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Paediatric Senior Staff Nurse

Portland Hospital – London
Full time
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Senior Staff Nurse - Paediatric Neurorehab & Complex Care 
London: The Portland Hospital for Women & Children  
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Shifts: Flexibility required to work long days, Nights & weekends
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)  

For a limited time, we are offering a £10,000 welcome bonus to nurses that successfully join the team (T&Cs apply).

As a Senior Staff Nurse working within our Paediatric Neurorehabilitation and Complex Care Inpatient Ward you’ll play a key role in the smooth operation of the department. We’ll look to you as an expert in your field to support and mentor the junior nurses, using your in-depth clinical knowledge to guide and support them while also stepping up and leading the unit the absence of the Sister/Charge nurse.

It’s a varied role. One day you could be implementing and evaluating holistic care plans for children in partnership with the wider multidisciplinary team, the next participating in audits or quality improvement projects to continually improve the care we provide. No matter what each day brings, at HCA UK you can rest assured you’ll have all the time and tools you need to not only grow, but thrive.  

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

  • Experience working within Paediatric Neurorehabilitation and complex care needs

  • Experience with tracheostomised patients is desirable.

  • Understanding of Safeguarding issues 

  • Teaching and mentoring experience 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication 

  • Excellent clinical governance and experience with audits 

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


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 Staff Nurse on our Paediatric Neurorehabilitation and Complex Care ward 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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