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Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Children

Employer
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Slough
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum including HCAS, Annex 21
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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We have an exciting opportunity, as a Band 7, to join the safeguarding children's team based at Wexham Park Hospital.

If you are looking for a new challenge and chance to develop specialist safeguarding practice in a fully supportive setting this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated, registered nurse, midwife, or allied health professional to join the team - paediatric nurse registration is not essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide expert advice, support, supervision and training to staff within Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) on matters relating to safeguarding children.
  • In collaboration with the Named Nurse for Safeguarding, support FHFT to discharge its statutory responsibilities in ensuring that systems and processes are in place that advice and support the practice of safeguarding children in line with statutory, localand national guidance.
  • The post holder will promote high quality safeguarding practice across FHFT and improve clinical standards, performance and outcomes for children at risk of harm within FHFT.
  • The post holder will contribute to developing, monitoring and maintain robust children safeguarding arrangements and data collection to support internal and external contractual arrangements.
  • Promote good professional practice in safeguarding children by providing a source of advice, support, challenge and expertise for FHFT staff.
  • To work with children and their families to support them in their understanding of the safeguarding procedures.
  • To contribute to an ethos in which professional curiosity, reflective practice and self questioning are accepted and actively promoted


About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities
  • To identify any practice areas of systems that may place children at risk of harm. To work with relevant professionals to reduce the level of risk and inform and support the Named Nurse in the management of any identified risks.
  • To support and advise all professionals within the Trust regarding safeguarding matters, in conjunction with other Named and Designated Professionals.
  • To assist the Named Nurse for Safeguarding in developing and implementing the safeguarding children strategy.
  • To assist with the arrangements and attendance of key hospital health professionals at relevant meetings, e.g. strategy/discharge planning meeting/Child Death Review meeting in a timely manner.
  • To provide effective advice and support in promoting evidence-based practice in safeguarding work to frontline staff working with children and young people.
  • To assist the Named Nurse for Safeguarding in completing safeguarding children reviews, individual management reviews, domestic homicide reviews and any other reviews as required.
  • To assist with the cascade of updated procedures and protocols in response to national or local recommendations, policies and developments.
  • To deputise for the Named Nurse for Safeguarding as required.
  • To attend, when requested, Trust incident review meetings, to support the Named Nurse in safeguarding in constructing chronologies and timelines in support of Safeguarding Partnership Boards serious child reviews.
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken when clinical risks are identified by self or a team member and that the escalation process is followed appropriately.
  • To provide clinical leadership and professional support to FHFT staff and team members.
  • Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff records and information.
  • Identify performance management issues in relation to practice, work with and support the Named Nurse to address these.
  • Support and advise FHFT staff in their responsibilities about safeguarding documentation and record keeping.
  • To assist the Named Nurse in the production of the Safeguarding Annual Report/quarterly reports and the collection of data in relation to requests by the wider Trust or partner agencies (Clinical Commissioning Group, Local Authority etc.).
  • To assist with the maintenance of relevant safeguarding databases.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse/ Midwife band 6
  • Degree level study or professional development
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Level 3 training in Safeguarding children


Desirable

  • Masters Degree or equivalent
  • Leadership and Management course
  • Experience in mental health nursing


Experience

Essential

  • Experience in working across organisational boundaries
  • Experience devising and delivering training to groups of staff


Desirable

  • Participated in research and audit
  • Change management


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent IT skills


Desirable

  • Experience of writing policies and procedures


Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham Street

Slough

SL2 4HL

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