Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Falls Prevention Data Collection and Educator

Band 6

Main area
Quality & Patient Care
Band 6
Fixed Term/Secondment- Until 31st of March 2020
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
All OUH Sites
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
29/07/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


An exciting opportunity has arisen within Oxford for a suitably experienced staff member to undertake the position of Falls Prevention Data Collector and Educator across the trust.

The post holder will be an experienced and motivated nurse, midwife or allied health professional who, acting within their professional boundaries, will provide educational support related to falls prevention and specified Quality Improvement projects required following data collection and key themes being identified. They must collect appropriate information from patient’s notes to maintain a data base of randomised patients in line with the National CQUIN for Falls.  This information will need to be entered into a database and submitted inside designated timeframes. Information will be reviewed within the Falls Team and strategies developed to improve outcomes.

The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the decision-making processes and will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of specified projects. 

The post holder will support the delivery of policy, procedures and education, as part of a team approach, to promote patient safety and provide and inspire compassionate excellence in falls prevention. An interest in Quality Improvement methodology and/or Change Management will be required.

The position will require the individual to work flexibly and collaboratively, as a member of a specialist team, with the ability to function as an autonomous clinical practitioner.

This job offers the successful candidate an opportunity to further develop skills and experience in a dynamic nurse led service. 

We are looking for:

·         A first level registered nurse, midwife or allied health professional with a passion for  falls prevention.

·         Evidence of leadership and organisation with excellent communication skills 

·         Experience of multidisciplinary collaborative practice and an active team player 

·         Competent IT skills 

·         Evidence of recent academic study

Closing Date: 29-07-2019 

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like to explore this further please contact the Falls Prevention Practice Educator at : falls.prevention@ouh.nhs.uk