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Perinatal Lead Practitioner (Deputy Team Manager)

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Buckinghamshire Perinatal Mental Health Team, Aylesbury
£40,057 - £45,839 Per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with a passion for perinatal mental health? Are you looking for a rewarding role, allowing you to utilise your skills to make a real difference to women suffering from mental health issues associated with pregnancy and childbirth in Buckinghamshire? Successful candidate will work with some of our complex perinatal mental health cases, whilst supporting the team in a managerial role.

Buckinghamshire Perinatal Mental Health Team is a community-based, forward-thinking service, committed to the delivery of quality patient service that is dynamic to meet the needs of our service users. Our team works with women pre-conceptually, in pregnancy & postnatally where there are mental health concerns and we are committed to improving the outcomes of mothers, babies and families. We are based at The Whiteleaf Centre in Aylesbury and Saffron House in High Wycombe, providing assessments and treatment for the above-mentioned group of patients. The team was South-East Regional Winner in The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award category of the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020 and shortlisted for the national award.

Perinatal mental health is currently high on the national agenda and our service is part of the South-East Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Delivery and Networks, contributing to regional development.

You will need to be able to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, respecting the input of all the professions and professionals within this.

The successful candidate will need to:
  • Have a positive attitude and passion for perinatal mental health services.
  • Have an understanding of perinatal mental health and its impact on service users.
  • Be proactive, flexible and adaptable in order to meet the needs of our diverse service and the changing demands associated with community perinatal mental health service.
  • Be committed to delivering high quality care.
  • Be familiar with current legislation, guidelines and processes that may affect the way in which mental health care is delivered.
  • Be prepared and able to travel across the Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern areas of Buckinghamshire.
  • Be able to use professional skills to support and motivate colleagues and service users.

If you are successfully recruited into this post, you will have access to regular supervision, internal and external training opportunities.

There will be opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of training to professionals involved in the care of women during the perinatal period whilst being supported in your own development and training.

Excellent communication, organisational and liaison skills are essential to ensure that the links and relationships already developed by the team are maintained to deliver a high quality and responsive perinatal mental health service.

All applicants must have excellent clinical skills and a good level of post registration experience, proven ability to complete comprehensive mental state examinations, thoroughly assess risk, and document and communicate these clearly and concisely.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Joseph Madamombe, Job titl: eSpecialist Perinatal Team Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 01865 901749

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