The Portland Hospital
8 Aug 2016
City of Westminster, London, Greater London, England
Ward childrens nurse
Job level:
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
Contract type:
£ 35673 - 45128 Per year
Closing date:
4 Feb 2017

About The Facility

Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health.

The hospital has been consistently growing over the past few years, almost doubling since 2008.

Our Paediatric wards hold 56 inpatient beds + 11 day case and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced medical and surgical care, including a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity and complex nature of the children who are admitted to our hospital. The Portland Hospital has a large number of international Paediatric patients, often funded by relevant embassies.

The culture at The Portland Hospital is to provide support, an inspiring environment and positive ways of working to ensure everyone has a better day. This is accomplished through our core set of 'Positively Portland' values that all employees will work to:

Greetings, Respect, Teamwork, Initiative, Responsibility and Acknowledgement

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable without direct supervision for the assessment of required care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of care for children on our General Surgical and Medical ward including Urology, ENT Renal and Plastics.

You will be undertaking delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse and working to promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence based practice.

Salary: £35,673- £40,401 (dependent on candidate experience) plus benefits

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To act as a clinical role model and leader for all members of staff
  • Provide care with an advanced clinical understanding of the therapies and drugs used within paediatrics and be competent in their administration
  • Understands the correct use and assembly of required equipment, understand safety precautions and ensure appropriate cleaning of equipment
  • To be competent in the administration of medication, including intravenous routes
  • Maintaining and monitoring levels of stock to ensure there are adequate levels of supplies
  • To ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed
  • Ensure that treatments prescribed by the medical staff are carried out, and that interdisciplinary team members are informed of changes in the patient's condition
  • 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
  • Develop open and trusting relationships with other members of the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary
  • Ensure the provision of appropriate supervision and support to members of the team
  • To take charge of the clinical area, utilising appropriate support as necessary
  • Manage allocated resources effectively and efficiently. This includes maintaining the correct skill mix of staff for patient dependency, bed management, utilisation of time and equipment, in the absence of senior staff

Skills & Experience

  • Extensive knowledge and experience as a Children's Nurse
  • NMC Registered with a valid RN8/RSCN
  • Basic/Intermediate Paediatric Life Support
  • Understanding of Safeguarding issues
  • Teaching and mentoring experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Competent with computers and able to use clinical systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent clinical governance and experience with audits
  • Ability to work within a team and independently

About The Individual

The successful candidate will be a strong team player with the ability to work flexibly and demonstrate tact and diplomacy. The ability to work under pressure is essential.

About The Portland Hospital

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HCA Healthcare UK is one of the UK’s leading private healthcare providers. With six world-renowned hospitals in London and an expanding network of cutting-edge partnership facilities up and down the country, we’re a destination of choice for patients and healthcare professionals alike. Our achievements have been recognised by the LaingBuisson Independent Healthcare Awards 2016, the HealthInvestor Awards and the International Medical Travel Journal Awards.

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