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Perinatal Staff Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Inpatient Unit for a Band 5 Staff Nurse post.

The Mother and Baby Unit has the capacity to admit 8 mothers and babies, with a serious mental illness in the third trimester of pregnancy and up to one year post-partum. Babies are admitted with their mothers to build and maintain the mother/infant relationship. The Unit is accredited by the Perinatal Quality Network.

You will be part of a dedicated MDT delivering high quality care to women and their babies. Experience of working within an acute setting is preferable, however a full induction programme is provided for the successful applicant. You will be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team, providing a high standard of care. A good working knowledge of child and adult safeguarding is essential. The applicant must have excellent clinical skills, be able to thoroughly assess risk and formulate safe and effective risk management plans. Supervision and learning opportunities are actively encouraged.

Applicants should have a warm and friendly disposition with good communication and interpersonal skills. You must be robust and resourceful and willing to work outside their comfort zone in an environment which can be demanding and stressful.

You will be an RMN/Diploma in Mental Health Nurse, registered with the NMC, with significant post registration experience in perinatal psychiatry or acute mental health nursing.

Main duties of the job

You must be an NMC registered RMN/RN (Mental Health) with a keen interest in perinatal mental health as well as experience of working within an acute mental health setting.

If you have experience of working in a perinatal mental health setting, this would be advantageous. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team, working alongside professionals offering a high standard of in-patient care for women and their babies.

Previous applicants need not apply

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
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Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities
Clinical Practice:
  • To lead the clinical management of adesignated group of patients, in assessing,planning, implementing and evaluating nursingcare.
  • To observe, report and record changes inpatients physical and psychological health.
  • To work with the MDT in planning and deliveringcare.
  • Support ante and post natal women, accessingobstetric services as necessary.
  • Support women with mental health needsduring labour and delivery of baby.
  • To participate in mentoring Students andPreceptorship of newly qualified RMN staff.
  • To promote, enable and participate in thedelivery of the unit therapeutic activityprogramme.

  • Ensure that the service provided is consistentand in line with National quality standards.
  • Actively promote a responsible caring attitude atall times, ensuring that all staff treat patientswith dignity and respect

  • To maintain effective communication withpatients, families, unit staff and the clinical team
  • To ensure effective communication and liaison which promote the distribution and receipt ofaccurate information both internally and withallied health and social care agencies
  • Participates in managerial, clinical andsafeguarding supervision.
  • To ensure that all communication is within theboundaries of patient confidentiality.

  • To undertake risk assessments and manageeffectively in line with Trust and PerinatalService policy to ensure the delivery of safe andeffective care.
  • To ensure clinical observation of patients ismaintained and increased in response to need.

Policies and Procedures:
  • The duties and responsibilities of the post willbe undertaken in accordance with the policies,procedures and practices of NottinghamshireHealthcare NHS Trust.
  • It is the post holders responsibility to ensurethey keep up to date with these policies and anyother policy documents.

Health Promotion.
  • Assisting patients in maintaining their physicalwell-being,
  • To identify and address health education issuesthat cause risks to patient wellbeing.
  • To take all possible precautions to safeguardthe welfare and safety of staff, patients andvisitors by implementing health, safety andsecurity policies.

Person Specification
  • RMN Qualification/ Diploma in Mental Health Nursing. (Up to date N.M.C registration)
  • Post registration experience

  • Mentors Course
  • Acts as a supervisor

  • Multi-Disciplinary Team working
  • Demonstrates ability to use skills and resources to co-ordinate a safe shift
  • Experience of CPA working
  • Experience of managerial aspects of running a ward
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to Safeguarding children and adults

  • Experience of family work / therapeutic interactions
  • Evidence of knowledge/ Interest in Perinatal Psychiatry

  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, allocate and supervise the work of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative

  • Demonstrates a commitment to their own clinical supervision
  • Energy and enthusiasm Leadership skills Able to manage a workload effectively

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