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Clinical Specialist Allied Health Professional / Nurse (Acute Frailty)

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
We are recruiting for a Clinical Specialist Allied Health Professional / Nurse (Acute Frailty) who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work autonomously as a clinical specialist nurse/AHP to provide advanced assessment, clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients within the acute frailty pathway.

This post will work primarily within the emergency care floor and in-reach into acute wards, liaising appropriately with acute therapy and nursing teams in order to assess needs, providing same day services, as well as supporting the effective use of alternatives to acute care including SDEC, virtual wards and community rapid response services.

To support (and create where required) the delivery of frailty awareness activities across acute service.
  • To support and deputise for the Acute Frailty Consultant Practitioner with the operational leadership and overall development of the team, especially in regard to all aspects of clinical governance, ensuring that the service maintains high standards of care that are effective, sustainable and resilient.

Person Specification



  • Recognised clinical training degree/ diploma.
  • HCPC/NMC registration.
  • Evidence of CPD at a postgraduate level, working with people living with frailty.
  • Evidence of CPD reflective practice, IST and experiential learning.

Physical Skills


  • Demonstrated ability to complete complex physical skills involving the moving and handling of patients and equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to exert moderate physical effort for several short, and occasionally long periods during the working day.



  • Demonstrated effective performance and a clinical leader.
  • Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and application in practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, understand and apply complex policy and protocols.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain clear leadership and judgement during periods of pressure.



  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyse professional and ethical issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage own caseload and determine priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, independently and under pressure.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership.

Communication Skills


  • Demonstrated skills in communicating highly complex and sensitive information where they may be issues relating to how and what to convey, or barriers to understanding.
  • Demonstrated highly effectively verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills relating to the management of, and response to formal and informal complaints.

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road


PO30 5TG

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