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Senior Staff Nurse

London – The Portland Hospital
Full time
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  • To act as a role model, assisting colleagues to develop advanced knowledge and skills in order to benefit the treatment and care of patients in both a High Dependency and ward setting within the Hospital.
  • To independently assess  patient care requirements, deliver planned nursing care in agreement with the patient or the main carer as appropriate, demonstrate effective evaluation of nursing interventions and initiate newly planned care accordingly, ensuring patient advocacy is maintained at all times.
  • Demonstrate clinical credibility and advanced nursing practice within the physical assessment of a patient.
    • Continuously deliver plans of care, whilst taking into consideration consultant preferences, monitoring nursing outcomes and evaluating and adapting plans of care and reporting to the ward team/ medical staff / Matron as appropriate.
  • To communicate with consultants and organise the transfer/discharge of patients from the High Dependency Unit to the ward. 
    • As shift leader guide junior staff and take overall responsibility for the assessment of patients and delivery of care plans by utilization of advanced skills.
    • Assist and support staff to attain their core clinical competencies and be part of the assessment process.
    • To assist on referrals to other clinical groups within the Hospital and to external groups.
    • As team leader/ supervisor able to co-ordinate a group of nurse’s assessment over a period of time.
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