Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Acute Frailty Service)

Band 8a

Main area
Acute frailty
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
25 hours per week
Job ref
349-ARM-0904
Site
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Town
Manchester
Salary
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum (pro rata)
Closing
28/05/2017 23:59

If you are driven to make a difference by improving the health outcomes for our frail elderly population, are passionate and highly motivated to affect and implement change and want to be part of a high performing NHS Trust, then we want you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and highly motivated Advanced Nurse Practitioner with a Clinical Master's Degree to work in this service, the Proactive Elderly Care Team (PECT).

Primarily the post will be focused on the assessment and management of frail elderly people attending the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit, to implement a rapid treatment plan and early supported discharge. It is recognised that frail older people often present to the Emergency Department in ‘crisis’ with classic frailty syndromes such as delirium, sudden immobility or a fall. There is strong evidence that medical assessment within two hours at the front end of the hospital, followed by specific treatment, supportive care and rehabilitation is associated with lower mortality, greater independence and reduced need for long term care.

As part of this team you will work closely with Elderly Care Physicians and the Consultant team in both the ED and AMU and will be supported by substantive and trainee ANP’s. There will be an expectation that this role will work closely with Community and Primary Care ANP colleagues and medical and nursing teams in an integrated way to support individualised planning of care.

We are looking for an innovative and forward thinking team member who will challenge traditional ways of working, and seek to enhance clinical care and deliver an excellent patient experience. You will provide advanced clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care, demonstrating a sound understanding of the issues related to the identification, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of the patient group. You will be a non-medical prescriber although consideration will also be given to those who do not possess this.

You will have specific time in your work plan to engage in the delivery of education, audit and research and as such will contribute to and drive forward significant service development, quality improvement and sustainable change across the patient pathway.

In return the Division of Medicine and Community offers a package of support to maintain your continual professional development, supported by the Trust employee benefits schemes.

CMFT is a member of the Shelford Group of hospitals which comprises of ten of the largest, leading NHS multi-specialty academic healthcare organisations in the UK. The Group is dedicated to excellence in clinical research, education and patient care. The aspirations for the hospitals in the group are to demonstrate system-wide leadership for the benefit of patients and the prosperity of the country. Additionally the Trust is a tertiary centre to a number of specialties which allows patients to have access to specialist advice and care when required. Through the Division of Medicine and Community services the Trust was awarded the Elder Care Quality Mark, one of only four Trusts within the country to achieve such recognition.

We would welcome the opportunity to meet any prospective candidates informally to chat and give further insight into the role.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julia Birchall-Searle, Associate Head of Nursing: Julia.Birchall-Searle@cmft.nhs.uk or via 0161 276 8931

Dr Marie Hanley, Clinical Director for Care of the Elderly: Marie.Hanley@cmft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
Manchester
M13 9WL
Telephone
0161 701 2625