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