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Perinatal mental health Specialist Midwife/Lotus team Leader

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024
A high profile, accessible and responsive leader with managerial and clinical responsibility for the Lotus vulnerable women's team, who has a specialist knowledge in Perinatal Mental Health. The post holder will be able to make informed decisions within their own area and scope of professional practice, involving patients and public to ensure agreed standards and key performance indicators are met.

The post holder will practice in accordance with the NMC code of practice. They will be clinical leader within the maternity service specialising in perinatal mental health support for women and their families.

*Interviews for this post are due to take place 13th June 2024*

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to lead the Lotus team, which provides a continuity model of care for women with perinatal mental health and young mothers under the age of 21 years with additional vulnerabilities. This will involve working closely with the team members to provide education and training on and support those with perinatal mental health needs in line with Trust and national guidance team build, organise others in their actions and set priorities, objectives, and goals within their sphere of practice.

The post holder undertake mental health clinical assessments and liaise with the perinatal mental health team to ensure appropriate treatment and evaluation of care.

The post holder will plan and manage episodes of care working in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team delegating and referring as appropriate to optimise perinatal health outcomes and resource use, as well as providing direct support to other team members, patients and their families.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the care of maternity patients throughout the care pathway with the multidisciplinary team and clinical services to ensure the effective management of this complex group of patients.
  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.
  • Highly developed communication skills enabling maintenance of high-quality service within a complex and challenging environment with often, conflicting priorities.
  • Use perinatal mental health knowledge to manage patients with mental health needs presenting to all areas of maternity to ensure that optimum physical and psychological care needs are met.
  • Liaise with psychiatric teams and inpatient mental health provisions where pregnant women are admitted and cared for.
  • Promote and deliver evidence-based care for patients presenting to maternity.
  • Responsible for the implementation of and adherence to the Safeguarding policy with this group of patients

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road



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