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Named GP - Safeguarding Vulnerable People

Job Description

We are seeking a motivated and interested GP to undertake this key role in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults as part of an established, experienced and enthusiastic safeguarding team at NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group.

The post holder will take a professional lead to support General Practice, including Out of Hours provision, to meet their responsibilities to safeguard vulnerable clients. They will work closely with other Designated Professionals and NHS services in Barnsley and in collaboration with partner agencies namely Social Care, Police, Education and the Voluntary Sector. As a GP with an interest in Safeguarding the role is essentially to augment and draw on your knowledge and experience to improve the understanding and capabilities of fellow practitioners to effectively respond to suspected or actual cases of abuse or neglect.

If you are interested and would like to learn more please speak to the Interim Named GP, Lee Oughton, ( Email address removed ) or the Designated Nurse, Sharon Galvin, ( Email address removed ),  ( Phone number removed ) ,  ( Phone number removed ) .

We are an equal opportunities employer and seek to have a workforce which reflects our local population.

We would like to reassure applicants that aggregated and anonymised information collected about peoples' additional needs and protected characteristics under the Employment Act 2010 are considered by our Equality and Diversity Steering Group with the aim of supporting a more diverse workforce. This information is not available to recruiting managers and will not affect shortlisting and appointment decisions.

We are Positive about Disabled People and will interview any disabled candidate who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

Requests for flexible working arrangements are considered where they also meeting the needs of the service and the wider team.

You must demonstrate how your experience and skills meet the criteria as listed in the person specification in order for your application to be shortlisted.


***Please note, the deadline for applications may be changed without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible***

If you haven't had a response within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion

NHS Barnsley CCG operates a no smoking policy to enable its staff to work in a smoke free environment.

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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