Senior Clinical Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Perinatal Mental Health
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bethlem Royal Hospital
£30,549 - £40,105 pa inc
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Are you an experienced registered mental health nurse who has an interest in perinatal mental health and is looking for a unique opportunity to work closely with mothers and babies within an established in-patient specialist perinatal mental health service? If so, we are keen to meet you!

The Channi Kumar Mother and Baby Unit is a 13 bedded unit committed to providing evidence based treatments for mothers with mental health problems and their babies. We aim to reduce risk and promote the relationship between a 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 this 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.

As a senior nurse on the unit you will oversee the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care given to mothers and babies on the unit and ensure records associated with this process are maintained. The successful candidate will also act as a named / primary nurse. This may include the co-ordination of care of service users liaising with other members of the multidisciplinary team where necessary. The successful candidate will carry out nursing procedures to a standard that ensures safe and effective care, and complies with The Nursing and Midwifery Council's Code of Professional Conduct. The successful candidate will clinically supervise and appraise junior staff and students and will act as role model for junior staff and students and be proactive in the ongoing improvement of quality in our service. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will facilitate service user involvement in all aspects of service delivery.

We are committed to the development of the people that come to work with us. We will invest in you and support you to maximise your potential. As part of your on-going development, you will receive regular supervision and training to enable you to flourish within the service.

We welcome and encourage informal visits if you are considering applying for this post.


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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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Deborah Griffin, Clinical Service Lead - Tel: 02032284266 /

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