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Practice Facilitator

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum inclusive pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Blood, Cells and Cancer (BCC) directorate education team, and we are looking for a band 6 Practice Facilitator to join us.

The post holder will have a dual role to be responsible for facilitating education across the directorate on Specific Anti-cancer Therapy (SACT) competency training and advanced clinical skills. This will include
  • SACT competency for all areas within BCC .
  • Advanced clinical skills: Central line repairs, vas catheter removal, Alteplase, GFR etc
  • Ensure all staff are keeping up to date with training and education opportunities within all specialities within BCC
  • Working closely with the BCC and trust wide education team on evidence-based practice

Our inpatient haematology/oncology wards (Lion, Elephant and Giraffe) care for patients with malignant and non-malignant conditions, including those undergoing high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell rescue.

Day care and outpatient (Safari) care for children undergoing treatment for cancer, those pre/post bone marrow transplant, and children with immunological and haematological conditions.

Main duties of the job

Clinicalo To be a clinical expert within the speciality providing quality careo To be competent to administer SACT/cytotoxic therapyo To contribute to training and assessment of chemotherapy competence within the Trusto To contribute to chemotherapy and practice development, including audits of practice and to disseminate this information widelyo To undertake training and assessment in extended IV therapy roles (i.e Glomerular Filtration Rare (GFR), Alteplase, central venous access device (CVAD) repairs, stem cells administration).o Evaluate practice and care delivery in collaboration with the senior nursing teamo Be available to clinical staff as a resource in relation to specialist practice and knowledgeo Provide support for children, young people and their families, referring to specialist advisors / professionals as requiredo Acts as advocate for children, young people and their families

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 Culture and Values


  • - Our Always values
  • - Knowledge and Understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • - Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • - Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • - RSCN/RN(Child)
  • - Mentorship/assessor/supervisor qualification or course


  • - First Degree (or working towards)
  • - Specialist qualification/internal training (Haematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant/Immunology/Rheumatology/SACT)



  • Recent clinical practice in relevant speciality (Haematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant/Immunology/Rheumatology/SACT)
  • Experience as a mentor/assessor/supervisor


  • Experience at band 6
  • Carrying out audit/research activities
  • Risk management
  • Awareness of adult learning and the process of staff development



  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • Supervisory and preceptorship skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Able to motivate and develop staff
  • Competent in Intravenous Therapy
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Competent in administration of systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT)
  • Competent in management and troubleshooting of Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs) eg Urokinase


  • Computer Literacy
  • Competent in administration of fresh and frozen cells

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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