Senior Staff Nurse - Haematology/Oncology

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year Per annum inclusive
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Giraffe ward are recruiting for a Senior Staff Nurse

Full time

Infection, Cancer, Immunity & Laboratory Medicine (ICI-LM) Unit

Giraffe is part of a Large Haematology/Oncology department that cares for children from 0-12 years old. We are committed to working in partnership with the community teams and shared care centre in order to provide the highest quality care for children and their families. The unit provides a dynamic environment with opportunities to be involved in research and the care of children undergoing treatments- such as high dose therapy, stem cell rescue and antibody treatments.

This unit is committed to professional development and offer extensive educational opportunities including study to degree and masters level.

Main duties of the job

The job will entail promoting a positive attitude towards continuing improvements in patient care through research and evidence based practice and acting as a mentor to students. The wards promote staff development through challenges and daily support, with excellent opportunities to build upon your knowledge base practice and nursing skills.

To be successful for this role, you will need to meet all the essential criteria outlined in the job description.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job 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 documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

Our Always Values


  • GOSH Values

Education, training and qualifications


  • NMC Registered Nurse (Child) (or Registered Nurse/ Midwife relevant to area of practice e.g. Mental Health / Neonatology/ Theatre
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development relating to clinical speciality
  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification
  • Basic life support
  • Relevant honours degree or in the process of obtaining

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent paediatric clinical skills
  • Effective managerial, leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective teaching, training and preceptorship skills
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise
  • Administration of IV drugs



  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience within relevant clinical speciality
  • Experience of coordinating and managing patient care
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing.
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
  • Handling safeguarding issues according to Trust policies and procedures
  • Understating or evidence of fulfilling PREP requirements for Revalidation
  • Awareness of equality and diversity
  • Information Technology/Computer literate
  • Evidence of fulfilling PREP for Revalidation.
  • Committed to providing excellent Family Centre Care


  • Understanding auditing and research Methodologies
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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