Senior Staff Nurse PICU

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year per annum inclusive pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Band 6 nurses to join our PICU unit, which is one of the largest in the UK and part of the leading centre for paediatric intensive care in North Thames and a recognised centre for training in paediatric intensive care medicine. Our Paediatric intensive care unit is one of the largest for children in the UK and Europe and offers intensive treatment and support for all specialties including oncology, neurology, metabolic medicine renal medicine, ENT, endocrinology, and respiratory medicine.

For the senior staff nurse role, we welcome applications from nurses with experience within the speciality and a recognised ITU qualification. You would be required to take a senior role within the management of the care of critically ill children, supporting staff through teaching and mentorship and liaising with the MDT.

There will be opportunities to join the clinical emergency team responding to emergency calls within the trust and to train to care for patients on hemofiltration. You will also enhance your managerial skills training to take charge of clinical shifts of 17 patients. There will also be an opportunity to train as a critical care transport nurse and rotate to work shifts with the Childrens Acute Transport Service.

We run a band 6 development pathway incorporating leadership skills and collaboration with colleagues. You will be supported by the practice education team and be working alongside clinical and medical experts from across the world.

Main duties of the job

- To provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team and ensure the provision of high qualitynursing care to children and families.- To act as a role model and expert clinical practitioner- To assist in the safe, effective and efficient management of the department within allocatedresources- To promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through researchand evidence based practice- To undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Ward Manager- To be familiar with and adopt the principles of the NHS Chief Nursing Officers vision for CompassionIn Practice (NHS Commissioning Board Dec 2012).- Contribute towards achieving the 'Great Ormond Street Hospital Vision for Nursing' (Jan 2013).

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



  • Gosh Values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse (appropriate to clinical speciality)
  • Recognised Intensive Care Course
  • Relevant First Degree in Health care related subject (or equivalent experience)


  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience
  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification



  • 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)


  • 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)



  • 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
  • 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





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