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Complex Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the general paediatric service at Great Ormond Street Hospital as a clinical nurse specialist. This role will involve managing the care of patients with complex health needs, helping to navigate their pathway between services both internal and external to GOSH. You will act as an advocate supporting the patient and their family during their time at Great Ormond Street and through their transition to adult services.We are looking for an experienced paediatric nurse with a vision and dedication to contribute to the continued quality and developmental success of the service, you will be confident at working within the MDT and be able to demonstrate a commitment to patients and their families both internal and external to the trust.

Main duties of the job

- Take responsibility for a defined caseload of children and families incorporating a care co-ordination remit as agreed including Complex Medical Care and Syndromes identified via specified clinics under the team of general paediatricians

- Provide effective nursing leadership, expertise, advice and support to a team / departmentand ensure the provision of high-quality care to children and families

- Act as a role model and highly competent practitioner

- Act as a designated resource to children and families, and other shared care professionals.

- Liaison with internal specialists as well as local providers

- Support patients and families during inpatient admissions

- Promote an innovative and progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence-based practice

- Use measurable outcomes for safety, patient experience and service efficiency

- Develop and update clinical practice guidelines

- Work in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Trust policies and procedures and the Trust's Personal Responsibility Framework.

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



  • Excellent communication/counselling skills
  • Excellent managerial, leadership and organisational skills
  • Able to motivate and develop a multi-professional team
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change
  • Negotiating skills
  • Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations
  • Ability to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team

GOSH Culture and Values


  • GOSH Values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • On the relevant part of the NMC register i.e Children's registered
  • Evidence of ongoing, dynamic continuing professional development within the specialty, linked to demonstrable clinical competencies
  • Possession of a relevant honours degree



  • Minimum 2 years at band 6 or 7 level or equivalent within relevant clinical environment
  • Experience in looking after children with syndromes and medical complexity
  • Demonstrates Compassion In Practice
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
  • Child Safeguarding Experience


  • Experience in managing patients in an outpatient, day case or community setting
  • Experience in liaising with charities and patient advocacy groups

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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