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Virtural Fracture Clinic Nurse

Employer
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Uxbridge
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum/incl HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Virtual Fracture Clinic Nurse, the role is to support the Orthopaedic team to enhance the Virtual Fracture Service in line with regional and national standards. The post holder will support the orthopaedic teams to facilitate patients being appropriately triaged, and to receive consultant-led advice delivered via telephone. The VFC will allow patients to be treated in the right place, at the right time whilst reducing unnecessary visits to hospital for face-to-face follow-ups.

As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality service to our patients, the post holder will be empowered to improve the VFC patient pathways of care utilising digital platforms. The post holder will also work within nurse - led clinics run in parallel with orthopaedic surgeons as well as provide support to the Fracture Clinic face-to-face care where necessary and have an active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings to help shape patient care.

The post holder will work with the department manager and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care and staff development and there will also be a requirement to undertake audits and present data findings at departmental meetings. The VFC Nurse, as part of the clinic team, will be flexible in the approach to the clinical area and provide cover for any area specified as necessary.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities include:
  • Liaising with the multi-disciplinary team to organise appropriate follow up pathways for patients post review in the fracture clinic.
  • Coordinating Fracture Clinics offering high quality and cost-effective care.
  • Managing, maintaining, auditing, and presenting the fracture clinic outcome information.
  • Offering patients information and clinical advice, on the telephone, following consultant review in the fracture clinic & empowering patients to manage their own conditions.
  • Prioritising time to review patients based on discussions with patients.
  • Promoting and maintaining effective communication with the multidisciplinary team, patients, and their careers.
  • Support with the hands-on delivery of fracture clinic and the orthopaedic service.
  • Advising outpatient nursing staff on orthopaedic patients and orthopaedic clinics.
  • Working in collaboration with the T& O CNS to cover the services as needed.


About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities,community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitalsprovide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for the main responsibilities of the Virtual Fracture Clinic Nurse

Person Specification

Shortlist

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Competency in medication administration including IV drug administration or willingness to undergo training
  • Basic IT skills - (eg. all Microsoft packages)
  • Experience of caring for sick patients in a variety of settings - this could be as a student


Desirable

  • Teaching Qualification


Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust

Uxbridge

UB8 3NN

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394-VFCN-230424

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