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Frailty Advanced Clinical Practitioner in the Care of Elderly services

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Pembury
Salary
Depending on experience (Band 7 £43,742 - £50,056) (Band 8a £50,952 - £57,349)
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join our Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals.

We are a two-hospital site trust, looking for an ACP or trainee ACP to work in the acute frailty unit and care of the elderly wards at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

Successful candidates will join a team of enthusiastic trainee ACPs and ACPs within the wider medical directorate, ensuring patients' safe, efficient, and timely flow through the frailty unit. Alongside a strong nursing team, we also have an excellent senior medical team that works closely with us to provide a high standard of patient-centered care.

The role of the trainee ACP involves a programme of academic and workplace-based education. The post-holder will be expected and supported to complete an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice at one of our partner universities combined with the HEE ACP in Older People Curriculum Framework.

Please note we welcome applications from those seeking a Trainee ACP role (Band 7) or those already qualified as an ACP (Band 8a). Please refer to the relevant Job Descriptions and Person Specifications attached for further details.

Main duties of the job

As either an experienced Nurse, Pharmacist, Paramedic Practitioner, or Allied Health professional, (with at least two years experience in a band 6 post or above in a related environment), following a period of education, assessment, and competency sign-off, the post-holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs plus developing, implementing and evaluating complex programmes of care within the frailty/elderly care setting. At this time, the post holder will be viewed as an autonomous practitioner and be responsible for managing their own caseload including assessing, treating, referring, and discharging those patients in their care, with support where required.

About us

MTW is a large acute hospital trust in the south-east of England.We provide a full range of general hospital services and some aspects of specialist and complex care to around 600,000 people living in west Kent and East Sussex. We have a team of over 8,000 full and part-time staff. We also provide specialist cancer services to around 2 million people across Kent and East Sussex via the Kent Oncology Centre.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Interview Date: TBC

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree educated to relevant post (level 6 qualification) with associated Professional Registration
  • Level 7 qualifications namely recognised MSc in ACP Alternatively: Post Graduate Diploma qualification in acute/critical care practice/ geriatrics related discipline or equivalent experience and equivalent training PLUS ACP credentialing through equivalence route recognised by NHSE (band 8)
  • Immediate life support qualification
  • Non-Medical Prescribing Course (band 8)


Desirable

  • Teaching & Mentoring
  • Advanced life support
  • IRMER regulation training
  • Completion of ACP in older people curriculum framework


Experience and knowledge

Essential

  • Extensive, relevant experience in speciality (inclusive of experience in a senior role)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of teaching in a variety of environments
  • Evidence of utilising advanced clinical assessment skills
  • Evidence of research & audit
  • Understanding and in-depth knowledge of Rockwood Frailty score, Comprehensive Geriatric assessment (CGA), primary care and intermediate care frailty services.


Desirable

  • Evidence of understanding and insight into current issues in NHS
  • Evidence of dissemination of knowledge in wider healthcare organisation
  • Management experience
  • Member of a pertinent specialist interest group


Skills

Essential

  • Conversant with IT systems used for speciality, and legible and accurate record keeping
  • Sound clinical reasoning & decision making
  • Advanced clinical practice skills i.e. ABGs, cannulation, ECG and CXR interpretation
  • Presentation Skills


Attributes

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills, with patients and support network, and colleagues.
  • Ability to perform at high level in stressful and complex situations and have the ability to convey difficult news with empathy
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Capable of demonstrating patience and compassion when interacting with elderly patients


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Tunbridge wells Hospital

Pembury

TN24QJ

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359-6269045-T3

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