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Manual Handling Lead and Medical Device Lead

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals.
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Russells Hall Hosptial
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59

Job overview

In collaboration with the Professional Development Team the post holder will facilitate a core skills team to provide manual handling and medical devices training within the trust.

The post holder will improve moving and handling across the Trust by acting as a source of expert advice, support and guidance on reducing manual handling risks to staff and service users, and will ensure a consistent, coordinated approach to safe manual handling within all the Trust's clinical and non-clinical areas, provide advice to Managers and Moving & Handling key staff in their undertaking of the assessment of complex handling risks and the development of safe systems of work on risk reduction measures for individuals with reduced capabilities as identified by Occupational Health Service or other Medical professionals in the monitoring/audit of manual handling activities in line with Trust policy. 

Main duties of the job

• Act as the Lead competent person for the trust, leading on developing, facilitating and implementing a manual handling strategy that will eliminate or minimise manual handling activities undertaken within the Trust as per national guidelines and legislation.
• Be professionally and legally accountable under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) for all aspects of manual handling and professional duties.
• Lead on the investigation of root cause analysis all manual handling and medical device incidents reported via Datix.
• Monitor, analyse and action through identification of trends and make recommendations to resolve issues.
• Communicate highly complex information effectively to managers and staff to inform them of the range of solutions and management of risks. 
• Provide manual handling assessments to all hospital and non-hospital based staff and patients. 
• Formulate a solution and appropriate plan based on sound knowledge of evidence based practice and risk management, in partnership with the Trust strategy for patients and/or staff. 
• Ensure the safe ergonomic practice of manual handling across the Trust and be actively involved in initiating changes in line with evidence-based practice and clinical governance.
• Lead on champion training through coaching, mentoring and supervision. Manage and support external facilitators to ensure high quality training is delivered.

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of "excellent health care, improved health for all". We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Health Care Professional
  • Degree or evidence of study at degree level.
  • Post graduate qualification in manual handling or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of Leadership/Management.
  • Recognised teaching/training qualification.
Desirable criteria
  • NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent.
  • Training/Instructor/Assessor Qualification.
  • Qualification RoSPA or equivalent.


Essential criteria
  • Experienced Manual Handling teacher/instructor/experience of providing this type of training including risk assessments and problem solving.
  • Experience of designing and delivery of training programmes.
  • Significant relevant professional experience, especially with manual handling.
  • Experience in management of change, including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of moving and handling equipment and ergonomic changes required to minimise risks to staff.
  • Background in Health and Safety and risk management.
  • Experience in undertaking medical device training.
  • Experience in management of change, including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Communication & Relationship Skills

Desirable criteria
  • Good humour, determined, resourceful and organised.
  • Ability to lead a team, also work part of a team and with the wider variety of staff.
  • Adaptable and innovative excellent interpersonal and communication, also good presentation skills.

Analytical & Judgement Skills

Essential criteria
  • Committed to maintaining good standards of Manual Handling and the use of medical devices across the Trust.
  • Self-motivated by ensuring the effective administration in all areas of Manual Handling & medical devices.
  • Ability to work under own initiative and without direct supervision within responsibilities of role.
  • Ability to teach theory and evidence based practical manual handling skills and on medical devices.
  • Able to write information on complex and technical issues for a variety of audiences in a way that is clear, comprehensive and easy to understand.

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Trust Values

Essential criteria
  • Able to provide, safe, caring and effective services.
  • Values and behaviours that reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.
  • Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and where people feel they belong and their contribution is valued.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Philippa Brazier
Job title
Non Medical Education and Training Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01384 456111
Additional information

 extension - 3469