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Bank Safeguarding Specialist Nurse

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£23.59 an hour per hour
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Part Time
Bedfordshire Hospitals are excited to share an opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-directed Specialist Safeguarding Nurse to join the acute specialist team within the Trust.

This role enables the successful candidate to develop their clinical expertise relating to safeguarding children and young people. You will gain experience within the role by covering all of our 2 sites.

As part of the day to day role we will triage referrals for vulnerable adults and children under 18, liaise and information share with external agencies, e.g. health visitors, school nurses, social workers, integrated gang unit workers, social workers and Domestic Abuse services, ensuring their safety and wellbeing . You will deliver safeguarding training to staff as well as provide safeguarding supervision You will advocate for adults and children in a variety of safeguarding meetings and work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

We are fortunate to work with in a large integrated safeguarding team. The team consists of Named Nurses for Children and Adults, a Consultant Nurse, Named Midwifes, Named Doctor, Safeguarding midwives, Safeguarding nurses for both children and adults, a Domestic abuse specialists, Dementia alongside learning disability staff and administrators.

Main duties of the job

  • As a clinical expert, to lead the operational delivery & support the strategic delivery of safeguarding practice across the Trust in accordance with national, regional and local legislation, policies and recommendations, ensuring that holistic care is provided to children and their families by a well trained and proactive workforce, ensuring that the Trust Safeguarding vision is achieved
  • To provide visible, effective leadership and expertise across the Trust, working closely with the clinical staff and external agencies to ensure children & unborns are safeguarded.
  • To support the Head of Safeguarding and Named Nurses/ Midwifes, to ensure the implementation of current safeguarding legislation and guidelines for adults, children and young people across the Trust.
  • To work in partnership with a wide range of agencies to achieve the highest standards of care.
  • To undertake research and audit in relation to safeguarding adults, children and young people in order to gain new information and to inform future practice.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics. You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology.

Our Values

We not only recruit based on qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. We achieve this by using values based recruitment. We are dedicated to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone, we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and creating a culture that values differences.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering first 6 months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required. Please review all documents attached to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job specification.

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Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road



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