Specialist Looked After Children's Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£26,302 - £35,225 per annum
24/01/2017 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for nurses to join the Safeguarding Children Team to work in the Looked After Children Service. You must have experience working with children and young people within the Safeguarding arena and also have a Specialist Practitioner qualification

We are part of an organisation that is the leading provider of tertiary and specialist healthcare services in Manchester and whose aim is to become the leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the NHS.

This is a demanding specialist role requiring high levels of professional skills and practice and the ability to work as part of a team. You will need to have experience of working as part of a multi-agency group: excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to demonstrate a high standard of care. You will also need to be able to work autonomously, organise your workload, maintain accurate records and should be innovative and forward thinking in your approach.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse committed to safeguarding and promoting the health and welfare of looked after children and young people. Working with teams across the organisation and with partner agencies, you will be responsible for promoting and improving the health of Looked After Children within Manchester by being a specialist resource, providing direct services and enhancing local co-ordination and communication between young people, carers, health, education, social services and voluntary agencies.

You will be a key member of an established Looked After Children team and will contribute to the development and strategic planning of the service.

To succeed you will need to be highly motivated, child focused and possess the necessary skills to ensure the health needs of Looked After Children remain a priority for all health practitioners working with this vulnerable group. If you are passionate about young people, are ready to go the extra mile on their behalf and you are a good team player we would like to hear from you.

You will be well supported to further your own professional knowledge and skills within this highly specialised area. In addition you will be given the opportunity to receive safeguarding supervision and training within a highly motivated and committed team. An annual appraisal and regular management one to one reviews are also provided, as is the chance to attend relevant mandatory and other training pertinent to the role.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Holden, Named Nurse for LAC or one of the Senior Specialist Nurses on
0161 861 2254 or email: Karen.Holden@cmft.nhs.uk

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