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Scrub Staff Nurse / ODP (Interventional Radiology)

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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 looking for passionate and dedicated Registered Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners, Band 5, to join our welcoming and friendly Interventional Radiology team.

No paediatric experience? No problem!

We have a robust in-house package of support and education to ensure continual upskilling and confidence regardless of previous experience. Working in the Operations and Images Department, you will be encouraged to become multi-skilled and work within the various specialities including advanced clinical roles, leadership, and education. We have a dedicated education team that support and guide all staff to ensure you can reach your full potential.

GOSH is passionate about creating diverse teams and value the importance of a positive work life balance. Flexible working opportunities are available for all staff to apply for. Health and wellbeing is vital for good quality patient outcomes and we ensure that all staff who work with us feel valued and supported.

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 supervise and support members of the ward/theatre 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 ensure quality care is given, by being familiar with agreed ward/theatre and Trust standards of care and to inform senior nursing/ODP staff, if the required standard cannot be reached.
  • To actively assist in the education and practical training of learners and junior staff at every opportunity. To work in co-operation with their university in order to provide uniformity and promotion of professional standards
  • To maintain confidentiality surrounding the child's or young person'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

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse or HCPC registered ODP (appropriate to clinical speciality)
  • Relevant nursing/ODP 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 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 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



  • 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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