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Band 6 Falls Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled individual, to come and join the inpatient Falls Prevention Team as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

The overall aim of the service is to promote falls prevention strategies and to reduce patient harm from falls across the organisation. The post will involve working closely with clinical teams from a wide variety of specialties.

The post holder will deliver specialist advice in reducing falls risk. This will include delivering training, undertaking patient reviews, management of clinical / liaison work and risk management, and being a key adviser for Divisional teams. In addition, you will support clinical staff with post fall investigations.

There are excellent opportunities for Learning and Development available in the Trust and the successful applicant will be well supported and encouraged to develop in their role. You will be based at Heartlands hospital site, however will be involved in cross site working across multiple Specialties and Divisions which will provide you with valuable knowledge and experience of Trust wide operational and strategic working.

This role is ideal for you if you really enjoy helping and supporting others, are passionate about exploring and developing your own ideas and innovations and can see how these would enhance falls prevention across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder must be able to work well within a team, act as a role model but also autonomously manage their own workload. In addition, the post holder must be willing to work across all University Hospital Birmingham's four sites although your base will be at Heartlands Hospital. Therefore, good communication, interpersonal skills, and a willingness to travel and be flexible are essential for the post.

We are looking for people with a positive outlook and approach, a can-do attitude to helping and supporting others. Compassion and empathy are essential, along with professionalism and having high standards of working in order to effectively work alongside other Corporate colleagues in delivering effective and targeted guidance and support to clinical teams. IT skills including report writing will also be necessary, along with having some previous knowledge and/or experience in falls prevention and management practices.

If you have the necessary skills, abilities and passion for preventing harm from falls, and would like to join our team we would like to hear from you. For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Liesel Thompson, Lead Nurse for Falls Prevention (Internal 14408 / external 0121 371 4408).

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Nurse on the NMC Register.
  • * BSC / 1ST degree (health related) or equivalent qualification / training or experience.
  • *Professional knowledge acquired at degree level supplemented by specialist training, experience and short courses to degree / masters level equivalent.
  • *Recognised teaching course


  • *Post registration qualification in (appropriate area of speciality)



  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC.
  • *Significant experience at Band 5 Staff Nurse with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for areas of specialist practice.
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence.
  • *Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality.
  • *Experience and enthusiasm for teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context relating to the speciality.
  • *Has understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding.
  • *Knowledge of corporate and clinical governance.


  • *Experience in service development.
  • *Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment.
  • *Awareness of current research related to the speciality.

Additional Criteria


  • *Ability to explain the requirement to balance clinical caseload and developing skills, knowledge and competence.
  • *Demonstrate achievement of numeracy and literacy skills.
  • *Ability to communicate with a wide range of health care professionals, on a variety of complex and sensitive issues which require persuasive and empathetic skills.
  • *Willingness to achieve competence in a range of clinical skills and expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required.
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing priorities.
  • *Ability to adapt behaviour to changing circumstances.
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • *Ability to communicate articulately and motivate others.
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern where required.
  • *Ability to act on own initiative.
  • *Ability and willingness to travel and work between the different hospital sites.


  • *Ability to work autonomously, manage / prioritise own workload.
  • *Can evidence participation in clinical audit and relate this to practice.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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