Physical Health Checks RGN
Invicta Health CIC
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An exciting opportunity for a registered general nurse (RGN) to be part of a team, working collaboratively with the GP practices across East Kent, to improve the implementation of physical health checks within GP practices for patients on the Severe Mental Illness (SMI) register. As a champion, the postholder will develop working relationships to promote physical health and improve physical health outcomes for the SMI population.
The successful candidate will be able to use their interpersonal and communication skills to influence change along with good planning and organisation skills to ensure effective implementation and improved outcomes.
Interviews will be held W/C either 8th or 15th November and shortlisted candidates will be notified of the interview date asap.
Main duties of the job
Establishing good working relationships with GP practices which will be essential in the implementation of this service, ensuring agreements and practical arrangements needed to provide virtual and in-person physical health monitoring.
To work closely with members of the GP practices and the PCMHS team to increase the completion and evidencing of physical health checks for SMI patients.
To recognise and observe changes in patients physical health, mental health and behaviour which must be reported, recorded and acted on.
To be part of a team, providing this physical health checks service. Responsibilities will include supervising healthcare assistants providing physical health checks within the GP practices.
We are a non-profit company, with a passion for primary care. We have a wide range of services such as hub-based GPs services, GP surgeries, services in Urgent Care Centres and A&E, a Community Primary Care mental health service, GP staff training service and the list is growing all the time.
We are formed by a federation of General Practitioners working in Canterbury and South Kent Coast areas of East Kent. Our aim is to provide local, high quality services for local people by collaborating with other established organisations in the health and social care community.
- To undertake physical health assessment/ checks which include:
Measurement of height and weight
Measurement of blood pressure, temperature and pulse, pulse oximeter
Peak flow measurement
Recording of ECGs
Blood glucose testing
Relevant blood screening
- Work in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct including NMC registration is valid.
- Ensure you comply with requirements for revalidation and maintain the knowledge and skills you need for safe practice.
- Continue professional development (CPD) to supplement existing knowledge to aid further autonomy within the role.
- Work collaboratively within the team and across professional boundaries, networking and building relationships to streamline care pathways using a patient centred approach that breaks down barriers and crosses boundaries between services to meet the needs of patients.
- Disseminate updates in current evidence to all in practice, particularly new learning from study.
Ensure confidentiality at all times.
- Ensure accurate and legible notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in patient notes.
- Ensure the clinical computer system is kept up to date with accurate details recorded. Attend and participate in meetings as and when required.
- Ensure restocking and maintenance of clinical areas and supplies.
- Report any problems to your line management
Please refer to JD for full details.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Invicta Health CIC
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22 October 2021
Agenda for change
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working