Perinatal Practitioner (RMN, OT, Social Worker)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Perinatal Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to be an expanding service and are looking to recruit a Practitioner - Occupational Therapist/ Social Worker or RMN to join the East Sussex Perinatal Team - this post is full time 37.5 hours per week.

Full training, support and supervision given - and this role can build on previous mental health experience. This is an exciting time to join a developing, innovative specialist service! Professional support and supervision is available for all disciplines.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Main duties of the job

As a practitioner in the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service you will be working closely with psychiatrists, psychologists and other clinical practitioners, as well as management and administration colleagues, to provide a mental health service for individuals with perinatal mental health problems. We offer assessment and treatment in clinic community settings as well as in the home. The service also works closely with other agencies such as children and family services, primary care as well as non-statutory organisations.

This role comes with specialist perinatal training as well as a package of supervision and reflective practice and professional support for all disciplines.

About us

The Long Term Plan for Mental Health sets out national and local ambitions to improve care for people in pregnancy through the first stages of the babies life who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health difficulties.

One in five women experience post or ante natal depression, anxiety or in some cases psychosis, during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth.

Perinatal community mental health services provide specialist care for women (and their babies) with moderate to severe mental illness, such as bipolar disorder or severe depression. The long-term benefits of this kind of specialist care offers early help and support to parents and babies to help with a range of perinatal issues including parent infant bonding.

Sussex Partnership have a Perinatal Mental Health Service that covers Sussex. This is delivered by four teams across the area. The service is committed to delivering a high quality service with a strong focus on staff wellbeing.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see job description for outlines of the main duties and responsibilities of this post, and the person specification which lists the requirements necessary to perform the job. Candidates will be assessed according to the extent to which they meet the specification.

We would really welcome interested candidates contacting the Senior Nurse Practitioner, Jane Taylor, so we can tell you more about the role. We are a flexible, friendly team and look forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Practitioner with current registration [mental health/LD/Adult/Social Work/OT], appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessment
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community

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