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Physical Health Nurse

Elysium Healthcare

Bury St. Edmunds



Posted: 20/06/2024

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Are you a Registered Physical Health Nurse looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you to develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck! Join the team at Chimneys Clinic in Bury St Edmunds. 

Elysium Healthcare brings together a unique approach to the delivery of care where the patient is embedded in the heart of all aspects of hospital life. Our inclusive way of working has the patient as a true partner in their care. We recognise that each and every member of staff has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is with their dedication, passion and hard work that we can deliver excellent care programs that truly benefit the patients.

Physical Healthcare infection, prevention and control Nurse

As a qualified Physical Health Nurse with experience, you will lead and coordinate all aspects of the physical health needs of service users, while also supporting your colleagues and promoting good teamwork with the multidisciplinary team, such as GPs and SALTs.

Where you will be working

Location: New Road, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9LR

You will be working at The Chimneys Clinic, a 12 bedded service providing specialist care that is specifically designed to support women that have a diagnosis of an emerging or personality disorder.

Working alongside the multidisciplinary team at The Chimney’s, you will support with mindful practice, high levels of engagement and think on your feet to create activities to aid the recovery for each young woman within their journey. 

The focus of the service is to enable the young women to work on ways to decrease harmful behaviours and replace them with effective strategies to enhance their lives and help them reach their personal life goals.

What you will be doing

Facilitating physical healthcare plans/ treatments to patient’s, in order to maintain their optimum level of physical well-being.

To facilitate/support staff to ensure that routine and ad hoc tests e.g. blood screening for Denzapine/Lithium are carried out as prescribed and the results recorded appropriately within Carenotes.

To facilitate/support that routine testing for long term conditions e.g. asthma, diabetes, are carried out as prescribed and that the results are recorded appropriately in Carenotes and in line with latest national guidance

To lead the development and review of all care plans for physical health, to ensure that patient’s physical health needs have clear interventions, which are being met

To ensure that all patients have their ECG’s as prescribed by the Consultant and evidence is documented on Carenotes.

To be the lead for educating staff in relation to the use of Naso-gastric tube feeding, ensuring that staff are adhering to the requirements outlined in their prescriptions from the dietitian and that care plans are updated to reflect the current prescription.

To be the lead for smoking cessation, facilitating and leading on ward groups, for patient’s to promote their well-being

To attend each ICR meeting on a monthly basis, to contribute to the development and review of physical healthcare plans

To chair the Hospitals healthy living group, promoting physical well-being topics on a monthly basisEG Obesity, Smoking cessation, Exercise

To be the named lead for infection control within the hospital, providing professional advice, education, and support to staff in all clinical and non-clinical areas.

To undertake Audits

Facilitating educational workshop/teaching sessions on aspects of physical care healthcare best practice treatments.

Support immunisation within the hospital eg. flu vaccine, routine childhood vaccinations, ensuring this is done within a timely manner

Offer healthcare/health promotion across a range of conditions for staff

Work alongside families and professionals to develop a positive approach to healthy living

To be successful as a RGN Physical Healthcare Nurse, you’ll need

Hold a full and valid NMC registration – evidence required.

A minimum of 3 years post registration experience

Experience in NG Feeding & Phlebotomy

Experience of training others

An understanding of eating disorders and mental health.

Experience of working with young people is desirable.


Annual Salary of £38,000

£3,000 Welcome Bonus

33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!

Free Meals and Parking

Wellbeing support and activities

Career development and training

Pension contribution

Life Assurance

Enhanced Maternity Package

Flexible working opportunities

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

About your next employer
You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move. 
Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally. 

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

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