The role will involve attendance at daily triage meetings where you will be responsible for sharing relevant health data and contribute to assessing risk for those at risk of exploitation. This will involve considering contextual safeguarding and making confident decisions with justifications on behalf of BCHFT. Key information and feedback must be shared with health providers and any actions accurately recorded and shared. Data will be gathered by the practitioner on a daily basis to inform the Lead Nurse for Exploitation for audit purposes and analysis.Main duties of the job
To contribute and ensure that BCHFT meets its obligations under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004, and in line with the statutory guidance detailed in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2019) and within Safeguarding Contracts and statutory adult safeguarding of the Care Act (2014). To raise awareness and contribute to the local Exploitation strategies at place
Manage and prioritise own workload to meet any required deadlines as necessary.About us
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.
Across the whole of the region we provide:
- Adult and older adult mental health services
- Specialist learning disability services
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.
We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgroundsJob descriptionJob responsibilities
See attached Person Spec and Job description.
Use developed communication skills to liaise with internal and external colleagues and service users to ensure effective actions are taken and reviewed to enable safeguarding of those at risk of exploitation.Offer support and advice on exploitation issues and act as a resource to BCHFT staff and other agencies as necessary.Encourage and increase good quality Health initiated referrals into exploitation HubsTo ensure that information is shared in a timely and accurate manner to support vulnerable service users.Use secure administration systems and processes, both paper and IT based, in line with BCHFT record keeping policy.Job Description Analytical and Judgmental SkillsProvide advice and support to BCHFT staff, as appropriate, on issues relating to exploitation.Provide clinical advice in respect of individual cases and act as a resource to BCHFT practitioners, seeking guidance from Lead Nurse for ExploitationEnsure that practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct, Trust Policies and Procedures and the Children Safeguarding Assurance Partnership Policy.Identify any gaps in service and raise these with Lead Nurse for ExploitationBe able to clearly articulate with rationale why often highly complex health information increases risk and vulnerability.Collect and analyse data to contribute to internal exploitation audit /case studies and to identify themes and trends.Planning and Organisational SkillsPlan and prioritise own workload.Responsibilities for Policy and Service DevelopmentTo contribute to and facilitate BCHFT safeguarding training programme.Be involved in and facilitate training events.Assume responsibility for the maintenance of own professional knowledge and utilise a reflective and analytical approach to practice, in relation to safeguarding/MCA.Participate in the development of the BCHFT safeguarding competency framework process to identify training and developmental needs within the workforce.Proposes, manages, evaluates and implements new service developments/projects, in conjunction with the safeguarding leadership team.Responsibilities for FinanceTo contribute to any income generation projects within the safeguarding team.To contribute to any cost reduction initiatives implemented within the safeguarding team.Job Description Responsibility for Human ResourcesTo advise the Lead Nurse for Exploitation of Safeguarding of any LADO or PiPOT cases.To adhere to any relevant HR policies and procedures.Responsibility for Information ResourcesTo maintain up-to-date records and electronic diaries in accordance with BCHFT policies and procedures.To maintain and contribute to the design and development of a data set that will collect and record information as appropriate for the purpose of statistical data collection.To facilitate and maintain accurate records in respect of safeguarding/MCA supervision.Assist the safeguarding team in providing expert health advice in relation to multi-agency information sharing systems.Research and DevelopmentTo disseminate best practice by delivering training and attending Network team meetings, as required.Access regular clinical, managerial and safeguarding supervision, in accordance with the service line model.Maintain current knowledge base and professional skills in accordance to the role.Ensure mandatory training is up-to-date in line with Trust policy.Act as a positive clinical role model for BCHFT.Trust ValuesEmployees, workers, and / or contractors will be expected to uphold the values of the Trust and exhibit the expected Trust behaviours aligned to the Trusts values. Individuals have a responsibility to ensure that they display the Trust values andJob Description behaviours in carrying out their job and that individuals feel able to challenge (or raise a challenge) when other colleagues behaviours breach the spirit of Trust values.Confidentiality and Data ProtectionStaff are to familiarise themselves with the Employers data protection policy when this is available, which sets out its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation, the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and all other data protection legislation. You must comply with the Employers data protection policy at all times and you agree that you will only access the systems, databases or networks to which you have been given authorisation and only for the purposes of your work for the Employer. The Employer will consider a breach of its data protection policy by you to be a disciplinary matter which may lead to disciplinary action up to and including summary dismissal. You should also be aware that you could be criminally liable if you disclose personal data outside the Employers policies and procedures. If you have any queries about your responsibilities in respect of data protection you should contact the Employers Data Protection Officer.Person SpecificationEssentialEssential
- NMC registered Nurse
- 1st level degree or demonstrate equivalent in experience and knowledge.
- Teaching / Mentorship qualification
- Evidence of ongoing professional development
- Evidence of having completed safeguarding training
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Previous experience in dealing with those at risk of exploitation
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Brierley Hill Health and social care centre
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