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Perinatal Mental Health Nurse

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Perinatal mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an RMN to apply for the post of a Band 5 Staff Nurse on Our 10 bedded regional perinatal psychiatric mother and baby ward.

Andersen Ward specialises in the treatment and care of women who develop serious mental illness or relapse during the antenatal and postnatal period. A core part of the role requires you to support mothers to develop and maintain a relationship with their infants. Family and friend involvement is a significant part of the ward culture and we promote and support their involvement.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has a keen interest in perinatal mental health nursing.

The service has strong working partnerships with a wide range of primary professionals, midwives, health visitors, social care and children services across the North West and as such you will need excellent communication skills, work well within a large multidisciplinary team.

You will be expected to work a 24-hour rotation of day and night shifts and be required to work on adult acute, psychiatric intensive care and older adult wards as service demands.

The role include rotation throughout the perinatal service including perinatal community mental health teams across Greater Manchester.

In return we will provide you with the opportunity to develop excellent clinical skills in a specialised area of mental health as well as access to a variety of training opportunities and regular appraisal.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist in the overall delivery of care to patients on the Ward.

They will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

The post holder will at all times comply with the NMC Code of Conduct, relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current NMC registration
  • Previous experience of inpatient services
  • Perinatal mental health interest
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Awareness of the importance of MBU's and keeping mum and baby together
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of MHA and child protections issues
  • Previous experience of inpatient services
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Perinatal Training

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