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Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Early Intervention On Call Public Health Nurse

Job description

To take responsibility for triaging and allocating referrals for intervention and undertaking holistic health needs assessment when required. All of which contribute to improving the lives of children and young people with mental health and emotional needs by minimising the impact of their difficulties through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and wellbeing
To complete health chronologies and attend relevant safeguarding meetings i.e strategies and conferences to identify the need to support young people and their families to address the underlying factors that influence health and wellbeing. To intervene early when problems arise, thus promoting positive short- and long-term outcomes for children, young people and their families.
To be integrated within the 0-19 services providing advice, consultation, training and professional support for staff in the children’s workforce to enable them to address, in the most effective way, the mental health and emotional needs of children and young people already in their care.
To facilitate effective collaboration between all relevant agencies and services to identify and implement the best approach to meet the mental health and emotional needs of children and young people to address the underlying cause of their difficulties.

Main duties of the job

To be the first point of contact for children, young people and families as well as partner agencies. To provide advice and sign post to other services in a timely manner
To triage all referral into the 5-19 service, including gathering further information from referrer and partner agencies and ensure consent has been gained and to allocate referral to the most appropriate practitioner within the 0-19 service
To provide health information for partner agencies with the ability to triage and assess level of risk from health records to provide a cumulative risk on the information that is provided
To provide supervision to the Junior Public Health Nurses, triaging referrals for Early Help, Child in Need and other targeted intervention, and delegating as appropriate
To complete safeguarding chronologies from review of health records under a court directive and identify level of risk and impact on the child from the information provided
To triage SAFER referrals and identify the role for the 5-19 service and allocate to the most appropriate practitioner if required. Liaise with partner agencies as required to ensure patient safety is maintained
To have the ability to assess the impact of domestic violence on the developmental the child and action domestic abuse notifications appropriately

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