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Staff Nurse

Employer
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for Experienced Staff Nurses (band 5) to join our dynamic team on Pelican Ward.

Pelican is a busy 10 bedded inpatient ward that specialises in the management of children and young people with Rheumatology, Dermatology, Immunology and Infectious Disease conditions.

Our ambulatory day case area specialises in biologic infusions for both rheumatology and immunology patients. We also carry out joint injections, skin biopsies and day case surgery. Pelican ward also provides day case and inpatient care to the entire paediatric patient group for EB (Epidermolysis bullosa) in the UK.

We care for patients ranging in age from neonates to adolescent. Our patients require a varied input of nursing care from both low to high dependency and have both surgical and medical requirements.

We are looking for registered nurses with excellent paediatric clinical skills who are well-motivated, have exceptional communication capabilities, time management skills and a passion to develop their knowledge.

As a Staff Nurse in our team, your contributions will be valued and recognised. There are many opportunities to learn new clinical skills such as venepuncture and cannulation, PICC line removals, administering Entonox and level 1 chemotherapy.

Main duties of the job

  • 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.
  • Ability to promote family centered care and establish good relationships with children, young people and their families.
  • To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of senior nursing staff following achievement of required competence.
  • To be familiar with and adopt the principles of the NHS Chief Nursing Officer's 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

Essential

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


Academic/Professional Qualification/Training

Essential

  • NMC Child Registered Nurse
  • Relevant nursing qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies


Desirable

  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • 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


Desirable

  • 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

Address

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street

London

WC1N 3JH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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