Nursing - Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Frailty)

  • Department Advanced Clinical Practice (frailty)
  • Salary £47,126.00 – £53,219 per annum
  • Closing Date 19/01/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-ACP-032
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment: 12 months
  • Hours Full time / Part time / Job share / Flexible working - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview


The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a motivated Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) 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.

Using a discharge to assess model, our assessments aim 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. Growing and maintaining a proactive front door culture is critical to achieving the right outcome for the Shropshire population living with frailty.

Sharing knowledge and skills with other departments is central to the team’s goal of achieving high quality inpatient care for patients living with frailty.  In this vein we would be happy to take applications from ACPs in other departments who are interested in exploring a split role between frailty and another speciality.

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

Main duties of the job

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all work undertaken to practice at an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability that is within Trust policies and the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct (2008) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Provide a level of advanced and comprehensive health assessment based on a specialist body of knowledge.
  • To appropriately assess, examine, investigate, diagnose and treat patients, resulting in the safe management and appropriate referral or discharge of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed presentations.
  • Take responsibility for the management of patients within own caseload and supervision/development of junior members of the multi-professional team.
  • Is able to identify the need for appropriate diagnostic tests and interpret the results.
  • To identify and intervene proactively where circumstances contribute to an unsafe environment for patients, staff or relatives and escalate these to the Care Group/Departmental Risk Lead and/or Consultant Leads for Clinical Governance.
  • To share knowledge and expertise, acting as an expert resource to others across primary and secondary care as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of systems and processes that facilitates patient flow.
  • To improve the quality of the patient experience by identifying and meeting the individual clinical needs of patients including issues pertaining to child protection & vulnerable adults.

Working for our organisation

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, supporting the further development of frailty services within the acute setting. Since launching in 2017 the team has rapidly established itself as a vital part of system wide improvements.  The successful candidates will be passionate about patient care and contributing to ongoing Frailty service development.

The Frailty Intervention Team is an exciting and growing department.  Come down to the department and say hi!

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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