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Senior Staff Nurse - Mixed Speciality

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Do you want to join a team on the forefront of providing cutting edge care for children and young people?

Are you interested in exposure to patients from across the world with the most rare and complex conditions?

Are you passionate about continuous development and learning to advance your nursing skills?

Join GOSH International, where our diverse patient mix will provide you with unique clinical knowledge and an experience unrivalled across the UK.

We are looking for a Senior Staff Nurse to join our mixed speciality unit (Hedgehog Ward). The patient mix is varied and covers both surgical and medical specialities with lengths of stay varying between day-case and long-term admission of six weeks or more.

In Hedgehog Ward you will be delivering care to patients with a diverse range of conditions and it provides great opportunities to develop a breadth of nursing experience. Some of the specialities include neurology, cardiac, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, general surgery, urology, respiratory to name a few.

With the largest paediatric nurse education programme in Europe with one-to-one level of education and career development, see how GOSH International can make your nursing career extraordinary! Please click our Ward Information document for further information.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team and ensure the provision of high-quality nursing care to children, young people and their families.
  • To ensure the provision of excellent, evidence-based nursing care for the children, young people and their families at all times.
  • To act as a role model and expert clinical practitioner.
  • To assist in the safe, effective an efficient management of the department within the allocated resources.
  • To promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence-based practice.
  • To undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Ward Manager/Team Leader.
  • 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 (child branch) or able to join the NMC child branch register for candidates educated outside of the UK
  • Relevant nursing qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies
  • Practice Assessor & Preceptorship course or equivalent



  • Significant experience of having worked with acute/chronically sick children and young people or transferable specialist skills
  • Demonstrable experience in teaching and supervising other staff members
  • Knowledge and experience of handling clinical incidents, complaints and reporting



  • Ability to plan and prioritise care for patients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to confidently use and navigate IT systems to provide care and complete duties


  • Administration of intravenous (IV) drugs
  • Central venous access management

GOSH Culture & Values


  • Our Always Values (Welcoming, helpful, expert, one team)
  • Understanding of diversity and inclusion challenges in the workplace
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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