Perinatal Mental Health Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Perinatal Mental Health Nurse


Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Parklands, Northampton

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 2d44deb7cae84d4c8278e2ba13b45094

Full Job Description

Northamptonshire Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service provides assessment and treatment to women experiencing or at an increased chance of experiencing a moderate to severe mental health condition during pregnancy and up to the child's 1st birthday. The service provides assessment and high quality evidence based interventions to an increasing number of women in Northamptonshire in line with the 5 Year Forward View and NHS Long Term Plan., We now have an opportunity for a fixed term Maternity cover Band 6 role as a Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner.

We are looking to recruit a Mental Health Nurse with significant experience who have a passion for delivering evidence based interventions. Applicants will need to have a genuine interest in Perinatal Mental Health and the development of the service, excellent communication skills, the ability to provide supervision to junior staff and mentorship to students.

The Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service also offers pre-conception advice for woman with a known mental illness wishing to conceive and provide training and education to professionals alongside experts by experience.

Experience of working in the Perinatal Mental Health field is desirable as is knowledge of Perinatal Mental Health Conditions, prevalence rates, treatment interventions and Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. A keen interest and passion for working with women and their families is a must, as is the ability to work closely with a range of professionals from health visiting, Maternity, Children's Services and the Third Sector.

If you want to work as part of our expanding specialised multi-professional team, we want to hear from you.

NHFT welcomes applications from people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy or maternity status.

We would encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. In particular, applications from disabled people (with both visible and non-visible disabilities), people from black and minority ethnic communities and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people.

We aim to use monitoring information provided by our staff and by job applicants to ensure that we do not discriminate in employment and to use this information to plan any Positive Action to address inequality.

NHFT supports three staff equality networks to help us to develop our equality practice, as well as providing peer support for staff. These are