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Staff Nurse (Outpatients)

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

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Band 5
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated experienced nurse to join our Outpatients team, who is keen to develop their skills and knowledge in leadership and there clinical skills. The Staff Nurse post will:
  • Involve direct patient care and supporting the Clinical teams manage the long-term conditions in partnership with the families such as accessing central lines, administering IV Drugs, performing venipuncture and clinically assessing emergencies as a first responder.
  • Be a role model for high standards, professional behaviour and upholding the trust values.
  • Providing teaching and support for the unregistered workforce in the department to ensure they are able to develop appropriate clinical skills.
  • Actively involved in project work, instigating and improving care pathways and the patient experience of the child and young person.
  • As a visible leader make sure that the child and family have the best possible experience, listen to feedback and concerns.
  • To be at the forefront of new technological advances in nursing and medical paediatric research.

The post offers a range of experiences requiring a range of skills you will be supported by both our Education team and the experienced Nurses within the Outpatients team to support your professional development.

Main duties of the job

  • To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence based nursing care. This includes completion of the Trustsclinical skills competency toolkit 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.
  • To be competent in the use of all relevant Trust IT systems ensuring that data is entered in an accurate and timely fashion, in accordance with Trustpolicy and procedure.
  • Work as a member of the Outpatients health care team to ensure and monitor that the clinic rooms are stocked, equipped and ready for use at the start of clinic each day and all safety checks done including the checking of the emergency resuscitation equipment.
  • Be responsible with within Outpatients the smooth flow of patients into designated clinic rooms and keep families informed of changes or delays to clinics.
  • Help facilitate the patients through their journey particularly with multiple appointments and complex needs.
  • Make minor modifications to support the experience of Learning Disability Children within the Outpatients department and act on feedback.
  • To provide patient care to an allocated group of patients including undertaking of patient observations reporting any unusual results to the nurse in charge.

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

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to plan and prioritise care for patients with learning difficulties
  • Committed to family centered 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
  • Demonstrates Compassion in practice
  • Ability to delegate tasks as appropriate

Our always values


  • Our always values

Education, training and qualifications


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


  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience

Knowledge & 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 PREP requirements for Revalidation
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance (e.g. risk management, audit, quality)


  • Understanding of nursing practice and innovation outside of GOSH
  • Knowledge of clinical incidents and complaints and reporting
  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty
  • Knowledge of ward specialties

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital



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