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Deputy Designated Nurse Looked After Children (LAC)

Job Reference: 136-GYW-065

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG
Lakeside 400, Norwich

With its headquarters in the market town of Beccles, NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG has a population of 239,500 people and our population is made up of a combination of urban and rural; affluence and deprivation. Our ambition, of ‘better health, better care, better value’, is our abiding principle and guides the way we design and commission services for people living in Great Yarmouth and Waveney. We are committed to integrated working with our health and social care partners and this work enables us to put our patients at the centre of the services that we commission, aspiring to innovate and improve the services for our population.

In Norfolk and Waveney we have an ambitious Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), working together to improve health and social care services for the 1.1 million people who live in the area – the work is challenging and exciting. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a health and care system which is developing new ways for services to work together and which is involved in the national aspirant integrated care system (ICS) programme. Together, we are working to create better, more joined-up services and to provide more coordinated care for people who live locally.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a nurse leader with sound clinical knowledge and experience of safeguarding and/or Looked After Children to work as deputy to the Designated Nurse for Looked After Children.

 Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups are seeking a full time Band 8a NMC Registered Nurse with further post-registration training and education, to support the delivery of health care to Looked After Children (LAC) and care leavers in Norfolk & Waveney.

You will support the Designated Nurse for LAC in developing high quality services for this group of children and young people, in partnership with provider health organisations and Local Authorities (Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils). The role will also involve providing assurance to the CCGs and partner agencies, with regard to meeting statutory responsibilities for LAC.  You will be able to provide expert health advice on policy and individual cases to statutory and voluntary agencies including the Police, Children’s Social Care and the Children in Care Council.

It is fundamental to develop close and effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including CCG leads, health providers, Local Authority professionals, carers’ groups and Looked After Children and young people.  This will be a rewarding role for those who enjoy working in a forward thinking, innovative environment, with the necessary drive to improve outcomes and experience for children and young people.

Applications should be submitted online at NHS Jobs.

Please be aware that this vacancy may close before the expiry date if sufficient applications have been received.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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