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PICU Senior Staff Nurse

PICU Senior Staff Nurse

Salary: £35,673 - £41,091 plus you will receive a 9% shift enhancement; this will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Type: Full-time

Language: English (UK)

Location: London

Work Hours: 37.5 hours a week.

flexible shifts on internal rotation.

Start Date: ASAP

This opportunity will include their new Golden Hello bonus which will see you receive an additional £15,000 over the course of 2 years


In additional to the salary, they will also give you £3000pa subject to proof that you have completed the PICU 60 Credit Course Incentive.

We are currently working with The World's largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.

The Healthcare UK Paediatric Intensive Care services provide acute, complex care to all patients and are internationally renowned for clinical excellence.

In our units, you can expect to have the time to provide a quality holistic patient experience and will be supported to be the best that you can be with access to a preceptorship and mentorship programme and funding for the PICU qualification.

Their Paediatric Intensive Care services are covered across 2 of the most prestigious and respected private hospitals in London; The Portland Hospital for Women & Children and The Harley Street Children's Hospital.

Both hospitals care for level 2 and level 3 ventilated patients in Cardiac, Neuro-rehab and Oncology; and we also provide pioneering treatment that is not available elsewhere in the UK.

Job Description

  • As a Senior Staff Nurse in our Paediatric Intensive Care unit, you will be responsible and accountable for the assessment of required care for your patients; developing, implementing and evaluating holistic care plans for children.

    You will need to develop longstanding relationships with children and their families and promote family centred care.

    Working with team members across all multidiscipline you will need to be able to communicate effectively.

    As a senior nurse, you will also be accountable and responsible for the nursing management of a designated area, supervising staff and acting as a role model for the team.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual children and to supervise other staff in this activity

  • 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

  • Develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence based nursing care

  • Ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed “best practice”

  • Assist in the development and review of policies and standards for the safe use of equipment and any new equipment introduced to the department.

  • Assist with ongoing education and training of families

  • Mentoring and supervising junior members of staff

Skills & Experience

  • NMC Child Registered Nurse

  • Post grad nursing experience in a PICU setting

  • Completion of a PICU Course that is equivalent to 60 credits

  • Leadership or management training is desirable

  • Basic Life Support training is desirable

They are also currently running a Golden Hello Scheme

* to demonstrate our commitment to you and our patients.

Upon joining HCA Healthcare UK as a PICU nurse you will receive (

*subject to T&C's):

  • Nurses with 60 credit PICU qualification - £5k upon commencement of employment, £5k after 12 months service and £5k after 24 months service

Reward & recognition - We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell.

We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education.

We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Give me a call 020786188777 ext 1218 OR 0797 442 2597