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MASH Health Practitioner

Employer
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Location
Norwich
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 highly motivated Health Practitioner to work within the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in Norfolk. This is a substantive post, working as part of Norfolk and Waveney's Children and Young People's Health Service. If you are passionate about safeguarding and improving outcomes for Children & Young People and have the relevant SCPHN qualification, then we would love to hear from you. This is a full-time post, although a job share would be considered for the right candidate. We are looking for a team player who has excellent organisational skills and most importantly is adept at fostering effective professional relationships with partner agencies. The successful candidate will be working collaboratively with the Police, Children's Services, and our MASH Practitioners to ensure the best possible outcomes for children. This is an exciting role where you will be assessing Health needs of children and young people to ensure that these are recognised and supported by the appropriate services. We can offer you: A comprehensive induction into the MASH supported by an experienced MASH Health Practitioner. We offer daily supportive meetings which are both face to face and the use of Microsoft Teams and monthly group supervision with our psychologists. The role is based with our partner agencies at County Hall in Norwich and you would be part of our wider safeguarding team with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

Main duties of the job

Explain clearly, and with sound rationale, health information relating to complex safeguarding children issues to other MASH professionals. To offer healthy child service specific safeguarding advice and expertise to the MASH team and partner agencies. To facilitate the timely exchange of relevant health information using professional analysis to inform safeguarding assessments and decision making in accordance with information sharing guidelines. To provide case specific consultation and advice in relation to health needs for Children's Social Care team. To signpost partner agencies within MASH to appropriate relevant health staff within the health system. Review gather and analyse available health information identifying any additional health agencies involved in the child's care. To actively participate, share health information and contribute to decision making, analysing highly complex information to appropriately inform strategy meetings and risk assessments within the MASH. To ensure relevant information and outcomes of strategy meetings/discussions in the MASH are shared back into Systm1 and where relevant, the named health practitioner is notified in a timely manner of MASH contact, activity and outcome of discussion. 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

  • Explain clearly, and with sound rationale, health information relating to complex safeguarding children issues to other MASH professionals.
  • To offer healthy child service specific safeguarding advice and expertise to the MASH team and partner agencies.
  • To facilitate the timely exchange of relevant health information using professional analysis to inform safeguarding assessments and decision making in accordance with information sharing guidelines.
  • To provide case specific consultation and advice in relation to health needs for Childrens Social Care team.
  • Contribute to the MASH Performance Framework by assisting in the evaluation and analysis of the Healthy Child Service contribution to the MASH process
  • To ensure timely and appropriate information sharing between MARAC team and Healthy Child Service regarding Police high risk domestic incidents.
  • To signpost partner agencies within MASH to appropriate relevant health staff within the health system.
  • To contribute towards the quarterly report to CCS and the CCG as requested by the CCS Named Nurse via the normal reporting route.
  • Review gather and analyse available health information identifying any additional health agencies involved in the childs care.
  • To actively participate, share health information and contribute to decision making, analysing highly complex information to appropriately inform strategy meetings and risk assessments within the MASH
  • To ensure relevant information and outcomes of strategy meetings/discussions in the MASH are shared back into Systm1 and where relevant, the named health practitioner is notified in a timely manner of MASH contact, activity and outcome of discussion.
  • Ensure the CCS Named Professional is aware of serious cases/incidents or concerns involving CCS, to ensure continued health contribution in the development of the MASH.
  • To ensure named professional is aware of concerns regarding practice to be considered for discussion with the provider organisation or directly with the CCG in the case of primary care.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of MASH processes from a healthy child service perspective to ensure safe and appropriate information sharing within the MASH and across the wider health economy.
  • To contribute where required to audits within MASH to aid development of the performance framework.
  • To contribute to the planning and facilitate the delivery of training and learning events.
  • To maintain high standards of record keeping and documentation on cases where information has been shared.
  • The post holder will access safeguarding and clinical supervision from within CCS Safeguarding Children Team and as per the CCS Safeguarding Supervision policy.
  • The post holder is expected to work in collaboration with multi-agency partners to promote effective information sharing and assessment to contribute to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
  • To maintain a working knowledge and understanding of the healthy child service by attending a monthly locality meeting and undertaking a working day once every 6-8 weeks within the healthy child service.
  • To maintain knowledge and expertise on local and national policy in relation to safeguarding children.
  • Ensures that own personal and professional development maintains a high level of expertise in relation to safeguarding children.

Communication
  • To establish good working relationships and work collaboratively with social care, Police and other partner agencies, promoting effective safe communication networks.
  • Communicate effectively in case and strategy discussions to inform decision making regarding thresholds and risk.
  • Contribute to the safe and effective running of MASH health ensuring timely and effective communication with the wider safeguarding team, utilising resources efficiently.
  • Ability to recognise when professional challenge is required and escalate concerns in line with the resolving professional disagreements guidance, ensuring a clear focus of the risk to the child/children is maintained.

People Management
  • Maintaining own professional development and requirement to take part in appraisal and management supervision.
  • To provide daily leadership to the MASH health team ensuring effective coordination of workload and facilitation of visiting staff.

Clinical and Practice Governance
  • Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
  • Any data that is taken/shared as part of a phone call or transported, faxed or transferred electronically must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies.
  • The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes.
  • The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures.
  • It is a condition of your employment that you are currently registered with the NMC and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration.
  • Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.
  • The post holder must participate in clinical and other audits as required.
  • Participate in regular safeguarding supervision.
  • The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team.


Person Specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • Specialist Practitioner degree/diploma post registration SCPHN
  • 2 years minimum clinical experience


Desirable

  • Family public health nurse
  • Mentor/998 or equivalent teaching qualification.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with children and their families
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of multi- agency working
  • Experience in working with children and families where there are safeguarding and child protection concerns
  • Able to demonstrate high standards of professional curiosity, integrity, confidentiality and reliability.
  • Understands the principles of GDPR, data protection and information sharing within a multi-agency context.


Desirable

  • Experience of working in a multi-agency setting
  • 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.


Skills Technical/Work-based Skills

Essential

  • Competent in basic IT skills
  • Competent SystmOne user


Desirable

  • Leadership and line management skills.
  • Experience in delivering training/learning in group settings.


General Skills/Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work proactively across organisational and agency boundaries to promote the welfare of children and young people.
  • Demonstrable team working skills.
  • Confidence to challenge appropriately in difficult situations.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise, work flexibly and to tight deadlines.
  • In highly stressful situations ability to manage own emotions, take constructive action and provide containment
  • Ability to articulate risk and able to make respectful challenge when necessary to ensure the safest outcomes for children


Desirable

  • Has a good understanding of multi-agency roles in safeguarding (Police, social care, education, voluntary sector etc.)


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Address

Norfolk County Council - County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

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