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Falls and Bone Health Specialist Nurse

Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location
hengoed
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for 2 enthusiastic falls and bone health nurses to join the expanding team in Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr on a 12 month secondment

The role will involve autonomously examine, treat and support patients who have sustained falls or are living with the impact of falls, particularly fragility fractures

Promote evidence-based practice and act as an accountable role model

Be responsible for the provision of effective, efficient and appropriate high quality nursing care for patients who have experienced falls in the community or in the hospital setting. To manage fragility fracture (explaining diagnoses, sharing treatment options and monitoring compliance to treatment and its side effects)

The post holder will see patients within hospital and community settings and act at all times in accordance with the NMC Professional Code of Conduct and ABUHB policies. Provide responsive, flexible and patient centered services in line with NICE guidelines for the management of Falls and Bone Health.

Main duties of the job

Undertake comprehensive nursing assessments for patients with falls and osteoporosis, which may include physical examinations and comprehensive patient histories and accessing previous radiological investigations, GP letters and clinic letters.

Post holder will be supported by consultant for both face to face and virtual clinics.

Post holder will be trained as needed to deliver specialist bone health treatment in the community and expected to deliver 'care closer to home' and link with GP surgeries.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

English

Essential

  • RGN
  • Degree or working towards
  • Experience at Band 5 level or above


Desirable

  • Community Nursing Qualification / Experience
  • Clinical Patient Assessment


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of managing own workload
  • oExperience in teaching and providing professional support to nurses and other colleagues


Desirable

  • oHealth promotion/education or rehabilitation experience
  • oExperience of Palliative care setting


Aptitude and abilities

Essential

  • oClinical competence in Falls and Bone health Strategy
  • oKnowledge and understanding of the specialty
  • oTeaching and presenting skills
  • oWillingness to participate in research, conferences and publications


Desirable

  • oPhysical assessment course - Degree module
  • oSupplementary prescribing module
  • oCompletion of non-medical referral for diagnostic imaging course
  • oKnowledge/ experience of research and audit


Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Address

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr

Ystrad Fawr Way Ystrad Mynach

hengoed

CF82 7GP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

040-NMR312-0524

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