Band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Community Perinatal Mental Health

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Community Perinatal Mental Health

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join the Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Service. We are looking to appoint 2 practitioners (full and part time vacancies available) to work within the Perinatal Team East, who are qualified as nurse prescribers or who are willing to work towards obtaining a prescribing qualification.

The service offers support and treatment to women experiencing moderate to severe mental illness during the perinatal period (through pregnancy and up to 12 months post-natal) and continues to develop following the national investment and ambitions of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the NHS Long Term Plan.

The post holders will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering care to women in a range of community settings. Other members of the team include Consultant Psychiatrists, Team Manager, Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologist, Mental Health Practitioners, Occupational Therapist, Nursery Nurses and Peer Support Workers. The ability to work flexibly in multidisciplinary teams and in a range of settings is therefore essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will, in conjunction with the team manager and clinical lead, provide strong clinical leadership and expertise to the multidisciplinary team, ensuring that high standards are maintained.

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will hold a caseload and will manage regular follow up and assessment clinics. They will work closely with the medical team to ensure effective patient flow and discharge management is maintained.

The post holder, along with the team manager, clinical lead and senior medical colleagues, will be responsible for building strong links with primary care colleagues and secondary care services ensuring that effective pathways are in place. An element of the role will also include providing training relating to perinatal mental health for other disciplines.

The Service operates Monday-Friday; 9.00am-5.00pm. The Perinatal Team East is based in Little Bromwich Centre on Hob Moor Road, Birmingham. The post advertised is 37.5 hours per week.

Applicants must be highly motivated, have a genuine interest in perinatal mental health and have experience in mental health care. Experience of working within perinatal mental health is not a requirement as specialist training will be provided. If you are looking for a new challenge with a new and developing service, have the requirements for the role and are interested in this post, then we would welcome your application.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Nurse Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of post registration additional training
  • First Degree level, Independent prescriber
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of community mental health
  • Evidence of improving service quality
  • Experience of leading on audit and/or research activity related to clinical practice
  • Significant experience in perinatal mental health
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate risk management skills
  • The ability to develop team and individual key strengths through clinical and professional supervision
  • Comprehensive range of nursing skills ranging from psychological therapies to medication management

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