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Fragility Fracture Liaison Sister/Charge Nurse - till 31.08.24

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023
Hours: 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK


Brief Description of the Role:

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and enthusiastic nurse with experience in Orthopaedics and Trauma.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a band 6 nurse (RGN) to work within their Fracture Liaison Service (FLS).

Fragility fractures are often the first sign of osteoporosis and usually occur as a result of a minor fall. They are one of the leading healthcare costs across Europe, with data predicting an exponential rise in fragility fracture numbers across Europe by 2030.

An FLS systematically identifies and captures all eligible adult patients within a local population who have suffered a fragility fracture, with the aim of reducing their risk of subsequent fractures.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been chosen to be part of an AI Clinical Research study, ADOPT - identifying incidental vertebral fractures. This role will directly support the study. Assisting with data collection and reporting for research.

The FLS Practitioner will work as part of a team to contact and assess fragility fracture patients, refer for investigations and support patients with results, diagnoses, treatment and any ongoing referrals. You will also work closely with the orthopaedic, bone densitometry, rheumatology and orthogeriatric teams.

Main duties of the job

The well-established FLS model delivers person centred comprehensive bone health assessment including clinical assessment interpretation of DXA scan and blood tests, and treatment recommendations delivered in line with locally agreed guidelines. Team working skills are of paramount importance as well an ability to function as an autonomous practitioner, with polished communication and organisational skills. You will be expected to liaise with colleagues in secondary and primary care, providing specialist advice to healthcare professionals, other agencies, carers and relatives. We continually strive to improve our service and you will be expected to participate in development. You should havepost registration experience in an orthopaedics and trauma and be able to evidence Continuous Professional Development.

Bradford is a vibrant, diverse, multicultural city with a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities available locally. There are good road/rail networks to Leeds and the M62 corridor, with easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit, contact Fragility Fracture Liaison Lead Nurse, Janine Connor - on 07534 958749.

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.

Closing Date: 30.09.23 (This date may change dependent on the response)

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Post registration experience, including experience of working in a relevant clinical specialty
  • Experience of caseload assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care demonstrating knowledge of specific patient needs
  • Experience of participating in clinical audit


  • Experience of working in an MDT and across organisational and professional boundaries
  • Experience in policy development



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing / Presentation skills
  • Computer literate - ability to use Word/Excel/Powerpoint, etc
  • Clinical credibility
  • Clinical skills specific to area of specialty
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Organised approach to work with ability to prioritise and delegate
  • Mentoring and counselling skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Proven skills in teaching individuals and small groups
  • Analytical skills to problem solving and able to make clinical judgements requiring assimilation, interpretation and comparison
  • Innovative skills



  • Knowledge and understanding of application of relevant National Guidance both general and specialty related e.g. National Service Frameworks, NICE etc
  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of the specific patient group


  • LEO Programme
  • Knowledge of change management processes
  • Management Development Training



  • RGN
  • Degree or equivalent level of education or experience
  • SLIP course or relevant teaching qualification
  • Evidence of current CPD


  • Post registration qualification in relevant specialty

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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