Community Psychiatric Nurse - Band 6 - Perinatal

Posted 02 July 2024
Salary £25 - 27 per hour
Discipline Community Psychiatric Nurses (RMNs or SWs)
Contact NameCameron McCoy

Job description

Do you have the expertise and compassion to make a significant impact during the perinatal period?

We are looking for the very best mental health practitioners to work with our client in the London area If you’re looking for your next challenge, congratulations! You’ve just found it!

Here are the top-level details:

  • Job Title: CPN – Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • Location: South London
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Schedule: 5 days a week – Monday to Friday
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Rate of pay: £27 p/h umbrella days
  • Must holder a Valid Full UK Driver’s License

A Day in the Life in a Perinatal team:

A Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) in a Perinatal Team provides specialized mental health care to pregnant women and new mothers. Their duties include:

  • Assessment: Conducting comprehensive mental health evaluations for new and expectant mothers.
  • Care Planning: Developing and implementing personalized care plans in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Therapeutic Interventions: Providing counselling, therapy, and other therapeutic interventions to support maternal mental health.
  • Support and Education: Offering guidance and resources to mothers and families about perinatal mental health issues and management strategies.
  • Coordination of Care: Collaborating with other healthcare providers, social services, and community resources to ensure integrated and comprehensive care.
  • Monitoring and Follow-Up: Regularly reviewing patients' progress and adjusting care plans as needed to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Crisis Management: Responding to and managing mental health crises to ensure the safety and well-being of mothers and their babies.

These duties aim to promote the mental health and well-being of mothers during the perinatal period, ensuring they receive the support and care they need during this crucial time.

Candidates should have previous community experience where assessments and caseload holding is required. Excellent assessment and communications skills are required. The post covers the geographical areas of South London and is most suited to someone who lives in London and is able to drive.

Requirements and qualifications required for this role:

  • Current and valid registration with the NMC.
  • Proven experience within a Perinatal Service
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality patient care.
  • Members of staff should be a driver and have CAMHS/Perinatal experience.

Benefits of working with Hunter Gatherer Mental Health:

  • Quick & simple online registration.
  • Join the community and be part of a network of like-minded, conscientious locums with shared values for patients and clients.
  • As part of the HG Ventures Group of Companies you’ll get bi-weekly payments you can trust.
  • Represented by Mental Health sector experts, we listen, understand your needs, and represent you professionally.
  • A long-term relationship based on trust and understanding.
  • Access to the very best roles nationwide.
  • As part of the Hunter Gatherer Mental Health network, you will be appropriately marketed, in a consultative manner, taking the burden of business development away from you.
  • Market knowledge, advice and knowledge sharing on market trends and opportunities.
  • Access to exclusive Hunter Mental Health events and discounted CPD.
  • Customer service, it’s a simple philosophy but one we are passionate about.

How to apply:

If this job sounds perfect for you, please call our team on 0203 475 4175.

You could also send your CV to to find out more about other Mental Health Nursing roles we have available.

Not available for this position? Recommend a friend or colleague! We operate a simple and transparent scheme – we pay you £250 for a successful placement (qualifying period applies).

About us:

Hunter Gatherer Mental Health are one of the UK’s leading specialist Mental Health recruitment agencies.

Our job is to listen, respond and support you in your career goals. To understand your needs and partner with you to help you achieve them. We’ll always be by your side finding you the right job at the right time, with friendly, caring service. What’s more, we pay leading rates with multiple pay runs each week, so you’ll never be left waiting. Just one of the reasons for our group's excellent 4.7 Google rating.

Oh, and we’re also one of the top 10 UK Best Small Companies to Work For…