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Community Perinatal Mental Health Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, passionate and motivated community practitioner to join our Perinatal Mental Health Team covering the East Staffs area. We are a specialist service that strives to deliver excellent standards of care to expectant and new mothers with severe and complex mental health problems.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the perinatal service and to help shape the future of perinatal mental health care in Staffordshire. You will be joining a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team with extensive training opportunities along with regular supervision, reflective practice and opportunity for career progression.

As a member of the team you would provide specialist assessments and interventions to women and families during pregnancy, delivery and up to 2 months postpartum. You will continue to develop upon our strong links with Midwifery, Health Visiting, Maternal Mental Health Service, Family Nurse Partnership, Adult Mental Health, IAPT, CAMHS services and voluntary sectors.

We have adapted to new ways of working due to pandemic, and some of the blended working developments will continue as clinically indicated. The team works closely with the Brockington Mother and Baby Unit in Stafford, and with the Shropshire Community Perinatal Mental Health Team.

This post will cover Cannock and the South Staffs area.

Main duties of the job

  • Take responsibility for the management of a complex caseload, which includes, specialist assessment, care planning in conjunction with service user and carer, evaluation of individual treatment plans.
  • Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Assess patient's individual care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
  • Deliver a range of interventions in accordance with the agreed plan of care and pathway guidance including pharmacological and psychologically informed interventions.
  • Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
  • Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition
  • Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of interventions, as part of the care planning and evaluation process.
  • Maintain an up-to-date level of professional competence within the specific environment.
  • Assist in the implementation of evidence-based practice and participate in research and other projects as required.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by

Supporting your career development and progression.

Excellent NHS Pension scheme

Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave

Options for flexible working

Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources

If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.

Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate

Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates

Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k

Free car parking at all trust sites

Free flu vaccination every year

Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

Job description

Job responsibilities

Before applying for this exciting and challenging role, we encourage applicants to view and read the job and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered mental health Nurse/Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Post-registration experience, evidence of formal courses and training at diploma/degree level.


  • Leadership qualification
  • Qualification in providing supervision
  • Qualification in coaching
  • Non - medical Prescriber
  • Psychological intervention Qualification including EMDR, CBT, CBTp, Family Interventions, CAT, DBT
  • Phlebotomy



  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience with working with adults experiencing mental health related difficulties
  • Experience of working with women experiencing perinatal mental health needs/knowledge of demographic risk factors for this client group.
  • Experience of working with people who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex mental health needs.
  • Experience of working in community setting and making decisions autonomously.
  • Experience of assessing, planning, co-ordinating and managing people with mental health problems in a community setting.
  • Experience of integrating care delivery across multi-disciplinary /multi agency teams
  • Experience of leading/contributing to CPA/SAP process.
  • Experience of presenting at local/national level.
  • Experience and ability to carry out clinical audit.



  • Knowledge of the Mental Health NICE Guidelines.
  • Understanding of the principles of the Care Programme Approach and Community Care Act
  • Demonstrate understanding of Equality and Anti-discriminatory practice
  • Knowledge of other relevant local and national documents/drivers that affects practice
  • Knowledge of the wide range of statutory independent and third sector service provision for adults with mental ill health
  • Skills of assessing, planning and evaluating care, for people with mental health related difficulties, utilising the principles of Recovery
  • Skilled in the assessment of clinical risk and developing and communicating appropriate risk management plans
  • Knowledge and experience of holistic assessment of someone's mental ill health, strengths and needs and appropriate nursing and multi-disciplinary and agency interventions.
  • Ability to complete and interpret HONOS
  • Ability to integrate the assessment, care planning and the review process for service users/carers in a sensitive manner
  • A range of skills and knowledge to deliver evidence based interventions
  • Knowledge of the physical health needs and monitoring requirements for people receiving adult community mental health services
  • Skilled in interventions to engage people difficult to engage
  • Skilled in interventions to support concordance with treatment interventions
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and DOLS
  • Range of Interpersonal skills, (communication, listening, working collaboratively) maintaining good working relationships with service users/carers, other service providers and agencies
  • Ability to manage staff/support workers and to incorporate management/leadership skills into practice including: promoting positivity, supporting innovation, management of performance, delegation and caseload and clinical supervision.
  • Supervisory skills and knowledge to be able to provide clinical supervision
  • Ability to work to agreed Quality Standards (CQUINS, CQC, MONITOR, NHSLA, NHS OUTCOMES and others)
  • Accurate and timely recording and maintenance of information systems
  • Ability to type into and read information from electronic records.
  • Ability to manage conflict and complexity
  • Ability to work across community settings and travel across a geographical area.


  • Skilled in utilising specific assessments and outcome measures including GAD7, PHQ9, CAARMS, PANNS, SWEMWBS, Lunsers, GASS

Personal attributes


  • Leadership skills, ability to motivate and influence others
  • Team player, Integrity, Negotiation skills, good time management/organisation skills
  • Ability to deliver difficult messages in a sensitive manner
  • Credibility with others as a clinician and a leader
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Possesses values and beliefs that enables others to deliver services effectively
  • Passion for working with adults experiencing mental health difficulties
  • A flexible attitude
  • Ability to work across community settings and travel across a geographical area.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St George's Hospital

Corporation Street


ST16 3SR

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