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Band 7 Safeguarding Adults Practitioner

Employer
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to work within our busy Safeguarding Team. The successful candidate will be working as a Band 7 Safeguarding Adults Practitioner within a wider Safeguarding Team within a Think Family Approach. The successful applicant will have substantial experience of working with patients and families and a working knowledge of Safeguarding processes, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards with ability to independently complete Mental Capacity assessments. The successful candidate will be a specialist voice to support the Trust and will develop with a variety of tasks from managing a caseload, providing training and policy writing as well as sitting on Governance forums to support the wider Health economy. Planning of own diary essential. If you have any questions please do speak to Michael Loftus on 0754 0675 632.

Main duties of the job

To work closely with the Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Adults and other designated professionals in supporting all activities necessary to ensure that the Trust meets its responsibilities in Safeguarding Adults. This will include promoting best practice, implementing standards and monitoring the process in line with both national and local multi-agency guidelines. This post will also have an emphasis on supporting the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act across the Trust.

About us

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Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for better care and healthier communities, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Advice and Support
  • To ensure specialist advice is available on the day to day management of adults at risk where there are safeguarding issues or concerns.
  • To provide expert advice and support to staff members with mental capacity assessments and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards/Liberty Protection Safeguards.
  • To support and advise other professionals on issues related to Safeguarding Adults, including participating in strategy meetings/case conferences.
  • To support and advise other professionals to present verbal and written reports to strategy meetings and case conferences.
  • To utilise court craft skills, where needed, accessing the Trust legal services and facilities.
  • To participate in and lead specific working groups in order to achieve targets and objectives relation to Safeguarding Adults and the Mental Capacity Act.
  • Demonstrate that adults at risk and their carers/relatives where relevant are involved in both decisions affecting their care and wellbeing, and in service development.
  • To provide regular supervision to frontline health professionals in relation to adult protection and mental capacity to promote good practice and ensure that staff are aware of their responsibilities in Safeguarding Adults.

Training and Supervision
  • To organise, design, deliver and evaluate adult safeguarding, mental capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards/Liberty Protection Safeguards training to staff.
  • To liaise with the Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Adults and service managers to share and disseminate new developments in the field of adult safeguarding, mental capacity and deprivation of liberty/Liberty Protection Safeguards.
  • Develop and implement plans and activities with other agencies to raise awareness of abuse and mental capacity.
  • Work with other professionals to arrange, develop and co-ordinate a range of teaching and training suitable for all employees of the Trust.
  • Work with the Lead Specialist for Safeguarding Adults and the Mental Capacity Act to devise and implement a Trust Training Needs Analysis and training plan.
  • Contribute to the delivery of multi-agency training where necessary.
  • Monitor, audit and review training delivered to ensure a high, accurate standard is maintained and that it meets the needs of the staff and organisation.
  • Participate in clinical supervision with practitioners involved in safeguarding practice.
  • Ensure arrangements are in place:
    • To identify staff required to update their knowledge
    • For staff who fail to update their knowledge or to the required standard of competence.
  • Develop and maintain links with Professional Development and higher education institutions to contribute to the Safeguarding Adults themes within nursing and social care curriculum.

Co-ordination and Communication
  • Promote good communication links at all levels in respect of adults about whom there are concerns in line with local information sharing protocols to achieve better outcomes for adults.
  • To liaise with service managers on Safeguarding Adults issues to ensure consistency across the organisation.
  • Represent the Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Adults at relevant meetings when required.
  • Ensure a culture of acceptance and understanding by all health professionals of their responsibilities for Safeguarding Adults.
  • Disseminate the learning from Serious Case Reviews and assist in the implementation of Serious Case Review recommendations for health.

Policies and Procedures
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of safeguarding, mental capacity, deprivation of liberty/liberty protection safeguards policies, procedures and strategies.
  • Work in partnership with professionals and other agencies to implement recommendations and share information to promote vulnerable adult wellbeing and safeguarding them from harm.
  • Co-ordinate and ensure that procedures are distributed, understood and implemented by alerting professionals of any changes made in the light of new local or national developments and policies.

Audit, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • To assist with the audit, monitoring and evaluation of Safeguarding Adults systems and services in order to improve the quality and clinical effectiveness of care for adults at risk and their families.
  • Advise the Clinical Governance Committee on the implementation of effective systems of audit in order to monitor the agreed local safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Work with other professionals to arrange, develop and co-ordinate systems of audit in order to monitor the agreed local policies and procedures.
  • Work with Human Resources when required concerning safe recruitment and allegations management.
  • Assist with the collection of data in Serious Case Reviews.
  • Disseminate the learning from Serious Case Reviews and assist in the implementation of Serious Case Review recommendations for health.

To undertake other duties commensurate with this grade of post in agreement with the relevant line manager.

To minimise the Trusts environmental impact wherever possible, including recycling, switching off lights, computers, monitors and equipment when not in use. Helping to reduce paper waste by minimising printing/copying and reducing water usage, reporting faults and heating/cooling concerns promptly and minimising travel. Where the role includes the ordering and use of supplies or equipment the post holder will consider the environmental impact of purchases.

Management and Leadership Responsibilities
  • Have an understanding of the national perspective and future strategy for the NHS and related areas of health to ensure that staff in your team/s are fully aware of the implications and can contribute effectively to service improvement.
  • Develop and empower all members of your team to perform to high standards and innovate.
  • Ensure supportive staff management arrangements are in place and carry out Personal Development Reviews for direct reports. Ensure all staff in your team/s have annual Personal Development Reviews resulting in specific objectives and effective personal development plans in line with the Knowledge and Skills Outline Framework.
  • Develop staff knowledge and skills to promote equality and diversity and address inequalities both in employment and service delivery. Ensure specific equality objective are included in Personal Development Reviews.
  • Develop a culture that ensure that the standards of Improving Working Lives and Investors in People are achieved and maintained for all staff and that staffs perception about their working lives are measured and improvements made.
  • Responsible for undertaking appraisal of identified staff, including identifying the learning and development needs of individuals in line with the Knowledge and Skills Outline Framework.

  • Responsible for leading in training and development of identified staff.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Registered nurse with current NMC registration
    • Evidence of recent post basic training and on-going personal development
    • Teaching qualification or relevant experience
    • Evidence of on-going training and relevant courses in safeguarding


    Experience

    Essential

    • Extensive experience of managing a complex caseload.


    Experience

    Essential

    • Extensive experience of managing a complex caseload.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT

    Address

    Priestley Wharf

    3 Priestley Wharf

    Birmingham

    B7 4BN

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    820-6184712-COR

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