Senior Staff Nurse - Paediatrics
Senior Staff Nurse - Paediatrics 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. This role is within the acute Paediatric Ward which specialises in Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Oncology, Spinal Surgery, Neurosurgery, general surgery and ENT. As part of the paediatric 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 The Senior Staff Nurse will provide clinical leadership and ensure the provision of high quality nursing care to children and families. The hours of work are rotational shift pattern of lates, nights and weekends. Part time, flexible working and bank positions are also available. Duties and Responsibilities To take responsibility for the unit in the absence of the senior nurse Ensure the provision of appropriate mentors for student nurses, and provide a supportive and challenging environment for students in training Ensure individualised care plans are in place for all patients in the designated clinical area Ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for patients and their families To supervise and support members of the ward team and ensure that all patients receive appropriate care To co-ordinate patient care with the multidisciplinary team To manage allocated resources effectively and efficiently To ensure documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timescales Skills & Experience NMC Registered Nurse (RN Adult / RN Child / RSCN) PILS Experience of having worked with acute/chronically sick children in a cardiac or oncology paediatric setting An Assessing & Mentoring qualification and a Chemo Administration course would be beneficial Experience of supervising and assessing students and shift leading is desirable About the Individual The successful candidate will be committed to providing exceptional patient centred 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 essential.