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PICU Staff Nurse

Are you an experienced Registered Paediatric Intensive Care Nurse or looking to work within PICU?
Did you know HCA Healthcare UK are currently running a Golden Hello Bonus Scheme for PICU nurses offering £15,000 (*subject to T&C’s)
As part of your new career with us HCA Healthcare UK will fund your PICU qualification.

The Portland Hospital (Part of HCA Healthcare UK) is currently recruiting for a Paediatric Staff Nurse in PICU
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. 

These are 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 £32,270-£35,822 (Dependent on skills & experience) + 9% shift enhancement (Total per annum dependent on experience: £35,174-£39,046) 
plus, you will receive an additional £3,000 if you hold a 60 credits PICU qualification. You will also benefit from a wide range of HCA benefits & The Golden Hello

We are currently running a Golden Hello Scheme* to demonstrate our commitment to you and our patients. Upon joining HCA Healthcare UK as a PICU nurse you will receive (*subject to T&C’s):
Nurses with 60 credit PICU qualification – £5k upon commencement of employment, £5k after 12 months service and £5k after 24 months service
Nurses without PICU Qualification – 1 month’s additional salary upon commencement of employment

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 an additional 10 days. 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:
To provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children and their families.
To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual children and to supervise other staff in this activity.
To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the children and their families.
To maintain confidentiality surrounding the child’s admission and treatment at all times.
To 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.
To 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.
To start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.
To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence-based nursing care.
To be competent in the administration of medication.
To 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 another specialism

About Us:
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.
HCA Healthcare UK Paediatric Intensive Care services provide acute, complex care to all patients and are internationally renowned for clinical excellence. In our units, you can expect to have the time to provide a quality holistic patient experience and will be supported to be the best that you can be with access to a preceptorship, mentorship programme and funding for the PICU qualification.

Our Paediatric Intensive Care services is based in one of our most prestigious and respected private hospital in London; The Portland Hospital for Women & Children. The hospitals care for level 2 and level 3 ventilated patients in Cardiac, Neuro-rehab and Oncology; and we also provide pioneering treatment that is not available elsewhere in the UK.

The Portland Hospital for Women & Children is the UK's largest private children's hospital with Inpatients, Outpatients, urgent care, Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care beds ; which is equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced respiratory and organ support.

About You:
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.

PICU Staff Nurse


Published on 30 Jul 2020