Paediatric High Dependancy Nurse

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year per anum inc hca
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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The post holder will be responsible for supporting the running of the inpatient/HDU department, they will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care needs of a group of children without supervision.
  • In the absence of a more senior member of staff the post holder may be required to coordinate the flow of the inpatient/HDU area as well as co-ordinator of a shift in the absence of a senior member of staff.

The post holder will provide a high standard of direct nursing care to children and their families. They will be an effective communicator, liaising closely with all users of the service in order to benefit the child's well being.

Supervision and support of junior qualified and unqualified members of staff, assisting with their on-going development at all times, is a key component of this role.

They will have valuable role in enhancing practice and meeting the clinical governance agenda of the department.

Main duties of the job

  • To be a caring, clinically competent registered children's nurse who ensures patient safety and well being is paramount at all times
  • To be responsible for the assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care for children and their families.
  • Prioritise patient care to ensure safe standards are maintained. To be professionally accountable, to recognise and address own limitations and practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and the Scope of Professional Practice.
  • To participate in ward teaching programmes eg informal bedside teaching/ structured teaching
  • To plan with family at the earliest opportunity, the discharge of the child liaising closely with all members of the primary health care team
  • To ensure that all unit philosophy, policies and procedures are adhered to at all times and that any amendments are acted on immediately

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • RSCN qualification
  • HDU course or equivalent
  • PILS


  • HDU experience
  • Mental Health training



  • IV competent with CVAD competency



  • communication skills
  • shift coordinating experience

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Northwick Park Hospital

watford road



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