Kneesworth House is a 155 bed mental health hospital situated in Cambridgeshire (on the borders of Hertfordshire) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital has a full pathway of care including medium secure, low secure, locked rehabilitation and open recovery wards situated across the site.
The post will support the expanding physical health service on site, working within a primary care model and delivering services alongside the GP.
The role of the Practice Nurse is to work as an effective member of the Multi-Disciplinary team. Promote the best interests of the patients and carers and ensure that prescribed nursing care is effectively implemented. Responsible for maintaining a safe care environment. Exercise professional accountability and responsibility using professional skills, knowledge and expertise in changing environments and to work within the scope of professional practice.The post holder will be expected to:
- Chronic health conditions management;
- Requesting pathology tests
- New patient medicals/urinalysis
- Assist and perform routine tasks related to patient care as directed by senior nursing staff;
- Ear Syringing
- Removal of sutures and wound managementAbout us
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.
As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.Disclosure
All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.