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Staff Nurse - CICU

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Caring. Compassionate. Skilled. Meticulous. Enthusiastic.

These are just some of the words that we'd used to describe the world-class nurses at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Whether you have experience in the field or would like to consider a change in their career to one of these exciting specialties, we offer a fantastic world class education programme which will help you develop your specialist knowledge and skills.

No paediatric practice, no problem! We welcome everyone with an interest in joining this exciting field of clinical practice.

If you want the opportunity to make a special connection with patients and their families, come see what we can do for you.

Please note: we will not be accepting applications from Newly Registered Practitioners (NRP's) for these vacancies.

CVs will not be accepted via email. All applications must be submitted through Trac Jobs to be considered.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team and ensure the provision of high quality nursing care to children and families.
  • To act as a role model and expert clinical practitioner.
  • To assist in the safe, effective and efficient management of the department within allocated resources.
  • To promote a progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence based practice.
  • To undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of the Ward Manager.
  • To be familiar with and adopt the principles of the NHS Chief Nursing Officers vision for CompassionIn Practice (NHS Commissioning Board Dec 2012).
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About us

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare. GOSH is an acute specialist paediatric hospital with a mission to provide world-class care to children and young people with rare, complex and difficult-to-treat conditions.

Together with our research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we form the UK's only academic Biomedical Research Centre specialising in paediatrics.

Most of the children we care for are referred from other hospitals throughout the UK and overseas. There are 60 nationally recognised clinical specialities at GOSH the UK's widest range of specialist health services for children on one site. We believe our people are the head, the heart, the hands and the face of GOSH. Being part of our team is incredibly rewarding and you will be doing something extraordinary to the lives of the children and young people we care for. GOSH is a challenging, complex and inspiring place to work. Each and every day our people come together to support each other to deliver excellent patient care, often working to help our patients and their families navigate through demanding processes and difficult decisions.

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 relating to clinical speciality


  • Assessor or practice supervisor qualification/experience



  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • 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 Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Understanding of the importance of research and evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills
  • Understating or evidence of fulfilling requirements for Revalidation
  • Understanding of safeguarding issues according to Trust policies and procedures
  • 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 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
  • Ability to delegate tasks as appropriate
  • Demonstrates Compassion in practice


  • Administration of IV drugs
  • Central venous access management

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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