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Physical Health Care Nurse

West London NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year plus HCAS
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you? A driven and dynamic Nurse?An experienced Registered General Nurse (RGN)working in the NHS or Private Sector?An experienced RGN wanting to return to the profession after a career break?Wanting to make a difference to someone's life?Ready for a new challenge?Wanting to work with the best nurses in the UK?

If you've answered yes to any of the above, then we WANT to talk to you!

West London Health Trust wants you to become part of something special

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and the only way to do that is by investing in our extraordinary colleagues who work for us. We are looking for people to join our team who are rewarded by seeing their patients turn a corner after a demanding journey to recovery.

We have created an exciting new development of RGN posts to work with our existing services to deliver high quality physical health care in our mental health inpatient settings.

Main duties of the job

We provide a welcoming environment, offering personalised care to improve people's health and wellbeing. Adult Mental Health Services are fast paced and dynamic and we welcome individuals who have a real passion for delivering quality outcomes.
  • To take a lead on nursing related physical healthcare delivery with direct contact and intervention with patients.
  • To support the existing workforce in delivering physical healthcare and take an active role in training and developing the workforce in delivery of basic physical healthcare monitoring and treatment.
  • Take part in multi-disciplinary team meetings and support staff in ensuring that physical health assessment, treatment and care planning are undertaken in a timely manner.
  • To provide support to Lead nurse/Matron by providing physical health reviews and evaluations at their request.
  • To provide regular assessment of the physical health needs of patients with appropriate follow up (screening and intervention) and monitoring of outcomes. In particular, use of the Lester cardio-metabolic health resource
  • Produce outstanding written reports based on your nursing assessments & observations

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

The regulations mandating vaccination for in-scope roles in the NHS have now been removed. The Trust does however continue to encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. Vaccination data will be collected by our recruitment team during your on-boarding if you are happy to provide a copy of your COVID pass.

Job description Job responsibilities

The aim of this post is to improve the physical healthcare of all patients under Mental Health Integrated Network Team (MINT). The role also entails supporting community staff in the day to day running of the clinics and upskilling mental health clinicians in physical healthcare.

This role will involve monitoring patients mental and physical health, coordinating clinics and liaising closely with patients, carers, inpatient units, CPNs, Recovery services, GPs, Consultant Psychiatrists and others to ensure the wellbeing of patients and to promote the general understanding of medication and monitoring issues.

The post holder will work under the supervision of the CPN Lead Nurse/Team Manager. The post holder will provide direct delivery of high quality individualised care through the MINT Health Care Hub. The post holder will also provide physical health skills, advice in theassessment, treatment and management of physical health problems, both long term and acute.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse, Qualification in General Health Nursing and currently NMC registered
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Training in any long term conditions such as Diabetes, COPD, CHD
  • Training in Venepuncture/ Phlebotomy and ECG monitoring
  • Training in smoking cessation and knowledge of Recovery Care Model (MINT).
  • Willingness to undertake further qualification to upskill
Experience Essential
  • Post registration experience within a Practice / Recovery service including mental health knowledge.
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a nursing team.
  • Experience in management long term conditions e.g., COPD, diabetes, CHD
  • Experience in nursing practice and assessment in continence, tissue viability, management and treatment of minor injuries / illness.
  • Experience and evidence of teaching, demonstrated to 998/SLICE or equivalent.
  • Experience of working with student nurses and mentoring students.
  • Evidence of working autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their own clinical practice
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Ability to plan, deliver and evaluate various programmes of physical healthcare.
  • Knowledge of national standards that inform practice (e.g. National Service Frameworks, NICE guidelines etc).
  • Ability to assess and manage patient risk effectively and safely.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management and ability to prioritise workload.
  • Understanding and knowledge of policy developments related to the delivery of care in Community Recovery setting

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