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Staff Nurse - Eagle Ward (Renal)

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inclusive
Closing date
23 Nov 2023
Are you interested in developing your existing renal nursing and/or haemodialysis skills?

Maybe you are looking for a new challenge within paediatrics and would be interested in being supported along a clearly defined career pathway?

Either way, Eagle ward, the largest paediatric renal unit in the UK has the right role to suit you!

We are currently recruiting for a Band 5 - Experienced Staff Nurse to join our friendly and welcoming team.

We welcome both paediatric and adult registered nurses. If you have renal or haemodialysis experience as an adult nurse, we will support you with your transition into applying your skills to our paediatric patients. If you are a paediatric nurse with little or no experience in renal or haemodialysis nursing, we will support you with a structured education programme to gain and apply these skills.

We offer a rotation across our 14 bedded acute inpatient ward and 10 bedded haemodialysis day unit. This rotation is supported by dedicated practice facilitators who will help supervise and offer clinical supervision to ensure you develop your skills with competence and confidence.

Our inpatient and day case activity affords more flexibility with rostering and offers a better work life balance. Flexible working applications are considered.

If you would like more information about joining our team, please contact Joanna van Ree or Rachel Shaw (Ward Sisters) on 0207 405 9200 ext 0556 or ext 8154.

We really look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

Eagle Ward as a whole provides nursing staff with the chance to develop and enhance essential high dependency skills, management of critical blood pressure anomalies and fluid balance disturbances as well as the development of complex dialysis and transplantation skills. We have established a robust educational programme including comprehensive specialist workbooks, a renal foundation course and a degree and masters module that enable you to continually develop both your theoretical and practical knowledge and skills. Your role will include the following:
  • To work as a skilled member of the nursing team, to provide a high standard of holistic family centred care to the children and families.
  • Ability to promote family centred care and establishes good relationships with children and theirfamilies.
  • 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 performancedevelopment review (excluding intensive care wards and non RN Child Registered Nurses).
  • To follow and demonstrate the Trust Values, Expected Behaviours and Core Values of Compassion inPractice (NHS Commissioning Board Dec 2012) and adhere to the NMC's Code of Professional Conduct (NMC 2015)

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

Our Always Values


  • GOSH always values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse (Child) Or RN Adult / RN Mental Health (appropriate to clinical speciality)
  • Relevant nursing qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies


  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to plan and prioritize care for patients
  • Committed to family-centred care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates compassion in practice
  • Good time management and teaching skills.
  • Ability to work well both in a team and on own initiative
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Ability to delegate tasks as appropriate



  • 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 details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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