PICU Clinical Practice Facilitator (Golden Hello)

24 Sep 2018
22 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

*This opportunity will include our new Golden Hello bonus which will see you receive an additional months pay upon commencement and an additional months payment upon completion of 24 months service* 

HCA Healthcare UK – World’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group with a network of the capital’s most respected and long established private hospitals. We are an award winning heathcare provider with our hospitals being awarded as ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ by the CQC.

 Working on our paediatric critical care units within the HCA Healthcare UK group will keep you challenged and will give you the opportunity to develop your existing skills. Our paediatric intensive care services are available at The Portland Hospital for Women & Children and The Harley Street Children’s Hospital. 

Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Portland is a spacious, modern 7 bed unit and is equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced respiratory and organ support.

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. The 9 bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at The Harley Street Children’s Hospital provides expertise and technology of the highest standard.

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

The Clinical Practice Facilitator will be a highly visible role model of clinical education, an expert practitioner and change agent promoting a learning environment in the unit and provide practical, clinical training and support to staff, undergraduate students and non-trained clinical staff.


Working hours 37.5 per week (some flexibility required) 

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

  • Provide supervisory expertise to Nurses in care underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience within the Hospital
  • Plan and facilitate training in the clinical area. Develop coaching skills to support professional development in all clinical areas
  • In partnership with senior nurse team and corporate education team, review and develop the annual education, training and development needs of all staff, in accordance with local and national guidelines
  • Facilitate other staff in delivering teaching
  • To act as an expert role model in the development and implementation of innovative practice
  • Contribute to developing clinical competencies for all staff in partnership with Senior Nurses and ward staff and ensure staff have completed relevant competencies to enable safe practice
  • Contribute to the assessment of nurses undertaking pre and post registration courses
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge base, ensuring personal academic credibility and practical skills ability

Skills & Experience

  • Registered Nurse
  • Education for Healthcare Professionals MSc /PG Dip or equivalent
  • Mentorship in Practice or equivalent with excellent leadership skills 
  • Valid APLS or EPLS
  • Level 3 safeguarding children training undertaken within the last 12 months
  • Evidence of applying current research to practice
  • To have actively supervised and assessed staff at all levels in clinical practice
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of quality, standard setting and audit

About The Individual

As the successful individual, you will need to be adaptable and able to meet changing working patterns and caseload, working independently as well as part of a team. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage your time effectively. You will possess a passion for delivering customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience. 

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details and we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process and look forward to meeting you!

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