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Perinatal Community Mental Health Nurse

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Perinatal Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A position has become available to join Lincolnshire Perinatal Team, this is an exciting time to join our expanded service focussing on care of women and their families who are either planning a pregnancy or who are pregnant or had a baby in the last 12-24 months. The teams aim is to focus on the needs of Women who have a severe or new or complex moderate mental health problem.

We are a full MDT including Perinatal Psychiatrists, pharmacy, Psychology, CBT Therapist, Nurse , OT, SW, admin, Peer support workers & Nursery nurses.

We offer specialist advice, consultation, care and treatment to women and health professionals.

The team is very busy & covers a wide geographical area, working in the community.

We work alongside Midwifery, Primary care, IAPT, Health Visitors & maternity transformation services.

We would welcome any applications from qualified nurses who have experience working with women and their families, community working would be highly desirable.

Candidates must have a keen and special interest in working with women with severe and complex needs including a broad knowledge of safeguarding adults and children.

We offer a full 6 week induction within the team and there are several opportunities to receive perinatal specialist training from within the East Midland Perinatal networks.

We would consider applications for Part time working.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of care needs, assessment, planning, and implementation of evidence based care to a defined group of service users and their carers within the service catchment area whilst under the guidance of senior staff. The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment and treatment using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

To manage a caseload and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements and Quality priorities.

To facilitate the admission to or discharge from specialised inpatient Mother and Baby Units when required.

To work flexibly across a 5-day-a-week service.

To be compliant with CQC standards.

To delegate aspects of the patient treatment plan to other members of the team whilst maintaining overall responsibility for patients care, where appropriate.

To ensure the clinical practice of nursing members of the Perinatal Community Mental Health Team is of the highest standard.

To act as care co-ordinator under the Care Programme Approach, ensuring up to date care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place.

Work with women to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances; and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.

Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet womens identified needs and manage their inherent risk.

To assess carers and families needs and develop, implement and review programmes of support for carers and families.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

Enable women to develop independent living skills in their own community.

To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making, both within the Perinatal Community Mental Health Team and with external agencies.

To maintain accurate and timely clinical records and to co-ordinate and monitor those of the team.

To adhere to N.M.C. codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To develop clinical practice having due regard to guidelines of the N.S.F for Mental Health N.I.C.E and Mental Health Act (1983)

To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within the Perinatal Community Mental Health Team and seek opportunities in local and national area as to promote and develop the profession.

To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including: induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit

To undertake specific project work or any other duties as negotiated with the Perinatal Team Co-ordinator.

To act as lead professionals within the Perinatal Community Mental Health Team.

Supervise health and social care staff in the support and monitoring of clients programmes of care managed within the team as/if these posts are developed in the service.

Develop effective and supportive links with other health and social care staff. To create networks that improve the pathway of care for clients referred to the Perinatal Community Mental Health Team.

Participate in post registration education, training, continuing professional development and Revalidation

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RVN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent
  • Currently Registered Nurse
  • ENB998 / FliPS or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice.
  • Management training
Experience Essential
  • Relevant knowledge/experience of Perinatal Mental Health assessment and care planning
  • Experience of working with individuals in crisis in an inpatient or community setting
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Previous experience of working with women whose pregnancy or postnatal period is complicated by serious mental illness in any setting

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