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Job reference: 171943
Salary: Band 6 (£37,831 - £46,100)
Job closing date: 14/12/2023
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 30/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Perinatal Service

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Perinatal Service.  We are looking for a motivated and compassionate nurse, who will put service users’ needs at the centre of what they do.

The Perinatal Service in Forth Valley offers preconception advice and antenatal and postnatal care for women with or at risk of severe mental illness for women aged 18 to 64 years.

Our vision is to deliver trauma informed, person centred and safe & effective care to our patients.  Our service is currently expanding and we welcome applicants who are dynamic, compassionate and enthusiastic staff who want to be part of a patient centred and multi disciplinary team. If you are looking for increased job satisfaction through varied and challenging patient centred roles, come and join us in Forth Valley.

The post holder will be a member of the Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Services, working closely with the multi- disciplinary team. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist you will play a key part in the planning and delivery of care to individuals on your caseload; candidates should demonstrate the ability to work safely, autonomously and manage their time effectively.

Responsibilities include maintaining a clinical caseload and to conduct assessments of highly complex problems which require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of solutions.  

The post holder will be a first level registered mental health nurse, looking to develop and enhance their clinical skills and knowledge. They will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They will have the ability to work autonomously, with a high level of clinical decision making skills.  They will be ambitious and a committed individual, supporting the development of a modern and innovative perinatal service. 

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

Forth Valley Healthcare promotes staff personal and professional ongoing development.

For further informal enquiries contact Denise McAllister, Team Leader (01324 566174), or Mary Straub, Lead ANP 01324 566177

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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