Safeguarding Nurse Advisor

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Safeguarding Children
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hour per week
Job ref
407-18.045
Site
Blakenall Village Centre
Town
Walsall
Salary
£26,302 - £35,225 per annum
Closing
27/02/2018 23:59

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has commenced and is due to be completed 2017, and plans to extend the neonatal unit are underway.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts promises to work as part of a team, be supported to maintain high standards and appreciate every individual. We are committed to investing in our workforce by recruiting to Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and HealthCare Science vacancies.

 

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans.


 

Advert for:     Safeguarding Nurse Advisor

Band 6 

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Nurse Advisor to join our Safeguarding Children’s Team. The team are currently based at Blakenall Village Centre in Walsall, operating across services for our integrated Acute and Community Trust.

This new role is a unique opportunity for those with clinical experience of safeguarding with children & their families to step into a specialist role that incorporates all work streams of safeguarding within the Children’s remit, as well as actively contributing to the multi-agency agenda by representing the Trust within the Multi Agency Screening Hub alongside Children’s Services in our co- location within the Civic Centre, Walsall. In order to work within the MASH ‘fire – walled’ area the post holder will require Non- Police personnel vetting (level 2) and enhanced DBS clearance. The role also requires a high level of competency in the use of IT systems.

We ask that you bring flexibility and motivation, with a forward-thinking approach and we in turn can offer the opportunity to work within a developing team containing supportive and committed individuals, who are dedicated to improving outcomes for vulnerable children

The post holder will receive a comprehensive induction programme to ensure support is in place to achieve competencies with the processes and practices of the Safeguarding Team.

 

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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

We look forward to discussing this position with you.  For further details / informal visits please contact: Liz Tandy, Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Children on 01922 602318 or Diane Rhoden, Corporate Senior Nurse – Quality and Safeguarding on 01922 721172 ext: 5848

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
01922 721172 ext 7163