Speciality Doctor in Perinatal Mental Health Team 

Taunton, Somerset
£39,060 to £72,840 per annum
31 Jan 2019
14 Feb 2019
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Speciality Doctor in Perinatal Mental Health Team 

Location: Bridgwater

Hours: 22.5 per week 

Contract: Permanent/Substantive

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation trust is inviting applications for the post of Specialty Doctor in Perinatal Mental Health.

Somerset Perinatal Mental Health Service will provide a specialist, multidisciplinary community mental health service for the assessment and treatment of pregnant and post-natal women with severe mental health illness, including post-partum psychosis and their babies.

This is a new service so this post represents a fantastic opportunity to contribute to developing high quality perinatal services.

The Role:

  • To provide good quality clinical care across the Perinatal Service and maintain a high level of expertise and skill necessary for optimal outcomes for mother, infant and the wider family.
  • To deliver direct interventions including assessment, diagnosis, risk assessment, management and treatment of mental, physical and pregnancy related health needs through outpatient clinics  and domiciliary visits as required.
  • To implement good practice including national guidelines and actively contribute to the development of community services, interfacing with the Perinatal Mental Health Service.
  • To support the Named Consultant and Responsible Clinician working arrangements as detailed above.
  • To work closely with mental health, obstetric, child and families services to provide effective multidisciplinary collaborative care; this will include availability for consultation, case discussion and advice at the request of team members and / or the team managers.
  • There are no inpatient responsibilities or external duties for  this post. 

The Area:

Somerset offers an outstanding quality of life, with easy access to the moorland and coast, a thriving arts and entertainment scene and excellent transport links to the nearby cities of Bristol and Exeter.

Somerset has some of the region’s most reasonably priced housing, and is well serviced by a range of high achieving state and private schools

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