*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.