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Perinatal Mental Health Nurse (Band 6)

Job Reference: 376-NLCG-053

Employer:
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
NLCG Peri Natal
Location:
Scunthorpe
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 pa pr

Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Nurse – Band 6

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Humber, NAViGO & RDaSH Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Liaison Team, based within RDaSH in North Lincolnshire.

The team are looking for a highly motivated Registered Mental Health Nurse to work 37.5 hours per week and who has a passion for perinatal mental health.

The perinatal mental health service provides specialist care for women (and their babies) with moderate to severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder or severe depression whilst they are pregnant or in the first 12 months after birth. The long-term benefits of this kind of specialist care offers early help and support to parents and babies to help with bonding.

As a specialist mental health nurse for the perinatal service, you will be working to provide a comprehensive perinatal mental health service in a range of settings. These may include clinics within antenatal departments, children’s centres, primary care settings, inpatient settings, general hospital settings, in conjunction with home visits. Experience of working within a community setting with women requiring perinatal mental health support is desirable.

The applicant must have excellent clinical skills, be able to demonstrate an ability to complete comprehensive mental state examinations, thoroughly assess risk, formulate safe and effective risk management plans and document and communicate these clearly and concisely with a passion for perinatal mental health. The applicant will need to be able to travel through North Lincolnshire and be available to attend weekly Multi-Disciplinary Meetings and referral meetings at the hub in Hull.

Further aims include:

Preconception advice to woman with major mental illness

Early identification of mental health issues using NICE recommendations

Encouraging early referrals to mental health services when required

To provide specialist assessments

To implement early interventions using the biopsychosocial approach

To develop individualised care plans for the management of mental health in the antenatal, labour and postnatal periods including mental health birth plans.

To ensure child protection and welfare of the family

To promote woman and family centred care

To improve public health by endeavouring to reduce mental health morbidity in mothers

Raising awareness and competence by delivering education and training events targeted at key professional groups

Active involvement with the Maternal Mental Health Advisory Group

To improve interagency working and communication

To foster collaborative working

Collaboration with the University of Hull and other key stakeholders in researching perinatal mental health

For additional information please contact Jo-Ann Yates (Early intervention Team Leader) on 01724 270363 / Email: jo-ann.yates@nhs.net or Charlotte Jubber (Borough Wide Service Manager) on 01724 270363 / Email: c.jubber.nhs.net.

Virtual tour appointments will also be made available on the following dates: 4th and 5th August

Interview date: TBC

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.

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Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and Care Act 2014.

We are committed to recruiting candidates who share the commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment and periodically during their employment.

DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS clearance.

Safeguarding Policies for the Trust can be accessed via the document links.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community in order to maintain a workforce as diverse as the population it serves.

The first 6 months of employment with the Trust will be a probationary period which may be extended by the Trust for a further 6 months.

 

 




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