ITU Outreach Nurse - Nights Only

12 Jun 2019
10 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.

The Lister Hospital and its outpatient centres are located in the heart of Chelsea and have consistently provided care and treatment in London for over 30 years. We offer access to leading consultants from London's top teaching hospitals and contemporary treatment, with several highly specialised units including fertility, gastroenterology and cardiology.

With 57 beds across three floors, we offer a specialised service, bespoke to our patient’s needs. Our six-bed critical care unit provides dedicated specialised care to seriously ill patients with a range of surgical or medical conditions. 

Job Description

Working as an Outreach Nurse within the critical care you will responds to requests from clinical staff in ward areas for urgent/emergency review of patients at risk of clinical deterioration and provides highly specialised advice and direct support to nursing and medical staff in relation to acute illness management, Utilise all resources effectively in delivering critical care outreach services to patients. And to act as a self-directed practitioner who directs, delivers and evaluates patient care founded on nursing and medical practice models.

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week, working Nights only (typically long shifts).

This role offers an attractive and competitive dependent upon skills and experience.

Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received

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

  • Effectively manage and control resources in line with budgetary requirements
  • Design and manage systems that ensure patients at risk of deterioration receive an effective response
  • Plan and manage own workload
  • Maintain and continuously improvement the provision of critical care outreach, acute pain and resuscitation services using audit, learning from incidents, introduction of national or cooperate initiatives, feedback and training
  • To work collaboratively on educational strategies which support the outreach pain resuscitation services
  • Keep abreast of all developments in professional nursing with regard to new healthcare standards and changes in practice. Maintaining the dissemination of this knowledge to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ensure own competency in using appropriate equipment
  • Be aware of and adhere to appropriate national guidelines
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders including surgeons and anaesthetists

Skills & Experience

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Post graduate education within the critical care speciality
  • Minimum of six years Critical Care experience with at least 2 years in a role with shift leadership responsibilities
  • Previous involvement in supporting nurse education
  • Previous involvement in recruitment and retention planning
  • ALS provider or willingness to undertake the course upon successful appointment
  • Advanced critical care nursing skills
  • Ability to manage staff effectively
  • Ability to recognise clinical and managerial problems taking appropriate action
  • Knowledge of dealing sensitively with complaints
  • Appreciation of the cultural needs of both patients and staff
  • Ability to manage resources efficiently within budgetary constraints and for a constantly changing workload
  • Skill in prioritising workload and delegating as appropriate

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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