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Central Manchester Community Response Clinical & Citywide Frailty Lead

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The post holder will be a clinical expert exercising high levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care. S/he will provide clinical leadership for the Community Response Services in Central Manchester locality and specific support with respect to Frailty across all Manchester localities and Trafford. The services within the umbrella of MCR include Crisis Response, Discharge to Assess, Hospital at Home, MRI Integrated Discharge Service, Community IV & Intermediate Care.

The successful applicant will hold an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) qualification and be working within those competencies.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the overall clinical leadership, governance and pathway development of MCR services, working closely with the Locality Lead Nurse

They will also work with system partners and contribute locally and strategically to the redesign of community urgent care.

There is an expectation that at least 50% of the post holder's portfolio will be spent in direct autonomous clinical practice, having clinical responsibility for a defined cohort of patients. The portfolio of Advanced Clinical Practice may demand more clinical time on occasion, but this will be at the discretion of the successful candidate in balancing the demands of clinical support and clinical development portfolio.

The post holder will monitor and improve standards of care through, supervision of practice, clinical audit, identify research questions, disseminating research findings and promote their translation into practice, teaching and supporting professional colleagues and the provision of skilled professional leadership. S/he will contribute to safeguarding and governance within the MCR service, working closely with the locality Lead Nurse. S/he will be a creative and innovative leader and work with system partners in further redesign of pathways and developing services for the local population, preventing inappropriate admission to hospital and delivering care closer to home

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Current NMC 1st level registration
  • Relevant Master's degree or equivalent
  • Community Specialist Practitioner within relevant field of expertise


  • Teaching qualification
  • Management qualification
  • General management experience



  • Significant experience in a senior community nursing role with evidence of leading a variety of specialist nursing teams
  • Experienced in successfully managing the implementation of chang
  • Experience of professional leadership, leading to innovation in practice
  • Experience of partnership and interagency working
  • Experience of developing/delivering/monitoring and evaluating training programmes with clinical and non-clinical staff.


  • Experience in clinical audit

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Gorton Hub

27 Garratt Way


M18 8HE

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