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Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Frailty

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is a proactive, supportive trust with strong AHP and Nursing leadership.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is looking to recruit a highly skilled and motivated Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Frailty. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified ACP to join an expanding and motivated team and to be involved in the ongoing development our frailty services.

The post will be based mainly on our ACP-led Same Day Emergency Care Unit (Older Persons Rapid Assessment Unit), with in-reach to the Emergency Department as well as providing specialist frailty input to patients in other areas of the trust as needed. The post will include weekend working as required.

Main duties of the job

As a qualified ACP, you will provide leadership and clinical guidance to junior and non-specialist clinicians and other members of the multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the clinical care of frail elderly patients. You will be supported and encouraged to have an active role in service development, quality improvement and education within the department and across the wider trust.

What we offer

Our team is led by two Consultant ACPs, with support from Consultant Geriatricians, nursing leaders and other AHPs. The team have led significant changes to our frailty services over the past year, resulting in a high performing seven-day frailty service. We hope to recruit an enthusiastic ACP to contribute to our continued improvement.

We are keen to hear from qualified ACPs of any professional background with a keen interest in frailty and elderly care.

About us

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures.

Be part of a team: We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

There is a strong culture of supporting and developing our colleagues who are supported and encouraged to develop their career opportunities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities:
  • Undertake clinical and holistic assessment of frail elderly patients in the Older Persons Rapid Assessment Unit and across other clinical areas as needed
  • Provide guidance and expert advice to other members of staff to ensure safe and effective care for frail elderly patients
  • Act as a clinical leader within the trust
  • Support and guide the ongoing development of frailty services across ELHT
  • Work closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure a high standard of care
  • See Person Specification for further details

Person Specification



  • As per JD
  • MSc in level in relevant subject
  • Proven track recordin leadership
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Management leadership qualification


  • As per JD
  • Teaching and presenting lectures to staff
  • Experience in completing and presenting research
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Roya Blackburn Hospital

Haslingden Rd



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