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Staff Nurse/ODP

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Theatre Practitioners - both Nurses (adult or paediatric) and ODPs to join our welcoming and dynamic Theatre Scrub Team.

We have positions available for different specialties. We are now looking for Scrub Practitioners that wish to step up to the next level in their career and have an interest working with children whilst undergoing their surgery.

Previous experience within paediatric surgery is desirable but not essential as you will be given training and support by the perioperative team to develop new skills to equip you in the paediatric setting.

As a department we have an expert Practice Education team who support our peri-operative team to help teach, develop, and strengthen these skills in order to support your ongoing professional development.

Great Ormond Street Hospital is an internationally renowned hospital for children at the cutting edge of paediatric surgical advances through research and innovation, close to all central London amenities. We consider all flexible working requests and offer lots of staff benefits.

We have 18 operating theatres and cater for a number of specialities including Cardiac, Neuro, Orthopaedic, Spinal, Craniofacial, General Surgery, Plastics, ENT, Urology, Renal, Maxillofacial and Ophthalmology.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children 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 and their families.
  • To supervise and support members of the ward 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 and Trust standards of care and to inform senior nursing staff, if the required standard cannot be reached
  • To maintain confidentiality surrounding the child's admission and treatment at all times.
  • To ensure that all patient care is documented, and that all relevant documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timescales using Trust approved documentation, in line with NMC, CQC and Trust standards.
  • To have knowledge of and adhere to ward and Trust policy and professional standards. To ensure that team members do likewise.
  • To demonstrate a professional approach to work, and act in accordance with the GOS personal responsibilities framework, the NMC and HCPC Code of Professional Conduct 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 (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)



  • 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
  • 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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