Physical Health Nurse

Gillingham, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Full time
Other Qualified Professional
13 May 2024
27 May 2024

Job Description

Job overview
Do you have a passion for improving the lives of others and a commitment to integrated healthcare?
We are excited to announce a newly created role within the Medway Low-Intensity Support Team (LIST) for a Registered General Nurse. In this important role, you will play a key role in supporting the physical well-being of adults with a functional mental illness.
About the Role:
  • Work collaboratively with mental health professionals and service users to manage and improve physical health outcomes.
  • Provide education and support to service users on healthy lifestyle choices, including nutrition, physical activity, and preventative healthcare.
  • Liaise with other healthcare providers, such as GPs and community nurses, to ensure coordinated care for service users.
About You:
  • You are a qualified healthcare professional with experience working with individuals with mental health conditions.
  • You are passionate about promoting physical well-being and integrated healthcare.
  • You are a skilled communicator and team player with the ability to build rapport with service users and other professionals.
We offer:
  • A chance to make a real difference in the lives of individuals with mental illness.
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year (when working full time) + Bank Holidays.
  • Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.
  • Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street
Main duties of the job
  • To oversee the physical health checks for our service users, ensuring that routine tests are carried out annually or more often if necessary.
  • Educating and supporting our service users to take care of their physical health needs as well as mental health.
  • Supporting our service users to engage in physical health interventions, including healthy eating, sleep, exercise, and smoking cessation.
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
  • To ensure that physical health is viewed on path with mental health needs.
  • Encouraging and collaborating with patients to raise awareness of common physical health conditions that may occur in people with a serious mental illness. Supporting them to overcome barriers to annual routine physical health checks, e.g. blood tests and ECG.
  • Supporting the team to achieve physical health KPIs
  • Responsible for managing physical health care plans and goals
  • Responsible for building relationships and sharing information with PCNs in Medway to support better physical health in our patient group
Please see the job description for more details.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered RGN
  • 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience of managing physical health conditions in mental health patients
Desirable criteria
  • Interest and further training on Mental Illness

Essential criteria
  • Venepuncture and ECG Administration
  • Good knowledge of cardio metabolic disease
Desirable criteria
  • Qualified Smoking Cessation Practitioner
  • Experience of running group interventions
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 20.6% 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 NHS
27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service
29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service
33 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 staffs 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.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.
Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support KMPT offers a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up for Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The programme's duration depends on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and include the required training.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.
New starter bonus At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bo

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Job Details

Physical Health Nurse

Gillingham, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Full time
13 May 2024
27 May 2024

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