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Senior Staff Nurse - PICU

Reference:HCA10690

Location:London

Salary:Competitive

Facility:The Harley Street Clinic

Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:29/03/2019

About the facility

HCA Healthcare UK – World’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services' provider 2016


The Harley Street Clinic is one of the most prestigious and respected private hospitals in London, specialising in complex, cancer, cardiac and neuroscience, care for both adults and children. With the most advanced medical equipment and the largest private paediatric ICU in the country, it’s no surprise we attract some of the finest specialist consultants from many of London's major teaching hospitals.


The 9 bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is provides expertise and technology of the highest standard. The service is provided by a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of Consultant Intensivists, Registrars, Nurses, and allied health professionals including dieticians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.


The unit is able to provide multi-organ support including the latest in cardiac, ventilator and renal replacement technologies. We care for level 2 (high dependency) and level 3 (highest level of 1:1 care) patients within a supportive clinical environment as well as specialising in complex cardiac and surgical cases, the unit provides support for all medical/surgical emergencies within the hospital.


Facilities include the availability of isolation rooms and 24 hour / 7 day support from theatres, cardiac catheter laboratory and diagnostic services. The team provides clinical and advisory support for all patients within The Harley Street Clinic ensuring that all patients receive the best possible acute medical care.

Job Description

As the Senior Staff Nurse PICU you will provide the highest possible care to patients, while being accountable and responsible for the nursing management of a designated area. This will include the supervision of staff and will see you working in a supervisory capacity, expected to be a role model for the team thus enhancing the patient experience, improving patient outcomes and contributing to delivering high standards of care and compassion at all times.  


This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) permanent post.


The projected salary range is:  £35673 to £40401per annum + 9% enhancements, pension scheme, 33 days annual leave and more attractive benefits


Hours: Full time, flexible shifts on internal rotation (long days, nights, weekends)


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

  • To be a clinical expert within the speciality.

  • To ensure the provision of excellent, evidence based nursing care for the children and their families.

  • Ensure that each child is assessed, and that their care is planned, implemented and evaluated in negotiation with the family, and that this is accurately documented.

  • Promote Family Centred Care and ensure the provision of a welcoming, caring and safe environment for the children and their families.

  • To act as an advocate for the child and family ensuring the provision of appropriate information and support services.

  • 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.

  • Ensure that discharge planning is commenced at the point of 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. This includes completion of the Paediatric clinical skills competency orientation booklet.

  • To be competent in the administration of medication.

  • Communicate effectively, promoting open and trusting relationships.

  • To be aware of the uses, safety precautions and handling of equipment in the department.

  • Assist in the development and review of policies and standards for the safe use of equipment and any new equipment introduced to the department.

Skills and Experience

  • NMC Registered Nurse - RN Child / RSCN (Essential)

  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification (Desirable)

  • Evidence of ongoing continuing professional development within the speciality linked to demonstrable clinical competencies

  • Relevant 60 credit PICU course (Essential)

  • Leadership or management training

  • Basic Life Support training

  • APLS/EPLS.

  • Proven clinical post graduate nursing experience in PICU (Essential)

About the Individual

The appointed applicant will need to be adaptable and able to meet changing working patterns and caseload, working independently as well as part of a team. They will possess a passion for delivering customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience. They will display a personable, yet professional manner at all times.


As part of this the department, you will have the opportunity to develop your career while working within a dynamic and professional team, and you will also have access to all of HCA Healthcare UK’s fantastic benefits.