Band 7 Safeguarding Children Liaison Nurse
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Are you passionate about safeguarding children and young people? Do you often think that we should look at families as a whole and acknowledge that safeguarding children includes looking at support for the wider family? Are you interested in developing your skills, knowledge, and experience in delivering safeguarding children assurance at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT)?
Our safeguarding team is seeking to recruit to a Safeguarding Children Liaison Nurse, who will also support the Child Death Review process.
As a Safeguarding Children Liaison Nurse, you will be required provide specialist safeguarding advice to our frontline staff and managers, deliver safeguarding supervision and to work in partnership to ensure children and young people are safe and protected.
You will need to have experience of working with children in need or who are subject to child protection plans and experience of partnership working. You will also be required at times to deputise for the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children, which provides an opportunity to increase your strategic reach and influence.
If you would to discuss further, please do reach out to us for an informal discussion as per contact details below.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will provide specialist support to BHRUT staff working with vulnerable children and young people. This will include cases of actual or suspected child abuse.
The post holder will work closely with all levels of staff in partner agencies, in order to continue to develop a seamless service for local families and children within the local health economy.
Directly supervise, support and advise staff of all levels across our two hospital sites, by the provision of specialist knowledge and advice in relation to the safeguarding of children.
The post holder will support the Named Nurses with the ongoing development of clinical practice, research and standards of care within the safeguarding, including the development of policies, protocols and guidelines and contribute to service developments in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues.
The post holder will actively undertake clinical audits and monitor and collect statistical data in relation to families of high concern and those subject to child protection plans.
The post holder will support the Lead Nurse for Child Death, which may include chairing Joint Agency Review (JAR) meetings or supporting staff following a child death.
Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.
Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.
As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.
We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.
We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre; Radiotherapy Centre; Hyper Acute Stroke Unit; and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.
For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.
Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.
All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.
Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Stefan Heins, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5933. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details below.
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