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Senior staff Nurse - PICU

Portland Hospital – London
Full time
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Role: Senior Staff Nurse PICU
Site: London: The Portland Hospital for women & Children  
Full time: 37.5 hours per week permanent
Shift times: Monday – Sunday (flexibility required to work long days, Nights & weekends)  
Salary: Competitive + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)  

*Additional £3,000 on your salary per annum as per PICU qualification. AND For a limited time, we are offering a £10,000 welcome bonus to nurses that successfully join the team (T&Cs apply).


We’re looking for a Senior Staff Nurse to join the PICU Department at The Portland Hospital for Women & Children, currently rated “Good” by the CQC.  


As a Senior Staff Nurse in our Paediatric Intensive Care unit, working at The Portland Hospital for Women & Children you will be responsible and accountable for the assessment of required care for your patients; developing, implementing and evaluating holistic care plans for children. You will need to develop long standing relationships with children and their families and promote family centred care.

Our PICU has been operational since November 2011. We are a spacious, modern 14 bed unit, equipped with the latest technology and cutting-edge treatment all of which is medically supported by our team of Consultant Paediatric Intensivists 24/7.  

Above all else, what stands out in our PICU is the team you’ll work alongside and the strong feeling of teamwork! Offering a huge variety of courses from our own learning academy and external academic providers, our promise to you is that you will feel supported with a great opportunity to grow.


At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.    


What you’ll bring:   

  • Take responsibility for the unit in the absence of the Sister/Charge nurse 

  • Co-ordinate patient care with the multidisciplinary team 

  • Manage allocated resources effectively and efficiently 

  • Ensure documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timescales 

  • Ensure the provision of appropriate mentors for student nurses and provide a supportive and challenging environment for students in training

  • Ensure that tailored care plans are in place for all patients in the designated clinical area. 

Skills & Experience: 

  • NMC Child Registered Nurse (RN Child / RSCN) with immediate paediatric life support 

  • Post Graduate experience working in a PICU setting

  • Understanding of Safeguarding issues 

  • Teaching and mentoring experience desirable

  • Completion of a PICU Course that is equivalent to 60 credits 

  • Excellent clinical governance and experience with audits 

  • Experience of supervising and assessing students and shift leading is desirable 


Why HCA UK?  


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing.   


We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Senior PICU Staff Nurse you’ll be eligible for:  

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you  

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals  

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service  

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme  

  • Group Life Assurance from day one  

  • Critical illness cover  

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay  

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland  

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you  

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers  


Diversity and Inclusion  


Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.  


We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.  


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