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Frailty Specialist Support Nurse - Early Intervention Team

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Elderly care nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a motivated Specialist Support Frailty Nurse to join our highly skilled & experienced Early Intervention Team at Cambridge University Hospitals.

The Early Intervention Team (EIT) is a very proactive and innovative multidisciplinary team of Frailty Specialist Nurses, Discharge Planning Specialist Nurses, Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists. The Early Intervention Team has been very well acknowledged for providing proactive Admission Avoidance service, including Frailty screening, initiating comprehensive geriatric assessments for patients admitted to the Emergency Department, Same Day Emergency Care and Short stay wards. The service provides an excellent opportunity to develop quality improvement and service development skills as part of the service expansion.

We are looking for an innovative and motivated team player. You will be working collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team, including our community partners, to provide a holistic, patient-centered admission avoidance service.

You will support timely discharges for patients with long term conditions and complex health needs. You will provide a specialized assessment in order to prevent the unnecessary admissions of patients into acute care or to initiate early discharge planning

Main duties of the job

Promoting admission avoidance and early discharges from the Emergency Department, SDEC, Frailty Unit and Short stay wards, for patients who do not require an acute admission but do require community support/services.

Facilitating safe, effective, and timely discharge through early assessment of patient's care needs, developing a clear plan, liaising with the members of the Multidisciplinary Team and implementing specialist nursing care programmes.

Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to staff, patients and their family Members/carers

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (

A welcome subsidy of �1000 is available to all Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses, Midwives, ODPs and Radiographers taking up substantive employment with the Trust.

Closing date is midnight on 27 May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 5 June 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Post registration qualification in speciality or willingness to complete


  • Degree
  • Research Module



  • Demonstrate expert nursing skills from a broad range of clinical environments
  • Previous experience in care of older adults.
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching
  • Involvement in service development


  • Community Nursing experience



  • Understanding of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding and Knowledge of Frailty Syndromes and the impact they may have on a person living with frailty
  • Understanding and knowledge of Safeguarding vulnerable Adults



  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.


  • Assertiveness/perceptive counselling skills
  • Documentation, audit and presentation skills
  • Leadership Skills

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with their professional body Code of Conduct
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Corporate

Hills Road



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