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Sister/Charge Nurse - Orthopaedic

About The Facility
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 and a high dependency unit. 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.

Our Orthopaedic and Spinal ward has 23 beds, 16 staff and our Nurse/Patient Ratio is 4:1. Types of operations are total knee, hip and shoulder replacements, other shoulder operations, foot and ankle surgeries, peripheral nerve injuries surgeries, stable spinal surgeries, all amputations, elbow replacements, ppatients with MRSA, ppatients with non-orthopedics conditions e.g. diabetes, DVT, colostomies, ppatients on vacuum therapy, arthroscopies, ligament repair/reconstruction surgeries, orthopaedic trauma, plastics

Job Description

The Sister / Charge Nurse will be working on the Orthopaedic ward, you will be able to provide clinical management and leadership to all staff working in the department, to ensure the delivery of high standard of nursing care at all times, ensure all members of the multidisciplinary team work collaboratively to assess and meet the individual needs of the patient.

This is a full-time role working 37.5hrs per week on internal rotation to work long days, nights and weekends.

This role offers competitive salary and includes a shift enhancement of 9% salary will be dependent upon skills and experience.

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.

Duties & Responsibilities

To demonstrate good clinical practice and knowledge at all times and to be accountable for own actions
Effectively prioritising workloads and directing staff accordingly
Make efficient use of available resources with regard to budgetary constraints and business objectives
Regularly deputise for Ward/Floor Manager, providing management and leadership in her absence
Promote team working to maximise effectiveness of service delivery
Assess, plan and evaluate care, based on individual patient and family needs
Evaluate the work of the team and ensure standards are met
Assist in audit and quality assessment procedures
Continually seek to develop clinical skills and delivery of care to meet service users’ expectations
Assisting with the devising, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of clinical competencies for all levels of staff

Skills & Experience
Registered Nurse Level 1
NMC Registration and PREP requirements
ENB 998 or equivalent mentoring and assessing qualification
Previous experience at Junior Sister/Charge Nurse level
Recent relevant post registration experience in orthopaedic setting
Phlebotomy training desirable
Knowledge of relevant hospital policies and procedures
Health and Safety training
Lifting and Handling

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.

Sister/Charge Nurse - Orthopaedic


Published on 30 Jul 2020