Senior Staff Nurse - Paediatrics

Location
City of London, London / London
Salary
£35673 - £40401 per annum + 9% shift enhancements + Pension Scheme
Posted
18 Sep 2017
Closes
18 Oct 2017
Ref
HCA09463
Contact
HCA Healthcare
Sector
Child Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health.

The hospital has been consistently growing over the past few years, almost doubling since 2008.

Our Paediatric wards hold 56 inpatient beds + 11 day case and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced medical and surgical care, including a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity and complex nature of the children who are admitted to our hospital. The Portland Hospital has a large number of international Paediatric patients, often funded by relevant embassies.

The culture at The Portland Hospital is to provide support, an inspiring environment and positive ways of working to ensure everyone has a better day. This is accomplished through our core set of 'Positively Portland' values that all employees will work to: Greetings, Respect, Teamwork, Initiative, Responsibility and Acknowledgement


Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable without direct supervision for the assessment of required care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of care for children on our General Surgical and Medical ward including Urology, ENT Renal and Plastics.

You will be undertaking delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse and working to promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence based practice.

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) permanent post.

The projected salary range is: £35673 to £40401per annum + 9% enhancements, pension scheme, 33 days annual leave and more attractive benefits

Hours: Full time, flexible shifts on internal rotation (long days, nights, weekends)

Benefits: We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To act as a clinical role model and leader for all members of staff
  • To ensure that each child is assessed and that their care is planned, implemented and evaluated in negotiation with the patient's family, and that this is accurately documented
  • Provide care with an advanced clinical understanding of the therapies and drugs used within paediatrics and be competent in their administration
  • Understands the correct use and assembly of required equipment, understand safety precautions and ensure appropriate cleaning of equipment
  • To be competent in the administration of medication, including intravenous routes
  • Maintaining and monitoring levels of stock to ensure there are adequate levels of supplies
  • To ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed
  • Ensure that treatments prescribed by the medical staff are carried out, and that interdisciplinary team members are informed of changes in the patient's condition
  • 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
  • Develop open and trusting relationships with other members of the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary
  • To act as a clinical role model and leader for all members of staff
  • Ensure the provision of appropriate supervision and support to members of the team
  • To take charge of the clinical area, utilising appropriate support as necessary
  • Manage allocated resources effectively and efficiently. This includes maintaining the correct skill mix of staff for patient dependency, bed management, utilisation of time and equipment, in the absence of senior staff

Skills & Experience

  • Extensive knowledge and experience as a Children's Nurse
  • NMC Registered with a valid RN1/RNA and/or RN8/RNC (or equivalent)
  • Basic/Intermediate Paediatric Life Support
  • Understanding of Safeguarding issues
  • Teaching and mentoring experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Competent with computers and able to use clinical systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent clinical governance and experience with audits
  • Ability to work within a team and independently