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Physical Healthcare Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
These posts are subject to National NHS T&Cs, paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during nights, weekends and bank holidays and we offer a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 to new starters with the Trust in this role (payable in instalments over a 2 year period)

Exciting new development of an RGN post to work with our existing services to deliver high quality physical health care in our mental health inpatient settings. We have one vacancy for a full time RGN to join our team covering inpatient wards and 136 services at the new Sherwood Oaks Hospital in Mansfield.

Adult Mental Health Services are fast paced and dynamic and we welcome individuals who have a real passion for delivering quality outcomes.

Main duties of the job

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 that 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 the Physical Health Matron by providing reviews and evaluations at their request.

To provide training and learning sessions for the existing workforce and advise where further training and support is required. To be able to provide basic physical health assessments including phlebotomy, vaccinations, ECGs and wound care.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Assessing, planning, implementation and evaluation of healthcare for patients

Provide basic leadership with a focus on ensuring that the delivery of physical health interventions

Actively participate in the development of the physical healthcare agenda in our mental health inpatient settings

Support staff in delivering physical healthcare activity with patients

Actively participate in the multi-disciplinary team

Undertake training and supervision of colleagues in the delivery of physical health interventions

Person Specification
  • First level registered nurse
  • RGN Bachelor of science/ Art or equivalent experience

  • Post graduate study in long term condition management

  • Experience in delivery the national vaccination programme
  • Working in clinical setting
  • Caring, empathetic manner and the ability to treat each patient as an individual
  • Experience in managing own time/workload and prioritise care appropriately so that appointment schedules are maintained
  • Use of electronic patient records systems
  • Using Microsoft portfolio of software including Word, Power Point and Publisher

  • Experience of working in a Mental Health setting
  • Phlebotomy

  • Knowledge and experience of managing long term conditions.
  • An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality
  • A commitment to ensure all Health and Safety requirements and Infection Control measures are met and to report any problems to the clinical matron.
  • A good working knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults.
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance
  • Understanding of infection prevention and control measures
  • Knowledge of public health related to mental health patients issues in the local area.

  • Competency in complex wound management, Doppler and the use of Compression
  • Routine vaccinations for adults patients without complete records, under PGDs chaperoning and assisting patients where appropriate who are being examined by another clinician
  • NEWS2
  • Suture removal
  • Performing Urinalysis
  • Obtaining ECGs, including 24-hour ECG monitoring and reporting
  • Expert venepuncture skills and requesting basic pathology tests

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