Nursing - Maternity Mental Health Service (MMHS) - Specialist Midwife

  • Department Midwifery
  • Salary £38,890 - £44,503 per annum / pro rata
  • Closing Date 21/01/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7 (subject to Agenda for Change banding confirmation)
  • Job ref 223-TSM-414-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 22.5 hours per week

Job overview

*Please note the banding for this post is subject to Agenda for Change confirmation*

Do you have an interest in maternity mental health? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced midwife to join the new maternity mental health team. The team will be setting up and providing a service for trauma focused care and therapies. This is a new and evolving service, which will need an innovative and dynamic approach.


Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a high level of relevant expert knowledge and skills, which will be used to manage, develop and care for pregnant and new mothers with complex mental health needs, in particular tokophobia, birth-related and complex trauma and perinatal loss. This post will work alongside specialist perinatal psychologists and other health professionals.

The post holder will be responsible for providing extra support and care to a defined group of women, in partnership with their own midwife and the wider MMHS team. You will work closely with women and their families to plan and coordinate their care, based on their individual needs.   The post holder will provide a link between the maternity service and other services involved in mental health care for women, including the local primary care therapy service (IAPT) and perinatal mental health team.


Working for our organisation

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin LMNS have been selected by NHS England and NHS Improvement to be an early implementer site to develop Maternal Mental Health services (MMHS) for women experiencing loss and trauma occurring within the maternity/perinatal/neonatal context as well as tokophobia.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.


The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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