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Bank Paediatric Nurse

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
Would you like to work in a fast-paced environment providing specialist care to paediatric patients? Are you looking to transfer your skills and develop in a paediatric setting?

We are welcoming passionate and dedicated Paediatric trained nurses to join the GOSH Nursing & HCA bank to work alongside our welcoming and friendly Nursing Teams!

We offer full Trust induction and a supernumerary shift to support you whilst you are familiarising yourself with Great Ormond Street.

GOSH Nursing & HCA bank work can be flexible or we can offer lines of work (fixed shift patterns) work that fits around you! Other benefits include:

Weekly pay

Ability to self-book shifts via EOL

NHS Pension

Dedicated on-site and customer support teams

Access to GOSH training & e-learning platforms

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further with one of the bank team, then please call 02078138327

Main duties of the job

To provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children, young people 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, young people and their families.

To act as an advocate for the child, young person and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.

To communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.

To start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.

To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence-based nursing care. This includes completion of the Trusts clinical skills competencies and expanded role responsibilities, following appropriate training.

To be competent in the administration of medication including under patient group directives

To ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed best practice.

Assist with ongoing education and training of the child, young person and their families

About us

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is an acute specialist paediatric hospital with a mission to provide world-class care to children and young people with rare, complex and difficult-to-treat conditions.

Together with our research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we form the UKs only academic Biomedical Research Centre specialising in paediatrics.

Since its formation in 1852, the hospital has been dedicated to childrens healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.

Great Ormond Street Hospital receives nearly 300,000 patient visits (inpatient admissions or outpatient appointments) every year (figures from 2018/19). There are 60 nationally recognised clinical specialities at GOSH the UK's widest range of specialist health services for children on one site. More than half of our patients come from outside London and GOSH is the largest paediatric centre in the UK for services including paediatric intensive care and cardiac surgery.

Through carrying out research with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University of London and international partners, GOSH has developed a number of new clinical treatments and techniques that are used around the world

In partnership with six other NHS trusts, we are the lead provider for North Thames Genomics Medicine Centre, part of the national 100,000 Genomes Project.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full details of the role, including main duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse (appropriate to clinical speciality)
  • Relevant nursing qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies


  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience



  • Experience of having worked with acute/chronically sick children or specialised transferable skills
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in childrens 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 For Children



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