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Senior Staff Nurse

Employer
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
If you have an interest in further developing your leadership, organisational and cardio-respiratory assessment skills then this is the ideal opportunity for you!

An opportunity has arisen on Bear Ward for a full-time 1 year fixed-term/secondment for a Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse

Bear Ward is a busy and dynamic cardiology day care ward caring for infants and children with various cardiothoracic anomalies, including congenital heart disease, heart failure, heart and lung transplant continuing care, pulmonary hypertension assessments, tracheal and respiratory conditions

In addition to our in-patients we manage pre-admissions and post discharge follow-up. Children and their families attend the ward for pre-operative investigations and preparation for future cardiac surgery and their subsequent healthcare journey. This involves preparing them emotionally and physically for their surgery and their intensive care stay

On average we expect to admit and care for 12-18 patients a day and carry out nurse-led discharge for day cases. We work hard to ensure that discharges are planned from the moment of pre-admission

Main duties of the job

Excellent communication skills are required in order to work with Bear ward, CICU, Echo, ECG, Cardiologists, Surgeons, reception staff and the Cardiology Booking office to ensure smooth patient journeys

We also work closely with Cath Lab which operates 5 days a week, performing over 800 interventional and diagnostic procedures a year. These include ASD, VSD and PDA closures, electrophysiology studies, ICD and pacemaker implants and combined hybrid MRI/angio cases

If you are interested in this opportunity and require more information, please contact

Adam Walsh adam.walsh@gosh.nhs.uk

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

Values

Essential

  • Gosh Values


Academic/Professional qualification/Training

Essential

  • NMC Registered Nurse (appropriate to clinical speciality)
  • Relevant nursing qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development relating to clinical speciality


Desirable

  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Experience of having worked with acute/chronically sick children or specialised transferable skills
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Understanding of the importance of research and evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills
  • Understating or evidence of fulfilling requirements for Revalidation
  • Understanding of safeguarding issues according to Trust policies and procedures
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance (e.g. risk management, audit, quality)


Desirable

  • Understanding of nursing practice and innovation outside of GOSH
  • Knowledge of clinical incidents and complaints and reporting
  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty of post (preferably in an NHS setting)


Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to plan and prioritise care for patients
  • Committed to family centred care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good time management and teaching skills
  • Ability to work well both in a team and on own initiative
  • Ability to delegate tasks as appropriate
  • Demonstrates Compassion in practice


Desirable

  • Administration of IV drugs
  • Central venous access management


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Great Ormond Street Hospital

London

WC1N 3JH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

271-HL-5294557

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