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Perinatal outreach practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Outreach Practitioner will be a member of the Specialist Perinatal Outreach Team, providing outreach services across the wider Greater Manchester area for those in the perinatal period.

The Outreach Practitioner will have a personal case load and will be responsible for assessment, formulation and prescribing of care planning including discharge planning within agreed protocols. They will be expected to work in the Care Programme Approach Framework, managing and coordinating complex cases and ensuring that both mother and baby receive the best care. Providing the opportunity to prevent admission to the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) and be able to facilitate early and safe discharge.

The post holder will have the knowledge of perinatal mental health, and will advise the multi-disciplinary team on expert, safe and effective models of care and treatment.

The post holder will effectively require working across the range of services as determined by service user need.

Main duties of the job

GMMH are looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic individual into the role of perinatal outreach nurse for an exciting new team working to bridge the gap between inpatients and community perinatal services and to help facilitate supportive and safe discharge.

The Practitioner will work closely with the ward MDT to identify patients who would befit from working with the outreach team, perform home visits at times on a lone working basis, manage and triage referrals into the ward and the outreach team, act in the role of bed management for Andersen ward mother and baby unit. The post would ideally suit someone with experience of working with families during the perinatal period or a passion for working, learning and developing in this area.

The outreach team also facilitate early discharge from the ward, developing robust crisis and contingency plans to support leave and eventual discharge from the ward. Once discharged from the ward, the teamwork with women and their families for a minimum of three months to offer ongoing support.

The successful practitioner will need to be flexible within the period of Monday to Friday 9am until 7pm, the shift pattern will change on a weekly basis to meet the needs of the population.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over7000members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits

Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years

Excellent pension

Cycle to work scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Wellbeing programme

Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Perinatal experience


  • Band 6

Experience with the Mother and Baby Unit and/or Perinatal Community Mental Health Team


  • Band 6

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


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