Frailty Specialist Nurse

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
M15 4HA
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Bank
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
12 May 2022
Closes
10 Jun 2022

Job Description

Main duties of the job

Provide a proactive role within the OPAL ED service to identify and support with the holistic assessment of frail older adults at the front door.

Manage patients on the frailty virtual ward with support of the wider OPAL MDT.

Support with clinics and the development of further ambulatory services.

Provide frailty reviews of older adults across the hospital site and support with development of our-reach services.

Support the Older Person's Assessment Unit (OAU) including attending consultant ward rounds and assisting with discharge planning and patient flow

Act as a link between the MDT, patient and their relatives / carers and utlise excellent communication skills to promote collaborative working

Deliver education and share specialized knowledge of frailty to colleagues, patients and relatives.

Working for our organisation

The Older Person's Assessment and Liaison service (OPAL) is an MDT consisting of frailty nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapy technicians, consultant geriatricians, junior doctors and physician associates. We aim to work collaboratively to provide best care for frail older adults and complete comprehensive geriatric assessment.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see job description for full details.

The successful candidate will be expected to apply clinical skills including venipuncture, cannulation, urinary catheterisation and medicines management.

Person specification

Experience
Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse with 2 years experience at band 5
  • Working autonomously
  • Conducts research and/or clinical audit
  • Ability to take a role within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of national and local targets
  • Evidence of working within other relevant areas of healthcare
  • Knowledge of the clinical governance agenda


Desirable criteria
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary students
  • Experience in delivering teaching / training


Education/ Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse
  • Knowledge / experience of caring for frail older adults


Desirable criteria
  • Additional frailty qualifications
  • Clinical examination skills


Ref: WTWA40597

Job Details

Frailty Specialist Nurse

Manchester, Greater Manchester, Englandd Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
12 May 2022
Type
Bank
Closes
10 Jun 2022

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