Fracture Liaison Nurse - Pendle Community Hospital

Band 6

Main area
Integrated care Group
Band 6
Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Across East Lancashire Sites
Across East Lancashire Sites
£26,565 to £35,577 Per annum
07/02/2018 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Currently based within Pendle Community Hospital the Falls and Bone Health Team - Fracture Liaison Nurses are a small friendly team. The Fracture Liaison Service has been providing Osteoporosis care to the population East Lancashire since it became operational in April 2013. The service will ensure patients presenting with a fragility fracture receive appropriate secondary prevention to reduce their risk of subsequent hip fracture.

The Fracture Liaison Nurse will systematically identify, treat and refer to appropriate services all eligible patients aged over 50 years within the East Lancashire population who have suffered a fragility fracture, with the aim of reducing their risk of subsequent fractures.

The Fracture Liaison Nurse also will work closely with the orthogeriatric lead clinician, orthopaedics, falls prevention teams, GP’s, integrated therapies, and The National Osteoporosis Society.

Case finding in fracture clinic, emergency department, radiology, inpatient wards and outpatient clinics. Triage and assessment of identified patients by coordinators/specialist nurses

Duties will include assessment of patients using established tools and protocols and will make the necessary referrals to other services to ensure that patients access diagnostic, treatment and preventative care streams.

The post holder will work to already developed referral systems and pathways to ensure that patients suffering from progressive bone disorders (primarily osteoporosis) receive timely, effective intervention.

They will be responsible for maintaining records of activity through the clinic and will continually assess service delivery with the wider team and will work to develop the service.

The post holder will have extensive post registration nursing experience, be highly organised, able to make sound decisions and to prioritise their own workload.

Preferably have experience either in trauma and orthopaedics, care of the elderly or rheumatology.

Have a sound knowledge of osteoporosis, falls prevention; polypharmacy and multiple pathology would be an advantage.

Working autonomously but also alongside the multi-disciplinary team, they will exhibit excellent interpersonal skills. They will be confident in delivering training/presentations.

The post holder must be flexible, adaptable and reliable and must have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 

Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.





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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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