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Falls Prevention Practitioner, Band 6

Employer
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gloucestershire
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Falls Prevention Practitioner, Band 6 (Secondment- 11 months)

Are you a Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional who is passionate about falls prevention? Do you want to be part of a friendly, supportive and innovative Falls team? Then we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will participate in the prevention and reduction of falls within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) working closely with the Falls Specialist Nurse and other colleagues within the Trust in line with Trust and National guidance on falls.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, proactive and motivated Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional (AHP) as a Falls Prevention Practitioner. Joining the team will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to develop expert skills and knowledge related to the prevention of falls. Opportunities to undertake post graduate study, research, quality improvement will also be offered.

The proposed interview date is 23rd July

Main duties of the job

You will inspire and motivate others, and act as a role model and a professional source of advice for others.

The role will involve the use of evidence to challenge and improve practice thus ensuring safe service delivery.

To maintain a highly visible presence so as to optimise the management and care of patients who have fallen, or at risk, supporting staff and patients alike.

To support staff to maintain high standards of falls prevention care.Deputising in the absence of the falls prevention specialist nurse

You will be either registered nurse with the NMC or a registered AHP with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). The candidate will have knowledge of current issues relating to falls prevention, a recognised teaching qualification or willingness to undertake.

Have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of research, audit, and quality improvement.

The successful candidate will able to prioritise own work load, to work independently and as a team.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role duties would include:

- Identification of patients at risk of falling and review of patients who have fallen in our care providing appropriate interventions and advice patients and staff

- Working with the wider MDT in the reduction of falls within different areas

- Advising and supporting staff with falls prevention issues

- Completing falls audits and engaging with ward and departments to support their delivery of remedial action plans

- Teaching on related study days and review of educational packages

- Division and system wide meeting attendance and participation Exposure to external falls prevention conferences and regional meetings i.e The Southwest Falls Prevention Network

- Leading and supporting quality improvement projects

- Working with key stakeholders and partners including Public Health England, CCG, Occupational Health, NHSE/I

- Engagement in Trust wide shared decision making

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Nurse registered with the NMC or Physiotherapist or Occupational therapist registered with the HCPC
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of professional portfolio and registration revalidation


Experience

Essential

  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment
  • To have knowledge of clinical guidance in the prevention of falls


Desirable

  • Previous experience in a relevant speciality


Knowledge/ Skills

Essential

  • To have knowledge of clinical guidance in the prevention of falls
  • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge clinical practice in a constructive way so that standards of patient care are continually evaluated and improved.
  • Excellent presentational, communication and interpersonal skills


Desirable

  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence Falls prevention relating to area of clinical practice, management, education and research.


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Gloucestershire

GL1 3NN

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318-24-COR-R12740

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