Chameleon ward cares for children having Specialist Neonatal and Paediatric Surgery (SNAPS). We treat congenital (present at birth) conditions as well as conditions of the gastrointestinal system, diaphragm and abdominal wall. There are 14 beds, including four high dependency beds In a shared bay for children and young people needing close monitoring and nursing care. Do you want:
What we can offer you:
- To embrace technology and innovation to enhance patient care?
- Your contribution to be valued and recognised?
- Flexible working patterns to enhance your work life balance?
Why we need you:
- Help and support for your future career plan - having a personalised career development plan
- Support to advance your specialist clinical skills in a wide range of clinical specialties
- Grow your leadership and management talent
- Cultivate your research nursing pathway
- Expand your educational development
- Internal transfer scheme to make the most of the opportunities for exposure to different specialties and working practices without having to go to another organisation
Main duties of the job
- To join the team of staff who will work in our new world class clinical building to continue to deliver outstanding patient care.
- To bring your individuality - we embrace diversity!
- Live our always values with us
- To enjoy connecting with people of all ages
- Be a team player and a valued member of the GOSH community
- provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children, young people and their families at all times.
- To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual children and to supervise To other staff in this activity.
- To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the children, young people and their families.
- To act as an advocate for the child, young person and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.
- To communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.
- To start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.
- To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence-based nursing care. This includes completion of the Trusts clinical skills competencies and expanded role responsibilities, following appropriate training.
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 descriptionJob 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 SpecificationGOSH Culture and ValuesEssential Academic/Professional qualification/TrainingEssential
- NMC Registered Nurse (appropriate to clinical speciality)
- Relevant nursing qualification
- Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies
- Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience
- 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 the importance of research and evidence-based practice
- Basic knowledge of computer skills
- Understanding of safeguarding issues according to Trust policies and procedures
- Understating or evidence of fulfilling requirements for Revalidation
- Understanding of principles of clinical governance (e.g. risk management, audit, quality)
- Experience of working as part of a diverse team.
- Experience of contributing to an inclusive workplace culture
- 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)
- Knowledge of ward specialties
Employer detailsEmployer name
- 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
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
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