Lakeside Healthcare Group
The closing date is 23 January 2022
At Lakeside Healthcare we are looking to recruit a fulltime Safeguarding Nurse to come and join our busy safeguarding team based at Forest Gate Medical Centre in Corby.
At Lakeside Healthcare we work in partnership with countywide professionals to ensure that safeguarding adults and children is high on the agenda. We require staff who share a passion for ensuring adults and children within our geographical area, are supported and given the opportunity to achieve in life. If you are returning to practice or are currently working in a similar role we are interested in speaking to you.
What we offer you
Generous holidays (additional long service entitlements)
NHS pension and continuous service entitlements
NHS Discounts (Blue light card)
Great team environment
Main duties of the job
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated Nurse, have knowledge and experience of safeguarding practices and be flexible and able to work competently under pressure within the busy GP practice environment.
We require you to have excellent communication, planning, organisational and prioritisation skills and the ability to work well as a member of an increasingly busy and demanding team. Previous Safeguarding Nurse experience of working in primary care or within an organisation delivering care to vulnerable children and adults will be of value.
We are now using the innovative Doctrin system in our practices so ideally it would be great if you have had knowledge of this however full training will be provided.
Lakeside Healthcare is a new type of NHS general practice which builds upon and celebrates all that is great about traditional primary care services. We are local surgeries run by doctors, nurses and associated staff who know their patients and care deeply about the quality of health provided in their communities. We build upon this by investing in people, facilities and equipment to provide services that are more accessible, more convenient and more diverse within the local community. We work for our patients.
We are also one of the first practices in the country to successfully implement the digital platform Doctrin. This enables patients' a digital entry through to the surgery, in line with the national drive for additional access. With specific training you will consult with patients through a chat, video or media platform, allowing for a more efficient way of providing care for our patients.
The Safeguarding team covers GP surgeries within the Lakeside Healthcare Group and the 4 PCNs across the county and the ability to travel between sites is essential.
To carry out the role and responsibilities of a Safeguarding Nurse for the Lakeside Healthcare Group (LHG) Safeguarding Team and on behalf of the Primary Care Network Practices
The Safeguarding Nurse will work as a dynamic member of the safeguarding team to ensure a high quality safeguarding service is delivered to all Lakeside Healthcare Group (LHG) staff, patients and across the Primary Care Network (PCN) Practices. The individual Safeguarding Nurse will lead Multi-disciplinary meetings (MDTs) across the LHG and for PCN practices, planning and assessing appropriate care for all children and families. They will work alongside safeguarding partners within Northamptonshire, Cambridge and Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Rutland to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and adults. This will include providing advice, support and relevant information to a multitude of professionals, enabling the safeguarding team to assess the most appropriate plan of action for each individual case reviewed. The Safeguarding Nurse will deputise for the Head of Safeguarding, when required, to ensure the safeguarding team continue to deliver all the key objectives, statutory functions and CQC requirements in respect of LHG and PCN practices. The safeguarding Nurse will be responsible for supporting all Doctors and Nurses to complete their statutory duty within the safeguarding arena. The safeguarding Nurse will develop and maintain effective working relationships with all colleagues.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Through liaison, research and dialogue identify and collate relevant health information to add to multi-disciplinary risk assessment discussions and Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings (MDT’s). Evaluate and Analyse health information in the MDT process, working in partnership with other professionals to identify a clear plan for each individual child and family.
Under supervision of the Head of Safeguarding, support the safeguarding care co-ordinators to provide timely and accurate case conference reports and health safeguarding reports within the required timescales. Ensure that relevant and proportionate medical information is shared within the required timescales to form part of the child protection multi-agency case conference process. Attend Initial Child Protection and Review Child Protection Case conferences on behalf of the LHG and PCN practices as required.
Attend key meetings as required, such as the practice Multi- Disciplinary Team Meetings (MDT’s). Risk assess the needs of the child and family , discuss highly complex safeguarding information, ensuring a sound rational and plan of action for all cases discussed is recorded within SystmOne.
Use appropriate risk assessment tools and processes to ensure that concise and timely information is used within the assessment for each child and family.
Collate accurate records of all multi-agency telephone discussions, strategy discussions and face to face discussions within the patient GP SystmOne clinical record.
Provide support and guidance to all LHG and PCN practice staff. With support of the Head of Safeguarding and allocated Safeguarding GP’s, communicate complex and sensitive information to a variety of professionals to ensure consistent advice is provided to professionals on best practice in safeguarding children and adults.
Contribute to the development of Safeguarding Children and Adult policies and guidance within LHG.
Ensure patient records are maintained by the team, complying and adhering to the practice record keeping systems (policy) within LHG. Offer concise and constructive feedback to all members of the Safeguarding team to ensure accurate and timely records are available to all staff within LHG and PCN Practices.
Act as an advocate for children and young people, raising awareness of their needs and actively promoting the philosophy that the interests of children are paramount.
Liaise with Social Workers to obtain informed and written consent prior to any information being shared with professionals outside of LHG, unless this meets the requirements within LHG or Partnership safeguarding Children’s and Adults policies.
Support the Safeguarding Care Co-ordinators to ensure all reports and requests for health information are provided in a timely and professional manor. Ensuring these are updated and allocated to all members of the safeguarding team
Contribute to the collection of data for safeguarding metrics that accurately reflects the safeguarding team activity and support with monthly and annual safeguarding reports for LHG.
Participate in audit activity as required within the safeguarding team in relation to both Adult and Child data for LHG and PCN practices.
Promote appropriate and effective communication with all health professionals and multi-agency staff. Challenge decisions when appropriate and escalate concerns through the required channels for patients of LHG and PCN practices.
Manage and maintain the safeguarding information database, to ensure cases are reviewed in line with agreed timescales.
Provide support and guidance to the Safeguarding Care Co-ordinators in relation to any safeguarding concerns.
Contribute to the delivery of safeguarding information and ongoing L2 and L3 safeguarding training for LHG staff and PCN practices.
Ensure that practice standards meet the RCGP guidance and NMC code.
Ensure yearly individual revalidation and registration in line with the NMC.
The Safeguarding Nurse must have the ability to travel to and from work within a variety of GP surgeries covered by LHG and PCN practices.
Receive supervision from the Head of Safeguarding on a regular planned basis – in recognition to the potential impact of working in safeguarding on self and others. Seek support and help where necessary.
Attend monthly 1-1 meetings with the Head of Safeguarding to develop clear actions plans of individual work and progress within the team.
Participate in annual appraisals, coinciding with the NMC requirements of revalidation and re-registration.
Work with the Head of Safeguarding to develop an individualised education plan to enhance knowledge and progression within the safeguarding team.
Attend countywide training sessions as required or as identified within the individualised educational plan.
To be responsible for the self-development of skills and knowledge linked to safeguarding processes within all areas covered by LHG and PCN practices.
Duties may be varied from time to time under the direction of the LHG Medical Director, Lead Group Nurse and Hub Manager, dependent on current and evolving practice workload and staffing levels.
Please note; As a CQC regulated provider of healthcare, from 1 April 2022 we will be required to ensure that all of our workforce have had both first and second COVID-19 vaccinations (unless you can provide an exemption status certificate or similar). Therefore, if successful at interview, you will be asked to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to commencing with us.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Lakeside Healthcare Group
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10 January 2022
£40,436.90 a year