Senior Staff Nurse - Acute Admissions Unit
Develop your nursing career with HCA Healthcare UK - World's largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016'.
The Wellington Hospital is the UK's largest independent hospital with over 260 beds and 1000 employees. We have an international reputation for excellence in complex healthcare and we offer a premium service in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care and acute neurological rehabilitation.
We are offer an exciting opportunity for a Staff Nurse to join our Acute Admissions Unit (AAU), located in The Wellington South building in St Johns Wood, London (NW8 9LE), with 8 single bays and state-the-art equipment.
Our Acute Admissions service is an instant, clinical referral system for patients who require an urgent, general medical or surgical consultant review. The unit is equipped for handling emergency situations as well as level 3 ITU patients and when time is of the essence our acute admissions team provide treatment for patients needing acute medical and surgical conditions.
As a Senior Staff Nurse you will join a specialist team of physicians, surgeons and nurses and you will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care, to meet the needs of the patient and family/carers. As a senior member of staff you will provide management and leadership to all staff in the absence of the Sister.
This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week (Long days; 11.5 hour shifts (flexibility on Lates, Earlies & Weekends)
The attractive and competitive salary for this role is £35,673 - £40,401 plus 9% shift enhancements and will be dependent upon skills and experience.
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 and have access to a mentorship training programme
Duties & Responsibilities
- Working with a Medical and Surgical caseloads, you will demonstrate good clinical practice at all times and to be accountable for own actions.
- Regularly deputise for Sister, providing management and leadership in her absence.
- Respect and ensure patient privacy and confidentiality.
- Support and act as role model for junior staff, promoting a learning environment.
- Ensure equipment is in good working order.
- Provide patients and families with information regarding the care and management of their condition.
- Responsible for the control storage and administration of drugs.
- Involvement in projects/audits as required.
Skills & Experience
- Registered General Nurse with NMC pin.
- Extensive experience or qualification within an AAU or A&E
- Previous experience within Critical Care is also desirable.
- Motivated and forward thinking individual with excellent communication skills.
- Good time management and prioritisation skills.
About The Individual
As part of the HCA group, we offer a market-leading benefits package including staff pension, flexible annual leave scheme, full private healthcare, dental insurance and much more.
You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your leadership skills in a department that places emphasis on team. In return we are committed to help you achieve this by providing appraisals, mentorship and further training / development opportunities.