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Paediatric Intensive Care Unit- Senior

Job Field:
Nurse Jobs
Paediatrics Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
Nurse Grades
Doctor & Nurse Grade:
London - Central
Contract Type:
35,673 to 45,128 per annum
Salary Description:
£35673 - £45128 per annum
HCL Permanent
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Job Description

Rotational Shift pattern- 37.5 hours per week.
Salary range: £35,673 -£45,128 plus enhancements (dependent on experience) + great benefits
Financial enhancement of £3000 offered if you have the Paediatric/Neonatal critical care pathway full award
Tenure: we have full time, part-time and bank roles available


Duties & Responsibilities

- Act as a clinical role model and leader for all members of staff
- Ensure that each child is assessed and that their care is planned, implemented and evaluated, and that this is accurately documented
- Provide care with an advanced 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 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 
- 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 develop open and trusting relationships with other members of the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary
- To take charge of the clinical area, utilising appropriate support as necessary
- To 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

- Essential:

- NMC Registered- Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN)
- Extensive knowledge and experience as a Children’s Nurse in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
- ENB 415/405/100 or a Paediatric/Neonatal critical care pathway full award
- Basic/Intermediate Paediatric Life Support
- Understanding of Safeguarding issues
- Teaching and mentoring experience (ideal)
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Competent with computers and able to use clinical systems

- Excellent clinical governance and experience with audits
- Ability to work within a team and independently


0207 861 8777

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