Staff Nurse - General Paediatrics & Neurological Rehabilitation
Staff Nurse, General Paediatrics and Neurological Rehabilitation Known the world over for its clinical excellence, this hospital is the only private hospital in London entirely dedicated to women and children. We`re proud to have developed a reputation as one of the world`s leading providers of private healthcare, specialising in Obstetrics (Maternity), Women's Health and Paediatrics. The Paediatric department has dramatically grown over the past few years and there are now 45 inpatient beds + 11 day case treatment areas. All areas and are equipped with the latest technology to provide high quality care to paediatric patients. The inpatient wards care for medical, surgical and neurorehabilition patients. There is also a 10 bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity of the patients that are admitted to the hospital. The patient to nursing ratio depends on the nursing/medical needs of the patient. The maximum ratio is strictly 1 nurse to 4 patients. As part of the team the successful candidate will have access to fantastic benefits. On top of this they will not only work in a friendly and inspiring environment, they will also have the opportunity to participate in benefits unique to the Portland including a yoga class and discounted massages as well as having access to the delicious and reasonably priced food at the staff canteen. Job Description The Staff Nurse will be responsible and accountable for the assessment of required care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of holistic care for children on the Neurological-Rehabilitation ward. The Staff Nurse will promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research, evidence based practice and the developmental of additional clinical skills. Duties and Responsibilities To plan and provide an exceptional level of patient care, including administering drugs through intravenous routes To act as a role model for nursing To support students and junior nurses in their professional development, creating a supportive atmosphere for learning To teach parents the clinical skills they need to care for their child To ensure that all patient records are accurate and within the required time frames Skills & Experience NMC Registered with a valid RN8/RNC (or equivalent) Basic/Intermediate Paediatric Life Support Excellent clinical governance and experience with audits IV and gastronomy competent Understanding of Safeguarding issues Experience working as a children`s nurse Tracheostomy trained Knowledge and experience as a Children`s Nurse working within a Neurological-Rehabilitation Nursing environment desirable About the Individual The successful candidate will be committed to providing exceptional patient centred care demonstrating an understanding of cross cultural differences. They will work well in a team, showing respect, sharing information and supporting others as well as using their own initiative. Strong time management skills and a professional approach to work are key.