The Perinatal Mental Health Community Service (PMHCS) covers the whole of Kent and Medway. PMHCS specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and short-term treatment of women aged 18 and above who are affected by a moderate to severe mental health illness in the preconception, antenatal and postnatal period.
You will be an active member of the Perinatal Mental Health Community Service, providing specialist clinical interventions and support to a defined caseload of women and their infants who experience perinatal mental illness.
Main duties of the job
To work alongside the existing PMHCS team delivering a service to Mothers and Infants within the Kent & Medway area.
To maintain a clinical caseload within agreed limits. Providing a range of specialist clinical interventions to clients with perinatal mental illness.
To provide specialist liaison advice and support on the developments of nursing practice within the PMHCS to professionals within primary and secondary care.
To participate in the delivery of specialist perinatal mental health training and supervision to other professionals within primary and secondary care when needed.
To develop links with local mental health services to improve the interface between primary and secondary care for this client group.
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.
Job description Job responsibilities
The Perinatal Mental Health Community Service (PMHCS) is expanding its multi-disciplinary team to include an additional highly experienced Mental Health Nurse to join the North Kent team based in Dartford. We are particularly interested in applicants that have a passion for working in perinatal mental health, with mums and their families, and have a keen interest in developing specialist skills in this area.
This is an exciting opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills, with the backing of a well-developed team to make a difference to the recovery of our mums. You would further develop your expertise to ensure that we deliver high quality, person centred care at the right time and in the right place.
To accept referrals requiring specialist input for assessment, treatment and co-ordination with other relevant services.
To work collaboratively with care co-ordinators and other mental health professionals complimenting the ongoing intervention of the generic teams during the perinatal period.
To provide specialist clinical interventions to clients, infants and families experiencing perinatal mental illness.
To manage caseloads and administration systems.
To formulate, implement and evaluate clinical programmes.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Member of a professional body
- Further training relevant to perinatal mental health
Knowledge and skills Essential
- Knowledge of the Care Programme Approach
- Ability to work autonomously
- Be able to demonstrate a clear interest in perinatal mental illness
- Knowledge of safeguarding procedures
- Understanding of infant and child development
- Minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience of working within mental health services
- Clinical experience of working in Perinatal Mental Health
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