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Clinical Lead Health Visitor: Perinatal & Infant Mental Health

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
Are you a passionate Health Visitor eager to make a transformative impact on families and children during their crucial first five years? If so, we have an incredible opportunity just for you as a Clinical Lead Health Visitor: Perinatal and Infant Mental Health!You will lead in supporting the wider Barnet Health Visiting teams to deliver on one of the key objectives identified and agreed for the Barnet Health Visiting service. The time dedicated to this role would be approximately 1 day a week subject to variation depending on specialist area priorities.The role will work to ensure that the policy and procedures to deliver within an integrated service are well developed and evaluated to evidence a safety, effectiveness and quality within the service. This will be achieved through the establishment of a training framework and a quality assurance program to support all staff.The role is also responsible for the delivery of Universal Health Services to designated areas within the Barnet localities. Reporting to the Team Leader/Locality Manager they will support the development of the service and work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of a safe and effective universal health provision.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme for a geographical area within Barnet carrying out evidence-based child and family health assessments and develop child/family health plans in partnership with families and other key partners.You will be working alongside colleagues as part of an identified strategy group to develop the vision and service delivery plans for the high impact area of Perinatal and Infant Mental HealthYou will work alongside the clinical specialists and others to ensure that the training, support, protocols and policy agreed are embedded locally across the service.You will be involved in the development and delivery of a quality assurance framework relating to your specialist area of interest to ensure we are all providing a safe, effective and quality service.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Health Visiting Professional Qualification, with entry onto the 3rd part of the NMC Register
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent


  • Perinatal mental health training
  • Leadership modules (L6/7)
  • Parenting Programme facilitator course.

Skills & Abilities


  • Willingness to lead and support management of change.
  • Excellent communication skills: IT written and oral.
  • High levels of clinical skills, with the ability to identify, respond to and evaluate health needs, including the delivery of public health programmes.
  • Evidence of application of high levels of knowledge and skills relating to emotional and physical wellbeing from the transition to parent period.
  • Evidence of application of high levels of knowledge and skills relating to the issues and concerns experienced during the Perinatal Mental health.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of current legislation and national guidance relating to peri infant and maternal mental health.
  • Knowledge on how to apply audit and Quality Improvement methodology.
  • Knowledge and skills in managing change at an operational level.
  • Knowledge and skills of co-production.
  • Understanding of the safeguarding process and child protection procedures, clinical governance arrangements and the ability to make decisions in these areas.
  • Ability to manage other members of staff and delegate work appropriately and safely
  • Ability to set personal and team objectives and manage time, priorities and stressful situations



  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team working across organisational and professional boundaries.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Commitment to the development of excellent services, which focus on improved outcomes for children.
  • Awareness of Equal Opportunities and valuing diversity.

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Winston House

Dollis Park


N3 1HF

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