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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2022.

Perinatal Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8368

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Perinatal Services
£33,706 to £40,588 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced Community Mental Health Nurse to join the Perinatal team based at. The Archway, Boston & Elm Lodge,Grantham.The post is available for a qualified Mental health nurse, ideally with recent experience of working within Perinatal and/or a community mental health setting. The post is not suitable for newly qualified nurses.

There are currently 4 posts available within the team, this is to extend the Perinatal team further in relation to the NHS long term plan for Perinatal Services.

Experierence of working with women and their families in the Perinatal period would be desirable.

You will be working collaboratively with our established Perinatal team in developing and expanding the long term plan for Perinatal Services.
You will provide specialist mental health services to mothers, infants and families during the perinatal period; delivering specialist assessment, psychological interventions, advice, supervision and consultation as required. The role will include active involvement within the multi-disciplinary and development of the Perinatal Community Mental Health Team .

You must be able work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of LPFT policies and procedures.
Experience of community working would be desirable.

It is important to highlight that we are a countywide service and you could be expected to work in areas within the county, where there is an increased service need. Base will be discussed at interview.

You will be expected to work collaboratively alongside other teams and services who may also be involved in the care of our patients and their families. The service is delivered through a multi-disciplinary team who provide comprehensive assessment and treatment to pregnant women with a severe mental illness and in the first post-natal year, this will be shortly extended to 2 years for some women under the care of the Perinatal team.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme and continued support and professional development with close links with the East & West Midlands Perinatal network.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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