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Perinatal Mental Health Assessment & Triage Practitioner

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Chertsey or Epsom
£33,921 - £40,872 incl. Fringe HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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Do you aspire to change people’s lives for the better? Would you like to work flexibly in a highly regarded service accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Do you strive to provide high quality care primarily to mothers, alongside their babies and partners by ensuring women experience positive mental health during pregnancy and postnatally? We offer excellent training and development opportunities to enable you to work in this specialism, including perinatal conferences, simulation training, post graduate opportunities, regular internal training and team away days.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of a dedicated assessment and triage team within the Perinatal Mental Health Service. We are thrilled to offer this position to an appropriately skilled, self-motivated mental health nurse, occupational therapist or social worker.

The team is growing and we want to welcome onboard mental health practitioners that have a passion for perinatal mental health care, that are willing to learn and grow with the team and do their very best to make a difference. In return you will be rewarded with great job satisfaction, the privilege of being part of women and babies lives at such a special time and making a difference to their future. Alongside being part of a supportive, caring and progressive team.

There is great flexibility in the role and opportunity to be based at either of the team bases in Chertsey (NW team), Epsom (East Team) or Guildford area -TBC (South West Team). We currently have two part-time positions and working hours are negotiable.

As an Assessment Practitioner you will lead on the clinical management of new referrals coming into the service alongside the band 7 Clinicians and supported by other senior members of the team each day. The role involves initial telephone or video screening assessment of new referrals as well as carrying out urgent assessments when clinically indicated and routine assessments, alongside developing an appropriate plan of care either via the team or signposting to more appropriate support.

As a member of the team, you will provide specialist assessments and recommend interventions to women during pregnancy, delivery and up to 24 months postnatal, supported by the MDT. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication skills and a motivation to develop robust links with our predominant referrers namely - GPs, Midwives, Health Visiting and Adult mental health services including Home Treatment Teams, Psychiatric Liaison Services and Mother and baby units.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding service and to help shape the future of perinatal mental health care in Surrey.

The ability to work across Surrey is essential and a car is required.

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