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Staff Nurse PICU

Job Description

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services, delivered from 2 hospital sites, St.George’s Hospital in Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton, and from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth. With national and regional referrals added to our local 35m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m. We employ around 8,000 staff.

Our unit is a growing friendly, busy unit working with the other paediatric intensive care units (PICU) in London to serve southeast England and the London region in the provision of Intensive care for children aged 0-18years.

We are currently looking for motivated staff with a paediatric qualification at band five. Consideration will be given to newly qualified staff with some experience of HDU/PICU in their training. We would like to also welcome adult registered nurses with paediatric HDU/PICU experience who would be willing to undertake the next available paediatric conversion course.

St George's Hospital (SGH) PICU supports children requiring advanced ventilation (APRV, HFOV), nitric oxide inhaled therapy and CVVH. The unit is state of the art having most up to date equipment. Our specialties include respiratory, neurosurgery and medicine oncology, medical (ID HIV haematology) and surgical (paediatric surgery ,ENT, urology, orthopaedic and plastic surgery and specialist pelvic surgery), all emergencies and trauma. The trust is committed to developing paediatrics on the St George's Hospital site.

The unit is involved in research and audits alongside the other PICU's. We have an exemplary education package tailored to suit individual needs and rotation to retrieval, paediatric wards, oncology wards at SGH and Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust (RMH) and other adult and neonatal intensive care can be arranged through our education team.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Please contact Sharmaine Monrose on  ( Phone number removed ) . Matron or the teaching sisters will also be happy to speak with you.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email or via NHS Jobs.

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