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Perinatal Mental Health Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2024
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) has a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of the Community Perinatal Team.

We are one of the leading Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts in the UK and rated outstanding by the CQC since 2019. The specialist Community Perinatal Team (CPT) was launched in April 2017, to expand our provision of mental health care and services for women with moderate to severe mental illnesses throughout Hertfordshire.

The Community Perinatal Team is a thriving, supportive and well-regarded specialist multi-disciplinary team covering the whole of Hertfordshire. The team comprises of Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Parent-Infant Psychologists, Family Therapists, Peer Support workers, Nursery Nurses and team administrators.

You will join the established team with a view to sharing the existing workload which will involve telephone triage screening assessments, routine and urgent initial assessments, care coordination and contributing to the duty rota. You will ensure, in collaboration with other clinical colleagues, that professional practice meets standards as set by statute, regulatory and other professional bodies and HPFT.

We have a team base in Watford but work in a remote and agile way across the county. We would particularly welcome applicants to cover the East of the county.

Main duties of the job

You would be joining a team committed to:
  • responding to a woman's needs in a timely manner, with the capacity to deal with crises and emergencies, as well as supporting routine and preventative care
  • providing specialist care and support through pregnancy, and up to two years post-natally, to women experiencing significant mental health difficulties associated with the perinatal period
  • working with thefamilies of unwell women, supporting partners and older children and promoting infant mental health and wellbeing
  • completing assessments in a variety of settings, including service user homes, antenatal clinics, outpatient clinics and elsewhere
  • close working with our designated, PQN accredited, mother and baby unit at Kingsley Green, Radlett
  • working collaboratively with colleagues in maternity services, health visiting, family centres and Children's services across the county
  • working collaboratively with a range of adult mental health services to provide support to women with previous or longstanding mental health problems as well as those presenting for the first time in the perinatal period.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just fivemental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

The team operates within core working hours (9am-5pm) Monday to Friday.

Being a car driver with access to own vehicle is essential.

Interview date is likely to be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For further information please refer to attached job description and person specification

Person Specification

Qualifications & Registration


  • A. Nurse RMN or Dip/BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing - Registration with NMC & ENB 998/Preceptorship and Mentorship
  • B. Social Worker DipSW or degree in Social Work approved by the HCPC -Registration with Social Work England
  • C. Occupational Therapist Registration with Health & Care Professions Council
  • D. Midwife - Registration with NMC
  • E. Health Visitor RGN/RMN and SCPHN-HV Registration with NMC.


  • A. Nurse ENB 812/BSc in Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health)
  • A or B Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Studies (AMHP)

Experience and Attainments


  • Experience of working in a range of settings relevant to the post
  • Demonstrable post-registration experience with at least one year at Band 5
  • Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments.
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding processes
  • Experience of delivering evidence based care
  • Clinical risk assessment and management in a community setting.


  • Experience of working with acute mental health problems in a community setting
  • Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/day care services
  • Experience of working with pregnancy/ babies/young children
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience and knowledge of working in a multi-ethnic community

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Colonnades, Beaconsfield Road, Hatfield, AL10 8YE



AL10 8YE

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