Senior Staff Nurse- ITU

London (Central), London (Greater)
£32557 - £36871 per annum
02 Apr 2014
30 Apr 2014
Matt Dunn
Charge Nurse
Job Type
Senior Staff Nurse- ITU

HCL is working with the largest independent hospital in the United Kingdom. This has given them the opportunity to develop in many specialist areas, including Cardiac Services, Neurosurgery, Liver and HPB Medicine, Acute Neuro Rehabilitation, Gynaecology and Orthopaedics. The specialist medical teams use the very latest medical technology including the most advanced Da Vinci Robot and state of the art diagnostic imaging equipment. Complimenting this outstanding technology is a close knit team that values both the team ethic and the career development opportunities available at all levels As part of the team you will have access to fantastic benefits. The department comprises of 15 beds and covers all specialties including cardio thoracic, surgical, liver patients and general. The ITU patients` acuity is extremely high. Most cardiothoracic patients are discharged on day 3 post op and most surgical Liver patients are discharged on day 2 post op. Most surgical critical care patients have a shorter length of stay than the general and medical patients, who may require long-term respiratory weaning

Job Description
As Senior Staff Nurse, you`ll assess, plan and deliver care in what is a fast-paced environment. So you`ll need to lead the way with excellent clinical practice, an efficient approach to managing the team and resources, and a clear focus on delivering the highest standards through a strong team approach. You`ll also be confident in deputising for Sister, when required and are happy to share your skills and knowledge by mentoring and inspiring junior staff - seeing both as opportunities to grow your own skills too. Beyond your day-to-day role, you`ll also look ahead to lead and take part in research and audit projects, nurturing a learning environment and leading on local teaching initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities
-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 -Responsible for the control storage and administration of drugs -Support and act as role model for junior staff, promoting a learning environment -To demonstrate good clinical practice at all times and to be accountable for own actions -Prioritising workloads and directing staff accordingly

Skills & Experience
-Registered Nurse Level 1 -Qualification in Intensive care required. -UKCC Registration and PREP requirements -Post registration experience -Phlebotomy training desirable -Knowledge of relevant hospital policies and procedures

About the Individual
The successful candidate must have exceedingly good attention to detail and demonstrate excellent team player and motivational skills. Being decisive and willing and able to take on responsibility is essential for the success of this role. The successful candidate will be a role model and have the ability to lead the team ensuring both excellent clinical standards and customer care skills are of the highest standard.