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Band 6 - Perinatal Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-22-116194-NAS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£32,306- £39,027

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Does making a difference to the lives of patients motivate and inspire you?

Do you have the Passion, Drive and Ability to deliver high quality compassionate care?

The Perinatal Community Mental Health Team in Leicester is a specialist service that provides care across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. We specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of women aged 18 and above who are affected by a moderate to severe mental health illness because of their pregnancy or within their postnatal period.

The NHS Long Term Plan builds on the commitments outlined in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health to transform specialist PMH services across England. As part of the proposed £2.3bn investment in mental health identified in the Long-Term Plan, additional investment will support further service developments for perinatal mental health.

As a result of a successful funding bid from NHSE, we are looking to recruit six band 6 Mental Health nurses to provide care for women with moderate to severe perinatal health difficulties and improve access to specialist community care from pre-conception to 24 months (extended from 12 months) after birth. We will also increase access to evidence based psychological therapies for those offered treatment by the service.

The successful candidates will spend their time clinically as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering care to women in a range of community settings. The post holders will provide specialist assessment and treatment for women in the perinatal period which will also involve close liaison with the wider services including midwives, health visitors, GPs, CMHT's, children's centres, safeguarding and Mother and Baby units. The successful candidates will provide supervision to other clinical staff working in the perinatal service and support the development of psychologically informed care across the multidisciplinary team.

There will be opportunities for further training via local and regional delivered training programmes. We have strong links with the East Midlands Regional Perinatal Network. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the development of a locally agreed programme that delivers training to health and social care professionals in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. There will also be an opportunity to support Mental health, public health, and midwifery students through their training

Please contact Donna Stafford or Kate Parry, Clinical Nurse Leads on 0116 225 6846.


Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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