The Paediatric Emergency Department is excited to offer a fixed term Band 6 position until April 2024, to work within a dynamic clinical team supporting the acutely unwell child and family in the community. The PATCH ( Providing Assessment and Treatment for Children at Home) team aims to support early nursing led discharge from the acute admissions and clinical decision unit, avoiding admission to the inpatient wards.
This service transcend traditional nursing roles and boundaries between secondary care and the community, tackling rising pressures within the emergency department, reducing the number of avoidable paediatric inpatient admissions. It aims to empower families to self-manage conditions in the comforting environment of their own homes.
Encouraging collaboration across traditional boundaries enables experience, skills and expertise to be shared between different professional healthcare groups, and through education and working alongside families, we hope to support parents in becoming expert themselves.
This innovative service not only improves the experience for families, it also aspires to improve staff experience by providing support, education and variety to the nursing service whilst contributing to our reputation as a centre of excellence in the delivery of urgent care.
The successful candidate will be supported in their advanced assessment and autonomous practice by the PATCH lead consultant and the PATCH lead nurse.Main duties of the job
- Assist in the reduction of acute admissions to inpatient hospital beds by supporting children and families in the community to self-manage conditions.
- Provide high quality, effective, individualised care to all patients that is compassionate and caring.
- Work 50% of their hours in either the Emergency Department / Same Day Emergency Care or Community depending on their clinical background and the other half split between the PATCH team both in the hospital setting and the community.
- Assess care needs and implement and evaluate them without direct supervision.
- Assist in monitoring the performance of the project.
- Work closely with the lead nurse, lead consultant and multi-disciplinary team members both in the hospital and community to monitor and maintain policies, standards of nursing care and staff development.
- Be flexible in the approach to the clinical and community area and provide support for junior staff and students.
- Deputise for the Project Lead Nurse when required.
At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.
Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.
We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.Person SpecificationEducation/ QualificationsEssential
- Graduate Nurse
- Registered Sick Children's Nurse
- Emergency or Community Nursing Course
- Teaching Qualification or equivalent experience.
- Minimum of 2 years post registration acute paediatric nursing
- Community nursing experience
- PILS course
- Safeguarding Level 3
- Basic IT skills.
- Able to use initiative
Employer detailsEmployer name
- APLS / EPLS course or equivalent
Imperial College Healthcare NHS TrustAddress
St Mary's Hospital
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