Physical Health Lead Nurse (RGN)

29 Jun 2022
27 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Physical Health Lead Nurse (RGN) with a passion for delivering outstanding care.

You will be working 37.5 hours a week (Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm) at Cygnet Hospital Colchester.

Cygnet Hospital Colchester, CQC rated good, is a 54 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or mental health needs.

The aim of our services is assessment, stabilisation, treatment and engagement, with a view to supporting service users in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their needs. Our services are recovery-focused, with the aim of preparing individuals for a move to rehabilitation or step-down services, and ultimately, back into the community wherever possible.

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

Establish, lead and co-ordinate evidence based physical health practice initiatives across the service.
Provide a programme of health promotion and education in close collaboration with the dietician and Senior Healthcare Support Workers.
Coordinate the implementation of physical health screening across the service.
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.
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

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

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


Extensive experience working in physical health/adult nursing services
Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
Ability to network, establish and maintain relationships with Primary Health Care services, GP services
A good understanding of the latest nursing practices
Compassion, resilience & a dedication to empower & support service user independenceDesirable:

The ability to deliver training for other clinicians
An interest in leadership, research & assessmentCygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years