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Senior Staff Nurse - Paediatric Urgent Care

HCA Healthcare UK
London (Central)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Paediatric A&E Senior Staff Nurse  
Location: The Portland Hospital for Women & Children
Hours: Full-time 37.5hrs pw -13 shifts per month (long day & weekend shifts). The Urgent Care is open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week. 

Salary: Competitive dependent on skills & experience + benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and career development). 


We are currently recruiting for a Paediatric Senior Staff Nurse to work within our Urgent Care Centre at The Portland Hospital for Women & Children currently rated “Good” by the CQC.   

As a Paediatric Senior Staff Nurse working within Urgent Care Centre, you will provide autonomous clinical leadership and organisation to ensure the provision of high-quality care to children and families. 

Duties & Responsibilities:   

  • Take charge of the shift and manage patient flow safely and efficiently.  

  • Engage with families over telephone using excellent communication skills. 

  • To act as an advocate for the child and family, ensuring the provision of appropriate information and support services.  

  • Communicate effectively promoting open and trusting relationships.  

  • Navigate patient care working alongside the multidisciplinary team & other services in HCA, to provide the best care for the patient.  

  • To liaise with multidisciplinary teams to safeguard children & families.  

  • To take part in clinical audits and assist in the development and review of policies.  

Skills & Experience:   

  • NMC Child Registered Nurse (RN Child / RSCN) with immediate paediatric life support. 

  • Safeguarding Level 3 training. 

  • Must have experience working within a paediatric A&E or UCC with experience in performing minor procedures such as plastering, wound care and performing ECGs. 

  • Ideally experience in Manchester Triage or evidence of a Paediatric assessment course.  

  • Excellent knowledge of clinical governance and experience with audits. 

  • Experience of shift leading & co-ordination. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication. 

  • Ideally venepuncture & cannulation skills. 


At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others. 


Why HCA UK? 


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing.    


We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. What you’ll be eligible for: 

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you   

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals   

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service   

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme   

  • Group Life Assurance from day one   

  • Critical illness cover   

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay   

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland   

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you   

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers   


Diversity and Inclusion   


Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.   


We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.   


HCA Healthcare Over 50 years of creating a healthier tomorrow.   

Today HCA is the largest private healthcare provider in the world, and the largest provider of privately funded healthcare in the U.K. A world-class network of over 30 facilities in London, Manchester, Wilmslow, Glasgow and Prestatyn, with its latest venture opening in Birmingham in 2024.  Uniquely we also partner with the NHS to provide care within large NHS teaching hospitals. No other U.K. provider can match our global scale, breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise. We treat 27 million people each year across our global network, and many of our hospitals are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. Covering virtually all aspects of medicine from prevention and diagnosis through to treatment and aftercare in both our Primary and Secondary Care Divisions. Cardiac and Cancer Care, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Urgent Care, GP and Health screening to Obstetrics, IVF and Maternity care, to name a few.   

We can promise by joining the HCA family, you will learn from experts in every department, and your opportunities will be endless. You will be empowered to achieve more in your career and will be provided with outstanding rewards and development support to match the level of care we are famed for.  

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