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Experience Staff Nurses/Senior Staff Nurses Band 5&6 - Possum Ward

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £50,364 per annum inclusive
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Experienced Staff Nurses (Band 5 & Band 6) -Possum Ward (Neurology)

Possum ward is a brand new 8 bedded neurosciences unit. The unit specialises in the management of children 0-16 years of age with a wide variety of neurological conditions including stroke and complex epilepsy. We are looking for a team of enthusiastic nurses to work alongside our sisters in the establishment and development of this exciting new unit.

Do you want:
  • To have a greater understanding of complex epilepsy management?
  • To embrace technology and innovation to enhance patient care?
  • Your contribution to be valued and recognised?
  • To work with a supportive nursing and multi-disciplinary team?
  • Flexible working patterns to enhance your work life balance?

What we can offer you:
  • Help and support to achieve your future career goals through a personalised career development plan
  • Support to advance your specialist clinical skills
  • Expand your educational development through access to relevant courses and support from our dedicated Practice Educators and Practice Facilitators

Why we need you:
  • To join our team of staff who continue to deliver outstanding patient care
  • To bring your individuality - we embrace diversity!
  • To live our always values with us
  • To enjoy connecting with a wide variety of people
  • To be a team player and a valued member of the GOSH community

Main duties of the job

  • Our organisation:

    We are a tertiary service within the NHS. Most of the children and young people we care for are referred to us from other hospitals throughout the UK because of the highly complex or rare nature of their condition. We are proud to have the largest range of children's specialties in one institution in the UK.

    Our Always Values:

    Our values are a commitment from everyone working at GOSH to be Always Welcoming, Always Helpful, Always Expert and Always One Team. They are embedded in everything we do we live them every day!

    If you believe you have what it takes to continue your career at GOSH today, please apply.

    For more information: contact Koala Ward/ Possum Ward Sisters Katie Thomas ( or Melissa Strickland (

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


  • GOSH Values

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 Hospital



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