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Staff Nurse - PICU

  • Job reference: BBBH4828
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent

Our client is looking for a Staff Nurse to work within the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

You will be required to provide a high standard of holistic family centred care to the children and families. The candidate will have the ability to promote family centred care and establish good relationships with children and their families. They will need to communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

This is a full-time role working 37.5hrs per week - flexible shifts on internal rotation, including long days, nights and weekends.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children and their families
  • Plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual children and to supervise other staff in this activity
  • Ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the children and their families
  • Maintain confidentiality surrounding the child's admission and treatment at all times
  • 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
  • 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
  • Start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary
  • Develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence based nursing care
  • Be competent in the administration of medication
  • Ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed "best practice".
  • Assist with ongoing education and training of families

Skills and 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 other specialism

If interested, please get in touch via contact details provided or click "Apply" to forward an up to date copy of your CV and ideally with a cover letter.

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