Osteoporosis Staff Nurse

Gillingham, Kent, England
ME8 6EF
Medway NHS Foundation Trust £ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
14 Jan 2022
Closes
13 Feb 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • To undertake BMD measurements using Hologic Dexa machine and in accordance with National Guidelines.
  • To give advice and explanations regarding tests and procedures relating to osteoporosis.
  • To undertake Instant Vertebral assessment to aid diagnosis according to manufacturer instructions.
  • To identify the patient risk factors for osteoporosis and provide appropriate verbal and written advice/education.
  • Participate in national audits for Fracture Liasion Service.
  • To be competent in cannulation. Training will be provided.
  • To work towards knowledge and skills to undertake intravenous therapy regimes for severe osteoporosis.
  • To record accurately information gained, management strategies and health promotion issues in patient records.
  • To work from an evidence base giving up to date information from RCP and National Guidelines for osteoporosis.
  • To be able to organise own work load daily and co-ordinate activities within the unit to ensure patients are seen on time.
  • To be able to use a computer effectively to record data.
  • To be able to discuss osteoporosis risk factors and options with patients and staff on the telephone helpline, on the wards and in the unit.
  • Knowledge of legal implications of work undertaken and of good clinical practice in relation to clinical trials.
  • To identify and keep records of patients admitted with fractures, assess and plan follow up.
  • To be able to co-ordinate the activities of the osteoporosis unit working within a team in the absence of the Specialist Nurse.
Please note, if you are considering applying for a role within the NHS it is important to be are aware that there will be a legal requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the 1st April 2022. This is applicable for all patient facing roles and roles within patient facing areas

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • 1st Level Registration
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of further study/CPD


Knowledge Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 2 years general nursing
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • An understanding of audit and research based nursing practice


Experience Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 2 years general nursing
  • Cannulation experience or willingness to participate in training


Skills Essential criteria
  • Willingness to participate in training
  • Good communication, written and verbal
  • Willingness to attend Bone Densitometry course


Please note that we do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.
This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity.
Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.
We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.
All staff no matter where they work or which age group of patients they work with must be aware of their responsibility to act when they feel a child, young person or vulnerable adult has been or is at risk of abuse.
We are a fully non-smoking Trust. Smoking is completely prohibited in all Trust buildings, grounds and car parks for patients, visitors, staff and contractors.
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Job Details

Osteoporosis Staff Nurse

Gillingham, Kent, Englandd Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
14 Jan 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
13 Feb 2022

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