Physical Health Nurse

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
TN1 2EY
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
23 Dec 2021

Job Description

Job overview

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

Working for our organisation

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.

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

Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
  • Qualifications: min of 3 years post qualifications; Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work

Desirable criteria
  • Leadership or management qualification:


KnowledgeEssential criteria
  • Experience: Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting


knowledgeEssential criteria
  • Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence based practice in caring for patients in the designated field


communication skillsEssential criteria
  • Communication Skills: Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, cares/ families and all members of the multidisciplinary team


KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change
On appointment to NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign
If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working
Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
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Job Details

Physical Health Nurse

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
23 Dec 2021

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