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Staff Nurse - Fox Ward BMT/Immunology

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 pro rata per annum inclusive
Closing date
27 May 2024

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We are seeking ambitious, driven nurses to join us in expanding our children's cancer services as we set out to create a new, world-leading Children's Cancer Centre - a unique resource for children with some of the most complex cancers.

Fox Ward is a 12 bedded wards in the Blood, Cells and Cancer (BCC) directorate caring for blood disorders, cancers and leukaemia - or immune, metabolic, gastroenterology or rheumatology disorders and those who need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, Gene therapy, Thymus transplant. It is one of the only two paediatric centres in the UK to offer CAR T-cell therapy among other specialist immunotherapy treatments.

We value the skills and experience you can bring and welcome you to come and share these with us!

Fox Ward provides a positive nurse led working culture, with safe staffing levels (nursing ward ratios are on average 1 nurse to 2 patients) that enables you to do your job well, supporting your professional & academic development. With the support of the nursing infrastructure (which includes a dedicated nursing central venous access team, nursing chemotherapy team and a dedicated nursing educational team) you will be guided throughout.

Main duties of the job

o To work as a skilled member of the nursing team, to provide a high standard of holistic family centered care to the children, young people and families.o Ability to promote family centered care and establish good relationships with children, young people and their families.o To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.o To be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of senior nursing staff following achievement of required competence.o 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

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse team.
  • Experience of contributing to an inclusive workplace culture.

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • 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 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



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