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Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults and MCA Lead

Employer
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
trust wide
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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We are looking for an experienced, dynamic practitioner passionate about safeguarding adults and the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Liberty Protection Safeguards who has strong leadership skills or feels ready to be taking the next step in their career progression. This role will be to undertake the daily operational management of the team (adult), undertake statutory duties as a Named Nurse, act as a role model of exemplary practice to team members and deputise when required for the Deputy Head of Service. This role will provide expert advice and support across the Trust, ensuring that patients coming into the Trust have their human rights protected. You will be based at QEQM hospital but expected to work on all Trust sites.

We are an all age Safeguarding team with varied and complex workstreams. We also support a team of HIDVAs , a homeless pilot pathway and our learning disability and mental health nurse. We work Trust wide to support our frontline colleagues with safeguarding through a combination of a duty system and being on site.

Main duties of the job

Day to day operational management of the adult part of the team, including health roster, annual leave, sickness, recruitment, team members 121s and appraisals. Being part of the leadership structure for the All Age service, support both new and existing staff to gain/develop safeguarding knowledge, skills and expertise around the Care Act, MCA and DoLS . Work as a Safeguarding Adult practitioner undertaking duty, training, supervision, best interest meetings, report writing. Undertake Safeguarding Adult Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews, support S42 enquiries and investigations. Provide leadership of the MCA systems and processes and supporting opinions on complex cases, undertaking mental capacity assessment and supporting best interest decision making.Oversee the development and ongoing quality assurance/audit of systems for storing information, up to date handover of patients and monitor MCA/DoLS/LPS activity across the Trust. Undertaking audits and other assurance activity

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification

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  • RN Adult , MH or LD , or AHP (SLT, PT or OT) or Social Worker or RN Child with adult or MCA focussed experience


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  • Relevant Degree Level qualification


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  • evidence of post registration study


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  • 2 years (FT equivalent) working at Band 7 or above


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  • experience of managing a team


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  • Experience of designing and delivering safeguarding training


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  • training qualification


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  • expertise in the Care Act, MCA and DoLS


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  • experience of safeguarding and/or MCA in the acute setting
  • Best Interest Assessor


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  • experience of managing change and quality improvement


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  • evidence of expert clinical skills


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  • evidence of negotiation and influencing skills


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  • evidence of staff development and support


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  • leadership and management qualification


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  • evidence of facilitation skills


Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital

Ramsgate Rd Margate

trust wide

CT9 4AN

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344-1694COR

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