Falls Prevention Co-ordinator

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Do you have a passion for Falls Prevention, the ability to work unsupervised, are able to prioritise workload, have excellent communication and IT skills as well as the interest and enthusiasm to deliver training in falls awareness and prevention?

We are seeking to recruit either a registered Nurse, Physio or Occupational Therapist 15 hours a week (0.4 WTE) to work in the Falls Prevention Team.

The post will predominantly cover the Southeast -- Gosport, Havant, Fareham and Petersfield, but there will be a requirement to travel to other parts of the Trust for team meetings and training.

Under the supervision and encouragement of the Service Lead and Falls Coordinator: your role will predominantly include community work visiting patients in their own home, triage, equipment, facilitating Slip Trips and Falls training, health promotion talks, support to teams with falls prevention documentation, audits, and incident analysis data collection.

You will receive a comprehensive induction program and will be mentored and guided through in-house training to become a Falls Prevention Coordinator.

The applicants must be able to travel across the trust, so driving licence and access to a car is essential.

Main duties of the job

The post is for a qualified Nurse, Physio or Occupational Therapist who wants to develop their specialist clinical knowledge and leadership in falls prevention and management.

They will work with the Specialist Falls Prevention Team to implement falls and bone health strategy across Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT), to ward staff, community staff and nursing homes Hampshire, liaising with health and social care professionals, neighbouring secondary care Trusts, local authorities, statutory bodies and voluntary agencies..

Undertake specialist nursing/therapeutic assessments (appropriate to clinical qualification and profession) of patients at risk of falls with diverse and voluntary agencies to develop prevention strategies.

Provide team leadership and support.

Provide training and support to the falls link practitioners.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse, Registered Physiotherapist OR Registered OT
  • GCSE grade A-C or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Full driving licence

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