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Band 8a Named Nurse for Children and young people Children in Care

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Solihull
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Reporting to the Director of Safeguarding and Vulnerabilities the post holder will provide strategic and operational leadership across the Trust to assist UHB NHS Trust to fulfil their contracted responsibilities as stated in the statutory guidance.

They will lead the operationalisation and delivery of statutory guidance for children and young people in care. The post holder will focus on partnership working staff training and education which will impact on patient quality and experience outcomes, user and carer involvement and will be set in the context of the predicated growth and demand for children in care services.

-An operational role to take a lead on the statutory health assessment process, developing effective partnerships with the local authority and other lead agencies.

-To ensure children and young people in local authority care are provided with services that meet their diverse and specialized needs.

-Named Nurse and Team Leader responsibilities for Children in Care Service at UHB.

-Management responsibility for the nursing team and administrators for the CYPLA Team.

-Providing effective leadership in setting, monitoring, and evaluating agreed standards of practice, new developments and delivery compliant with contractual requirements, local and national legislation.

-To provide assurance to the compliance with statutory requirements for CYPLA.

Main duties of the job

- Named lead professional for complex needs children/young people and submit detailed

reports on their presentation

- Advocate for client group on an individual and, when required inform strategic partners.

- Complete new into care health assessments on behalf of the designated doctor (when the child/ young person refuses to see a doctor) and ensure health needs are identified and appropriate health planning made.

- Maintain effective working relationships with adoption and fostering services.

- Ability to analyse highly complex information in order to develop, plan and deliver services which meet the requirements of service users, partner agencies and health service providers.

- Responsible to UHB and BSOL on issues of planning, strategy and the audit of quality standards in relation to the health services for CYPLA and provide expert advice on health needs of CYPLA

- Responsible for providing a detailed overview of the service monthly, quarterly and annual reports of service delivery for CYPLA by UHB.

- Participate with relevant multi-agency local projects

- Attend strategic meetings to discuss CYPLA, for example, Leaving care and transition, corporate parenting, UHB safeguarding operational group etc.

- Lead in the development and implementation of nurse-led care and interventions

- Act as a resource for professionals/ carers to support their role promoting the health and well being

- Communicate with external local authorities and health

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • * Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area.
  • * Educated to Degree level in relevant subject, specialised course or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area.
  • * Effective First Level Registration (RSCN or RN, RNLD RGN or Part 3 as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse).
  • * Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development.


Desirable

  • * Management & leadership qualification
  • * ENB 998 or City& Guilds 730 or SLAIP


Experience

Essential

  • * Extensive knowledge of specialism, acquired through Masters level training or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience
  • * Experience managing a team and caseload
  • * Community experience
  • * Experience of coordinating a service and developing policies for the service
  • * Significant skills/experience working within the field of Child Protection/safeguarding children role
  • * Experience of working with children/ young people Looked after or relevant management experience
  • * Experience of researching best practice (globally, private and public sector), interpreting its relevance and processes/ practices which could be implemented successfully to achieve system reform (advising on policy implementation).
  • * Knowledge and expertise to lead change management for service development
  • * Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of equality of opportunity and diversity.
  • * Demonstrate experience of evidence based interventions through health assessment & planning, health promotion and referral as appropriate
  • Maintain a sound understanding of current legislative frameworks and the wider policy context appropriate to Looked after Children


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • * Must have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy nationally and locally and appreciate the implications of this on engagement.
  • * Extensive knowledge of children's rights / legislation and application to Commissioning.
  • * Extensive knowledge of supervision theories, models and their application.
  • * Should have an appreciation of the relationship between the Department of Health, the Area Teams, NHS England and individual provider and commissioning organisations.
  • * Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of equality of opportunity and diversity.
  • * Advanced IT skills
  • * Ability to produce factual and accurate reports and store on electronic and written documentation systems as per trust policies
  • * Conform to data protection policy and procedures
  • * Analysis of highly complex information from audit and reports in order to develop, action plan and deliver services which meet the requirements of service users, partner agencies and health service providers.
  • * Ability to deal with and manage or support colleagues with potential traumatic or emotional situations including abuse/ exploitation/ challenging behaviour/ information of a sensitive or distressing nature or child injury/death.
  • * Able to engage hard to reach groups with skilful communication techniques, empathy and persistence even when there may be some challenging behaviour exhibited
  • * Negotiating with others about difficult decision making
  • * Dealing with the emotional impact on staff with report writing and supervision
  • * Working to tight externally imposed deadlines of work
  • * Working with and influencing staff across a range of agencies with different cultures and approaches
  • * Through audit identify potentially unfavourable issues that will need to be communicated and addressed with colleagues
  • * Ability to deal with verbal aggression/ challenging or distressed behaviour lice body fluids.
  • * Needs to have a thorough understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems.
  • * Must be able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups
  • * Negotiate on difficult and controversial issues including performance and change
  • * Demonstrate good leadership skills and the ability to motivate staff
  • * Able to communicate with carers/parents/ children and young people including those of various age range, disability or with language barriers
  • * Ability to manage conflict and reach resolution
  • * Ability to produce factual and accurate reports and store on electronic and written documentation systems as per trust policies
  • * Analysis of highly complex information from audit and reports in order to develop, action plan and deliver services which meet the requirements of service users, partner agencies and health service providers.
  • * Through audit identify potentially unfavourable issues that will need to be communicated and addressed with colleagues
  • * Able to engage hard to reach groups with skilful communication techniques, empathy and persistence even when there may be some challenging behaviour exhibited
  • * Ability to communicate/liaise effectively with professionals in all relevant agencies provider and strategic levels and demonstrate effective leadership skills.
  • * Complete detailed and factual reports pertinent to the caseload for care planning/ complex needs care planning to inform commissioning and local health authority providers of needs and presentation
  • * Ensure that policy and legislative developments are translated into appropriate local policies and procedures from both inter-agency and in respect of the health community
  • * Promote close effective working relationships with other agencies, corporate parenting, safeguarding and commissioning partners.
  • * Interpret audit to inform improve service delivery and direction
  • * Interpret performance to shape service strategy and optimise performance
  • * Ability to manage the Looked after Childrens budget and implement National charging tariffs for health assessments
  • Needs to have a thorough understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems.
  • * Intense concentration during writing detailed reports/reading documents/staff supervision/.
  • * Client centred work ,training sessions and driving
  • * Frequent interruptions causing the post holder to change activities
  • * Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands.
  • * Strategic thinking- ability to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise
  • * Ability to assimilate and analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options at strategic or individual caseload level.
  • * Able to give clear advice to other health professionals or multi agency colleagues following analysis of often complex facts and situations
  • * Able to makes decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action.
  • * Ability to plan and prioritise own/team workload and manage time effectively
  • * Ability to demonstrate a range of management skills in relation to staff and resources
  • * Ability to provide reports to Solihull CCG, HEFT and Corporate parenting board on the service performance delivery for Looked after Children.
  • * Able to lead as a health professional for highly complex cases /reporting and strategically negotiating specialised care packages
  • * Ability to take responsibility and lead for Clinical Governance/Effectiveness and audit within the service
  • * Ability to deal with and manage or support colleagues with potential traumatic or emotional situations including abuse/ exploitation/ challenging behaviour/ information of a sensitive or distressing nature or child injury/death.
  • * Negotiating with others about difficult decision making
  • * Dealing with the emotional impact on staff with report writing and supervision
  • * Working to tight externally imposed deadlines of work
  • * Working with and influencing staff across a range of agencies with different cultures and approaches
  • * Checking detailed documents
  • * Writing standards and/or guidelines
  • * Frequent lone working. Some after school work
  • * Community environment- animals and unpredictable environment
  • * Frequent driving for extended periods
  • * Frequent use of VDU
  • Advanced IT skills


Desirable

  • * Evidence of experience and understanding of quality measurement processes, CQUIN and CQC.
  • * Extensive knowledge of national Looked after Children policy.


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Solihull Community Nursing

Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Road

Solihull

West Midlands

B90 4BN

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304-53727DH

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