Staff Nurse NICU

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inclusive
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Paediatric nurse, Neonatal nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Band 5 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 with experience in ICU or nurses who have experience with neonates who wish 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

***This vacancy is not suitable for new qualified nurses.***

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a skilled member of the nursing team and to provide a high standard of holistic family integrated care to children, young people and families.
  • Ability to promote family centred care and established good relationships with children and their families.
  • To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • 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


  • Our Always values - Welcoming, Helpful, Expert and One Team

Academic/Professional Qualification/Training


  • NMC Child Registered Nurse
  • 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



  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust





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