General Paediatrics - Staff Nurse
Staff Nurse - General Paediatrics Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, this hospital is the only independent hospital in London and the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. The inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health. The Paediatric department has been consistently growing over the past few years, almost doubling since 2008. We have 45 inpatient beds + 11 day case and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced medical and surgical care, including a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity of the children who are admitted to our hospital. The ratios for care on the wards are 4:1 Patients:Nurses during the day and 3:1 overnight unless patients require 1:1 care. 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 post surgical and general medical 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. Candidates are required to do a minimum of 8 shifts per month. 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 Experience working as a Children`s Nurse IV competent Understanding of Safeguarding issues Knowledge and experience working as a Children`s Nurse working with complex surgical or long-term general medical patients 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.