Neuro Rehab – Staff Nurse

About The Facility

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.

The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care. 

 We have an exciting opportunity for a Staff Nurse to join our Neurological Rehabilitation unit at The Wellington Hospital in St Johns Wood, London (NW8 6PD). The Neurological Rehabilitation is the largest independent rehabilitation unit in the UK and provides comprehensive interdisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation programmes to patients with acquired brain injury, neurological conditions and complex medical disability.

 Job Description

The candidate will join our Rehab & Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness ward (PDoC) which consists of 8 beds, based on the 6th Floor North Tower of the Wellington Hospital. This ward is a specialist service focusing on the issues facing patients emerging from disorders of consciousness and ensuring continuity of care.

The candidate will be responsible for acute and complex patients with tracheostomies. Cases include: Traumatic Brain Injury, Hypoxic Brain Injury, Stroke, SAH, Status Epilepticus, on a Vegetative, Minimally Conscious and Emerged Stage. 

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week – this includes flexibility with regards to working hours.

The attractive and competitive salary for this role starts at £31,972 and will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Reward and 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. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Independently assessing patient care requirements by monitoring and interpreting patient’s vital signs, initiating appropriate interventions and referrals and devising appropriate plan of care.
  • Evaluating nursing outcomes based on assessment and analysis of nursing interventions.
  • Demonstrating good clinical practice at all times and to be accountable for own actions.
  • Providing patients and families with information regarding care and management of their condition.
  • Recognising and take appropriate action in emergency situations as well as deputise for senior staff nurses in their absence.
  • Communicating, work effectively and collaboratively with MDT as well as contribute to the multidisciplinary audit.

 Skills & Experience

  • Registered Nurse with post graduate experience.
  • Acute Medical, Neurological or neurological rehabilitation experience is essential
  • Tracheostomy experience is highly desirable.
  • An enthusiastic and motivated individual with excellent communication skills and a strong collaborative approach.

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. 

More information

Recruiter: HCA Healthcare UK
Location: The Wellington Hospital in St Johns Wood, London (NW8 6PD)
Salary: Attractive and competitive salary for this role starts at £31,972, dependent upon experience
Posted: 14/09/2018
Ref: HCA
Disciplines: Neurosciences
Fields of practice: Department of Health Private healthcare
Contract type: Permanent
Grade: Not Graded
Hours: Full Time
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