Senior Staff Nurse- ICU

London (Central), London (Greater)
£33000 - £37000 per annum
07 Mar 2014
04 Apr 2014
Matt Dunn
Charge Nurse
Job Type
Senior Staff Nurse- ICU HCL is working with a prestigious private hospital in the heart of London's medical district and only a stone`s throw away from Harley Street. They offer the very highest standards of clinical skills and nursing care across a wide range of specialities. It is a vibrant, professional and friendly environment. The technology and equipment available to you is second to none in the industry and some of the most advanced in the country and employees take pride in being the very best at what they do. As they continue to grow and enhance their range of services, they`re always on the lookout for outstanding individuals to join the team. They`re proud to be part of one of the most highly acclaimed hospital groups in the UK and the largest healthcare provider in America, so you can expect to enjoy world-class benefits and opportunities to progress. Over the last 5 years there has been significant investment into the hospitals facilities to modernise it, this has created a space is conducive to a calm and restful atmosphere for both the recovering patient and staff that work there. The Intensive Care Unit was opened in 2011 and contains 9 beds made up of 4 open bays and 5 single side rooms. It cares for both level 2 and 3 patients and the typical case mix includes elective colorectal and HBP, complex urology, spinal surgery and will also accommodate unplanned and medical admissions. Modern care delivery equipment is present throughout the unit including the latest generation of ventilators, patient monitors, cardiac output monitoring, renal replacement devices and near patient testing facilities. Job Description The Senior Staff Nurse will need to undertake shift leadership duties, which iincludes supervising the care delivery of a group of patients, managing unplanned admissions, ensuring correct staffing levels and skill mix, liaising with medical staff and other key healthcare professionals. The Shift pattern would be internal rotation, 12.5hr shifts. Duties and Responsibilities To demonstrate good clinical practice at all times and to be accountable for own actions Prioritising workloads and directing staff accordingly Regularly deputise for Sister, providing management and leadership in her absence Assess, plan and deliver care, based on individual patient and family needs Evaluate care of the team and ensure standards are met Support and act as role model for junior staff, promoting a learning environment To maintain accurate records of patient care Responsible for the control storage and administration of drugs Skills & Experience RN Recognized post graduate critical care course ALS (Must be willing to undertake if does not currently hold this certificate) Mentorship & Preceptorship Skilled in Invasive and non invasive ventilation, Renal replacement therapy Cardiac output monitoring Vasopressors and inotropes. About the Individual The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they are a team player and have a calm approach to problem solving. Being highly organized and an effective communicator will be key to the success of this role. The Successful applicant will also have a passion for customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience.