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Physical Health Nurse

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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West Kent Primary Care Mental Health Service are currently undergoing a recruitment drive, including for this exciting post for an Adult Nurse, or Registered General Nurse with an interest in working with people with mental health difficulties, and a passion for promoting health and wellbeing. Patients with severe and enduring mental health problems suffer from more physical health problems and have a lower life expectancy that the general population, and the aim of this post is to undertake regular health checks of patients receiving treatment from the team, promoting health and wellbeing in addition to supporting your colleagues to improve physical health knowledge. With opportunities for both individual and group work, the post holder will undertake wellbeing and medication clinics. Based in Tunbridge Wells, you will be joining a friendly, well established multidisciplinary team. Please join us as we grow from strength to strength!

Main duties of the job

To work as a member of the Primary Care Mental Health Team, providing physical health nursing assessments, care and treatment for adults with serious mental illness within Primary Care in the community. This role also involves supporting and promoting physical well being and educating service users, carers and colleagues. An awareness and knowledge base of service provided by the Primary Care Mental Health Service for severe, enduring mental illness. Experience and knowledge in the management of long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease Delivery of patient care to reflect and refer to Evidence Based Practice

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

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualifications: min of 3 years post qualifications; Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work
Desirable
  • Leadership or management qualification:
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience: Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting
knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence based practice in caring for patients in the designated field
communication skills Essential
  • Communication Skills: Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, cares/ families and all members of the multidisciplinary team


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