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Staff Nurse - Leopard Ward

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) every patient is special, which means every nurse who cares for them must be special too. Many of our patients are on long journeys to recovery, and so our nurses build strong relationships with them and their families.

This is a chance to specialise in respiratory medicine as part of a dedicated world-class team of consultants, nursing workforce, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and play specialists.

You'll be joining Leopard Ward, which focuses on children and young people requiring respiratory medicine acutely and chronically. It has 14 beds, including a four-bed high-dependency unit (HDU) and five dedicated beds for children and young people with cystic fibrosis.

While experience in respiratory nursing is welcome, our patients have a variety of underlying medical conditions, including learning disabilities, so we welcome nurses from diverse disciplines. We'll build on your professional development to date with high-quality training, including high-dependency nursing skills.

We are a friendly, welcoming and supportive team and there are opportunities to work across departments gaining leadership and management skills along the way. Our focus on further education and professional development will accelerate your progress, providing you with key managerial skills and perspective, whilst our international reputation for the care of children and young people will help to build your prospects

Main duties of the job

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team, to provide a high standard of holistic family centred care to the children, young people and families.- Ability to promote family centred care and establish good relationships with children and their families.- To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.- To be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of senior nursing staff following achievement of required competence (excluding intensive care wards and non RN Child Registered Nurses).- 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


  • Always welcoming - positive, polite, prompt, responsive
  • Always helpful - respectful, supportive, approachable caring
  • Always expert - Up-to-date knowledge , strive to provide a quality service, proactive
  • Always one team - informative, mindful, appreciative, open, honest

Education, training and qualifications


  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Relevant nursing qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies


  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience

Knowledge & 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)
  • Awareness of cultural needs, equality and diversity
  • Knowledge of ward specialties

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to plan and prioritise care for patients
  • Committed to family centered 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
  • Demonstrates Compassion in practice
  • Ability to delegate tasks as appropriate

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital



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