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Associate Nurse / Professional for Safeguarding Adults

Job Description

Our trust manages three hospitals in Worcestershire: the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch; Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. We also manage a surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

We provide acute services to a population of over 500,000 and our staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care.

Our vision is about taking pride in our healthcare services, and our PRIDE values are important in our everyday work.

In Worcestershire, hospital services are under review. Over the next year, we will be working with Clinical Commissioning Groups to plan the best way for services to be delivered from our three hospitals. It will involve centralising some services, and changing the way we work.

We are committed to making changes that ensure all of our hospitals thrive, and it’s an exciting time for you to join us.

An exciting opportunity has presented, for a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner to join our existing Safeguarding Team as an Associate Nurse / Associate Professional for Safeguarding Adults. You will form part of a highly skilled and experienced workforce at the forefront of robust and effective safeguarding practice for an Acute Trust.

We require a highly motivated and innovative individual who can work autonomously as well as part of a team, to actively participate in The Trust's Safeguarding Adult agenda, ensuring that The Trust meets its statutory obligation to safeguard and promote the welfare of all adults who access services from any hospital site within the Trust. Key components of the role pertain to, safeguarding training implementation and delivery in addition to the provision of sound advice, support and guidance facilitating a practice culture of positive empowerment.

You will join a recently amalgamated Adult and Children Safeguarding team based at The Worcestershire Royal Hospital Site but will be expected to travel across all three sites dependent upon service need, therefore ability to travel is essential to this post.

For an informal discussion please contact Christina Rogers, Head of Safeguarding on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Important information about your application

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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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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