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Position Details
Reference Number 415685
Position Title Osteoporosis Fracture Liaison Coordinator (CNC Grade 2) F/T
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Camperdown
Advertised Award/Classification Nurses and Midwives/Clinical Nurse Consultant Gde 2
Salary $111,667.00 - $113,884.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The primary purpose of the exciting, new Fracture Liaison Coordinator role for Royal Prince Alfred Service (RPAH) is to undertake the ongoing implementation of RPAH Osteoporosis Re-Fracture Prevention (ORP) Service.  The RPAH ORP Service aims to prevent re-fracture in patients aged 50 and over, post minimal trauma fracture, related to low bone density (osteoporosis).  This is by ensuring a formal process for the early identification of patients at risk of future fracture, assessment of fracture risk, establishing goals of treatment based on assessment findings, development of multifactorial collaborative management plans, referral to external providers as required, and structured follow-up to ensure treatment goals have been achieved.  The Fracture Liaison Coordinator is involved in the identification, assessment, care coordination and case management of patients attending the RPAH ORP Services, under the clinical oversight of a nominated Physician (Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist or Rehab Physician). 


The Fracture Liaison Coordinator position requires high level musculoskeletal clinical skills as well as knowledge and experience working with chronic care populations.  Experience in the clinical management of patients with osteoporosis is desirable.  Integral to the success of this position is application of the principles of chronic disease management, establishing care pathways with community health care providers, and effective care coordination. 


This role will work in close collaboration with the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Musculoskeletal Network.  The Fracture Liaison Coordinator will follow the over-arching principles of the ORP Model of Care as described by the ACI, with consideration given to local resources and requirements. 


The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Healthcare for All”.  This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.

The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.

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Selection Criteria Current nursing registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with a minimum 5 years post-graduate experience and minimum 3 years in a relevant specialty with an interest in musculoskeletal service delivery, including extensive knowledge of the contemporary issues around osteoporosis and its management.

Approved post graduate qualifications relevant to the field or such other qualifications or experience deemed appropriate by the organisation

Demonstrated in depth understanding of effective models of chronic disease management

Demonstrated commitment to evidence based practice through the participation in Quality Improvement activities, research based projects and activities.

Demonstrated high level leadership, verbal and written communication skills and organisational skills, with strong interpersonal and problem solving capabilities

Demonstrated experience in planning and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary care and the capacity to work cooperatively and effectively with medical, allied health professionals and consumers with the ability to provide expert clinical education and training.

Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direct clinical supervision

Proficiency in the use of Windows Based computer operating platform, and associated software packages, in particular Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Outlook), as well as knowledge of other software programs specific to NSW Health e.g. eMR Powerchart, FirstNet etc.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Jerry O'Sullivan
Contact Number 0411158331
Closing Date 20/10/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view