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Paediatric Site Practitioner

Portland Hospital – London
Full time
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Paediatric Site Practitioner (PSP) 
The Portland Hospital for Women & Children  
Full time: 37.5 hours 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 (PSP) to join 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 team of Paediatric Site Practitioners offer 24/7 cover across our wards, supporting with the assessment and management of acutely unwell and deteriorating paediatric patients, escalating as appropriate into HDU/PICU. 

As a Paediatric Site Practitioner, you’ll provide a visible clinical presence around the site, acting as a role model and expert practitioner. We’ll look to you to use your advanced nursing skill to co-ordinate resources and work closely with on-site Duty Managers.

Day-to-day you’ll be involved in the in the PICU step-down process and support with bed allocation as a key member of the Clinical Emergency Team. Out of hours, you’ll be part of Paediatric Hospital at Night Team to ensure a timely and appropriate response to patients’ needs. It’s a varied role, but if you can bring us the in-depth clinical knowledge we need then we can offer a career with ongoing development, including a structured, competency-based development programme 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 Paediatric Site Practitioner 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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