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Consultant Frailty Practitioner

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
  • This job description is for a Consultant Frailty Practitioner to work at St George's Hospital, Tooting. We welcome applications from skilled nurses and allied health professionals.
  • The Consultant Frailty Practitioner will be working at an advanced practice level and be expected to cover the 4 areas of advanced clinical practice within the speciality of frailty: - Clinical (40%) - Leadership and Management (20%) - Education (20%) - Research (20%) The post holder will work to develop the front door frailty service.
  • This will involve working closely with Senior Health, ED, and AMU MDTs. With a Consultant Geriatrician colleague, you will be responsible for the operational and clinical leadership of the Older People's Assessment and Liaison (OPAL) team.
  • The post holder will lead a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for the overall clinical leadership of the OPAL practitioners in collaboration with a Consultant Geriatrician.
  • The post holder will be responsible for leading the initiation of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), delivering high quality care and avoidance of unnecessary admission for frail older adults). With the OPAL team, they may also deliver targeted CGA to frail older adults across the medical wards.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will lead the OPAL practitioners and oversee the management of the team.
  • The post holder will be responsible for service development of the OPAL team to improve standards for frail older adults in the hospital and beyond into the community.
  • The post holder will be a highly visible and proactive leader, exploring current practice, identifying areas for development and working in a collaborative way with our system partners to effectively improve the service.
  • The post holder will also take on an educational role, supervising and developing programmes of education and training to improve standards for frail older adults in the hospital and beyond into the community.

About us

With over 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock,we are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

We are a thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.

As well as acute hospital services,we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a range of community services to patients of all ages following intergration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.

The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see detailed Job Description attached. The post holder will work in a liaison role with a highly skilled multidisciplinary team, reviewing older adults while working closely with the ED and AMU teams.

Person Specification



  • Current registration as a nurse or allied health professional
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field
  • Management qualification or significant senior management experience in a healthcare setting
  • Comprehensive and relevant CPD portfolio
  • MSc level in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent (minimum PGDip
  • in-depth experience of working in a specilaist clinical capacity
  • Experience of clinical practice development and applying continous improvement methodology to develop services
  • Abilty to develop stategic priorites and organise staff and resources to achieve high quality patient care and deliver quality targets
  • Experience of working with older people in a senior role in a variety of settings
  • Experience of completing comprehensive geriatric assessments


  • Education Qualification
  • PHD in a relevant field
  • Consulatnt practitioner training course
  • Experience of developing services in partnership with patients
  • Managing a budget

personal attributes


  • committed to the delivery of holistic quality-safe,person-centred ,timely equitable,efficent and effective
  • A team player and able to work collaboratively



  • Ability to demonstrate clinical and personal credibility to a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to handle and analyse highly complex information and deliver key messages to a range of staff

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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