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Named Nurse Safeguarding Adults

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated, well organised practitioner, who has experience of working within the Safeguarding Adult agenda to provide additional support to our existing team. It is important that the candidate has experience of working closely with clinicians and other external statutory partners and must have a sound level of knowledge regarding current safeguarding adult legislation and statutory guidance (including PREVENT and MCA/DoLS agenda.) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. are essential. In addition, the post holder will need to work effectively and flexibly to respond appropriately to challenging circumstances and be able to work on their own initiative.

The post holder will play a significant role in ensuring that a safeguarding adult culture is in evidence across the organisation.

If you are a self-motivated individual with a high level of interpersonal and multi-tasking skills, a solid knowledge of current issues within safeguarding adults and the ability and desire to work within our safeguarding adult team then we would love to hear from you.

For further information please contact Naomi Smith -Safeguarding Adult Team Leader or Clare Hope Deputy Head of Safeguarding Telephone 01902 695163

Main duties of the job

To be able to work effectively and efficiently with the Wolverhampton Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team either remotely or via co-location arrangements as agreed with RWT Safeguarding Adult Lead and team.

To facilitate robust safeguarding practice throughout the organisation by the effective utilisation and integration of evidence-based practice, setting implementing and monitoring evidence-based standards of care, policies, procedures, and protocols.

Ensure that there is a culture of continuous quality improvement using safeguarding audit, patient feedback, and reflection on practice by self and other members of the team.

Ensure that personal record keeping is to a good standard, in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council and Trust standards.

Ensure that there is effective communication internally and externally to the Trust regarding safeguarding adult concerns.

To monitor the standards of care and take appropriate actions when standards fall below expected levels by appropriate escalation.

To take responsible for reporting incidents and near misses promptly and take effective action to minimise future risk.

Continually evaluate and audit the practice of self and others at individual and systems levels selecting and applying valid and reliable approaches and methods which are appropriate to needs and context and acting on the findings.

Continually assess and monitor risk in own and others' practice and challenge others about wider risk factors.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To enhance the patients experience:
  • Draw on a diverse range of highly specialist knowledge in decision-making to determine evidence-based safeguarding interventions.
  • Working in partnership with others both internally and externally to the Trust and delegate and refer as appropriate to optimise health outcomes and resource usage.
  • To be able to use professional judgement with managing complex and unpredictable care events and serious safeguarding cases and to capture any learning from these experiences to improve patient care and inform services.
  • Co-ordinate professional interventions regarding safeguarding, by advising staff as required.
  • Within a multidisciplinary framework, and with team collaboration, develop a culture of Think Family.
  • Promote a caring environment where equality and diversity issues are respected, and patients are enabled to be partners in their care.
  • Identify opportunities to develop care and services by ensuring that there are effective systems in place to ascertain patient and carer experience/feedback and ensure that safeguarding complaints are managed in line with organisational policy, including the dissemination of learning points.
  • Ensure that everyone within the sphere of care is treated with dignity and humanity, understanding individual needs, showing compassion and sensitivity.
  • Provide advice to own services and other professions on safeguarding, practice and service development.
  • Plan opportunities to generate and apply new knowledge to own and others practice in structured ways which are capable of evaluation.

  • Demonstrate resilience and determined leadership in contexts that are unfamiliar, complex and unpredictable.
  • Lead on the safeguarding adult training process for the team and be able to deliver training to staff using a variety of resources.
  • Create a safeguarding learning environment that ensures effective learning opportunities for staff including appropriate orientation and induction programmes, participating in a range of clinical support strategies (mentoring, coaching, and clinical supervision).
  • Strive constantly to improve practice and health outcomes so that they are consistent with or better than national and safeguarding standards through initiating, facilitating and leading change at individual, team, organisational and system levels.
  • Engage with stakeholders and use high-level negotiating and influencing skills to develop and improve practice.
  • Work across professional, organisational and system boundaries and proactively develop and sustain new partnerships and networks to influence and improve health, outcomes and healthcare delivery systems.
  • Develop practices and roles that are appropriate to patient and service need through understanding the implications of and applying epidemiological, demographic, social, political and professional trends and developments.
  • In partnership with stakeholders identify the need for change, proactively generate practice innovations and lead new practice and service redesign solutions to better meet the needs of patients and the service.
  • Act as a visible role model.
  • Ensure practitioners take responsibility for the care they provide and answer for their own judgments and actions and carry out those actions in a way that is agreed with their patients, and the families and carers of their patients, and in a way that meets the requirements of organisational safeguarding policies and procedures, their professional bodies, and the law.
  • Contribute to own appraisal process ensuring that personal development plans are consistent with the organisation policy.
  • Take all reasonable care of health and safety at work for you, your team and others and to co-operate with employers to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Create a safeguarding learning environment that ensures effective learning opportunities for staff including appropriate orientation and induction programmes, participating in a range of clinical support strategies (mentoring, coaching, and clinical supervision).
  • Develop strategies and undertake activities that monitor and improve the quality of healthcare and the effectiveness of own and others practice.
  • Participate in safeguarding selection and recruitment as required.

To ensure effective contribution to the delivery of the organisations safeguarding objectives:
  • Network with peers across professional groups and clinical disciplines both internally and externally to the organisation, promoting the exchange of knowledge, skills, and resources. Have high-level communication skills and contribute to wider development of practice by publicising and disseminating work through presentations at groups/conferences and articles in the professional press.
  • Attend professional forums and disseminate information within the Trust.
  • Alert appropriate individuals and organisations to gaps in evidence and/or practice knowledge and, as either a principal investigator or in collaboration with others, support and conduct research that will enhance practice.
  • Work in partnership with a range of clinicians and managers in the planning or development of own service promoting the involvement of patients/public.
  • Plan and deliver safeguarding programmes to staff to ensure compliant with statutory training.

Political and strategic awareness:
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of local, national and professional strategy and policy, ensuring that organisational goals are reflected in personal objectives and in ward/department development plans.
  • Work with the Safeguarding Adult Lead and team to propose, interpret and implement safeguarding adult policy and strategy development at a departmental and organisational level and, where appropriate, national level.
  • Ensure that safeguarding adult standards, both those agreed with the commissioners and dictated by national policy, are achieved and establish local quality systems and processes to improve patient care and efficiency.
  • Demonstrate by self and through team compliance to the pledges of the NHS Constitution 2012, Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together and Trust policies, procedures and core values.
  • Ensure that a value-based approach underpins all elements of care.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Educated to degree level or above


  • Teaching Qualification
  • Best Interest Assessor



  • Substantive experience of working with people with care and support needs.
  • Good understanding of MCA/DoLS
  • Experience of advising on complex situations relating to children and/or vulnerable adults
  • Experience of data input, collection, analysis, audit, and evaluation. Standard keyboard skills and knowledge of IT packages such as excel, Word, PAS, etc.
  • Ability to analyse very complex issues where material is conflicting and drawn from multiple sources
  • To be able to demonstrate resilience when dealing with complex and challenging situations

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


New Cross Hospital

Wolverhampton Road


WV10 0QP

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