Neonatal Unit Senior Staff Nurse
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.
The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children. We're the UK's largest private children's hospital with over 46 paediatric beds including a 10-bed intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, and a day care unit. Caring for over 40,000 children a year, we provide treatment for everything from general paediatric conditions to complex craniofacial reconstruction. We have over 175 paediatric consultants available to treat children from new-born up to the age of 18.
As the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK, delivering over 1,600 babies a year, we place great importance on providing safe and high quality care for expectant mothers. Both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity care is available, and our aim is to provide you with all the support you need during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Women’s health issues are treated by a team of 40 consultants, supported by nurses, physiotherapists and counsellors, with an emphasis on privacy and dignity.
The Portland Neonatal Unit consists of 6 cots, 3 of which are Intensive Care and 3 Special Care. The unit serves the maternity department which carries out approximately 2,000 deliveries a year with women attending for delivery from throughout the UK and abroad. The caseload ranges from premature infants, infants with congenital and surgical diagnosis to infants requiring short term nursing support. Most will remain within the unit, with a small number of infants with cardiac and complex surgical diagnosis being transferred to Harley Street Clinic for further treatment.
Admissions are emergency and planned for babies 30 weeks and over with current plans to reduce the admission criteria to 28 weeks in 2014. This is a unique service which is renowned for delivering.
high quality care. All Neonatal Consultants covering care within the unit have NHS contracts to ensure best practice. Staffing ratios are high and parents receive a service that is excellent, supported by the latest technology and equipment
• To assess, plan, deliver and implement a high standard of nursing care whilst responding to individual needs,
• Be able to provide management and leadership to all junior staff, participate in education programmes
• Maintaining the standards of care for children’s services
• To develop and maintain positive Consultant relationships
• Able promote and enhance patient focused care by assessing areas of risk in relation to patient safety and implementing initiatives to improve patient experience
Duties & Responsibilities
- As a member of the nursing team, ensure high standards of nursing care are met and maintained
- Assess, plan and deliver care, based on research and evidence based current practice
- Ensure all organization policies are adhered to by self and others
- Work within the agreed nursing procedures providing safe care for patients
- Ensures holistic family centred care is provided to all users of the service
- Support and act as role model for junior staff, promoting a learning environment
- Ensure support for junior and senior colleagues in the cost effective provision of care, including manpower resources and appropriate use of clinical and non-clinical supplies
- To carry out all duties in accordance with personnel policies and procedures pertaining to staff
- To understand and comply with the control of drugs act regulations administering IV drugs when certified under “extended role of the nurse” within NMC regulations
- Ensure appropriate and timely referral of children requiring the services of external agencies, including social services and child protection advisors
- To provide nursing advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to newborns and their families without supervision, in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team
- Work with the unit sister in the management of the clinical area. This will involve dealing with complex situations and having to take appropriate action in emergency or unforeseen situations
Skills & Experience
- NMC Registration with valid RGN / RM / RN (Child). First level degree or diploma in neonatal practice (QIS)
- ENB 405 / R23 / A99
- Evidence of on-going professional development.
- Basic Adult and Newborn Life Support
- Understanding of Safeguarding issues
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Competent with computers and able to use clinical systems
- Knowledge of clinical governance and evidence of experience with audits
- Ability to work within a team and independently
- To be able to Demonstrable knowledge and experience post qualification
About The Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.