Frailty SDEC CNS

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Frailty SDEC Clinical Nurse Specialist

Department: Medicine

Band 6 £35,392 - £42,618 Per annum, pro rata if part-time

Hours: 37.5 per week as part of a 7-day working pattern, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the Acute Assessment and Frailty Team (AAFT) to recruit two Band 6 Frailty Clinical Nurse Specialists. This service provides a high level of holistic assessment and care for those with frailty in our Emergency Department, Frailty SDEC and within the hospital.

We are looking for dynamic, confident individuals with medical, elderly care, frailty or SDEC experience to provide specialist frailty assessments and treatments as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions using evidence based/best practice. You will be driven to promote a robust discharge at the earliest opportunity by liaising with multiple primary care services and virtual ward teams.

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion please contact Beverley Byrne Lead Frailty Nurse, via email beverley.byrne@mkuh.nhs.uk or Hannah Jones, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist in Frailty, via email hannah.jones@mkuh.nhs.uk

Interview date: 17th July 2024

Main duties of the job

The successful applicants will be highly motivated, flexible and innovative nurses. Good communication, time management and organisational skills are essential, and you should be able to work autonomously and as part of a team. You will be responsible for supervising and training health care assistants, and a range of allied health professional students.

It is essential that you have a current NMC registration and can evidence relevant experience.

The aim of the Frailty SDEC role is to provide patients aged 65 years and over who attend the Trust as emergencies, with high quality specialised care, assessment and management. Utilising strong clinical and decision-making skills. A compassionate approach and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Prevent unnecessary hospital admissions
  • Minimise length of stay
  • Assess and manage patients that are suitable to be transferred from ED into Frailty SDEC Beds
  • Identify risk and reduce barriers to safe discharge
  • Provide a comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Implement the Trust dementia screening process
  • Ensure proactive and early case management of older patients with complex needs
  • Support the delivery of multidisciplinary care and treatment for older patients with Frailty across the emergency care pathway
  • Signpost the patient to relevant community and hospital-based services including rapid access clinics

About us

MKUH staff scored highest for 'I look forward to coming to work' (NHS Staff Survey 2023).

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

430-MED1574A

Job locations

SDEC (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicants will get the opportunity to attend our new MSc Frailty module that we have developed with Northampton University.

Awareness of the Gold Standard Framework and Advanced Care Planning would be advantageous.

Communication

  • Demonstrate a professional and approachable, helpful style of care.
  • Communicate with people in a form and manner consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background and preferred ways of communicating.

Personal and Professional Development

  • Actively participate in the Appraisal Process as both reviewer and reviewed.
  • Generate and use appropriate learning opportunities and apply own learning to the future development of practice.

Health and Safety

  • To ensure moving and handling is carried out in line with correct procedures.
  • Manage risk assessment and take appropriate action to minimise risks, in relation to legislation, policies and procedures.

Service Improvement

  • Identify and evaluate areas for potential service improvement.
  • Make constructive suggestions as to how the service can be improved for users and the public.

Please refer to the Job Description for further details

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicants will get the opportunity to attend our new MSc Frailty module that we have developed with Northampton University.

Awareness of the Gold Standard Framework and Advanced Care Planning would be advantageous.

Communication

  • Demonstrate a professional and approachable, helpful style of care.
  • Communicate with people in a form and manner consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background and preferred ways of communicating.

Personal and Professional Development

  • Actively participate in the Appraisal Process as both reviewer and reviewed.
  • Generate and use appropriate learning opportunities and apply own learning to the future development of practice.

Health and Safety

  • To ensure moving and handling is carried out in line with correct procedures.
  • Manage risk assessment and take appropriate action to minimise risks, in relation to legislation, policies and procedures.

Service Improvement

  • Identify and evaluate areas for potential service improvement.
  • Make constructive suggestions as to how the service can be improved for users and the public.

Please refer to the Job Description for further details

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma/degree in adult nursing
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Advanced Communications Skills Training or prepared to work towards

Desirable

  • Undertaken History Taking and Patient Clinical Physical Examination course or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post registration experience at Band 5 or above
  • Experience of teaching and education.
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Evidence of advanced communications skills
  • Ability to work within high turnover/pressurised environment daily
  • Able to articulate the whole ethos of same day emergency care service provision to support admission avoidance, early supportive discharge and front door frailty

Desirable

  • oAbility to lead and influence change
  • oExperience of audit and research
  • oAwareness of current relevant national service frameworks/guidance.

Skills

Essential

  • IT literate
  • Teaching/assessment and presentation skills
  • Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Flexible attitude to working
  • Exemplar written communication skills
  • Effective decision maker
  • Able to impart sensitive information to patients and carers, support other team members required to do so

Personal and people development

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Commitment to development of others
  • Act as a preceptor/mentor
  • Influencing and persuasion skills
  • Able to support and develop departmental strategies
  • Able to escalate clinical concerns and delays in patient care appropriately.
  • Able to demonstrate high level of resilience
  • Able to recognise own limitations
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm

Communication

Essential

  • Proficient in reading and writing in the English language, using medical terminology without risk of misunderstanding.
  • Ability to write and evaluate simple reports and complex plans of care
  • Able to recognise and break down, barriers to communication
  • Ability to communicate with all members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure patient care is timely, effective and appropriate
  • Able to communicate effectively via telephone and individual or group discussion and e mail

Specific requirements

Essential

  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Desirable

  • Valid UK Driving Licence or equivalent
Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma/degree in adult nursing
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Advanced Communications Skills Training or prepared to work towards

Desirable

  • Undertaken History Taking and Patient Clinical Physical Examination course or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post registration experience at Band 5 or above
  • Experience of teaching and education.
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Evidence of advanced communications skills
  • Ability to work within high turnover/pressurised environment daily
  • Able to articulate the whole ethos of same day emergency care service provision to support admission avoidance, early supportive discharge and front door frailty

Desirable

  • oAbility to lead and influence change
  • oExperience of audit and research
  • oAwareness of current relevant national service frameworks/guidance.

Skills

Essential

  • IT literate
  • Teaching/assessment and presentation skills
  • Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Flexible attitude to working
  • Exemplar written communication skills
  • Effective decision maker
  • Able to impart sensitive information to patients and carers, support other team members required to do so

Personal and people development

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Commitment to development of others
  • Act as a preceptor/mentor
  • Influencing and persuasion skills
  • Able to support and develop departmental strategies
  • Able to escalate clinical concerns and delays in patient care appropriately.
  • Able to demonstrate high level of resilience
  • Able to recognise own limitations
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm

Communication

Essential

  • Proficient in reading and writing in the English language, using medical terminology without risk of misunderstanding.
  • Ability to write and evaluate simple reports and complex plans of care
  • Able to recognise and break down, barriers to communication
  • Ability to communicate with all members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure patient care is timely, effective and appropriate
  • Able to communicate effectively via telephone and individual or group discussion and e mail

Specific requirements

Essential

  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Desirable

  • Valid UK Driving Licence or equivalent

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

SDEC (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Employer's website

https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/working-at-mkuh (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

SDEC (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Employer's website

https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/working-at-mkuh (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Lead Nurse - Frailty

Beverley Byrne

beverley.byrne@mkuh.nhs.uk

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

430-MED1574A

Job locations

SDEC (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


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