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Staff Nurse (RGN) Physical Health Nurse

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Our acute admission wards in St Martins Hospital, provide care to adults of working age and we're looking for enthusiastic, motivated and flexible RGN to join our established team based here.

St Martins Hospital are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our MDT and in order to provide high standards of physical health care to inpatients with mental health illness.St Martins Hospital comprises of 3 adult acute wardsand provides care to adults experiencing mental health difficulties.

We are looking for a dedicated Physical Health Nurse to join us and be part of our forward thinking, progressive service, that invests in staff through continuous development and career progression.

You might be a newly qualified RGN nurse, or an experienced nurse looking for a new challenge, and you would love to join a forward thinking service that is embracing the therapeutic day.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible nurse to join our established team of staff, ensuring our patients are offered holistic care and support, which encompasses their physical and mental health needs.

Have a strong desire to support us to develop this service in a rapidly changing climate

Have an interest in supporting the physical health of people with acute mental illness having previous experience in this setting

Be willing to work in a challenging/often demanding driven environment

Be willing to engage in audit and evaluation

Be part of a team wishing to always improve the user experience of mental health services

Be able to support the management team in a leadership role

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

Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of health issues and treatment options to provide physical health clinical guidance to all staff on matters relating to physical health and wellbeing.

To coordinate the Physical Health Nurses across the site, to ensure there is cover for business continuity.

Take a lead role in supporting and encouraging learning and development within the Physical Heath arena.

Identifying gaps in knowledge and commissioning or designing training packages to meet the need.

Support in site implementation of Physical Health priorities, polices and procedures within the Trust.

Act as a Mentor, Assessor, Coach as appropriate.

Supervise and set objectives in-conjunction with the Ward Manager in line with the needs of the Ward.

Supervision and competency checks of junior staff.

Please see job description for full details.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • RGN or equivalent
  • Evidence of recent practice


  • Mentorship preparation course or equivalent
  • Evidence of post qualification personal and practice development



  • Pre-registration experience
  • Experience of working within an acute mental health setting


  • Some clinical experience of mental health problems
  • Experience of managing and coordinating shifts on a day to day basis

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


St Martins Hospital, Canterbury

Littlebourne Road



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