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Physical Health Nurse

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Gillingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Do you have a passion for improving the lives of others and a commitment to integrated healthcare?

We are excited to announce a newly created role within the Medway Low-Intensity Support Team (LIST) for a Registered General Nurse. In this important role, you will play a key role in supporting the physical well-being of adults with a functional mental illness.

About the Role:
  • Work collaborativelywith mental health professionals and service users tomanage and improve physical health outcomes.
  • Provide education and supportto service users on healthy lifestyle choices, including nutrition, physical activity, and preventative healthcare.
  • Liaise with other healthcare providers, such as GPs and community nurses, to ensure coordinated care for service users.

About You:
  • You are a qualified healthcare professional with experience working with individuals with mental health conditions.
  • You are passionate about promoting physical well-being and integrated healthcare.
  • You are a skilled communicator and team player with the ability to build rapport with service users and other professionals.

We offer:
  • A chance to make a real difference in the lives of individuals with mental illness.
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year (when working full time) + Bank Holidays.
  • Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.
  • Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street


Main duties of the job

  • To oversee the physical health checks for our service users, ensuring that routine tests are carried out annually or more often if necessary.
  • Educating and supporting our service users to take care of their physical health needs as well as mental health.
  • Supporting our service users to engage in physical health interventions, including healthy eating, sleep, exercise, and smoking cessation.


About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure that physical health is viewed on path with mental health needs.
  • Encouraging and collaborating with patients to raise awareness of common physical health conditions that may occur in people with a serious mental illness. Supporting them to overcome barriers to annual routine physical health checks, e.g. blood tests and ECG.
  • Supporting the team to achieve physical health KPIs
  • Responsible for managing physical health care plans and goals
  • Responsible for building relationships and sharing information with PCNs in Medway to support better physical health in our patient group

Please see the job description for more details.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Registered RGN
  • 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience of managing physical health conditions in mental health patients


Desirable

  • Interest and further training on Mental Illness


Experience

Essential

  • Venepuncture and ECG Administration
  • Good knowledge of cardio metabolic disease


Desirable

  • Qualified Smoking Cessation Practitioner
  • Experience of running group interventions


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Britton House, Gillingham

Gillingham

ME7 1AL

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