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Perinatal Community Psychiatric Nurse

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Peterborough
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Community Psychiatric Nurse to join our expanding Perinatal Mental Health Team to cover Peterborough / Huntingdon / Wisbech team (North base).

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing service. We work to ensure that women with severe or complex mental health conditions who are planning pregnancy, pregnant or have a child under one, receive high quality, evidence-based specialist advice, assessment and interventions.

We provide specialist advice, consultation, liaison, and education to professionals who work with women contemplating pregnancy and during the perinatal period. This is an exciting development opportunity for a Community Psychiatric Nurse interested in perinatal mental health, wishing to develop specialist knowledge and practice in this rewarding field. We significantly invest in our CPN's to foster expertise in our team providing specialist perinatal training. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and interest in mental health in the perinatal period together with knowledge of child and adult safeguarding practice. Good communication, collaborative partnership working, time management and planning skills are essential. Some previous experience of working with this group would be an advantage but not essential as training will be provided.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of our Perinatal Mental Health Service to ensure that women with severe or complex mental health conditions who are planning pregnancy, pregnant or have a child under one, receive high quality, evidence-based specialist advice, assessment and interventions.

The successful candidate will ensure the provision of specialist advice, consultation, liaison and education to professionals who work with women contemplating pregnancy and during the perinatal period.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

  • To be part of the development of the Countywide Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service.
  • To work directly with women, their infants and families who are at risk of or experiencing severe and complex perinatal mental health conditions.
  • To contribute to the development and delivery of Perinatal Mental Health Training and Education to other staffing groups.
  • To participate in safeguarding adult enquiries and complete safeguarding lead training. Mentor and co-mentor student nurses.
  • To provide medication advice and information within their competency. Provide supervision to junior staff.
  • To work jointly with staff from other services.
  • To provide specialist advice and consultation to other staff regarding the management of women experiencing severe and complex mental health conditions during the perinatal phase including guidance on management and signposting where conditions do not require input from a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service.
  • Attend professionals meetings and other meetings to offer advice where appropriate.
  • Develop close working relationships and liaison work with our teams key stakeholders including maternity services and health visiting. Linking with the Named Professionals for Safeguarding Children, Psychiatric Liaison Team and other relevant staff.
  • To work as part of a team and autonomously as required.
  • To provide care coordination to women experiencing severe or complex mental health conditions.
  • To provide specialist perinatal initial assessments.


Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC or NMC Professional Registration.
  • Professional Health/Social Care qualification
Desirable
  • Post qualification specialist mental health training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of risk assessment and risk management
  • Experience of inter-agency working
  • Experience of developing user and carer involvement
Desirable
  • Experience of working as a care co-ordinator in a mental health setting
  • Experience of supervising junior staff/students.
  • Experience of working in a community setting
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Able to assess people with complex mental health problems and collaboratively develop and review care plans (including risk management plans) and able to record information clearly and accurately
  • Clear communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good team worker with effective interpersonal skills, innovative, flexible and adaptable
  • Able to manage conflict and change
  • Self-management / able to manage a caseload with indirect support.
  • Able to undertake/seek out supervision as required.
Desirable
  • Ability to develop and lead new initiatives within the clinical care environment
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Working knowledge and understanding of safe guarding vulnerable children and adults
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act (1983 / 2007)
  • Working knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • Working knowledge of Care Programme Approach and a sound understanding of the role of care planning


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310-ASMH-4866144-A
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