The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is a large vibrant general hospital providing acute hospital services to the 390,000 people who live and work in Ipswich and East Suffolk. Every day 3,000 people rely on us to improve their lives. The hospital has approximately 552 beds, employs in the region of 3,700 whole time equivalent staff and has an annual turnover of £249m. We are a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. We have excellent clinical outcomes, and strong financial recovery which is supported through the implementation of Clinical Leadership structure.
Our recent Care Quality Commission report rated the trust as 'Good' with our Urgent and Emergency Services being rated as 'Outstanding'
Our vision for the next five years is to be recognised as the hospital of choice by placing patients at the centre of everything we do, based on principles of quality and safety, access and accountability and continuous improvement.
We require an enthusiastic, outgoing person to join the Trust’s Moving and Handling Team.
The team provides practical training and advice for clinical and non-clinical staff on all aspects of moving and handling across a range of settings. In conjunction with other team members the post holder will be expected to support the development and delivery of a range of training programmes to meet the varying needs of different staff groups in order to ensure the implementation of best practice.
Working with other members of the Trust’s Health & Safety Team the Moving and Handling Team have a key role in ensuring the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 are achieved, and the reduction of related accidents and incidents.
Reporting to the Lead Moving and Handling Advanced Practitioner you will have excellent communication skills and a problem solving approach to complex situations. You will require confidence in using a computer as the role includes E-mailing and completing spreadsheets.
The successful candidate must have a minimum of two years’ experience working within a healthcare setting.
Experience or a keen interest in moving and handling is desirable although full training will be provided for the successful applicant.
Job share will be considered for this post.
For further information, please contact Julie Price. Lead Moving and Handling Advanced Practitioner on ( Phone number removed )
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