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Perinatal CPN

Band 6

Main area
Perinatal Mental Health
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (happy to talk about flexible working)
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£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
25/02/2020 23:59

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’

Trafford and South Manchester Division.

Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse– Specialist Perinatal CMHT

There are a number of posts available. The successful post holders will be expected to work in one of the two cluster areas of GM which are:

Cluster 2: Bolton, Salford, Wigan and Bury (Base is Prestwich)

Cluster 3. North Manchester, Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside (Base is North Manchester)

Agenda for Change Band 6


Greater Manchester Health and Social Care partnership have invested monies (as part of the 5 year Forward View investment) to develop a Specialist Perinatal CMHT for GM. The Specialist Team will be responsible for delivering care and treatment to women in the perinatal period and supporting the education of training of the health and social care workforce across GM to ensure women can access help earlier. Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust are the provider of this MH programme across GM. The team is growing in line with the investment and GMMH is seeking flexible forward thinking enthusiastic staff who will provide specialist perinatal care.

The successful candidates will work as an autonomous Perinatal Community Nurse with a defined caseload, ensuring the ongoing assessment of women within the service and providing a range of needs-led interventions and care.

You will have a crucial role in the identification and treatment of the mental health needs of pregnant women and those with infants up to one year old.

You will work in collaboration with both colleagues from Adult Mental Health services and staff from other perinatal services.

You will work collaboratively, Specialist Midwifery, Children and families’ services, Early Attachment services and IAPT

They will also deliver interventions and negotiate care plans with service users, families/carers and other professionals, and ensure that quality and timely care is delivered at all times.

There is also a duty worker element to this role, which will be carried out to support the Referral/assessment system.


For further information contact Carla Mobear, Operational Manager on 0161 271 0876

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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

Carla Mobear - Operational Manager

Tel: 0161 271 0876



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