Physical Health and Infection Control Lead Nurse (RGN)
Ref: CYG36355

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Beckton, E6 6ZB
£49,412.84 / year
Full Time
Closing date
Sunday 2 June 2024

We are looking for an Physical Health and Infection Control Lead Nurse (RGN) to join our dynamic and forward thinking team, working 40 hours a week (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm) at Cygnet Hospital Beckton.

Cygnet Hospital Beckton is a specialist service for women, situated in the East End of London and has a “good” overall CQC rating. We provide a comprehensive service across four specialist wards; Acute, PICU, Tier 4 Personality Disorder, and Complex Personality Disorder for women with complex mental health needs. This is a forward-thinking hospital with a drive for innovation and embraces new ways of working; we are looking for staff who share our passion for new ideas and are willing to drive for sustained high quality care delivery as part of a supportive team.

Your Day-to-Day…

  • Establish, lead and co-ordinate evidence based physical health practice initiatives across the service and also, coordinate the ongoing monitoring of physical health of all patients including annual health checks in close collaboration with the ward Doctors and Physical Health Lead Nurses. 
  • Provide a programme of health promotion and education in close collaboration with the Dietician and ward Physical Health Lead Nurses and coordinate the implementation of physical health screening across the service including access to cervical screening for the women.
  • To work closely with the ward Doctors and Pysical Health Leads in ensuring that patients across the service have access to primary care services including dental and eye checks.
  • Maintain working knowledge of legislation, company policies, and other relevant local & national guidance pertaining to physical health guidance within mental health services.
  • Contribute, as required, to national audits, and carry out clinical audits as required, to ensure that standards are maintained in line with Company policy and national best practice. Ensure information and comprehensive records relating to physical health is recorded in MyPath and entered appropriately on other data records as required. 
  • Ensure that the service has access to required medical equipment needed in ensuring that patient’s physical health needs are adequately monitored.
  • Ensure that there are local protocols for the safe use of medical devices, educate staff on these protocols and conduct audits to ensure that these protocols are understood and practiced by the relevant clinical staff. 

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Full time contract of 40 hours per week
  • NHS and employee discount scheme
  • 50% of NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
  • Free Meals
  • Employee discount savings & “Cycle to work” scheme
  • Bespoke career pathways
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • Plus many more

You will have…


  • First level Registered Nurse Adult (RNA) or Registered General Nurse (RGN) with current NMC registration and eligible to practice
  • BSc Nursing (or AHP equivalent), or post-registration specialist course at BSc level
  • Post-registration teaching and assessing qualification (e.g. Mentorship, ENB 998 or City and Guilds 730, SSSA)
  • Post-registration Physical Assessment Skills (Adult) Level 6 qualification
  • Infection control lead training or willingness to undertake an IPC course
  • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage and reduce risk


  • Management development programme qualification
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Risk Management
  • Incident Investigation
  • Health and Safety

Cygnet has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for 30 years.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others – every day.