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Perinatal Mental Health
Band 6
Full-time 37.5 hours per week
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South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
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Bethlem Royal Hospital
£30,247 - £39,708 p.a inc
05/05/2017 23:59
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Senior Clinical Charge Nurse

Band 6

The Mother and Baby Unit is a 13 bedded unit committed to providing evidence based treatments for mothers with mental health problems. Mother are admitted to the unit with their babies to promote bonding. We aim to reduce risk and establish a relationship between the mother and her baby, which prepares them for a lasting return to the community. We offer a holistic treatment programme and encourage the involvement of partners in the process.

Our service is for women who develop a mental illness or have a relapse of serious mental illness during pregnancy, and women who have developed postnatal depressions, post-partum psychosis or have had a relapse of serious mental illness following the birth of their baby.

We also provide a unique parenting assessment service for local and national authorities across the United Kingdom. We undertake assessment of women or couples and their infant, where there is a potential risk of safeguarding issues arising from the parents’ mental health problems.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to work alongside a team committed to Perinatal mental health and will be provided with supervision and training in order to flourish within the service.

Informal visits and welcomed and encouraged.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karyssa Patterson on 0203 228 4266