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Charge Nurse

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rota
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Rainbow Mother and Baby unit is a 6 bedded specialist commissioned service offering assessment, support and treatment to women suffering from acute mental health illness during their third trimester of pregnancy up to baby being 12mths old.

Admissions are accepted primarily from the east of England. The team work very closely with other key professions to ensure the best outcomes for both Mother and baby therefore strong communication skills are essential.

Perinatal work is an exciting area focusing not only on the individual but the extended family during what can be the most amazing and terrifying time in their life.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed and experienced RMN looking to enhance or gain knowledge in a complex and highly rewarding area to join our expanding service and support in the care and recovery of the ladies admitted to the service, their infant and wider family

Main duties of the job

Support and lead in the specialist care of women suffering acute mental illness during the perinatal stage

Support in leading service development and treatment for Mothers and their babies based on evidence based practice

The applicant would ideally have experience in perinatal work, working with families and have completed training in parent/infant interventions

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further details in regards to the role and requirements

Person Specification



  • Valid UK NMC registration
  • Evidence of post graduate learning


  • Training in parent/infant therapy
  • basic training in psychological interventions
  • Qualification in the teaching/mentoring of students



  • Experience of working within inpatient acute settings
  • Experience of working within perinatal


  • Experience working on an acute Mother and Baby unit
  • Experience of working at Band 6 level
  • Experience of leading on change or service development

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Rainbow Mother and Baby Unit, The Linden Centre

Puddingwood Drive



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