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Staff Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner - Anaesthetics

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Nothing you do for our Great Ormond Street children and young people will ever be wasted - These are the most remarkable patients that you will ever meet. They believe in magic. There is Polar Bear milk in their syringe pumps and fairy dust in their facemasks! They hope, they believe and they make wishes. You can be a part of their magic too!

As the Anaesthetic Practitioner at GOSH, you will have the privilege of caring for these children during their time in Theatres. You will be working in a team of over Anaesthetic Practitioners and an additional 220 multi-disciplinary staff across Theatres and the Directorate.

No paediatric experience? No problem! We offer a very comprehensive and informative induction programme and we house the most dedicated team of Practice Educators in each clinical environment within the hospital. There are multiple opportunities to build on teaching and leadership and support is provided when applying for jobs within the Trust.

The rest of our magic happens in one of our 19 Theatres, with specialities including General, ENT, Orthopaedics, Spines, Plastics, Neurology, Craniofacial, Ophthalmology, Renal, Urology, Dental and Cardiology. We also extend our skilled services to Interventional Radiology, MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Gastroenterology and Haematology/Oncology as well as Gamma Knife surgery, which takes place at our neighbour hospital The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a skilled member of the nursing/ODP team, to provide a high standard of holistic family centered care to the children, young people and families.
  • To promote family centered care and establish good relationships with children, young people and their families.
  • To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To be able to take charge of the ward/theatre in the absence of senior nursing/ODP staff following achievement of required competence.
  • To be familiar with and adopt the principles of the NHS Chief Nursing Officers vision for Compassion in Practice (NHS Commissioning Board Dec 2012).

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

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse or HCPC registered ODP
  • Anaesthetic Course qualification for registered Nurses
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies


  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience

GOSH Culture and Values


  • GOSH Always Values



  • 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
  • Understanding 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


  • Experience of having worked with acute/chronically sick children or specialised transferable skills
  • Understanding of nursing practice and innovation outside of Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • 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


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital



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