Inpatient Perinatal Staff Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated mental health nurse for our Specialist Perinatal Mother and Baby Unit. Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit is an 8 bedded mother and baby unit, offering conjoint admission for mothers and their babies.

Applicants should be passionate about delivering a high level of individualised inpatient care, have excellent leadership skills and a genuine interest in perinatal mental health

Care is provided over a 24 hours periods and all nursing team members work rotational shift patterns including days nights and weekends.

You will exercise professional accountability and responsibility using skills, knowledge and expertise in changing environments, across clinical boundaries and in unfamiliar situations as outlined within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

You will be required to offer clinical and managerial leadership to junior Health Care Staff, Nursery nurses and Student Nurses as part of your role within the team. You may be required to take on tasks that require you to operate electronic staffing record systems, authorising periods of leave, sickness and absence for junior nursing staff.

You will maintain a positive and open attitude towards organisational change and service development.

Main duties of the job

You will be a Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Nurse working within a multidisciplinary team and carry out a diverse range of duties in perinatal services on the Mother & Baby Unit at Chorley Hospital. This will include close working with midwives, health visitors, social workers and the ward based multi-disciplinary team. You will be given the chance to attend perinatal specific training aimed at enhancing your speciality as a perinatal mental health nurse. There will be opportunity in the future to rotate into our community team to gain further experience.

As a Band 5 Staff Nurse within the team you will be regularly supported and supervised by a nominated Band 6 Nurse Specialist and you will be encouraged to take personal responsibility for clinical supervision and your continued professional development plan.

You will undertake a period of preceptorship overseen by a named Band 6 Nurse Specialist within your team and engage on the trusts Preceptorship programme.

You will actively promote teamwork, respect, integrity, accountability, excellence and compassion within the clinical team in accordance with the Trust values and Code of Conduct. You are required to maintain links with your professional body and provide evidence for the revalidation process.

You will provide nurse leadership within the multidisciplinary team and ensure the effective assessment, formulation, planning and monitoring of care given to service users.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Can demonstrate an understanding and knowledge base of mental health conditions and their treatments. Can demonstrate a working knowledge of physical health conditions and the complications that this can cause to patients experiencing mental ill health.
Experience Essential
  • Post Graduate experience. Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team structure. Experience of assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing care needs.
Education/Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Qualification.(RNMH & RNLD) On-going registration with the NMC. Evidence of Continued Professional Development that supports clinical practice.

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