summer placement

Dorset Healthcare
Role - Senior Staff Nurse, HDU Lead
Hours - 30 to 37.5hrs per week
Location - Dorset
Salary - £27,870 pro rota

The successful candidate will be responsible for Leadership of HDU and delivering high quality care in unit and on ward.

Role Purpose:-
To develop and lead the HDU Level 2 critical care unit/service
To provide guidance and leadership to Ward staff in relation to high acuity/critical care
To provide support to all staff with relation to Outreach and escalation of care of the patient at risk of deterioration through MEWS/NEWS
To work with surgeons and anaesthetists to build confidence in the critical care service and facilitate expansion of surgical complexities.
To assist in developing the scope and competence of the Ward nursing team.

Core Responsibilities:

To take responsibility and lead the care and management of patients in HDU
To ensure evidence-based person-centred care is delivered in both HDU and Ward
To supervise the care delivered in HDU by Registered Nurses and Health care Assistants and act a role model to all staff
To develop self and others and continually look for ways to improve the service
To ensure the health and wellbeing of patients and staff in HDU
To act at all times in accordance with the NMC Code.
To maintain effective communication across the multidisciplinary team
To exercise economy in the utilization of resources

Key Accountabilities:

Leadership of HDU
Delivering high quality care in unit and on ward


Registered Nurse,
Course/Study Programme in the care and management of ITU/HDU patients (L3 Critical Care Course)
ALS Provider (OR ILS Provider with caviat to achieve ALS qualification within 3 months)
Qualified Mentor

Knowledge / Skills:

Proficient in Advanced Drug Calculations
Understand and act upon the critical care needs of patients
Planning, Implementing, evaluating care
People management, interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrate physical dexterity and accuracy to undertake a range of clinical procedures e.g. epidural analgesia, CVP & arterial lines, NIV, IV Therapy, fluid & electrolyte balance. Knowledge of Quality Assurance Tools
Team Building
Organisational abilities


Three years' experience in ITU/HDU nursing
Experience as team leader in a clinical setting
People and resource management experience
Computer literate (Word/Excel)
Teaching/ Learning & Development experience

For more information please contact Holly Brace at JP Recruit on or alternatively please submit your CVApr 27 2017 2:49:42:527PM
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25/05/2017 15:44:00
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