Forensic Nurse Examiner
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
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Are you an exceptional, qualified, experienced, trauma informed nurse looking for a new challenge?
The Bridge Adult and Paediatric Centre of Excellence SARC are expanding their team and we are looking to recruit a passionate and motivated individual to join us as a Forensic Nurse Examiner. We have a number of vacancies and the shift pattern will include weekdays, weekends and some on call nights. You will be joining a successful trauma informed multi-disciplinary team who provide 24hr a day care for anyone who has experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives for populations across Avon, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. If you want to know more about joining a team who are committed to providing compassionate person-centred care please contact the Bridge on the details below.
Additional working pattern details: This role will involve week day, weekend day and on call nights on a rota basis
Main duties of the job
- The post holder alongside crisis workers will be the first point of contact for anyone seeking advice following a sexual assault.
- The post holder will work alongside the crisis workers and paediatric rota staff to support anyone who has experienced rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse through the complexities of the criminal justice process and facilitate access to other healthcare services.
- The post holder will help provide crisis support to anyone attending the SARC.
- To ensure all actions undertaken are consistent with service users wishes and with the service users consent.
- The post holder will be expected to learn how to take a full and relevant health, social, psychological and forensic history and conduct appropriate physical health, mental health and social risk assessments for anyone attending the SARC.
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.
For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.
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