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Physical Health Lead Nurse (RGN)
Ref: CYG21592

Location
Maidstone, ME14 5FT
Salary
£36,000- 39,500 per annum
Hours
Full Time
Closing date
Friday 28 January 2022

We are looking for a Physical Health Lead Nurse (RGN) with a passion for delivering outstanding care.

You’ll be working 37.5 hours a week (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) at Cygnet Hospital Maidstone. 

Cygnet Hospital Maidstone, CQC rated ‘Good’, is our state-of-the-art, 65 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone. Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is purpose built to meet the latest national specifications for improving mental health within a therapeutic environment.

At Cygnet, our perks go way beyond pension schemes and excellent professional development. You’ll also enjoy shopping, travel and leisure discounts – as well as a range of healthcare and financial benefits – to support you to be happy both in and out of work.

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


Your day-to-day…

  • To establish, lead and co-ordinate evidence based physical health practice initiatives across the service
  • Line management responsibilities, including completion of supervision and appraisals
  • Implement vaccination programmes and lead on the Clozapine Clinic at the Hospital
  • Provide a programme of health promotion and education in close collaboration with the dietician and nursing staff
  • Coordinate the implementation of physical health screening across the service including access to cervical screening for the women.  Regular monitoring and interventions for patients with long term conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, epilepsy etc.
  • Coordinate the ongoing monitoring of physical health of all patients including annual health checks in close collaboration with the ward doctors and physical health leads
  • To work closely with the ward doctors and physical health leads in ensuring that patients across the service have access to primary care services including dental and eye checks
  • To maintain working knowledge of legislation, company policies, and other relevant local & national guidance pertaining to physical health guidance within mental health services

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • NHS & employee discount scheme
  • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
  • Free meals on duty
  • Free parking
  • RCNi membership
  • Bespoke career pathways
  • Plus much more

You…

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

Essential:

  • 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 clinical lead role
  • An interest in leadership, research & assessment

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

*Please be aware that from April 1st 2022, The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 requires that health and social care workers in England, who have face-to-face contact with service users, are to provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they should not be vaccinated for medical reasons. Currently in England, this is two doses of an approved vaccine. Please note that acceptable evidence of this is the NHS Covid Pass.*

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