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Fracture Liaison Specialist Nurse

Band 7

Main area
Trauma & Orthopedics
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
213-UPACS-3148
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Denmark Hill
Town
London
Salary
£44,347 - £50,549 per annum, inc HCA
Closing
20/09/2019 23:59

King’s College Hospital are looking for a full time band 7 nurse (RN) or radiographer (HPC) to work in their Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) team. An FLS systematically identifies, treats and refers to appropriate services all eligible patients aged over 50 years within a local population who have suffered a fragility fracture, with the aim of reducing their risk of subsequent fractures.

As an FLN you will be required to:

  • Identify all patients over the age of 50 with fragility fractures
  • Organise and run FLS clinics for the above patients. This will include the organisation of bloods, questionnaires, DXA scanning of patient, face to face interview of patient with outcome and plan of care
  • Organise treatment letters for patients unseen, older or immobile
  • Do follow up patient phone calls
  • Do reports on patients seen, including review of results and date for follow ups
  • Input and update all patient data on database
  • Review waiting list numbers against waiting times
  • Refer patients to other specialities
  • Evaluate service regularly.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

Essential:

  • Be a nurse with at least 5 years post registration experience either in trauma and orthopaedics, care of the elderly or rheumatology
  • Knowledge of osteoporosis, fall prevention, multi-pathology and polypharmacy would be advantageous
  • Able to work autonomously but also as part of a team
  • Evidence of further education and willingness to undertake a post graduate certificate in osteoporosis
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel)

Desirable:

  • Experience of working across health sectors
  • Experience in service development and evidence of teaching, supervision and mentorship
  • Knowledge of audit and research will also be useful
  • Nurse independent prescriber qualifications
  • Experience in using a databases and/or other Client Management Systems.

The successful person would need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, with exceptional organisational and communication skills as well as being flexible, adaptable and assertive.

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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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Josephine Betts