Paediatric ICU Senior Staff Nurse

Js3 Recruitment Ltd
up to £40,401 per annum plus benefits
16 Mar 2017
15 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Paediatric ICU Senior Staff Nurse



Salary up to £40,401 per annum plus benefits and enhancements + an additional £3000 for having done the PICU course

Our client are looking for a Senior Staff Nurse for their private Paediatric ICU wards who will provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team and ensure the provision of high quality nursing care to children and families. To act as a role model and expert clinical practitioner and assist in the safe, effective and efficient management of the department within allocated resources. To promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence based practice. To undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Duties and Responsibilities

- To be a clinical expert within the speciality
- Ensure that each child is assessed, and that their care is planned, implemented and evaluated in negotiation with the family, and that this is accurately documented.
- Promote Family Centred Care and ensure the provision of a welcoming, caring and safe environment for the children and their families.
- To act as an advocate for the child and family ensuring the provision of appropriate information and support services.
- 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.
- Ensure that discharge planning is commenced at the point of admission, liasing 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. This includes completion of the Paediatric clinical skills competency orientation booklet.
- To be competent in the administration of medication.
- Communicate effectively, promoting open and trusting relationships.
- To be aware of the uses, safety precautions and handling of equipment in the department.
- Assist in the development and review of policies and standards for the safe use of equipment and any new equipment introduced to the department

Skills and Experience

- Excellent paediatric clinical skills
- Relevant specialist skills and abilities for PICU.
- Effective managerial, leadership and organisational skills.
- Effective teaching, training and preceptorship skills.
- Able to motivate and develop a team of staff.
- Able to problem solve and initiate change.
- Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries.
- Ability to delegate and prioritise.
- Interviewing skills
- Appraisal skills
- Administration of IV drugs
- Able to look after a ventilated patient


- Pensions
- Insurance - Life, Dental
- Critical Illness Cover
- Up to 30 days holidays
- Health Assessments
- Private medical cover
- Excellent Accommodation
- Cycle to work Scheme, Gymflex

For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Martine Cohen at JS3 Recruitment on ************* or email *******************************.

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