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Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Community Midwife

Employer
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Location
Bridgend
Salary
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Are you a Midwife with an interest in Perinatal Mental Health.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Midwife to join the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Community Team.

The post is part time at 22.5hours per week over a fixed three days, the successful applicant with be joining a small team of: Psychiatry, Psychology, OT, Nursing, Nursery Nurses.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide an advisory link between adult mental health, midwifery and obstetric services to provide continuity of care for pregnant and postnatal women who are experiencing mental health issues.

Assist and advise women with, or at risk of, perinatal mental illness and their families to supplement the care provided by their midwives where necessary, for example working with women and their midwives to develop integrated care plans, and making referrals to additional specialist support where required.

Education and training will be a key aspect of the role to ensure relevant staff working across CTMUHB, are both competent and confident in the delivery and management of women with pre-existing and/or new mental health conditions.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential

  • Registered Midwife
  • Professional/clinical knowledge acquired through midwifery training to degree/ diploma level and preceptorship plus further study, experience of area of expertise
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in maternal and infant mental health, developed through training and practice.


Desirable

  • RMN/RGN
  • Good knowledge of evidence based risk assessment tools.
  • Knowledge of NICE guidelines for perinatal mental health.
  • Understanding of the principles of mental Health Measure processes.


Experience

Essential

  • Suitable clinical experience post qualification with knowledge and understanding of Perinatal mental health issues.
  • Experience of working with pregnant and postnatal women who have experienced mental health issues.
  • Experience of delivering teaching / training to students / other professional groups / agencies both face to face and on virtual platforms


Desirable

  • Proven practice and service development skills to promote change and influence practice.


Skills and Attributes

Essential

  • Robust decision making skills.
  • Evidence of recent professional / self-development.


Desirable

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1) or willingness to work towards achieving this level.
  • Ability to facilitate / co-facilitate service user groups.


Other role responsibility

Essential

  • Understanding and awareness of safeguarding responsibilities and the vulnerable adult and child protection requirements.
  • Positive attitude towards those individuals who have perinatal mental health / mental health issues.


Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Address

71 Quarella Road

Community Mental Health Services

Bridgend

CF31 1JS

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

110-NMR271-0624

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