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Practice Nurse - RGN

I have an excellent opportunity for a Practice Nurse RGN to work within a specialist hospital based in Horley which provides care and support to young adult men with mental health & substance misuse issues.

About the role:

  • Take the lead in developing best practice and provide clinical advice to ward based staff on patients physical health related issues.
  • Establish and implement an annual physical and full medical screening for all patients, advising on well men issues.
  • Establish and implement a screening process, taking bloods where necessary, to meet the mandatory testing requirements for prescribed medication.
  • Provide a programme of health promotion activity for patients to include well men's issues, healthy lifestyles and smoking cessation.
  • Assess and manage minor physical ailments referring to other professions as required.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate our visiting GP service.
  • To work collaboratively with specialist service providers i.e. physiotherapy, dieticians, and chiropodist.
  • Supervision of junior staff.
  • Personal development needs.
  • Basic risk assessment on a day-to-day basis in relation to individual patients activities of daily living.

Requirements:

  • Evidence of clinical practice development
  • Demonstrates effective verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload
  • Successful experience in working as a member of a MDT and creating a professional role.

Salary:

£40,000 working full time 37.5 hours per week, plus extensive benefits and a range of career progression opportunities.