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Perinatal Nursing / Social Worker /Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 pa based on full time hours
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Perinatal Community Mental Health Practitioner – RMN, OT, Social Worker

Are you passionate about perinatal mental health care? Or would like to find out more about working in this specialism? Do you have an RMN, OT or Social Worker registration, with experience working in mental health?

If so, we are currently looking for enthusiastic, forward thinking and self-motivated individual to join our innovative and dynamic multidisciplinary team in providing high-quality, person-centred care to women/birthing people and their families.

We are excited to be offering2 Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitionerposts within the geographical area of Mid and North Hampshire (This covers Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke, and Northeast Hampshire and Farnham) The two posts are for Basingstoke and Northeast Hampshire/Farnham cover. The teams current base is Melbury Lodge in Winchester but as the team have expanded in geography over recent years we are transitioning to a “Hub and Spoke” model; in the near future the team will have sub locality bases near to the geographical area outlined above.

Would you like to join a team where your voice will be listened to as we continue to improve on our service in line with the NHS longer term plan for perinatal services?

Would you like to join a trust that believes that its staff are it’s greatest asset by providing them with health and wellbeing support and structured career development through its own Academy of clinical excellence (ACE)?

The Hampshire and IOW Perinatal Community Mental Health Team provides mental health support and services for women and their families during pregnancy and up to 24 months after birth. The team prioritises women with moderate to severe and complex mental health needs.The service also provides consultation for advice, information and signposting for women/birthing people with a less severe mental illness in the perinatal period to primary care providers including GP’s Health visitors and maternity services as well as the women/birthing people themselves.

The successful post holder will be part of an innovative service providing specialist assessment, support and treatment for women/birthing people and their families.The service is an early implementer site in developing a Maternity mental health service and has close links with IAPT services with the aim of ensuring a clear pathway for women/birthing people in terms of their health and wellbeing during the antenatal and postnatal period.

As a registered professional you will automatically become a member of our Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) which has a specific focus on the professional development and career progression of our nurses and Allied Health Professionals. As part of ACE’s commitment to you, our development pathway for band 6’s focuses on enhancing your competence and confidence as a senior clinician and leader. As such, you will have access to master’s level academic study with our partner universities as well as access to a variety of internal and external leadership programmes, workshops and support tools. The Academy encourages all our registrants to engage with service improvement, research and facilitating learning and a range of opportunities to support these core professional activities is available from ACE. To help you progress your journey with us, you will have access to a ‘Career Navigation’ conversation which will help you explore your career aspirations and make decisions about your career trajectory.

In addition to above as a specialist service we offer an excellent induction and ongoing training package; upskilling clinicians to have perinatal expertise regarding perinatal mental health conditions, risks and relapse factors, and to hold a robust knowledge base on infant mental health, development and attachment and bonding. Examples include:

• A two-day specialist perinatal mental health conference

• Annual in-house training

• Training around medication in pregnancy and breastfeeding from the team non-medical prescriber and consultant

• Opportunities to develop psychological skills

• An annual team away day

Car driver and use of car within work hours is essential! Need a new car for your new job? Not a problem, talk to us about of car leasing plan.

Please note the hours of these posts are 37.5 per week / Monday to Friday. We are open to flexible working discussions.

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