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Specialist Nurse in Safeguarding (Sexual Assault Service)

Band 6

Main area
Paediatric Safeguarding SAS
Band 6
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Queens Medical Centre
£26,565-£35,577 Per Annum
27/02/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a children's nurse /Health Visitor to join a newly commissioned service for Children and Young People across the East Midlands who have been sexually abused.

The service will be based in two hubs across the East Midlands, one in Northampton and one based at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital Trust. These will provide a comprehensive service for Children and Young People from a multi-disciplinary team of Crisis workers, Paediatricians, Forensic Practitioners, Specialist Safeguarding Nurses and Therapeutic Support Workers. Children and Young People in the main will be referred into the service by the Police or Social Care and will access a medical examination or forensic medical examination dependent on the timing of the alleged sexual abuse. They will have a holistic assessment of their needs and be referred to appropriate local support, for sexual health, therapeutic support and any other need identified. The role will be based in the Nottingham hub.

We are looking for two part time innovative Band 6 nurses to be actively involved in the development of this new service, to ensure the highest quality of care and follow up is given to these Children and Young People. The role will involve supporting the Paediatricians in medical examinations for non-recent sexual abuse cases and the development of an outreach programme for GPs, schools and third sector organisations as well as our hospital colleagues. The outreach work will increase understanding of Child Sexual Abuse and how to refer into the service. There will also be involvement in safeguarding, and to act as an expert voice for the Child or Young Person in Child Protection conferences. The posts are each 0.6 wte (22.5 hours per week), the hours will be a rota of Monday-Friday 9-5, 3 days per week.


There will also be opportunities to share knowledge and expertise across other Sexual Assault Services for Children and Young People.

Please be advised, due to the nature of this post it is a requirement to conduct a police vetting check which supersedes the DBS check. Further details will be provided to those candidates who are successful at interview stage. You must be registered with the NMC.

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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

For further information about this post please contact:

Kirsten Chapman: Specialist Safeguarding Nurse by email: kirsten.chapman@nuh.nhs.uk  or phone: 07812275377

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