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Screening Nurse

Job Description

A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Physical Health Care: Screening Nurse, Development Worker

12 month full time position (375hrs.)

Secondment or Fixed Term Contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Local Partnerships Physical Health care team for a 1year fixed term post in the role of ‘Screening Nurse’. The post will focus on providing support, training and the delivery of improvements to access the uptake of the specified National screening programmes (Bowel, Breast, Cervical and Diabetic retinopathy) for patients with mental health and learning disabilities across Local Partnerships Division .

Experience of the mental health and or learning disability sector is required but also the post is suitable for a new registrant requiring preceptorship. You will have knowledge of the patient group, demonstrate ability to work without supervision at times and manage own work load

As a team member, you’ll be focused on the development of the identified screening agenda in Local Partnerships. This approach is related to a target population of patients suffering from Serious Mental Illness and Learning disability on Care Program Approach.

The post has responsibility for delivering training, support and guidance to patients, carers and clinicians in group and face to face in a range of environments. You will work to deliver key aspects of the screening project plan and identified work streams. You will be encouraged to take a proactive approach in the Project Steering group, be able to write reports, contribute to the analysis of data and the development of training approaches, provide feedback and contribute to reports.

You will have knowledge and be able to communicate with a wide range of people with differing communication needs being able to contribute to the development of communication strategies, negotiate and influence others to achieve project aims.

You will promote good relationships and be seen as an ambassador for the project. To You will also be able to work with a variety of stakeholders, including Public health England , NHS Screening –Coordinators, Commissioners, Community and ward staff, Patient , Carer’s, Communications and the Involvement staff .

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are reliable, motivated and flexible. Someone who enjoys a challenge and keen to make a difference to patient wellbeing.

If you think you are ready for this exciting opportunity, or think you need further information or details, please contact us to discuss the post

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Steve Williamson

Physical Healthcare Screening Coordinator and Project Lead

Marlow House Waterford Street Nottm NG6 0DH

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*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.

*We will be requesting references by email. Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be a Smoke Free Trust from 3rd October 2016. This means that there will be no smoking on all Trust premises including buildings, gardens or car parks.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

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For eligible posts, DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.

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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.

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