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Paediatric Site Practitioner

Portland Hospital – London
Full time
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Role: Paediatric Site Practitioner (PSP) 
Site: The Portland Hospital for Women & Children-London  
Full time permanent: 37.5hrs per week

Shifts: Evenings, nights, two weekends per month 9% shift enhancement
Salary:  Competitive + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development).

We’re looking for a Paediatric Site Practitioner to join The Portland Hospital, currently rated “Good” by the CQC.

The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health.  

The PSP Team cover the site 24/7 and are involved in the assessment and management of acutely unwell and deteriorating paediatric patients on the wards, with escalation as appropriate into HDU/PICU. 

They are involved in the PICU step-down process and surveillance of these patients, and are a key member of the Clinical Emergency Team, they will also support with bed allocation.

The PSP team provide a highly visible clinical presence around the site and act as role models and expert practitioners, with advanced nursing skills. They co-ordinate resources across the Organisation and work closely with the on-site Duty Managers. 

Out of hours, they work as part of the Paediatric Hospital at Night Team to ensure a timely and appropriate response to patients’ needs. 

You will have a structured, competency-based development programme and will be supported by the Lead Paediatric Site Practitioner and Head of Clinical Operations. 

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:

  • NMC RN Child 

  • HDU/Critical Care experience 

  • Paediatric Physical Assessment Skills 

  • Current APLS/EPALS provider 

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure 

  • Evidence of CPD e.g. Professional Portfolio 


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 PSP 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.

For more information get in touch with Tracy directly.

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