Senior Staff Nurse - PICU
Senior Staff Nurse - PICU HCL is working with one of the most prestigious and respected private hospitals in London, specialising in complex, cancer, cardiac and neuroscience, care for both adults and children. With the most advanced medical equipment and the largest private paediatric ITU in the country, it`s no surprise they attract some of the finest specialist consultants from many of London's major teaching hospitals. The PICU specialises in Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Oncology, Spinal Surgery, Neurosurgery and Renal Failure. As part of the PICU team the successful applicant will have access to fantastic benefits. On top of this the successful candidate will work within an established organization based in one of London`s most renowned medical locations and known worldwide for its outstanding service. They will also have access to the well priced and high quality food range available within the staff restaurant. Job Description To provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team and ensure the provision of high quality nursing care to children and families. Duties and Responsibilities To ensure the provision of excellent, evidence based nursing care for the children and their families. To communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff. Ensure the provision of appropriate supervision and support to members of the ward team. Assist in ensuring the safety of the department and the risk management process To actively assist in the education and practical training of learners, junior staff and multidisciplinary team members To participate in staff appraisal, staff development and in service training activities. Skills & Experience NMC Registered Nurse (RN Adult / RN Child / RSCN) Post Graduate qualification in Paediatric Critical Care Experience in a Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Experience of supervising and assessing students Previous experience in Neurology and /or Oncology is desirable Knowledge of the administration of IV drugs, central venous access management, management of a patient on Mechanical Ventilation, endotracheal Suctioning, management of a patient with a tracheostomy, arterial line management, and chest Drain Management are essential About the Individual The successful candidate will be committed to providing exceptional patient centered care. 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.