Registered Mental Health Nurse (NHS), Mother & Baby Unit

Band 5

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Mother and Baby Unit
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Bethlem Royal Hospital
Beckenham, London
£25,681 - £33,057 p.a + Outer HCAs
25/02/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Primary Nurses to join an established multi-disciplinary team in the field of Perinatal Psychiatry.

Working alongside other professionals the post holders will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care that meets the individual needs of the women within the perinatal period on the unit.

We are a 13 bedded national unit specialising in the treatment of antenatal and postnatal illnesses. 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 depression, post-partum psychosis or have had a relapse of serious mental illness following the birth of their baby.

We support the mother in developing a relationship with her infant in order to reduce the impact of the mothers illness on the child. We offer a holistic treatment programme, and encourage the involvement of fathers or partners in the process. We admit with babies where it is the wish of the mother and it is clinically safe to do so. We are also able to take mothers without their babies, and offer a programme of gradual reintroduction to the mother on the ward. We also have an inpatient parenting assessment service, providing a unique and highly specialised service to local and national authorities across the United Kingdom. We undertake assessment of women or couples and their infant, where there is potential risk or safeguarding issues arising from the parents mental health problems.

Our team is committed to providing cost-effective, evidence based treatments that reduce risk, establish a relationship between mother and baby, and prepares them for a lasting return to the community. We work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, where there is a perinatal section headed by a world renowned expert psychiatrist, who leads many of our staff in carrying out research of international significance.

The successful candidates will be offered clinical supervision and given the opportunity to develop professionally within this specialised field. There will also be the opportunity to take part in research and service developments which may result in the successful candidates name being included in papers or on posters as part of the researching team.

We welcome any potential candidates the chance to come and look around the unit prior to interviews.

We also welcome applications from final year of your RMN/LD students who are qualifying within 3 months and as well as experienced qualified nurses.

If successful at shortlisting stage you will be invited to an assessment on the Friday, 23rd March  2018 at the ORTUS learning and events centre.

**Please note that if you do not state the month and year that you have completed your Nursing qualification you will not be invited to the assessment.**

Hospital Name: Bethlem Royal Hospital, Fitzmary House
Patient Age Range: Over 16
Patient Gender: Female Only Wards

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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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