement in the assessment process throughout front door frailty pathway.
  • Coordinate information gathering of allocated patients, ensuring timely assessments.
  • Liaise with care providers/ social services / relatives to ensure the smooth transition of patients from one area to another.
  • Preventing and reducing the complications of hospitalisation focusing on avoiding deconditioning through assessment and implementation.
  • Attend daily MDT ensuring information gained is documented accurately and communicated to relevant team members.
  • Effectively communicate to family members/carers and provide updates throughout the patient’s journey.
  • With informed consent, share relevant information with the MDT to facilitate appropriate care and discharge planning.
  • Coordinate any outstanding assessments to maintain the patient journey.
  • Escalate any concerns in patient care, delays in treatment and patient pathways to the frailty clinical lead.
  • Develop an understanding and awareness of all the resources available to meet the needs of our patients in the community and contribute to the assessment of our patients and/or their families/carers identifying which resource can best meet their needs.
  • Have a solid understanding of the discharge process and referrals to discharge lounge and transport to maintain patient flow.

Working for our organisation

Using a discharge to assess model, the aim of our assessments are to facilitate a same day discharge or holistically tailor an efficient admission. Our processes support a MDT approach to patient care and promotes communication with other services both in the hospital and the community. Our proactive front door culture is critical to achieving the right outcome for the Shropshire population living with frailty.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information or with any questions.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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