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Specialist Health Visitor - Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Croydon

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust Croydon United Kingdom

3 months ago

Job Summary

The purpose of the Specialist Health Visitor Perinatal and Infant Mental Health role is to be responsible for leading and developing Perinatal and Infant Mental Health services across Croydon

The Specialist Health Visitor will ensure, jointly with other services, the creation of multidisciplinary pathways, policies and procedures to address the mental health needs of women, infants in the perinatal period ano their families.

The Specialist Health Visitor will provide relevant consultation, training and support to the universal children's services in relation to Perinatal and Infant Mental Health. The emphasis will be on early intervention, prevention of mental health difficulties, and the promotion of positive relationships between parents and their infants.

Provide leadership and embed up to date research and evidence based practice and ensure effective dissemination to all Public health nursing staff to ensure the efficient delivery of the Healthy Child Programme... high impact area 1 Transition to parenthood and high impact area 2: perinatal mental health and other local commissioning requirements. This will include provision/oversight of any required training and Clinical Audit to provide assurance of a competent confident workforce.

Key Responsibilities

The Specialist Health Visitor will:
• Provide a link between health visitors, midwives, GPs, Adult and Child Mental Health

Services and other agencies in relation to families where there
• are challenges to the parent infant relationship and where there are significant mental health issues.
• Liaise with other services to improve perinatal and infant mental service provision for these families and promote integration of services.
• Develop comprehensive care pathways for women and families affected by mild, moderate and severe maternal mental health problems in active collaboration with colleagues. specialist mental health services and other providers of mental health services (e.g. GPs, midwives, IAPT services,3rd sector organisations).
• Participate in any professional and family meetings where appropriate

To be responsible for quality assurance, training and development for Croydon Public health Nursing, embedding evidence based practice.

To act as a resource for the service according to the HV service model as a specialist, providing expert knowledge.

To work collaboratively with key stakeholders to develop joint pathways.

Community based, child and family focused, corporate team safe working’

Are you a Health Visitor looking for assurance that you will be working with a clearly defined, safely managed corporate caseload and a specialist interest to be our new Perinatal and infant mental health specialist following on from the retirement of the current incumbent?

If so, here in Croydon we have newly innovative and freshly implemented corporate working model that assures all colleagues of a fair and equal caseload using our Gold Standard measure, modelled to include pr allocations, protected time for supervision, support, and training.

ALL colleagues are valued and benefit from iHV corporate membership, parking permits, mobile phones & lone working ‘people safe’ .

ALL colleagues are encouraged to develop their professional interest and roles. We offer 7 specialist areas to be involved with; the topics being closely aligned to the 6 High Impact Areas of the HCP. As perinatal specialist you will be expected to lead on the Champions work in this area.

Croydon Health Visiting is a diverse and highly professional corporate team and would welcome your application. Please contact Hannah Bracey for further details or to arrange a visit. H,[email protected] / 07795300451

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Hannah Bracey Job title: Operational Lead Health Visiting Email address: [email protected] Telephone number: 020 8274 4609
Croydon UK

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