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Falls Specialist Practitioner

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton In Ashfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has become available to aid in the delivery of the Falls service at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust!

The successful candidate will work as an autonomous practitioner with specialist knowledge and skill in relation to falls prevention and management. The post holder will be an experienced Allied Health Professional (AHP) or Registered Nurse (RN) who will support the ongoing management in relation to patient falls. They will be also be accountable for providing clinical care to patients and advice and support to multi-disciplinary teams, with accountability for ensuring the provision of thehighest standards of patient care through on-going assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care.

Under the direction of the Matron, Quality & Governance the post holder will apply Quality Improvement methodology to support specific Trust-wide projects with a clear focus on falls prevention.

If you are an experienced and registered health care professional interested in providing the highest standards of patient care, apply now for this part time post.

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered professional RN/AHP BSc Degree or equivalent qualification/training and experience
  • Ongoing evidence of professional development


  • Educated to or working towards master's degree level
  • Recognised Clinical Educator



  • Extensive post qualifying experience of working autonomously at a specialist level delivering effective patient focused care to vulnerable adults with complex presentations
  • Presenting information to committees and senior management
  • Demonstrable previous success in leading and delivering change and performance with and through clinical teams
  • Able to demonstrate expert leadership skills
  • Achievement of challenging deadlines whilst maintaining quality and professional standards
  • Good understanding of complex issues within healthcare organisations and knowledge of recent policy developments
  • Experience of dealing with service wide policy implementation or change management projects


  • Experience of leading on incidents / complaints process
  • Expert knowledge of falls and dementia work programme
  • Experience of working in a complex changing environment and the ability to prioritise
  • Skilled and experienced at producing and delivering presentations to large groups

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrates a high level of clinical skill in falls assessment and management, including the use of specialist assessment and treatment techniques such as assessment and treatment of gait and balance
  • Evidence of the application of the rehabilitation process and falls management strategies, demonstrating the ability to plan, deliver and evaluate care to address peoples' changing health needs
  • Demonstrate excellent time management skills including strategies for organising own workload and that of junior staff on a day to day basis, prioritising and delegating appropriately
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities including an ability to inspire confidence
  • Ability to develop policies and procedures for implementation within areas
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and reflective practice. Selfreflecting with regards to personal and professional development
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret national and local guidance and develop practical solutions to meet requirements
  • dentifies and manages risks to the organisation, service, and individuals (staff and patients)
  • Shows flexibility and ability to work within a demanding and changing environment
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, non-verbal and written) and evidence of negotiation and assertiveness skills


  • Demonstrate and provide evidence of advanced clinical development and good practice examples of how key skills are applied
  • Ability to act on own initiative, working autonomously and independently and taking responsibility e.g., for a caseload of patients and team developments.

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating an ability to develop and sustain relationships across professional boundaries
  • Enthusiasm, ability to work independently and within a team
  • The ability to establish effective working relationships and credibility with senior managers and professionals
  • The ability to work under pressure, prioritise workload and meet tight timescales
  • Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty, and integrity

Interpersonal Skills


  • Communication skills both written and oral
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Report writing
  • Computer literate on Microsoft products e.g., Word, power point
  • Negotiating skills


  • Presentational skills using a variety of formats/ equipment



  • Own transport or suitable alternative

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton In Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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