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Community Perinatal Nurse Specialist | Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 19 August 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £42,313 - £45,534 pa inc
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 18 September 2019
Location: Harrow, HA1 3UJ
Company: CNWL NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 1906355/333-J-HA-0234

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The opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualifiedRegistered Mental Health Nurses(RMN’s), to apply for a permanentBand 7 Community Perinatal Mental Health Nursepost within the CNWL Perinatal Mental Health Service.The successful applicant will work in the Brent and Harrow Community Perinatal Team. CNWL Perinatal Mental Health service comprises of Coombe Wood mother and Baby inpatient services and community Perinatal services in the London Boroughs of Brent and Harrow, Hillingdon, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.

This position is only open to applicants who are already working at Band 6 or above and with extensive post registration experience, due to the requirement to appoint a clinician with significant knowledge and experience to this challenging role.

The Team provides a Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm service. The successful applicant would be expected to have the flexibility to work occasional extended opening hours to facilitate early or late clinic appointments, home visits or training.

The team works closely with Maternity Services on each site as well with local community and inpatient mental health services, primary care services, social services and a wide range of other statutory and third sector organisations.

The applicant must have excellent clinical skills, be able to demonstrate an ability to complete comprehensive mental state examinations, thoroughly assess risk, formulate safe and effective risk management plans and document and communicate these clearly and concisely.

We are looking for a mature and experienced practitioner who must have a warm and approachable disposition and have very good communication and interpersonal skills. They must be a team player, be confident and motivated as well as being flexible and able to show initiative. They must be robust and resourceful and willing to work outside their comfort zone in an environment which can sometimes be demanding and stressful. Appropriate training, daily support and regular supervision will be provided by the Team.

We expect applicants to have experience of managing caseloads in a complex multidisciplinary/multiagency context. We also expect applicants to have experience of using formal child protection processes and being involved in interagency work with families. An awareness of current policies and practice in this area is essential.

Applicants will be expected to educate and train a wide range of health, social care and third sector staff so confidence and the ability to deliver brief and more structured training is essential.

Caseload allocation is done according to catchment area to minimize on travelling time for appointments.

All applicants must have completed a Mentorship in Practice or equivalent course, or be willing to do so, as the Team base is a student nurse training placement.

Interview date:TBC

This advert closes on Monday 2 Sep 2019

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