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Physical Health Nurse - RMN

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting position which will focus on the physical wellbeing of our service users with mental health needs. The post holder will be responsible for the leading on the physical health care agenda within Trafford Community Mental Health Teams under the supervision of the North CMHT Manager

The post holder will ensure the delivery of all physical health care CQUIN requirements and trust key performance indicators. They will act as a specialist resource and advisor to care coordinators within the community teams. The post holder will work across community settings, including clinic bases and home visits.

The post holder will be required to work, for the majority of time, as an autonomous clinical practitioner for patient groups across a range of clinical settings,. The post holder will be expected to forge strong links with the Care Coordinators, Physical Health Support staff, Primary Care services particularly GP practices.

The post holder will be responsible for efficient running of the weekly Clozapine Clinic held at The Moorside Unit.

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical supervision of a small team of physical healthcare practitioners.

Main duties of the job

Management of Physical health support staff.

Assessment of Physical healthcare and developing management plans

Experience of completed Physical Health investigations and associated interventions

Experience of undertaking physical health observations

Effective communication skills and experience in the management of others

Ability to act on own initiative and provide advice and support to nursing staff

Ability to liaise and communicate with a range of internal and external personnel

Ability to use clinical information/IT systems

To implement change within a clinical setting

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Education and Training Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of post registration qualifications or training
  • Training in: venepuncture, cannualtion IV Therapy, ILS, Ecg reading and taking, reading and sign posting blood results
  • Acute Chronic wound management, clinical examination skills, Mentorship in practice. Willingness to undertake the above
Experience Essential
  • Substantial experience of working as an autonomous clinical practitioner
  • Experience of working with mental health patients in any health/social care setting
  • Experience of working as part of a team in order to achieve a shared vision/goal
  • Experience in more than one specialism, Leading change in a health care setting,Experience of providing support to vulnerable/social excluded individuals/groups

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