Perinatal Mental Health Community Nurse

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
23 Dec 2021

Job Description

Job overview

The Mother and Infant Mental Health Service (MIMHS) is a Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Community service that covers the whole of Kent and Medway. MIMHS specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and short-term treatment of women aged 18 and above who are affected by a moderate to severe mental health illness in the preconception, antenatal and postnatal period.

You will be an active member of the Mother and Infant Mental Health Service, providing specialist clinical interventions and support to a defined caseload of women and their infants who experience perinatal mental illness.

Main duties of the job

To work alongside the existing MIMHS team delivering a service to Mothers and Infants within the Kent & Medway area.

To maintain a clinical caseload within agreed limits. Providing a range of specialist clinical interventions to clients with perinatal mental illness.

To provide specialist liaison advice and support on the developments of nursing practice within the MIMHS to professionals within primary and secondary care.

To participate in the delivery of specialist perinatal mental health training and supervision to other professionals within primary and secondary care when needed.

  • To develop links with local mental health services to improve the interface between primary and secondary care for this client group.

    Working for our organisation

    Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

    We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

    The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

    You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

    The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities
    MIMHS is therefore expanding its multi-disciplinary team to include a highly experienced Mental Health Nurse. There is 1 post available in Maidstone, for the locality of West Kent. We are particularly interested in applicants that have a passion for working in perinatal mental health, with mums and their families, and have a keen interest in developing specialist skills in this area.

    This is an exciting opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills, with the backing of a well-developed team to make a difference to the recovery of our mums. You would further develop your expertise to ensure that we deliver high quality, person centred care at the right time and in the right place.

    To accept referrals requiring specialist input for assessment, treatment and co-ordination with other relevant services.

    To work collaboratively with care co-ordinators and other mental health professionals complimenting the ongoing intervention of the generic teams during the perinatal period.

    To provide specialist clinical interventions to clients, infants and families experiencing perinatal mental illness.

    To manage caseloads and administration systems.

    To formulate, implement and evaluate clinical programmes.

    Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
    • RMN
    • Member of a professional body
    • Mentorship

    Desirable criteria
    • Further training relevant to perinatal mental health
    • Degree


    Knowledge and skillsEssential criteria
    • Infant and child development
    • Safeguarding

    Desirable criteria
    • Perinatal Mental Health specific training


    ExperienceEssential criteria
    • Minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience of working within mental health services
    • Exposure to working with infants and families

    Desirable criteria
    • Clinical experience of working in Perinatal Mental Health


    KMPT Staff Benefits:
    NHS pension scheme
    Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

    Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
    Annual leave for Agenda for Change
    On appointment to NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
    After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro
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    Job Details

    Perinatal Mental Health Community Nurse

    Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    Pay
    £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
    Job level
    Qualified (non-manager)
    Hours
    Full time
    Posted
    24 Nov 2021
    Type
    Permanent
    Closes
    23 Dec 2021

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