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Frailty Practitioner

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Chandlers Ford
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This exciting role will appeal to dynamic and committed nurses or allied health professionals looking for that next step in their career. We are recruiting a Band 6 Frailty Practitioner, who will be Registered Adult Nurse, Therapist or Paramedic and have access to their own vehicle and be able to drive for work purposes.

The Frailty Support Team service within Southern Health is a unique model of care nationally. We support acutely unwell adults at home, who are experiencing a sudden decompensation in physical, psychological or social well being. Our primary aim is to provide first class health care, in the home, giving our service users the choice to remain at home and recover more quickly.

The Team is truly multi-professional, we currently have Consultant Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Ambulance Frailty Responders, Paramedics, Nurses, GPs and Administrators. While we all work to our core strengths and abilities, we also help each other to develop new skills and acquire new knowledge that enables us to provide truly holistic patient centred care.

If you think this opportunity could be the right one for your next step, please get in touch. Informal visits are strongly encouraged.

Main duties of the job

The Frailty Team aspires to provide a responsive, safe effective caring service that is well led. The team is commissioned to reflect the needs of the local community. Service aims include urgent case management, proactive case management and self-management and adoption of a co-produced approach with patients and service users. The frailty team, whilst operating from a local hub, delivers a joined up approach across a specific locality, to deliver excellence in care and engages with all practices, community teams and wider stakeholders in the locality.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse/ Registered Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner or Registered Allied Health Professional

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


New Kings Court


Chandlers Ford


SO53 3LG

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