Paediatric Site Practitioner
Location: The Portland Hospital for Women & Children, Great Portland Street, London
Hours: Full time :37.5hrs pw (shifts: l/d, nights & weekends)
Salary: competitive dependent on experience plus Benefits pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Band 6 or Band 7 nurse looking to get some exposure to management/leadership and make the next step in their career
We are currently recruiting for a Paediatric Site Practitioner based @ The Portland Hospital
The Portland Hospital is renowned for its clinical excellence with our paediatric inpatients covering a variety of specialties including (but not limited to) surgical, neuro-rehab, Gastroenterology, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and general paediatrics.
With ongoing funding, our paediatric hospitals continue to stay at the forefront of ground-breaking medical and surgical techniques and technology in the UK. Working here, you’ll receive specialist training in working with children and their families in order to provide them with support every step of the way.
The Portland Hospital for Women & Children is the UK's largest private children's hospital with over 46 paediatric beds including our Paediatric intensive care unit; which is equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced respiratory and organ support.
Reporting to The Modern Matron, the Clinical Site Practitioner will provide leadership and clinical support to paediatric clinical areas (including in patient, day care and out patients) on a shift by shift basis.
Out of hours you will work as part of the paediatric hospital at night clinical team to ensure a timely and appropriate response to patients’ needs, in liaison with the hospital’s duty manager and RMO’s. The post holder will ensure HCA Healthcare UK's policies and protocols are adhered to, identifying shortfalls and intervening as necessary.
The role delivers expert advice and will practice expanded clinical skills within the paediatric department working collaboratively with the multi professional team and liaising as appropriate with relevant consultants.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Identify gaps in policy and develop new policy to support practice.
Co-ordinate the provision of a safe environment for patients, carers and staff in accordance with Health and Safety policy.
Take appropriate action relating to complaints, accidents and untoward incidents, involving patients, visitors and staff.
Provide a clinically credible paediatric nursing service, demonstrating expert knowledge and clinical skills, as the practitioner responsible for the assessment of paediatric patients’ needs and utilisation of appropriate resources to meet them, in association with the on-call paediatric RMO as part of the paediatric hospital at night team.
Liaise with the hospital duty manager and senior nurses to utilise all beds efficiently. Identify any issues affecting bed utilisation such as staffing or infection concerns to the Chief Nursing Officer.
Provide a senior nursing response in the event of a major emergency
Work with the named and designated nurse/doctor/midwife for safeguarding children within the hospital, ensuring that safeguarding issues are managed effectively and appropriately by the relevant agencies. The post holder will demonstrate expertise and confidence in the Safeguarding agenda and undertake annual training to level three and above.
Facilitate optimal child centred pathways of care for children across all clinical areas, including outpatients, day case, wards, PICU, radiology, theatres etc.
Provide a calm, supportive and problem-solving approach to situations.
Lead on the achievement of length of stay reduction and efficiency within the paediatric wards/outpatient’s service from a nursing perspective, and working collaboratively with the multi professional team to remove obstructions to discharge.
Promote and display the “Positively Portland” values: greetings, respect, teamwork, initiative, responsibility and acknowledgment”
Monitor nursing staffing levels and skill mix out of hours and liaise with ward sisters to ensure safe and efficient staffing levels at all times. T
Inform ward sisters of any staffing issues highlighted out of hours (sickness, non-attendance at work, performance issues.)
Liaise with the Bank Office out of hours regarding booking of shifts as appropriate and changes to be made to scheduler/ workforce planning tool in relation to bank/ substantive staff.
Skills & Experience:
NMC Child Registered Nurse with paediatric life support certificate.
Experience of delivering advanced practice/patient assessment
Level 3 safeguarding training undertaken within the last 12 months
Ability to lead a team
Organisation and management skills.
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.