Paediatric Urgent Care-Senior Staff Nurse
Location: The Portland Hospital-London
Hours: 37.5hrs pw (long days & Weekend shifts) Urgent Care is open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm and flexibility will be required to cover these times
Salary: competitive (band 6) & dependent on skills & Experience + benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)
Brilliant opportunity for a Paediatric A&E Nurse to take the next step in their career & join the Urgent Care team @ The Portland Hospital as a Senior Staff Nurse
As a Paediatric Senior Staff Nurse working within Urgent Care, you will provide clinical leadership and ensure the provision of high-quality nursing care to children and families. 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.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Take responsibility for the unit in the absence of the Sister/Charge nurse
Co-ordinate patient care with the multidisciplinary team
Manage allocated resources effectively and efficiently.
Ensure documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timescales
Ensure the provision of appropriate mentors for student nurses and provide a supportive and challenging environment for students in training.
Ensure that tailored care plans are in place for all patients in the designated clinical area.
Skills & Experience:
NMC Child Registered Nurse (RN Child / RSCN) with immediate paediatric life support
Understanding of Safeguarding issues
Teaching and mentoring experience
Ideally experience working within a paediatric A&E with experience in performing minor procedures such as plastering, wound care and performing ECGs
Excellent written and verbal communication
Excellent clinical governance and experience with audits
Experience of supervising and assessing students and shift leading is desirable
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.
Our Paediatric Urgent Care Centre oversees patients that attend the clinic for emergency consultations, diagnostic tests and minor procedures if necessary.
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.