PICU Staff Nurse

Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
06 Feb 2019
Closes
05 Mar 2019
Ref
HCA12449-156116
Sector
Child Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This opportunity will include our new Golden Hello bonus which will see you receive an additional £15,000 over the course of 2 years*

In additional to the salary, we will also give you £3000pa subject to proof that you have completed the PICU 60 Credit Course Incentive

HCA Healthcare UK – World’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services' provider 2016

The Harley Street Clinic is one of the most prestigious and respected private hospitals in London, specialising in complex, cancer, cardiac and neuroscience, care for both adults and children. With the most advanced medical equipment and the largest private paediatric ICU in the country, it’s no surprise we attract some of the finest specialist consultants from many of London's major teaching hospitals.

The 9 bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is provides expertise and technology of the highest standard. The service is provided by a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of Consultant Intensivists, Registrars, Nurses, and allied health professionals including dieticians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

The unit is able to provide multi-organ support including the latest in cardiac, ventilator and renal replacement technologies. We care for level 2 (high dependency) and level 3 (highest level of 1:1 care) patients within a supportive clinical environment as well as specialising in complex cardiac and surgical cases, the unit provides support for all medical/surgical emergencies within the hospital.

Job Description

As a Staff Nurse in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, you will be required to provide a high standard of holistic family centred care to the children and families. Ability to promote family centred care and establish good relationships with children and their families. To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.. 

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week - flexible shifts on internal rotation, including long days, nights and weekends.

 
The attractive and competitive salary for this role is £31,630 - £35,822 + 9% shift enhancement and will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as  our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review,  247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children and their families.
  • To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual children and to supervise other staff in this activity.
  • To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the children and their families.
  • To maintain confidentiality surrounding the child’s admission and treatment at all times.
  • To act as an advocate for the child and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.
  • To communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.
  • To start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.
  • To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence based nursing care.
  • To be competent in the administration of medication.
  • To ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed “best practice”.
  • Assist with ongoing education and training of families

Skills & Experience

  • NMC Child Registered Nurse
  • Post grad nursing experience in a paediatric setting ideally PICU; although we will consider those that have an interest in progressing a career within PICU from other specialism

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values. 

You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results. 

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

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