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Advanced Clinical Practitioner for Integrated Frailty Crisis Pathway

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 per annum pro rata for part time INC HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust manages adult community Healthcare services across Guildford and Waverley and is actively seeking one whole time equivalent trainee or Advanced Clinical Practitioners to join our expanding integrated frailty crisis team. This service includes Urgent Community Response, Hospital at Home, Frailty Same Day Emergency Care and the front door Acute Frailty Team. Successful candidates will rotate through these services to gaming training and experience in managing older people living with frailty and Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. They will gain entry to the trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner programme at the Royal Surrey, where they will be supervised in their frailty training by Consultant Geriatricians towards attaining Tier 3 expertise aligned to the Frailty Core Capabilities Framework.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time to join our expanding team, as we work to implement our Ageing Well Strategy across the Guilford and Waverley healthcare system. This has supported us in developing a Frailty Same Day Emergency Care facility based in the Acute Hospital, direct conveyance to this unit by working in partnership with SECAmb, a Geriatrician of the Day model providing acute clinical triage and a Hospital at Home service, offering Hospital level care to older people with frailty in their own homes.

This Tier 3 development programme sits within our Guilford and Waverley Frailty Academy, looking to standardise education and training across the health and care system. Successful candidates will become part of the Academy's Faculty, contributing to delivery of the recently acquired workforce and innovation bid of �500k.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is an experienced Nurse/AHP/Paramedic qualified to Degree Level,

within the Acute Frailty service. Individual training needs will be met

by undertaking an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice and a Clinical portfolio in order to achieve the level of competence required by the post. The trainee will be paid at Band 7 (minimum of 3 years) until completion of all competences deemed necessary for autonomous practice where they will then paid at Band 8a.

Person Specification



  • RN/ RN child branch / HCPC registered professional
  • Post reg [INSERT SPECIALITY] specific course
  • Eligible for entry onto MSc programme (health related honours degree or a minimum of 90 undergraduate degree level credits - of which at least 15 credits to have been completed in last 2 yrs).
  • Higher level qualification in accredited course (e.g. ALS


  • Advanced assessment skills qualification with evidence of clinical practice
  • Registered independent non-medical prescriber.
  • Teaching qualification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Currently working in a senior role (band 6 minimum).
  • Senior clinical leadership experience (band 6 minimum).
  • Significant post registration experience
  • Experience and evidence in developing practice.
  • Acknowledged expert in their field who could be clinically credible.


  • Experience of participating in clinical audit
  • Experience of disseminating work through presentation/publication
  • Previous experience in a practice development role or formal teaching experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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