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MASH Practitioner

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
The MASH Health Practitioner will be a key role in the day to day running of the MASH function which is provided by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

As a key clinician in the MASH you will be responsible for facilitating the analysis of health information in relation to risk of significant harm and to contribute to multi-agency decision making to safeguard and protect children.

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised).

Main duties of the job

The main duties are to manage and analyse highly complex information to appropriately inform strategy meetings and risk assessments within the MASH. This will involve you to participate in MASH management meetings to ensure continued health contribution in the development of the MASH function. To highlight concerns regarding practice to the appropriate named professional within the provider organisation or directly with the ICB Designated Nurse in the case of primary care.

Ensuring health contribution to the evaluation of MASH processes to ensure safe and appropriate information sharing within the MASH and across the wider health economy.

Collect and review data to support the development of understanding of the Health MASH workload and report through the CCS Safeguarding quarterly report.

To maintain high standards of record keeping and documentation on cases where information has been shared.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Respond to requests for health information within the MASH as per the memorandum of understanding, GDPR, Data Protection Act and Information Sharing Agreement to safeguard and protect children from significant harm.

Collate and analyse health information in relation to risk of significant harm to contribute to multi-agency decision making to safeguard and protect children.

Facilitate interpretation of health information in relation to safeguarding risks within own scope of practice

Liaise with health colleagues/other health agencies where necessary and to support their attendance at strategy meetings for cases already open to them.

To actively gather, share information and participate in strategy discussions for cases that are not open to CCS currently.

Facilitate expert health advice/interpretation of health information where necessary to ensure health specific risk is fully understood and considered in decision making to safeguard children.

Signpost multi-agency colleagues to appropriate relevant health staff within the health system to seek information not readily available to CCS through S1, as necessary.

Support MASH lead nurse in multi-agency and single agency audits.

Liaise with health partners to share information and outcomes from MASH enquiries and strategy meetings as appropriate.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse/ RN (Child)/ RSCN (part 8 or 15)/RM/RMN
  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Post registration training or experience in safeguarding children


  • Previous experience of working within the NHS
  • Evidence of staff supervision
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development regarding Safeguarding Children



  • Evidence of ongoing professional development regarding Safeguarding Children
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge and understanding of child maltreatment and its impact on children and families
  • Substantial experience in working with children and families where there are safeguarding and child protection concerns
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise, work flexibly and to tight deadlines


  • Experience in influencing and developing changes to policy and procedure across a service
  • Experience in developing a safe organisational environment for children and young people



  • Competent in basic IT skills.
  • Competent SystmOne user
  • Ability to work independently


  • Experience of influencing and developing changes to policy and procedure across a service
  • Experience in developing a safe organisational environment for children and young people
  • Knowledge of legislation and all standards relevant to Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


The Oak Tree Centre

1 Oak Drive


PE29 7HN

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