Physical Health Nurse

  • Confidential
  • Surrey, UK
  • 02 Aug, 2020
Full Time Health Care

Job Description

Are you a Registered Nurse looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help to develop you to achieve your goals to become the best you can be?

As a Part-Time Physical Health Nurse you will lead and co-ordinate all aspects of physical health needs of our patients working effectively with the individual, MDT and external professionals such as GP's, SALT and General Hospital.

You will have experience in a similar environment through the NHS and/or Private Care and will be responsible for monitoring vital observations via the NEWs 2 national guidelines and identify any actions that need to be addressed. You will also be required to ensure that all physical health concerns are documented within the individuals care records and communicate this with the relevant healthcare professional both internal and external to ensure that the service user's physical health is optimised.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

First level nurse with evidence of professional development, relevant skills and knowledge.
Awareness of the wider Healthcare economy and political environment
Relevant experience in a similar environment
Knowledge of NEWs2 National Guidelines
Understand the physical health care needs for individuals who are living with a mental health condition
Have a good understanding of the input required from external professionals such as GP's, Occupational therapists, and SALT
Excellent knowledge and understanding of how to communicate with individuals living with a mental health condition
Good understanding of Infections control requirements and how some physical health conditions may impact on this role.
Have a good understanding of the health action plan framework.

As the Physical Health Nurse you will:

Undertake physical observations and ability to analyse results.
Communicate/liaise with external and internal professionals and share information appropriately
Use CAREnotes for relevant documentation of areas of need.
Complete physical health related assessments
Organise any outpatient appointments for all individual within our service.
Undertake phlebotomy needs
Read Blood results and provide the results to RC for further review
Provide reports and updates to the senior management team when required
Be flexible in order to meet the needs of the service, this includes outside of normal working hours and at weekends/bank holidays when requested

Where you will be working

Location: Sturt's Lane, Walton on the Hill, Surrey, KT20 7RQ

You will be working at Sturt House, a recovery focused, rehabilitation unit providing specialist mental health treatment for males aged 18 and over.

Sturt House is committed to delivering a high standard of care, with the Service User encouraged and supported to be actively involved in the development and review of their treatment and pathway in accordance with their own abilities.

Your career within Elysium will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society. It's a career that you can take pride in and enjoy. It's what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

What you will get

Annual salary of £13,400

The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off! (pro rata)

Free meals and parking

Wellbeing support and activities

Career development and training

Pension contribution

Life Assurance

Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure