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Named Nurse Child Protection

Employer
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashington
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity for a full-time band 8a Named Nurse Child Protection for Northumberland Safeguarding Children Team.

We are looking for individuals who already have expert knowledge and experience in relation to safeguarding children and have the skills to have management oversight of a local Safeguarding Team as well as the wider Safeguarding Children HDFT Team. The Named Nurse will support the Deputy Head of Safeguarding children and the Head of Safeguarding Children to fulfil HDFT responsibilities in order to protect children, staff and the public which is set out in the DOH Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 document. The Named Nurse will be pivotal in ensuring HDFT meets our quality and governance requirements for CQC and Joint Targeted area inspections.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for individuals who already have expert knowledge and experience in relation to safeguarding children and have the skills to have management oversight of a local Safeguarding Team as well as the wider Safeguarding Children HDFT Team.

Establish effective working relationships and networks with all professionals and agencies contributing to safeguarding of children and young people.

Using good levels of knowledge of child development, the law and good knowledge about risks identify when there is a need to professionally challenge a decision.

To support the Safeguarding Children's Team in the delivery of safeguarding children training

Provide advice and support to partner agencies, health visitors, school nurses and 0-25 managers.

Provide advice to Health Professionals and Professionals in other agencies about health needs and signpost to the appropriate health provider, referring to Senior members of the Safeguarding Children team as appropriate.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide outstanding care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.


Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description

The footprint covers:

North Yorkshire, Stockton, Middleborough, Darlington, Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, Northumberland and Wakefield.

The large footprint is highly conducive to career development.

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Current NMC Registration
  • Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse or Degree level nurse with experience as a Specialist Nurse Child Protection or evidence of having experience as a Safeguarding Lead at band 7 or above
  • Qualification at Masters level or evidence of equivalent Safeguarding experience/Knowledge
  • Experience at a managerial level.
  • Experience in developing needs led services for vulnerable children and their families


Desirable

  • Experience at completing Child safeguarding Practice reviews
  • Evidence of Deputising for 8b or above
  • Experience of working at a Strategic level


Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Ashington Children's Centre

Alexandra rd

Ashington

NE63 9EF

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