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Specialist Frailty Practitioner

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to recruit a motivated Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to join our existing team of Specialist Frailty Practitioners (nurses and therapists) in delivery of the Royal London Hospital's inpatient frailty services.

The Specialist Frailty Practitioner will deliver person centred care, frailty screening and comprehensive assessment for older adults with frailty, within the hospital. There may also be the opportunity to take part in the work of the Tower Hamlets Frailty Virtual Ward, reviewing patients in their own homes.

If you would like to discuss the post further, or arrange for an informal visit, please contact Rachel Keith, lead Nurse for Frailty 02035945701

Main duties of the job

This post will be of potential interest to Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists who are working at Band 6 or 7 with older people, understand frailty and comprehensive geriatric assessment, and wish to progress and apply their expertise in a stimulating clinical environment. You will be supported in your development within an expert team.

This post forms part of the Frailty Team within Older Peoples Services at the Royal London Hospital. The team includes doctors, specialist nurses and therapists who care for frail and elderly patients in the Emergency Department, the Acute Admissions Unit and throughout the hospital. The development of the Tower Hamlets Frailty Virtual Ward has also allowed the team to support patients in their own homes via early supported discharge or admission avoidance processes.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Relevant post-registration clinical practice experience
  • Experience working in the care of older people and those living with frailty.



  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work within set timeframes working to priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of an effective multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Moving and Handling
  • Ability to prioritise clinical work effectively
  • Can show a non-judgemental approach to patient care
  • Ability to monitor the quality of own work and others
  • Able to recognise own limits and work within those limits of competence
  • Ability to use and maintain resources efficiently and effectively and encourage others to do so



  • Understanding of Comprehensive Old Age Assessment
  • Is aware of how to identify and reduce risks with regards to health and wellbeing



  • Registered or Chartered Health Practitioner



  • Personal and people development
  • Ability to undertake teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Ability to support and supervise learners in practice such as student nurses, student therapists and medical students
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to improve current job performance
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement and or development
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the hospital
  • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal
  • Ability to treat everyone with whom s/he comes into contact with dignity and respect
  • Ability to identify and take action when own or other's undermines equality and diversity
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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