Senior Staff Nurse - General Paeds & Neuro rehabilitation
Senior Staff Nurse - General Paediatrics and Neurological rehabilitation HCL is working with a hospital known the world over for its clinical excellence. It is the only private hospital in London entirely dedicated to women and children. They`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 been consistently growing over the past few years, almost doubling since 2008. The Neurological Rehabilitation Unit currently comprises of 9 beds of which approximately 50% of patients require 1:1 care 24 hours per day. The ward has grown from being just 5 beds 18 months ago. The ratios on the rest of the ward are 4:1 Patients: Nurses during the day and 3:1 overnight. As part of the Neuro Rehab 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 hospital 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 Senior Staff Nurse will be responsible and accountable without direct supervision for the assessment of required care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of care for children on the Neurological-Rehabilitation ward. The Senior Staff Nurse will undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse. The successful candidate will promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence based practice. Candidates are required to do a minimum of 8 shifts per month and part time, flexible working and bank positions are also available. Duties and Responsibilities To act as a clinical role model and leader for all members of staff To ensure that each child is assessed and that their care is planned, implemented and evaluated in negotiation with the patient`s family, and that this is accurately documented To be competent in the administration of medication, including intravenous routes To ensure the provision of appropriate supervision and support to members of the team To provide a challenging supportive environment for education within the unit To participate in staff performance reviews and staff developments Skills and Experience NMC Registered with a valid RN1/RNA and/or RN8/RNC (or equivalent) Basic/Intermediate Paediatric Life Support Assessing and mentoring qualification and teaching and mentoring experience Extensive knowledge and experience as a Children`s Nurse working within a Neurological-Rehabilitation Nursing environment IV and gastronomy competent Tracheostomy trained Understanding of Safeguarding issues 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 and leadership skills. Strong time management skills and a professional approach to work are key skills for this role.