Senior Scrub Nurse/Senior ODP

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for Theatre Practitioners - both Nurses (adult or paediatric) and ODPs to join our welcoming and dynamic Theatre Scrub Team.

We have positions available for different specialties. We are now looking for Scrub Practitioners that wish to step up to the next level in their career and have an interest working with children whilst undergoing their surgery.

Previous experience within paediatric surgery is desirable but not essential as you will be given training and support by the perioperative team to develop new skills to equip you in the paediatric setting.

As a department we have an expert Practice Education team who support our peri-operative team to help teach, develop, and strengthen these skills in order to support your ongoing professional development.

Great Ormond Street Hospital is an internationally renowned hospital for children at the cutting edge of paediatric surgical advances through research and innovation, close to all central London amenities. We consider all flexible working requests and offer lots of staff benefits.

We have 18 operating theatres and cater for a number of specialities including Cardiac, Neuro, Orthopaedic, Spinal, Craniofacial, General Surgery, Plastics, ENT, Urology, Renal, Maxillofacial and Ophthalmology.

Main duties of the job

  • To be a clinical expert within the specialty.
  • To ensure the provision of excellent, evidence-based nursing care for the children, young people and their families at all times.
  • Ensure that each child or young person is assessed, and that their care is planned, implemented and evaluated in negotiation with th
  • Ensure the provision of appropriate supervision and support to members of the ward team.
  • Support the provision of effective communication between all members of the multidisciplinary team, other hospital departments, relatives and visitors..
  • Act as a team leader for a group of nurses, acting as a mentor/preceptor, and facilitating their development through challenge and support.
  • To lead and co-ordinate team projects and team building activities.
  • Participate in the process of recruitment and retention of staff.
  • Promote and support the improving working lives philosophy, and initiatives.
  • To contribute to the appraisal process, and if required disciplinary activities.
  • To actively assist in the education and practical training of learners, junior staff and multidisciplinary team members at every opportunity, through formal and informal teaching.
  • Ensure the provision of and access to appropriate mentors for student nurses and provide a supportive and challenging environment for students in training.
  • Participate in the audit of the clinical learning environment.
  • Supervise and orientate learners, temporary staff and staff new to the area

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 Culture and Values


  • Our Always values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


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


  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience



  • 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

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