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Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist - Perinatal

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024
The Birmingham Mother and Baby Unit Outreach Team provides specialist perinatal assessment, liaison and treatment to supplement the urgent care pathway for women experiencing acute mental health problems in pregnancy or postnatally.

We have an exciting opportunity for a 12 month secondment to join our small existing team as a band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist. This opportunity would suit a candidate who has a genuine passion for working with families in the perinatal period has significant experience of assessing and managing risk in the perinatal period in both community and inpatient settings and a working knowledge of urgent and emergency care pathways in the Birmingham and Solihull area. A bespoke induction and training opportunities will be provided in line with the successful candidates prior experience.

The MBU Outreach Team work core hours during the week and provide an on-call service in the evenings and at weekends. There will be options for the successful candidate to work within this current arrangement or to work on a shift basis, incorporating evening and weekend work into contracted hours, - this can be discussed prior to, at interview or post appointment.

For more information about this unique opportunity or to arrange a visit to the team prior to application / interview please contact Emma Gasson or Catherine Kelly on 01213012237 or Joli Overton on 01213012433

Main duties of the job

To provide assessment, treatment and liaison for women experiencing acute mental health problems in the perinatal period. Please see attached job description for full details

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

NMC registered RMN


  • RMN with PIN

Post registration experience


  • Extensive post registration experience in perinatal mental health
  • Ability to assess risk in the context of perinatal mental illness considering risks to women, infants, other infants and family
  • Ability to manage a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs


  • Experience of working with acute/crisis work / MBU or perinatal community team

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


The Barberry

25 Vincent Drive


B15 2FG

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