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PICU Senior Staff Nurse

Portland Hospital – London
Full time
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Senior Staff Nurse: Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
London: The Portland Hospital for Women & Children  
Full time: 37.5 hours per week 
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.

We’re looking for a Senior Staff Nurse to join the team on our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Portland Hospital, currently rated “Good” by the CQC and the UK’s only private hospital dedicated to the healthcare needs of women and children. Our modern, 14 bed PICU has been operational since November 2011 and offers cutting-edge treatment using the latest technology and has the support of a specialised team of Consultant Paediatric Intensivists 24/7, ensuring our team has all the tools they need to deliver truly exceptional care.

As a Senior Staff Nurse on our Paediatric Intensive Care unit you’ll take responsibility for the unit in the absence of the Sister/Charge nurse while developing, implementing and evaluating holistic care plans for children in partnership with the wider multidisciplinary team. We’ll look to you to act as a role model and mentor to our junior/student nurses while using those same interpersonal skills to develop long standing relationships with children and their families. Above all else, you’ll be part of a close team that champions collaboration, support and growth. 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:   

  • 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 Staff Nurse on our Paediatric Intensive Care unit 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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