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Perinatal CPN

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Perinatal CMHT are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse to join our team in North Derbyshire, based at Scarsdale Hospital, Newbold Road, Chesterfield

There is 30 hour permanent post which would be worked over 4 or 5 days

The perinatal mental health service cares for women who are suffering with severe and complex mental health problems, from the end of the first trimester in pregnancy up until the baby is two years old. We work with women and their families from Derby City and North and South Derbyshire.

As a result of COVID we have a developed a hybrid way of working, which includes working from home and working from the office on a rota basis. This is subject to change as we move out of the pandemic.

We have also invested in technology and we are one of the leading services in our organisation providing video consultations, however we are now in a position to safely increase our face to face contacts, whilst recognising the need to offer patients choice as to how they wish to engage with the service

Experience of the Perinatal service is not required but an interest in the area is essential.

Main duties of the job

You will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary community team offering a comprehensive perinatal mental health service to women experiencing mental health difficulties in the perinatal period.

You will be responsible for managing a caseload of patients, triaging of referrals into the team on a rota basis, facilitating weekly assessments and signposting to other services where appropriate. We also operate a dedicated advice line where you will be able to support and advise other professionals who are thinking of referring into our service.

You will need to work collaboratively and communicate effectively across primary care, secondary care and children's social care agencies.

We are committed to the training and development of future nurses who we have on regular placement and you will be expected to contribute to this through mentorship and facilitating learning opportunities.

About us

We are a well established team, with a wealth of experience in this area and pride ourselves on delivering quality care to our patients and their families.

Our service has been accredited for many years by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Care Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health, as we have met and adhere to the required standards for delivering perinatal care in the community, ensuring best practise is adhered to.

We have a weekly MDT where you will be able to discuss referrals and recent assessments you have carried out along with any support you may need for your caseload.

Local induction, along with the Trusts corporate induction, will be provided and there are opportunities available to access training to support the development of your knowledge and skills in this area. Induction will also include shadowing experienced members of the team and regular clinical, managerial and team supervision.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification



  • Excellent written / verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to navigate electronic patient record systems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of gender and diversity issues and how they relate to service provision service provision
  • Able to be mobile across a large geographical area


  • Qualification/skills in family/therapeutic interventions relevant to role



  • Professional knowledge gained through a degree in mental health nursing or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued development and learning


  • Teaching and assessing qualification to mentor students



  • In-depth post-graduation experience
  • Experience providing supervision to junior staff
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding children and how to manage this in a mental health setting.


  • Experience in a perinatal mental health care setting or able to demonstrate an interest in this specialty

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Scarsdale Hospital

Newbold Road


S41 7NW

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