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Senior Staff Nurse NICU

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Band 6 nurses to join our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and be amongst the world-class nurses at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Our NICU offers advanced areas of intensive care treatment as well as support for patients requiring specialist input, investigations and treatment from all specialties including oncology, neurology, metabolic medicine, renal medicine, ENT, endocrinology and respiratory medicine. We are primarily a surgical referral centre, meaning the majority of our patients require surgical input or interventions. This provides endless learning opportunities and insight into a side of nursing that is often not seen elsewhere.

We welcome applications from nurses who have a relevant intensive care course with experience caring for neonates and who have an interest in caring for our unique patient population. Experienced neonatal nurses will have the opportunity to advanced their skills and knowledge within this exciting specialty. We offer a fantastic world class education programme with in-house education courses as well as the opportunity to further your education at a university level to help you develop your specialist knowledge and skills.

Our hospital is located in the heart of London and offers a range of staff benefits including:

Expert support and education programmes

Interest free season ticket loan

Flexible working

Staff accommodation

NHS pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Health and social wellbeing schemes

Main duties of the job

  • To act as an expert clinical practitioner buy demonstrating advanced clinical skills while acting as a role model to junior staff.
  • To provide clinical leadership within the nursing team and ensure the provision of high-quality nursing care to children and families.
  • To assist in the safe, effective and efficient management of the department within allocated resources.
  • To promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and 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 Compassion In 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
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse team
  • Experience of contributing to an inclusive workplace culture


  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  • Understanding of diversity and inclusion challenges in the workplace
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Relevant First Degree in health care related subject
  • Recognised Intensive Care Course


  • Assessing and Mentoring qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies



  • Demonstrable experience as a registered nurse in an acute setting
  • Experience of having worked with acute and chronically ill children
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing
  • Understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice
  • Previous experience in relevant specialty
  • Understanding of safeguarding issues according to Trust policies and procedures
  • Understanding or evidence of fulfilling CPD requirements for NMC revalidation
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills
  • Ability to work internal rotation to weekends and night duty
  • Awareness of cultural needs, equality and diversity
  • Knowledge of ward specialties


  • Understanding of nursing practice and innovation outside of GOSH
  • Knowledge of clinical incidents and complaints
  • Previous ward management experience



  • Ability to plan and prioritise care for patients
  • Committed to family integrated care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good time management and teaching skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Ability to work well both in a team and manage own workload
  • Demonstrates compassion in practice
  • Ability to work internal rotation to night shift
  • Administration of IV drugs


  • Central venous access management

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust





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