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MASH Nurse Practitioner

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year (pro rata if applicable)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support our Band 7 Safeguarding Children Nurse Specialists for the Hertfordshire Multi- Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

For further information please contact:

Sally Taylor (Safeguarding Children Nurse Manager) or 07920 581858

Main duties of the job

Our nurses work to ensure that health is an active partner in the multi-agency risk assessment, notification and referral of children (0-18 yrs).

You will be required, after initial training, to work autonomously searching for and collating health information from HCT records system (SystemOne) with due regard to patient confidentiality.

You will collate and share information necessary to safeguard and/or promote the welfare of a child onto a pre-formatted template and return within prescribed timelines having an awareness and understanding of issues of consent to share and when they can be overridden. This will also include ensuring information is shared with relevant practitioners in Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT).

The successful candidates will have excellent verbal, written communication and analytical skills in order to contribute to decision making within the MASH, managing and prioritising their workload.

About us

  • A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
  • You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff
  • We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities
  • Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision
  • We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds
  • We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now
  • You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support the Band 7 nurses for the MASH in ensuring that health is an active partner in the multi-agency risk assessment, notification and referral of children in need of safeguarding (0-18yrs) ensuring that information is also collated, recorded and disseminated in a timely manner to health practitioners. The successful applicant will demonstrate commitment to the Safeguarding Children agenda and be able to work autonomously, using skills of risk assessment and analysis, to interpret and share robust health responses to MASH enquiries.

The MASH has been designed to facilitate information gathering and sharing within a fire-walled environment. The Local Authority hold the statutory responsibility for the management of notifications and referrals, but the decision and planning required to inform the outcome of the notification or referral of children is made by the integrated MASH team. This type of multi-agency cooperation is a statutory duty of all professionals delivering care to children and families. The post holder will be required to collate and record informationfrom SystemOne records in order to provide the MASH with information to ensure a timely risk assessment of children and young people.


Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

We are committed to supporting flexible working options for staff, wherever possible, and welcome discussions on flexible working patterns to support our staff to maintain a healthy work life balance.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse or direct entry Midwifery qualification.
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
  • Current Registration with NMC
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • IT literate and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Experience and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of safeguarding children procedures and relevant legislation.
  • Post registration experience with experience in a related setting
  • Knowledge of current issues in the profession and nursing practice
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Knowledge or working with SystemOne

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent oral communication skills communicating in a manner which is consistent with the level of understanding, culture, background and preferred ways of communicating.
  • Excellent written communication skills, to include record keeping (both electronic and manual), report writing, data collection, and evaluations
  • Ability to work independently under his/her own initiative.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Analysis and risk assessment skills and experience
  • Evidence of self-management.
  • To demonstrate the ability to show respect and treat people with dignity
  • Awareness of health needs of Black and Minority Ethnic groups
  • Ability to work from home after initial training.

Personal Qualities


  • Frequent requirement for concentration where the work pattern is unpredictable
  • Friendly and approachable manner.
  • Able to manage own stress, recognising need for support in self and others.
  • Able to act as a role model.
  • Willingness to uphold the Trust's values
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

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