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Date Added: Wed 18/10/2023

Band 6 Staff Nurse - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Russell Square, WC1N, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £42471 - £50364/annum

Band 6 Staff Nurse - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

* Location: Great Ormond Street Hospital

* Hours: 37.5 hours / 12 hour shifts (07:45 - 20:15 and 19:45 - 08:15)

* Type: Full Time/Permanent (Part Time hrs considered)

* Salary: Between £42,471 - £50,364 per annum inclusive (depending on experience)

Are you looking to join a friendly and highly skilled team that is dedicated to providing the highest levels of care for children and young people? Do you wish to advance in a rewarding specialism that offers cutting-edge technologies?

We are looking for NMC-registered nurses to join Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to work in their well-established team within the Heart and Lung Directorate.

About the role

PICU is a 17 bedded unit who look after the sickest children of all ages. We offer intensive care for all specialties including oncology, neurology, metabolic & renal medicine, ENT, endocrinology and respiratory medicine. PICU is also the regional Neurosurgical ICU for North Thames. Over 1000 admissions were cared for on PICU in 2022! Our patients come to us from all wards in the hospital and also via emergency transport services such as CATS (Children's Acute Transport Service). There are lots of development opportunities such as CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement therapy), carrying the bleep as part of the cardiac arrest team, advanced ventilator management, rotating unto CATS and taking charge of the unit.

The PICU team is a multidisciplinary team which includes intensive care doctors and nurses, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, ventilator technicians, physiotherapists and pharmacists.

Development Provided

Once you're here, you'll be given a preceptor or mentor based on your background and receive ongoing assistance from our own ward-based education team. Where necessary, these employees will assist you as you develop your skills and confidence.

If you want to rotate across all the areas and specialties within Heart and Lung, you will be able to do so by participating in customised development programmes, which include alternatives.

Benefits include

* A minimum of 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

* NHS pension scheme

* Interest-free season ticket loans

* Subsidised on-site staff massage

* Help with childcare

* On-site Nursery

* A wide range of sports and social activities

* Help with finding accommodation

* A staff counselling and advice service

* A staff recognition scheme, in the form of a monthly and annual awards ceremony

* On-going professional development

Requirements for this role

* NMC Registration

* PICU experience and qualification essential

* Experienced in HFOV, iNO and Inotropes

* Experience of working with acutely unwell patients essential

* Ability to work well both in a team and on own initiative.

* Good time management skills

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Computer literate

* Evidence of continuous professional development
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