Information for professionals
About our team
We have a strong and supportive team, with staff support measures being a priority. We are always at the forefront of what is possible and have been commended for our innovation as a team, notably around our introduction of a hands-free communications system that you will see doctors, nurses and housekeepers use around the PICU.
We have a strong fellowship programme of learning from other units where doctors and nurses from other intensive care units in the UK and further afield from Europe, America, Australasia and Asia come to learn at our Children's Hospital and our grid trainees go to learn from them.
We have approximately 300 nurses, our own dedicated team of allied health professionals (physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists), 26 junior doctors / Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) and 22 consultants specialising in paediatric intensive care medicine working alongside each other to provide the best care. We believe it is our excellent team work that helps to improve outcomes for the sickest of children.
We have a range of medical staff working on our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) including 22 consultants, advanced nurse practitioners, paediatric trainees, paediatric GRID trainees, anaesthetic trainees, adult intensive care trainees, research fellows and international fellows.
We regularly advertise registrar clinical fellow job opportunities in both our PICU and standalone intensive care retrieval service (KIDS). For more information please contact: Intikhab.Zafurallah@nhs.net
Our unit includes 31 intensive care beds and we have more than 1,400 admissions per year. Our hospital caters for more than 35 different specialities. Our PICU sees a large volume of cardiac, cardiothoracic, neuro-critical care, trauma, general surgery, liver surgery (including transplant), metabolic and respiratory cases. We are commissioned to provide both cardiac and respiratory Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).
Our trainees are primarily based on the PICU and are involved in the daily management of patients. There are opportunities to improve clinical skills, attend both weekly and monthly education programmes and attend in-house courses (such as our ECMO course). Senior fellows are encouraged to develop both leadership and management skills.
The research team is actively involved in many research projects and we have a team including consultants, research fellows and research nurses. There are opportunities for trainees to either get involved in existing research projects or to create their own ideas.
Nursing and allied health staff
We have an expert team of nurses who have undergone additional education to provide critical care to our children. We also have a large team of specially trained support staff and allied health practitioners who play an essential role in care provision. We are able to provide a wide range of treatments and therapies including Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) and Extra-corporeal Life Support (ECLS).
We pride ourselves on our excellent critical care Education and Research, which includes all levels of our team from our house keepers, support workers, nurses, Advanced Practitioners, researchers, educators, admin staff and technical staff. We have a strong and supportive team, with staff experience measures a priority, as happy staff provide the best possible family experience.
We also contribute to national and international forums as leaders and participants so we can be at the forefront of what we do.