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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Frailty

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Care of older people frailty
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Fixed term: 36 months (trainee ACP post)
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
220-E&IM-2975080
Employer
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Whittington Hospital
Town
London
Salary
£38,890 - £44,503 Per annum excl HCA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
08/03/2021 23:59

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By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

 


 

Job overview

Applications are invited for the post of Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) in Frailty at the Whittington Health hospital. This is an exciting new opportunity and will be a joint appointment between the ambulatory emergency care and care of older people teams.

The post holder will work as part of the innovative multidisciplinary Acute Frailty Service within the Emergency Department (ED) and Ambulatory emergency Care (AEC) areas under the supervision of the Frailty consultant geriatrician

Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role. If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.

 

Working for our organisation

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES
The successful applicant will work under supervision as the Frailty Advanced Clinical
Practitioner Trainee responsible for patients on the frailty pathway, contributing to their
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment with the help of a specialist frailty nurse, therapy
input and Consultant Geriatrician support. If no patients are currently on the pathway,
then they will participate in usual ambulatory care work. This will include the initial
assessment of patients, organising relevant investigations in an out-patient setting and
the ongoing management and discharge of patients back to the community. AEC works
closely with inpatient teams, including radiology, surgery, orthopaedics, medical
specialities, microbiology, Tissue Viability Nursing as well as the Emergency
Department, community teams with a community matron attending daily and primary 

care. Depending on the development of the service the role may develop during the
year to become more integrated with opportunities to join the enhanced virtual ward
and community teams.
The successful applicant can expect to develop skills in the assessment and care of
older people in particular common presentations such as falls, delirium, polypharmacy
and decreased mobility.
Under supervision during training the post holder will:
1. Exercise advanced clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision
making in clinical care demonstrated through Trust advanced competency framework
2. Provide advanced clinical skills and advice demonstrating a sound understanding of
comprehensive geriatric assessment and the issues related to identification,
assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of older people with frailty
3. Monitor and lead improvements to standards of care through supervision of practice,
clinical audit, evidence based practice, teaching and supporting professional
colleagues and the provision of skilled professional leadership
4. Lead the implementation of relevant research into practice contributing to the further
development of evidence base through research and audit
5. Contribute to the Clinical governance agenda within the service by leading audit and
research as part of the multidisciplinary team within the area of expertise
6. Act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
CLINICAL LEADERSHIP
The post holder will be expected to
 Role model standards of care and behaviour through clinical practice
 Be highly visible in the clinical areas
 Contribute and lead the development of the Frailty Team objectives for the area of
expertise
 Act as a role model of standards of behaviour and professionalism, through
commitment to the integration of policies and procedures within the role and workplace
 Contribute to local clinical networks and speciality specific groups, working in
partnership with other key professionals
 Analyse relevant national policies, within area of expertise, advise on impact for
service, leading the implementation of changes and evaluation of processes in
partnership with the MDT
 Maintain professional registration and practice through CPD
 Maintain professional portfolio to demonstrate competency in line with Trust and NMC
guidelines
 Allocate, coordinate, monitor and assess own workload and that of individuals or the
service, ensuring resources are deployed appropriately
 Ensure appropriate use of resources in order to meet service and client’s needs

 Identify gaps in service provision and work with the MDT to implement the changes
required to improve service provision
 Recognize and act as an advocate for patients, carers, service and organization
 Lead change as required and manage resolution of conflict
 Be aware of and proactively work towards meeting the national objectives for Frailty
identification and management in older people as per the NHS Long Term Plan (2019)

Person specification

Personal Specification - education /qualification

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse, Adult, pharmacist, paramedic, physiotherapist
  • Willingness to undertake Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice
Desirable criteria
  • displays leadership skills
  • ability to project plan, initiate and carry out clinical audit

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • demonstrate the ability to work in highly demanding environment
  • knowledge of current issues affecting the management of care of older people and frailty services
  • commitment to multi agency working and integrated approach
  • excellent english language skills both written and spoken.
Desirable criteria
  • displays leadership skills
  • ability to project plan, initiate and carry out clinical audit

knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • at least 3 years working at band 6 level or above
  • ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • previous experience in care of older people
Desirable criteria
  • previous senior experience in acute setting /care of older people/ frailty services
  • evidence of continued leadership and clinical development
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Paula Almeida
Job title
CNS for Care of the Older People
Email address
P.Almeida@nhs.net
Telephone number
0207 288 3858
Additional information

Applications are invited for the post of Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) in Frailty at the Whittington Health hospital. This is an exciting new opportunity and will be a joint appointment between the ambulatory emergency care and care of older people teams.

The successful applicant will work to support the Ambulatory Frailty Pathway which works to avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital for older people. The post holder will undertake a part time master’s program in Advanced Clinical Practice to enable them to work towards independent, autonomous clinical practice as an Advanced Practitioner during training. The post holder will be allocated a medical supervisor and senior nurse mentor to ensure successful achievement of the clinical skills required to fulfil the role of Advanced Practitioner. The trainee will be identifiable in their new role as Advanced Practitioner in training. As part of the training programme the post holder will be released for an agreed time each week for study/ placements required to successfully complete the programme.

The post holder will work as part of the innovative multidisciplinary Acute Frailty Service within the Emergency Department (ED) and Ambulatory emergency Care (AEC) areas under the supervision of the Frailty consultant geriatrician

On completion of the programme the successful post holder will be able to take a lead in the advanced clinical assessment and treatment of patients referred to the Frailty Team for a comprehensive geriatric assessment. They will autonomously work as an advanced, autonomous practitioner providing patient-centred clinical care, encompassing the skills of assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients. The post is intended to provide improved outcomes for patients by improving timeliness and consistency of care for patients referred to the Acute Frailty Service.

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
London
N19 5NF
Telephone
0207 288 3762