Named Nurse Safeguarding
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
This job is now closed
Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust is a center of excellence in specialist healthcare for women, children, and their families in the West Midlands.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse with significant safeguarding experience related to children and young adults to be part of the integrated safeguarding team at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.
Leading the safeguarding team at Birmingham Childrens Hospital, the post holder will be responsible for providing visible leadership, knowledge, expertise and supervision in relation to safeguarding children and young adults. The post holder will provide core specialist child and young adult safeguarding advice to staff and will lead on areas of expertise and development across Birmingham Childrens Hospital and the 0-25 Mental Services - Forward Thinking Birmingham.
The successful candidate will be required to work with multi-professional colleagues from across the Trust and external partner organisations, including primary care, the Local Authority and other partner agencies.
Experience of leading change utilising continuous improvement methodologies and influencing practice, as well as working in multi-professional teams and across organisational boundaries is essential, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will undertake the statutory role as Named Nurse for Safeguarding at Birmingham Childrens Hospital in accordance with the role and competencies outlined within 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (2018) and RCPCH Intercollegiate (2019) guidance. The post holder will provide expert advice, support, training, and safeguarding supervision to health care staff across the organisation.
The post holder will ensure the key functions of the Named Nurse for Safeguarding are undertaken for the Trust through:
- Effective leadership
- The setting, monitoring and maintenance of robust safeguarding arrangements and training programmes
- Collaborative multi-agency working
- Contributing to safeguarding governance
The post holder will be supported by the Head of Safeguarding and work alongside the Named Midwife for Safeguarding as part of our integrated safeguarding team, in ensuring the organisation meets its statutory safeguarding responsibilities.
This is a full-time post of 37.5 hrs./week unfortunately we are unable to consider less hours
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.
Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.
Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.
Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.
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