Moving and Handling Co-ordinator
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Newcastle Hospitals has a small and friendly specialist team to provide moving and handling training and advice across the Trust. The Moving and Handling Co-ordinators play key roles in the team as advisors in a range of clinical and non-clinical situations that are often complex and we have found that people who enjoy moving and handling thoroughly enjoy the varied workload so we very rarely have an opportunity available to join us. If you have the required experience and think you would enjoy the opportunity to develop further in this area why not give us a call to find out a bit more?
- Interview Date: 12 December 2023
- 37 hours 30 minutes/week
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Main duties of the job
As a Co-ordinator you will undertake a specialist role within the moving and handling team often as an advisor to complex situations within the Trust across acute and community sites. The Co-ordinator will be a confident trainer to staff of all skills and knowledge levels with various group sizes.
The Co-ordinators have a sound knowledge of both moving and handling and health and safety legislation and will regularly draw on this knowledge when making recommendations.
There is lots of autonomous working and decision making in this post but we support each other within our small team and within the wider Trust team.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- To undertake a specialist role within moving and handling, providing training and delivering exemplary clinical practice in ward and department areas, contributing to the reduction of work related musculoskeletal injury and moving and handling accidents across all staff groups and ensuring the trusts compliance with statutory legislation.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
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