Sister/Charge Nurse AAU
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.
The Wellington Hospital is the UK's largest independent hospital with over 260 beds and 1000 employees. We have an international reputation for excellence in complex healthcare and have gained four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas.
The Acute Admissions Unit (AAU) is located in The Wellington South, with 8 single bays and state-the-art equipment. The unit is a growing service and deals with AAU also deal with post-operative and post discharge complications.
We are currently recruiting for a Sister/Charge Nurse to lead our highly skilled team of Nurses. Reporting to the Modern Matron, you will be required to act as an expert practitioner and role model, mentoring junior colleagues to develop advanced knowledge and skills in order to benefit the treatment of ill patients in any setting within the Hospital. Working with a Medical and Surgical caseload, the postholder will be responsible for managing the referral service, ensuring that patients coming into the unit are assess, treated, referred and discharge according to the case, whilst working closely with Outreach services, consultants and GP’s etc.
This is a full time position: 37.50 hours per week (long days/nights/weekends)
Salary: from £38,000- £50,330 (dependent on experience) + enhancements and Benefits
Benefits: We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.
Closing date : 14/11/2018
Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received
Duties & Responsibilities
- To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate high standards of critical care nursing. To work within a team, supervising and directing junior staff.
- To coordinate the provision of an efficient Acute Admissions service.
- To be visionary and dynamic in driving the team forward in a rapid changing environment.
- Assist in developing and promote protocols for the recognition and the management of critically ill patients.
- To provide clinical leadership and line management for all nursing and support staff.
- With the assistance of the Matron ensure the implementation of new initiatives within the AAU service.
- With the assistance of the Matron to actively lead, participate and contribute to research and audits projects within the service.
- With the assistance of the consultants, AAU RMO, site co-ordinator and referral service to accept referrals as per the AAU operational policy
- To communicate with consultants and site managers and organise the discharge/transfer of triaged patients when stable to appropriate department ensuring we have empty AAU beds to admit into.
Skills & Experience
- Registered General Nurse (RGN) with NMC pin
- Intensive Care/ High dependency qualification desirable
- Teaching and mentorship (desirable)
- First line management course
- ILS (essential)
- Advanced Life Support qualification (desirable)
About The Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.