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Perinatal Mental Health Nurse

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Perinatal Care
Band 5
Full Time
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Do you have a keen interest in perinatal mental health? Join our team for a 12 month period on a fixed term contract.

Here at the Beeches Mother and Baby (MBU) Unit, we aim to create a positive and supportive community to promote the mother's recovery and baby's development.

The team provide specialist inpatient care for up to 6 women with moderate to serious mental illness, during the perinatal period. This is a crucial and vulnerable time for women.

As many as one in five women experience post or ante natal depression, anxiety or in some cases severe mental illness such as psychosis during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth.

The purpose of the MBU is to keep the Mother & Baby together, whilst treating the mother's mental health and promoting or maintaining attachment and bonding.

We accept admission for women in late stages of pregnancy and up until the baby is 1 year old.

Main duties of the job

You will be an NMC registered RMN/RN (Mental Health) with a keen interest in perinatal mental health.

You will form part of a multi-disciplinary team, working alongside professionals who strive to provide high quality care to mothers, alongside their babies and partners.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities to enable you to work within this specialism including perinatal conferences, post graduate opportunities and scheduled regional and internal training.

The service is growing and we want to welcome onboard mental health practitioners that have a passion for perinatal mental health care, that are willing to learn and grow with the team and who want to make a positive difference.

You will be joining a supportive, caring and progressive team offering great job satisfaction, alongside the privilege of being part of women, their partners and babies lives at such a special time, making a crucial difference to their future.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

From 11 November 2021, everyone working in care homes has to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by law to protect residents.

As a provider of services to CQC registered care homes, we shall only employ you if you are fully vaccinated in roles that require you to work in a DHcFT-led core unit or care home setting (unless you are medically exempt). Mandatory vaccination will be part of your terms and conditions of employment (unless an exemption applies).

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • RMN Qualification
  • Holds mentorship qualification
  • Trained in clinical supervision
  • Speaks a second language
Experience Essential
  • Has and active interest in perinatal services
  • Has previous experience working with families
  • Has previous experience working within an acute mental health setting
  • Has previous experience working within perinatal services
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hold a working knowledge of CPA and legal frameworks and legislation relating to mental health care.
  • Be able to work in a patient centred, safe and evidence based manner
  • Be able to plan, delegate, prioritise and deliver care in line with the needs of the ward
  • Be able to recognise and respond to behaviours that challenge in a compassionate and least restrictive manner
  • Be able to evidence an ongoing commitment to learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current perinatal national drivers and their implication for practice
  • Be prepared to lead on an area of interest , develop appropriate audit tools, resources and training for the team
  • Have knowledge of relevant attachment and infant mental health theory
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Be empathic to the challenges that families face and be able to respond accordingly
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Be innovative and forward thinking
  • Be an excellent role model for the team and wider Trust
  • Be able to utilise supervision and self reflection appropriately

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