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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/03/2019.

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Safeguarding Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 425-A-19-27120

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£33,222 - £43,041

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Paediatric Nurse, or Adult Nurse with SCPHN qualification, to join our small, friendly, multi-professional team in the safeguarding team here at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and to support the implementation of Safeguarding Supervision across acute services.

The successful candidate will be able to explore the diverse agenda of safeguarding children, young people and adults, including Perplexing Presentations / Fabricated and Induced Illness, Domestic Abuse, Prevent, FGM, CSE and supporting the Multi-Disciplinary Team working with highly complex cases.

Developing strong multi-agency links and partnerships through excellent communication skills is an essential aspect of the role. The successful applicant will need to have some post registration experience of working with the children and adults safeguarding agendas as part of their role, excellent communication skills, be able to manage complex problems and work to deadlines.

This challenging area of service provision within the Trust offers great opportunity for innovative working and scope for development and expansion of the service and in collaboration with safeguarding activity across the organisation and our partners across the region.

There will be an element of duties in addition to this role; leadership and management of the safeguarding nurse advisors, providing support for the safeguarding team work stream, participation in audits and delivery of training, cross cover for the CAU/SARC manager as required and participation in the SARC rota. There will also be occasions when deputising for the named nurse, at meetings and within the hospital, is required.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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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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