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Safeguarding Nurse

Employer
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sunderland
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a team player with excellent interpersonal communication skills looking to develop your skills within safeguarding? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse to take on the role as Safeguarding Nurse (Band 6) working within our established Safeguarding Team. The postholder will work 37.5 hours per week, over 5 days Monday to Friday, within the Safeguarding Adults Team.

This is a varied & rewarding role for motivated and hard-working individuals who can demonstrate passion and commitment to safeguarding. You will assist the Named Nurse Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Adult Advisors to deliver proactive safeguarding services, contributing to the operational and strategic development of safeguarding adults across the organisation, ensuring that all adults at risk of harm are effectively safeguarded. The role encompasses promoting a positive culture of safeguarding to ensure it is part of everyday practice.

To succeed you will need to be flexible and assertive & be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of safeguarding issues within a busy acute hospital, community setting & the wider health economy.

You will be required to work across all sites & work closely with the Safeguarding Childrens Advisors to promote a culture of Think family.If you feel that you have the necessary skills & competencies outlined in the job description & wish to discuss the role further, please contact Tracy Dawson on 0191 5410555 emailtracy.dawson@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

This post holder will be required to work across all Trust sites and partner agency sites, including Sunderland Royal Hospital, South Tyneside District Hospital, and office base at Durham Road Childrens Centre.

As a Safeguarding Nurse at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT) you will:
  • Hold a supportive role in promoting good professional safeguarding practice within the Safeguarding Team at STSFT.
  • Be a highly visible Safeguarding Nurse and support the Safeguarding Adult Advisor and Named Nurse Safeguarding Adults (and wider safeguarding team across STSFT) in providing advice and support regarding safeguarding within the Trust.
  • Support the delivery of training and supervision.
  • Support the Safeguarding Advisors in ensuring all staff have access to safeguarding training and supervision appropriate to their role, enabling the organisation to fulfil its statutory responsibilities for training.
  • Support the Safeguarding Advisor / Named Nurses and other members of the team with statutory, voluntary, and healthcare agencies groups such as CARM, MARAC, MATAC, MAPPA, PREVENT and MSET.
  • Support with collection and collating of safeguarding audit data.
  • Participate in regular audits to ensure assurance can be given that care delivery from a safeguarding perspective adheres to STSFT policies and procedures as well as national legislation and statutory guidance.


About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Hold a supportive role in promoting good professional safeguarding practice within the Safeguarding Team at STSFT.
  • To be a highly visible Safeguarding Nurse and support the Safeguarding Advisor and Named Nurse Safeguarding Adults (and wider safeguarding team across STSFT) in providing advice and support regarding safeguarding within the Trust.
  • To support the Safeguarding Advisor in ensuring all staff have access to safeguarding training and supervision appropriate to their role, enabling the organisation to fulfil its statutory responsibilities for training.
  • Support with collection and collating of audit data.
  • To support and facilitate in the delivery of safeguarding group supervision for staff.
  • Support the Safeguarding Advisor / Named Nurses and other members of the team with statutory, voluntary, and healthcare agencies groups such as MARAC, MATAC, MAPPA, PREVENT and MSET.
  • Support the MCA/DoLS Advisor with Mental Capacity Assessment (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) advice and support to STSFT staff.

To comply with the trusts vision, values and behavioural compact.

PLEASE SEE JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Person Specification

Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Thorough understanding of contemporary issues appropriate to the post
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development
  • Knowledge of current professional and Clinical Governance issues
  • Knowledge of and participation in research and/or clinical audit
  • Evidence of being up to date with current issues and research in specialist area
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of Legislation and National
  • Guidelines that drives safeguarding adult policy and practice
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required
  • Able to work without supervision
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft office packages
  • Knowledge and experience of handling complex relationships and interpersonal dynamics
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Time management skills


Desirable

  • Research skills
  • Counselling and appraisal skills


Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC registration (Level 1 adult nurse, children, mental health, Learning Disability)
  • Degree in nursing studies or healthcare related subject or evidence of currently working towards this (UK equivalent).
  • Evidence of further study in safeguarding adults
  • Mentor certificate/Practice Assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience.


Desirable

  • Management and leadership training
  • Safeguarding supervision course


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post registration experience including participation in adult safeguarding procedures
  • Evidence of practice development
  • Experience of change management
  • Evidence of innovation in practice


Desirable

  • Demonstrable experience of working within a safeguarding role or transferable experience within the acute / community setting
  • Participated in safeguarding supervision


Physical Skills

Essential

  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role


Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Durham Road Children's Centre

Durham Road

Sunderland

SR3 4AF

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