HCL Permanent
28 Sep 2016
London, Greater London, England
Ward nurse
Job level:
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
Contract type:
£ 31630 - 35822 Per year
Closing date:
26 Oct 2016
Job Description - PICU Staff Nurse 
The post holder, once initially trained as required, will be responsible and accountable for the assessment of required care and the development, implementation and evaluation of holistic care for children in a critical care setting.
Salary: between £31,630 and £35,822 (dependent on candidate experience) plus benefits   Duties & Responsibilities - HCA
  • As a Paediatric intensive care Staff Nurse you wil ensure that each child is assessed and that their care is planned, implemented and evaluated in negotiation with the patient’s family, and that this is accurately documented
  • Provide care with a developing clinical understanding of the therapies and drugs used within PICU and be competent in their administration
  • Understands the correct use and assembly of required equipment within PICU, 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
  • To develop defined skills in communicating complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events and seeking advice or guidance where necessary
  • To develop open and trusting relationships with other members of the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary
  • To be competent in the use of all relevant HCA International IT systems ensuring that all data is entered both accurately and timely, in accordance with HCA International policy
  Skills & Experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience as a Children’s Nurse either in a High Dependency Unit, NICU or PICU
  • NMC Registered with a valid RN1/RNA and/or RN8/RNC (or equivalent)
  • Basic/Intermediate Paediatric Life Support
  • Understanding of Safeguarding issues
  • 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

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About HCL Permanent

HCL Permanent, as part of the UK’s largest healthcare recruitment company, have unrivalled nursing recruitment industry knowledge on both a local and global basis.

We are approved by the Department of Health (UK) for International recruitment. Our clients range from Regional Health Boards requiring hundreds of staff to specialist start up clinics requiring a Clinical Director to develop the centre.

Over the past 3 years we have successfully placed over 1,000 staff into permanent posts within the UK, Ireland and globally; achieving a 91% retention rate for candidates still in their post after 12 months. This is testament to our stringent recruitment and pre-selection processes which are led by clinicians and qualified HR staff.

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