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Nursery Nurse

Job Reference: 351-MH481-EJ-A

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Nursery Nursing
East Barn - North Lancs, Lancaster
£20,150 to £23,363 per an

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.



Band 4 Nursery Nurse – Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Team.


Location: North Lancashire and South Cumbria.


Base: East Barn, Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 4JJ.


The specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) is an exciting new service development for the whole of Lancashire and South Cumbria. Across Lancashire and South Cumbria there are around 19,000 annual births and it is estimated that 5% of childbearing women require specialised services. Together with women requiring specialist preconception advice, this equates to an annual number of about 1000 women who previously have not had access to specialist perinatal services.


The specialist perinatal CMHT aspires to provide excellent comprehensive Perinatal Mental Health Service for the women of Lancashire and South Cumbria. We will deliver a sustainable and resilient solution for women suffering from a mental illness in the perinatal period by focusing on improving outcomes for them, their infant and their families. We will do this by effective multidisciplinary integrated team working and ensuring effective prevention that responds to local need by:


            • Intervening earlier to at preconception, during pregnancy and up to 1 year following delivery

            • On-going training of professionals from multiple disciplines

            • Improving pathways and processes for mothers, their families and professionals

            • Delivering a multi-disciplinary specialist perinatal mental health service to at least 940 women annually (5% of the STP birth rate) in accordance with CR197 staffing recommendations and delivery of NICE recommended intervention. .


NVQ level 3 in childcare or equivalent qualification is an essential requirement of this post. Mothers are expected to engage in a range of therapeutic activities to aid their recovery and promote attachment with their babies. You will be expected to help deliver these activities along with other members of the multidisciplinary team or on a 1-1 basis and evidence your work with effective care planning and record keeping; therefore, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of this in your application.


NHS Terms and Conditions:


            • Excellent annual leave entitlement: 27 days, rising to 29 after five years NHS service and rising to 33 after 10 years

            • Payment for Bank Holiday and unsocialable hours working

            • Purchase of Annual Leave

            • Occupational Health Service including access to counselling and physiotherapy services

            • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme

            • Variety of discounts from local attractions and businesses

            • NHS Pension

            • Access to flexible working arrangements

            • Child Care Vouchers


Please note: This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Clearance


All posts are subject to the nationally agreed Agenda for Change terms and conditions.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Peter Bonnick, Service Manager


Helen Wall, Team Leader

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

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Lancashire Care is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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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.

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