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ITU Sister/Charge Nurse

About The Facility:

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private hospital group; providing award winning acute and complex care.
The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care.

In our 50-bed Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit we care for patients with a wide range of complex neurological conditions. And we're supported by the UK’s largest private intensive care unit. We also offer the latest cancer and robotic surgery treatments, including electrochemotherapy, HIPEC and the da Vinci Robot. Having the largest neurosciences unit in London means we're able to carry out advanced spinal surgery, intracranial and peripheral nerve surgery as well as pioneering neurosurgery.

Working within one of our 24 hour critical care units will keep you challenged and will give you the opportunity to develop your existing skills. All of our units are equipped with the latest technology and provide specialized care to level 2 & 3 patients; with our commitment to progressing careers within our group and the availability of bank shifts, you will have the opportunity to work across an extremely diverse and acute patient-load. Plus, with our nurse to patient ratio frequently at 1:1, we will give you the opportunity to do what you do best: Care.

Job Description

As the Sister/Charge Nurse for our Critical Care unit, you will provide clinical leadership in the delivery of the service. Deputising for the Unit Manager, you will oversee the day to day clinical operations of the department, acting as an expert practitioner and role model, assisting your junior colleagues to develop advanced knowledge and skills in order to benefit the treatment and care of critically ill patients in our hospital. 

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 £46,400 - £51,557 + 9% shift enhancement and flexible benefits

Benefits: We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.

Duties & Responsibilities
As shift leader guide and supervise staff  and take overall responsibility for the assessment of patients and delivery of care plans by utilization of advanced skills
Participation in investigations and responds to complaints positively; able to guide and support junior staff on dealing with complaints and clinical incidents
Assists Unit Manager in formal investigations; able to initiate, undertake and complete investigation in absence of manager
Acts as a resource to others and acts as a role model to junior staff
Management of absence when it occurs
Management of a team of nurses on a shift to shift basis
Management of the delivery of the Critical Care service in the absence of the Departmental Manager
Allocating appropriately and manages change whilst taking skill mix, ward routine and the MDT into consideration

Skills & Experience
Registered General Nurse
First line management course 
Advanced respiratory ventilation, cardiovascular and renal care 
Experience of working in ICU or Critical care 
Cardiothoracic, General, Liver or Neuro experience in an ICU environment 
ITU/ Critical Care course

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 to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and 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.

ITU Sister/Charge Nurse


Published on 22 Oct 2020