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Are you passionate about providing outstanding care that brings the six Cs (care, compassion, courage, communication, commitment and competence) to life?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physical Health Practice Nurse here at Cawston Park, an award winning independent specialist service registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our service provides support for people with complex mental health and physical health needs, and behaviours of concern. We pride ourselves in our strong focus on teamwork and service development in the pursuit of excellence in relation to patient care.

We are looking for someone with exceptional clinical and communication skills, as well as personal qualities, to develop effective partnership working with other primary health care providers. Driven by ‘Improving the NHS England improving the physical health of people with mental health problems (Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (2016)’, you will develop a wider partnership working in order to achieve KPIs for the best outcomes for patients. Furthermore, we will require someone who is dynamic and passionate and committed to achieving quality outcomes that can demonstrate strong values and create and foster a culture that supports and enables individuals, and teams, to thrive and develop. The needs of the patients are paramount in everything we do, and we need you to make a difference. Your role will require knowledge and skill sets in the Infection, Prevention and Control area which you will lead on, supported by our Infection control consultant.

You will be part of the nursing team providing advanced knowledge and skills to the patients within our setting, while also supporting colleagues, within the multi-disciplinary team, in clinical decision making. You will be based in a modern, well equipped clinic room, that has been purpose built for seeing patients.

Your role will be pivotal in obtaining the best outcomes for patients that are admitted to our service with co morbid physical and mental ill health. You will carry out physical health assessments, identify appropriate medical treatment pathways, and liaise with internal and external practitioners and other healthcare providers.

There is also a commitment to audit, research and development in our hospital and part of your role will be to take an active role in these.

Candidate Requirements:

You will have an interest and experience in working with adults with Learning Disabilities, Autistic Spectrum conditions and Personality Disorders, and will ideally have some experience of managing patients with complex behaviours.

Will have community nursing specialist qualification or equivalent.

Possess a relevant nursing/health degree and a minimum of 3 years post registration experience.

Experience of nurse-led management of chronic conditions, implementing protocols and clinical guidelines and have experience of quality initiatives such as clinical benchmarking.

Employment Details:

Cawston Park Hospital is a private independent hospital based in Cawston in North Norfolk, near to the villages of Aylsham and Reepham.

The Hospital provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services. We have three main units which offer support in both locked and open rehabilitation. The units support people with learning disabilities who are experiencing distressed behaviour.

We have a number of single bespoke service provisions for people who find living with others difficult, together with flats where we support people to improve their independent skills prior to discharge.

Full Time, Monday to Friday, 0900 til 1700

(37.5 hrs per week)

Salary up to £35,533 per annum, dependent on experience.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or for an informal discussion, please contact June Thurlow, Nursing administrator or Colin Ncube, Director of Nursing, via switchboard on (01603) 876000

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a comprehensive induction training and a commitment to personal and professional development opportunities and demonstrable career progression.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to developing our staff.

We positively encourage applications regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

All Appointments are subject to an acceptable DBS disclosure.

Award winning independent specialist service registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We provide an individualised and comprehensive care pathway that leads to a smooth transition back to the local community or a service of supported living and greater independence.

We have been honoured to be named ‘Independent Secure Healthcare Provider 2015/16’, by Apex, and ‘Large Training Provider of the Year 2015/16’ by the YMCA

Jeesal Group
Cawston Park Hospital
Occupational fields: 
Fields of study: 
Health / Care management
Employment type: 
Full time
Years of experience: 
3 - 5 years
Up to £35,533 per annum, DoE.
Required general skills: 
Experience working with Learning Disabilities
Experience in working with adults with Autistic Spectrum conditions and Personality Disorders
Experience of managing patients with complex behaviours
Required degree level: 
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Closing date: 
Friday, 25 January, 2019