Frailty Practitioner

Posted 21 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Now is a very exciting time to join the South West Division of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust as we embark on a period of expansion within our existing teams and move toward a model of working as an ‘Academy of Community Health Care’.

The Academy model provides structured and accessible career pathways clinically and non-clinically, from band 3 all the way to 8b for the right people. We are committed to finding the right people for the roles, and then supporting them as individuals to achieve their full potential.

We are recruiting to multiple posts, to work alongside the local Primary Care Networks in Avon Valley, Lymington and New Milton, and Totton and Hythe. There is potential for this service to develop further across the South West Division, which also includes Romsey and Eastleigh. Successful candidates would be allocated a home base, and as a dynamic and flexible team may be asked to cover other bases as required from time to time.

These new post holders will have the opportunity to work across the three branches of The Academy, in Community Nursing, Community Therapy and The Frailty Support Team. All of our community teams provide urgent-acute and planned services to our patients. Which means no two days are the same!

These exciting Band 6 Frailty Practitioners roles will surely appeal to dynamic and committed nurses or allied health professionals looking for that next step in their career.

The New Forest Frailty Support Team within Southern Health provides a unique model of care. We support acutely unwell adults at home, who are experiencing a sudden decompensation in physical, psychological or social well being. Our primary aim is to provide first class health care, in the home, giving our service users the choice to remain at home and recover more quickly.

The Team is truly multi-professional, we currently have Consultant Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Ambulance Technicians, Paramedics, Apprentice Nurses, GPs and Administrators. While we all work to our core strengths and abilities, we also help each other to develop new skills and acquire new knowledge that enables us to provide truly holistic patient centred care.

Access to your own vehicle for work is required. We provide a service to our patients 7 days a week between the hours of 08:30 and 18:00. Weekends are worked in rotation, approximately one in six.

Successful applicants will receive a comprehensive induction into the team and the Trust. We have regular in house training sessions and access to a wealth of internal training and external courses and conferences to maintain your clinical skills and develop you academically. The team has service improvement and development embedded at its very core! As a team member you will be encouraged to help us shape and develop the services that we provide to our patients and their families.

If you think this opportunity could be the right one for your next step, please get in touch. Informal visits are strongly encouraged.

For an informal discussion, in the first instance please contact the team administrators on

Closing date: 28/09/2020

Interview Date: 07/10/2020

Reference: 40937272

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