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Permanent & Bank Paediatric Intensive Care opportunities (PICU Staff Nurse & Senior Staff Nurse)

HCA Healthcare

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  • Are you an experienced Registered Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse or looking to work within PICU?
  • We will fund will fund your PICU qualification as part of your new career with HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.

HCA Healthcare UK Paediatric Intensive Care services provide acute, complex care to all patients and are internationally renowned for clinical excellence. In our units, you can expect to have the time to provide a quality holistic patient experience and will be supported to be the best that you can be with access to a preceptorship, mentorship programme and funding for the PICU qualification.

We are currently recruiting for a PICU Staff (Permanent & Bank) based @ The Portland Hospital

Our Paediatric Intensive Care services is based in one of our most prestigious and respected private hospital in London; The Portland Hospital for Women & Children. The hospital cares for level 2 and level 3 ventilated patients in Cardiac, Neuro-rehab and Oncology; and we also provide pioneering treatment that is not available elsewhere in the UK.

The Portland Hospital for Women & Children is the UK's largest private children's hospital with Inpatients, Outpatients, urgent care, Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care; which is equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced respiratory and organ support.

Job Description:

As a member of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Team, 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 longstanding relationships with children and their families and promote family centred care. Working with team members across all multidiscipline. you will need to be able to communicate effectively.

We currently have the following Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Nursing opportunities available at HCA Healthcare UK as a permanent member of staff but can also join us as Bank:

  • Staff Nurse: £32,000-£35,855 plus 9% shift enhancement (£34,880-£39,082 per annum)
  • Senior Staff Nurse: £36,000-£42,000 plus 9% shift enhancement (£39,240-£45,780 per annum)

Salaries are dependent on experience plus you will receive an additional £3,000 if you hold a 60 credits PICU qualification. You will also benefit from a wide range of HCA benefits.

These are full time & roles working 37.5hrs per week but Flexibility will be offered if required – flexible shifts on internal rotation, including long days, nights and weekends.

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell an additional 10 days. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children and their families.
  • To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual children and to supervise other staff in this activity.
  • To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the children and their families.
  • To maintain confidentiality surrounding the child’s admission and treatment at all times.
  • To act as an advocate for the child and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.
  • To communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.
  • To start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.
  • To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence-based nursing care.
  • To be competent in the administration of medication.
  • To ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed “best practice”.
  • Assist with ongoing education and training of families

Skills & Experience:

  • NMC Child Registered Nurse
  • Post grad nursing experience in a paediatric setting ideally PICU; although we will consider those that have an interest in progressing a career within PICU from another specialism

About You:

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

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