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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/10/2020.

Band 8a Back Care & Moving & Handling Advisor

Job Reference: 457-20-033-SM

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £51,668 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Manual Handling and Back Care Advisor Permanent

Salary:Band 8a £45,753 - £51,668 pa (dependent on experience)

Location: SHSC Trust wide

Hours: 37.5

Post Ref: 457-20-033-SM
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated professional, with expertise in manual handling and specialist back care advice.
In this post you will lead and take responsibility for the development, review and implementation of our Trustwide manual handling policies and associated procedures.
You will also lead and take responsibility for delivering specialist training to clinical teams to ensure safe practice and the promotion of musculo-skeletal health across the Trust with the support of manual handling key trainers. You will assess the competency of the trainers, ensuring they have the appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of moving and manual handling and back care best practice to deliver a quality cohort of training and advice to teams across the organisation
In addition, the post holder will need to have the skills to undertake specialist ergonomic assessments holistically, and mitigate any risks identified.
You should have the experience and ability to lead, influence and motivate across the organisation at all levels to promote safe manual handling practices and improve the quality of patient care.
We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal, organisation and planning skills with a professional clinical background and qualifications in physiotherapy, moving /manual handling, back care and/or ergonomics.
You must be happy to work flexibly and collaboratively with multidisciplinary professionals and key stakeholders across the organisation to develop and review the Trust’s Back Care and Manual Handling Strategy.
You will have access to good professional supervision, support, advice and further development depending on your clinical back ground.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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.

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