HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private hospital group; providing award winning acute and complex care.
Situated in the heart of London's world-renowned medical district, The Princess Grace Hospital is recognised as one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary private hospitals in the capital. Our dedicated and highly trained team is committed to delivering an exemplary standard of clinical care across all specialties.
The Princess Grace Hospital has 127 registered beds, including 90 inpatient, 21-day case, 8 endoscopy, an urgent care unit and a Level 3 intensive care unit containing 9 beds, with 24-hour consultant cover. The hospital also has a several specialised centres, including; The London Breast Institute, recognised as one of the best private breast screening and diagnostic treatment centres in the UK; the London Digestive Centre, a highly specialised outpatient facility offering diagnoses and treatments for all conditions of the stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and bile ducts; and The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to sport and exercise medicine.
The Matron-Unscheduled Care is a new an exciting addition to our Nursing Leadership structure and will act as a role model, leading by example to ensure strong clinical leadership , with authority to change practice and improve care for patients and families. The role encompasses responsibility for acute medical ward , oncology ward, our busy Urgent Care Centre and a strong team of 10 Clinical Nurse Specialists
The Matron will be responsible for driving excellent standards of patient care and developing nursing practice in response to local need.
Set and monitor standards for clinical practice and patient care and ensure teams have the right skills to deliver a high quality service.
This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week
Attractive and competitive salary, which will be dependent upon skills and experience.
Reward & recognition – We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell and excellent 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.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Accountable for the management and oversight of 24 hour care for all patients (and those close to them) within the services and facilities in each functional area, promoting excellence as standard.
• Promotion of a nurturing environment for patients, relatives, visitors and staff through monitoring, measuring, actioning and evaluating service, advocating for patients at all times
• Assess patient feedback for all departments making timely responses to all outcomes
• Demonstrate commitment to improve patient services through sustaining a clear performance on achieving demanding goals
• Accountable for ensuring good standards of clinical documentation and communication throughout clinical areas
• Promote patient safety and recognise clinical issues/problems and take early action as appropriate.
• Maintain personal contact and be pro-active in seeking out the views of users, both consultants and patients, in order to address concerns and appreciate and acknowledge satisfaction in a timely manner.
• Assist the Deputy CNO and CNO to implement and evaluate user involvement and feedback mechanisms.
• Be research aware and promote, maintain an evidence based practice culture for nursing staff.
• Responsible for communicating with consulting staff regarding unit/ward/ department proposals to ensure that they are well informed and their views are made known to the as appropriate
Skills & Experience
- Registered nurse Level 1
- Valid NMC registration
- Up to date professional portfolio
- Relevant experience within scheduled care services/departments ie Surgery / OPD/ Interventional Radiology services
- Evidence of research based practice implemented and managed effectively
- Awareness of Child Protection issues
- Management qualification/training
- Minimum 8 years post registration experience
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, Candidates are strongly recommended take up the opportunity for an informal visit to see the fantastic facilities and speak to some of our fantastic nurses before you apply for this role. Alternatively just proceed straight to applying and a member of our recruitment team will contact you shortly after.