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Physical Health Lead Nurse (RGN)
Ref: CYG35573

Location
Churchill, SE1 7PW
Salary
£23.36 per hour
Hours
Full Time
Closing date
Friday 26 April 2024

We are looking for a confident Physical Health Lead Nurse (RGN) who can inspire, support and oversee the delivery of the very best care.  

You’ll be working 40 hours a week (9am - 5pm) at Cygnet Churchill.

Cygnet Churchill, in south London, is a 57 bed inpatient mental health hospital for men. Cygnet Churchill has four wards including an emergency acute admissions service (Juniper Ward) and three high dependency inpatient rehabilitation services (Elm Court, Maple Court and Mulberry Court).

Your day-to-day…

  • Assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate programmes to promote health and well – being, and prevent adverse effects on health and well – being.
  • Overseeing and evaluating individual care and treatment plans for patients with physical health conditions
  • Identify and manage as appropriate, care and treatment plans for patients at risk of developing physical health conditions
  • Regular monitoring and interventions for patients with long term conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, epilepsy etc
  • Prioritise physical health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that encourage patients to live healthily and apply principles of self – care
  • Provide information and advice on physical health medication regimes, side effects and interactions
  • Assessment and management of patients with wounds
  • Work closely with the visiting GP overseeing GP referrals, annual physical health check referrals, referrals to specialist services etc
  • Working alongside the ward Dr’s with phlebotomy and ECG services at Cygnet Churchill making sure all are done accurately and timely.
  • Responsible for physical health induction and training for all staff
  • Implement  the hospital wide smoking cessation programme
  • Oversee referrals to dieticians, opticians, dentists,  hearing tests, chiropody and SALT
  • Regularly check physical health supplies/equipment and order as required

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • NHS & employee discount scheme
  • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
  • Most of our sites provide free meals on shift
  • Free parking
  • Bespoke career pathways
  • Plus much more

You…

An experienced RGN with a current Pin Number, you’ll have…

Essential:

  • At least two years’ experience as a Registered General Nurse. 
  • The ability to maintain documentation, undertake audits & demonstrate integrity in your role
  • A good understanding of the latest nursing practices
  • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage & reduce risk
  • Compassion, resilience & a dedication to empower & support service user independence

Desirable:

  • The ability to deputise in a Manager role
  • An interest in leadership, research & assessment

Cygnet has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years. In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

Here at Cygnet, we are incredibly proud of our globally diverse team, all working together to help improve the lives of the people in our care every single day. We celebrate diversity because different people, with different perspectives make Cygnet a better health and social care provider. Cygnet is an equal opportunities employer.

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