PICU Staff Nurse
This opportunity will include our new Golden Hello bonus which will see you receive an additional £15,000 over the course of 2 years*
Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, The Portland Hospital is the No 1 private hospital in the UK, entirely dedicated to women and children. We are 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. We work with over 200 leading consultants from across the world, providing world class service to our customers.
We are currently recruiting for Staff Nurse in our Paediatric Intensive Care unit
The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is one of our latest additions to our clinical service portfolio and has been operational since November 2011. We are a spacious, modern 10 bed unit and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced respiratory and organ support all of which is medically supported by our team of Consultant Paediatric Intensivists 24/7. Our nursing ratio is 1:1 which reflects the acuity of the children who are admitted to our unit.
As part of the HCA group, we offer a market-leading benefits package including staff pension, flexible annual leave scheme, full private healthcare, life insurance, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, discounted gym membership, season ticket loan and much more. Having collaborated with some of the leading teaching hospitals in London, we also offer unparalleled personnel development and career progression opportunities.
The culture at The Portland Hospital is to provide support, an inspiring environment and positive ways of working to ensure everyone has a better day. This is accomplished through our core set of ‘Positively Portland’ values that all employees will work to:
Greetings, Respect, Teamwork, Initiative, Responsibility and Acknowledgement
As a Staff Nurse in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, you will be required to provide a high standard of holistic family centred care to the children and families. Ability to promote family centred care and establish good relationships with children and their families. To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team..
This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week - flexible shifts on internal rotation, including long days, nights and weekends.
The attractive and competitive salary for this role is £32,000-£36,000 (dependent upon skills and experience )+ 9% shift enhancement and Benefits
This opportunity will include our new Golden Hello bonus which will see you receive up to an additional £15,000 over the course of 2 years*
Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions
Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received
Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children and their families.
- Plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual children and to supervise other staff in this activity.
- Ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the children and their families.
- Maintain confidentiality surrounding the child’s admission and treatment at all times.
- Act as an advocate for the child and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.
- Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.
- Start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.
- Develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence based nursing care.
- To be competent in the administration of medication.
- Ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed “best practice”.
- Assist with ongoing education and training of families
Skills & Experience
- NMC Child Registered Nurse
- Post grad nursing experience in a paediatric setting ideally PICU; although we will consider those that have an interest in progressing a career within PICU from other specialism
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.