Manual Handling and Ergonomics Trainer

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Manual Handling and Ergonomics Trainer

Department: Staff Health & Wellbeing

Band 6 £35,392 - £42,618 Per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

Are you ready to embark on an incredible career opportunity at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH)? Are you looking to take the next step and develop your skills? Are you passionate about delivering high-quality Manual Handling training in line with the NHS Skills Framework and legislative requirements? If so, this role is perfect for you!

The Manual Handling and Ergonomics Trainer plays a crucial role in promoting the safety, occupational health and wellbeing in MKUH. They are responsible for leading manual handling training initiatives, ensuring colleagues are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform manual handling tasks safely and effectively. The Manual Handling and Ergonomics Trainer delivers engaging and informative training, bespoke sessions, conducts training needs analysis, and provides ongoing support to staff to minimise the risk of injuries related to manual handling of patients and loads.

MKUH are seeking to recruit a dedicated Manual Handling and Ergonomics Trainer, to support the Manual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor with the co-ordination, provision and delivery of an effective high quality Manual Handling training service ensuring compliance with the relevant current best practice standards and legislation.

Interview date: 17th July 2024

Main duties of the job

The role requires an enthusiastic, confident trainer with a sound knowledge of patient handling practices and equipment to ensure that MKUH meets its statutory and legal obligation with regards to manual handling practice.

The Manual Handling and Ergonomics Trainer works in the Staff Health & Wellbeing department and oversees and ensures Trust regulatory and good practice compliance so far as is reasonably practicable.

The Manual Handling and Ergonomics Trainer plays a crucial role in promoting the safety, occupational health and wellbeing in MKUH. They are responsible for leading manual handling training initiatives, ensuring colleagues are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform manual handling tasks safely and effectively. The Manual Handling and Ergonomics Trainer delivers engaging and informative training, bespoke sessions, conducts training needs analysis, and provides ongoing support to staff to minimise the risk of injuries related to manual handling of patients and loads.

About us

'Administrative and Clerical colleagues experience a highly compassionate and inclusive work environment at MKUH, scoring 7.56 out of 10' (NHS Staff Survey 2023)

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

430-CORP1393A

Job locations

Manual Handling (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Job description

Job responsibilities

Objectives of the role

The post holder will act as the Trusts competent person with regard to manual, people handling and ergonomics training. You will as appropriate support and deputies for the Trusts Manual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor assisting them to ensure the Trust meets its legal duties in relation to manual handing and ergonomics systems and process through delivery of manual handling and display screen equipment training, policies and procedures.

The post holder will be responsible for conducting all training activities related to manual handling, ensuring employees are compliant with statutory/mandatory requirements and that adequate training needs analysis, they will be responsible for the development and implementation of bespoke training solutions and oversee the take-up by staff where mandated for their role.

The post holder is responsible for gathering information and feeding back to the Trust Manual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor and Head of Staff Health & Wellbeing to ensure that policies and procedures evolve and are relevant/appropriate.

To be the Trusts recognised competent person on matters relating to manual handling and ergonomics (clinical and non-clinical) training, demonstrating a working knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, subject knowledge and professional issues pertinent to the role of working within the limits of own competence.

To assist and deputise (as appropriate) for the TrustManual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor on delivery and implementation of policies and procedures in relation to manual handling and ergonomics including the Manual Handling & DSE Policies respectively, ensuring these are up to date with current legislation and practice, periodically reviewed and audited and monitored for effectiveness.

Management

To assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures in accordance with manual handling & DSE legislation, codes of practice and Trust standards.

To deputise for the Trust Manual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor and as appropriate attend and provide reports which include analytical date to the Health and Safety Committee, Workforce Board, and other relevant committees.

Professional

  • The post holder will be the designated lead for moving and handling and ergonomic training for the Trust.
  • Actively seek relevant theoretical knowledge and demonstrate researched based practice.

Communication

Produce written communication including reports and policy documents, documents.

Escalate any concerns and issues in relation to manual handling & DSE to the Trust Manual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor.

Please refer to Job Description for further details

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Objectives of the role

The post holder will act as the Trusts competent person with regard to manual, people handling and ergonomics training. You will as appropriate support and deputies for the Trusts Manual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor assisting them to ensure the Trust meets its legal duties in relation to manual handing and ergonomics systems and process through delivery of manual handling and display screen equipment training, policies and procedures.

The post holder will be responsible for conducting all training activities related to manual handling, ensuring employees are compliant with statutory/mandatory requirements and that adequate training needs analysis, they will be responsible for the development and implementation of bespoke training solutions and oversee the take-up by staff where mandated for their role.

The post holder is responsible for gathering information and feeding back to the Trust Manual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor and Head of Staff Health & Wellbeing to ensure that policies and procedures evolve and are relevant/appropriate.

To be the Trusts recognised competent person on matters relating to manual handling and ergonomics (clinical and non-clinical) training, demonstrating a working knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, subject knowledge and professional issues pertinent to the role of working within the limits of own competence.

To assist and deputise (as appropriate) for the TrustManual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor on delivery and implementation of policies and procedures in relation to manual handling and ergonomics including the Manual Handling & DSE Policies respectively, ensuring these are up to date with current legislation and practice, periodically reviewed and audited and monitored for effectiveness.

Management

To assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures in accordance with manual handling & DSE legislation, codes of practice and Trust standards.

To deputise for the Trust Manual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor and as appropriate attend and provide reports which include analytical date to the Health and Safety Committee, Workforce Board, and other relevant committees.

Professional

  • The post holder will be the designated lead for moving and handling and ergonomic training for the Trust.
  • Actively seek relevant theoretical knowledge and demonstrate researched based practice.

Communication

Produce written communication including reports and policy documents, documents.

Escalate any concerns and issues in relation to manual handling & DSE to the Trust Manual Handling and Ergonomics Advisor.

Please refer to Job Description for further details

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • RN, AHP or equivalent professional qualification including wide practical experience of Manual Handling
  • A recognised moving and handling related qualification (e.g. Back Care Management) or equivalent based on National Back Exchange standards (level 3 or above)
  • A teaching, coaching or training qualification (e.g. PTTLs)
  • Highly specialist knowledge of Manual Handling
  • Be registered with a related professional body such as NMC or HCPC
  • Current member of the National Back Exchange (NBE

Desirable

  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of Moving and Handling risk management, assessment, and practical application

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of participating in a full range of patient handling techniques within the last three years
  • Experience of teaching MDT and responding to their learning needs
  • A practical problem -solving approach to moving and handling issues
  • Understanding of moving and handling equipment and ergonomic changes required to minimize risks to staff
  • Demonstrate a practical application of manual handling legislation
  • Experience preparing, delivering and auditing training
  • Good knowledge base of relevant health and safety legislation and the risk assessment process and their application to manual and patient handling in the workplac
  • Knowledge of Manual Handling policies and procedures and other relevant policies e.g. incident reporting, sickness absence
  • A desire to assist in the development of innovative practices/programmes in moving and handling

Desirable

  • Patient handling experience in a variety of clinical settings
  • The ability to support junior colleagues e.g. Manual Handling Officers
  • Experience of planning and delivering patient and inanimate load handling training programmes

Skills

Essential

  • Able to work effectively and collaboratively in a team
  • Computer literate e.g. MS word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Cost effective with resources
  • Efficiently manage multiple tasks and deadlines

Desirable

  • Understanding of governance issues related to manual handling
  • To have an understanding of audit and risk assessments and contribute to the development of strategies

Personal and people developmen

Essential

  • Acts in ways that support our values, promotes equality, diversity and belonging
  • Respectful and professional
  • Resilient and able to ask for help and support
  • Self-aware, understands the influence of self on others
  • Committed to developing their own skills

Communication

Essential

  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a hybrid team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Specific requirements

Essential

  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • RN, AHP or equivalent professional qualification including wide practical experience of Manual Handling
  • A recognised moving and handling related qualification (e.g. Back Care Management) or equivalent based on National Back Exchange standards (level 3 or above)
  • A teaching, coaching or training qualification (e.g. PTTLs)
  • Highly specialist knowledge of Manual Handling
  • Be registered with a related professional body such as NMC or HCPC
  • Current member of the National Back Exchange (NBE

Desirable

  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of Moving and Handling risk management, assessment, and practical application

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of participating in a full range of patient handling techniques within the last three years
  • Experience of teaching MDT and responding to their learning needs
  • A practical problem -solving approach to moving and handling issues
  • Understanding of moving and handling equipment and ergonomic changes required to minimize risks to staff
  • Demonstrate a practical application of manual handling legislation
  • Experience preparing, delivering and auditing training
  • Good knowledge base of relevant health and safety legislation and the risk assessment process and their application to manual and patient handling in the workplac
  • Knowledge of Manual Handling policies and procedures and other relevant policies e.g. incident reporting, sickness absence
  • A desire to assist in the development of innovative practices/programmes in moving and handling

Desirable

  • Patient handling experience in a variety of clinical settings
  • The ability to support junior colleagues e.g. Manual Handling Officers
  • Experience of planning and delivering patient and inanimate load handling training programmes

Skills

Essential

  • Able to work effectively and collaboratively in a team
  • Computer literate e.g. MS word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Cost effective with resources
  • Efficiently manage multiple tasks and deadlines

Desirable

  • Understanding of governance issues related to manual handling
  • To have an understanding of audit and risk assessments and contribute to the development of strategies

Personal and people developmen

Essential

  • Acts in ways that support our values, promotes equality, diversity and belonging
  • Respectful and professional
  • Resilient and able to ask for help and support
  • Self-aware, understands the influence of self on others
  • Committed to developing their own skills

Communication

Essential

  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a hybrid team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Specific requirements

Essential

  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Manual Handling (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Employer's website

https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/working-at-mkuh (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Manual Handling (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


Employer's website

https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/working-at-mkuh (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Head of Staff Health and Wellbeing

Rebecca Bason

Rebecca.Bason@mkuh.nhs.uk

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

430-CORP1393A

Job locations

Manual Handling (Dept)

Milton Keynes

MK6 5LD


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