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Staff Nurse/ODP

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced band 5 nurse, to join the expanding nursing team in the Radiology Department. If you are looking for a change from the daily routine of a ward setting, wanting to develop your acute nursing skills and like the fact you are not sure what will come through the door next then this is a position for you. Previous sedation experience is not essential and can all be taught in the role. This is a nurse-led sedation unit where we care for the patient from admission through to discharge, developing advanced nursing skills that can be easily transferrable. The unit is committed to the training and development of staff and each individual is supported by the Sedation CNS and Practice Educator. This service is forever expanding as is one of the only nurse-led sedation services in the UK.

The Radiology Department is formed of a small team of nurses that work alongside the larger multi-disciplinary team which includes Radiographers, Radiologists, Anaesthetists, ODP's, ATP's, Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Healthcare Assistance and Administration Staff.

If you wish to discuss this further or would like an informal visit, please contact:

Main duties of the job

  • To provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children and their families at all times.
  • To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual children and to supervise other staff in this activity
  • To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the children and their families.
  • To act as an advocate for the child and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.
  • To supervise and support members of the ward team as required, ensuring that all patients receive appropriate care
  • To ensure that treatments prescribed by the medical staff are carried out, and that multidisciplinary team members are informed of changes in the patient's condition.
  • To maintain confidentiality surrounding the child's admission and treatment at all times

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
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse team AND/OR experience of contributing to an inclusive workplace culture.

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse (Child/Adult) or HCPC registered ODP
  • Relevant Degree** in health care related subject E A
  • Basic Life Support E A


  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies
  • Willingness to undertake an MSc in Advanced Nurse Practitioner



  • Demonstrable experience as a registered nurse/ODP in an acute setting
  • Experience of having worked with acute/chronically sick children
  • 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 PREP requirements for Revalidation
  • Awareness of cultural needs, equality and diversity


  • Understanding of nursing practice and innovation outside of GOSH
  • Knowledge of clinical incidents and complaints
  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty
  • Previous ward management experience
  • 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
  • Demonstrates Compassion in practice


  • Administration of IV drugs
  • Central venous access management
  • Phlebotomy and cannulation skills or willing to train to become competent

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



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