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Falls and Bone Health Specialist Nurse

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for 1 enthusiastic falls and bone health nurse to join the expanding team in Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr. This position is until March 2025 to meet the needs of the service

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



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


  • Community Nursing Qualification / Experience
  • Clinical Patient Assessment



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


  • Health promotion/education or rehabilitation experience
  • Experience of Palliative care setting

Aptitude and abilities


  • Clinical competence in Falls and Bone health Strategy
  • Knowledge and understanding of the specialty
  • Teaching and presenting skills
  • Willingness to participate in research, conferences and publications


  • Physical assessment course - Degree module
  • Supplementary prescribing module
  • Completion of non-medical referral for diagnostic imaging course
  • Knowledge/ experience of research and audit

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr

Ystrad Fawr Way Ystrad Mynach


CF82 7GP

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