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Physical Health Nurse (RGN)
Ref: CYG20418

Location
Appletree, DH7 8NT
Salary
£41,500 per annum
Hours
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 16 December 2021

We are looking for a Physical Health Nurse with a passion for delivering the best quality of care. 

Cygnet Appletree, near Durham, is a mental health hospital for women that includes Pippin Ward, a specialist PICU service and Bramley Ward, an acute service for women.

Our person-centred service has been designed with wellness in mind, providing a safe and comfortable environment that promotes efficient rehabilitation and recovery. We are dedicated to understand, stabilise and break the traumatic cycles of relapse that can impact service users’ lives.

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
  • Prioritise physical health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care.
  • Responsible for physical health induction and training for all staff

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • NHS and employee discount scheme
  • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
  • Free meals on duty
  • RCNi membership
  • Bespoke career pathways
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Extra enhancements for nights, weekends & bank holidays
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • Plus many more. 

You will have…

Essential:

  • Experience as Registered General Nurse / RGN with a current Pin Number
  • The ability to maintain documentation, undertake audits and demonstrate integrity in your role
  • A good understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and latest nursing practices
  • A commitment to patient recovery in order to effectively monitor, manage and reduce risk
  • Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empower and support service user independence

Desirable:

  • An interest in leadership, research and assessment
  • Ward specific experience

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

The post holder is responsible for the delivery of general physical health care for patients at Cygnet Appletree. They will deliver care within the boundaries of their role, focusing upon supporting patients to be healthy, monitoring of physical health conditions, health promotion and screening activities. They will work collaboratively with the clinical team to meet the needs of patients and supporting the delivery of policies and procedures, and be the lead for physical health care.

What next?

If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

Click the link to apply or alternatively email your CV to Lenaahmed@cygnethealth.co.uk

** Due to recent legislation, any person entering our care homes after November 11th 2021, are required to be double vaccinated against COVID 19 before entering our residential sites, unless they can show a genuine medical exemption.**