Location

Willesborough


Working Week / Hours

37.5 Hours a week Flexible or Job share


Job Reference

PaedAsh


Annual Leave

25 Days Holiday Pro rota


Closing Date

01-Sep-19


 

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Paediatric Registered Nurse

At One Healthcare, we are very proud of the exceptional level of service we deliver and the way we look after our team. We are always on the lookout for exceptional people who can connect with our culture and values to help us write the next chapter of the One Healthcare Group story. If you relish a challenge and want to work in an industry leading facility with like-minded individuals, One Healthcare is right for you.

One Ashford Hospital, Kent is looking for a high level Paediatric Registered Nurse. We will consider job share for the role.

1.To provide the highest standard of individualised family centred care as part of the clinical team, ensuring the comfort and safety of patients and families during their visit/admission to the hospital.

2. To coordinate and support child and young peoples experience across all areas of the hospital including, outpatients, pre-assessment, day surgery and recovery.

3. Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and ensuring compliance in line with hospital policies, national guidelines and best practice standards.

4. To work with the Lead Paediatric Nurse to develop the service and continually promote and maintain high standards of nursing practice.

5. Deputise in absence of Lead Paediatric Nurse.

Hours

Across a rotational six day shift pattern including evenings. Flexibility required.

Qualifications

Registered Child Nurse with NMC

Experience

Clinical nursing experience in elective surgical care

Proven ability to work independently and within a team

Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience

Skills

Qualifications

• Registered Child Nurse with NMC

Experience

• Clinical nursing experience in elective surgical care

• Proven ability to work independently and within a team

• Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience

Skills

• Demonstrable knowledge and skills and competency of required clinical practice.

• Comprehensive written, numerical and verbal communication skills

• Experience in computer skills using MS Office Suite and web based reporting systems

• Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of the business

• Customer service skills

• EPALS (European Paediatric Advanced Life Support) certification is a requirement of the role. Training and support will be available if not held at time of appointment.

• Enthusiasm for cross functional working within clinical departments

• Understands and implements robust safeguarding practice and is confident in escalating and raising concerns

Desirables

• Experience in the private sector

• Experience in paediatric recovery

• Enhanced clinical skills; Phlebotomy, cannulation, ECGs would be an advantage.

Main Responsibilities of the Role

Provide pre and post operation care, assessing the needs of the patient, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care

Identify patient care requirements by establishing a rapport, providing emotional and psychological support to the child or young person and their family/carer

Provide healthcare advice, educating patients/family/carers on the condition, medications, self-care and health maintenance, answering any questions they may have

Carry out clinical nursing procedures, including administering medication, intravenous medication, assisting with procedures

Record and maintain accurate patient medical records and histories on the relevant care pathways, clinical forms and IT systems

Create customised care plans through working collaboratively with the child or young person, their family and other departments where required.

Effective and safe discharge planning

Participate in audit processes for monitoring nursing quality

Assist with establishing and monitoring care pathways, measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards, making or recommending necessary adjustments

Report incidents and complaints via the Datix reporting module and escalate appropriately to senior member of staff if unable to resolve.

Accurate monitoring and recording of Paediatric Early Warning Scores and escalate appropriately

Maintain and practice comprehensive handover of patients between shifts, department and multidisciplinary team including external agencies.