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Interventional Radiology Senior Staff Nurse / ODP

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to learn and develop highly specialised skills in a supportive and innovative department where provision and maintenance of high quality & excellence of service to patients, parents and families is key.

Do you have existing leadership/management skills and experience or feel that you have excellent leadership potential waiting to be developed.

Do you want to work in a leading Paediatric Centre and to join our friendly and Child centred Interventional Radiology Team?

If your answers to the above are 'Yes', then this position could be for you!

This post is to work within the Interventional Radiology department therefore peri-operative experience, such as scrub and circulating, would be desirable. However, you will be given training and support in our specialist skills and in peri-operative care. We have an excellent and supportive Practice Education Team who will assist with your orientation and on-going professional development.

This is a dynamic and highly varied department which consists of 3 operating suites and runs a total of 24 sessions per week providing a wide range of procedures, many of which are often highly innovative and complex. The patient cohort is from all specialties throughout the hospital for ages 0-18, and procedures include central venous access device insertion, biopsy, airway intervention, feeding device insertion, vascular intervention, angiography and angioplasty. We run a combination of GA and non-GA lists.

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 Sister/Charge Nurse
  • To be familiar with and adopt the principles of the NHS Chief Nursing Officers vision for Compassion In Practice (NHS Commissioning Board Dec 2012).
  • Contribute towards achieving the 'Great Ormond Street Hospital Vision for Nursing' (Jan 2013).

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.

The Interventional Radiology department currently operates from 8am-6.30pm, Monday to Friday. Once sufficient experience and competency is achieved you will also be required to participate in rotation on the on-call rota and to rotate into the list coordinator role.

For further information please contact: Dhwani Barochia,

IR Team Leader on

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • NMC Registered Nurse or HCPC registered ODP (appropriate to clinical speciality
  • Possession of a relevant honours degree or in the process of obtaining
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Basic Life support


  • Leadership or management training



  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience within relevant clinical specialty, or relevant transferable knowledge and experience
  • Teaching and supervision experience
  • Experience of coordinating and managing patient care
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Handling child protection issues according to Trust policies and procedures
  • Committed to providing excellent Family Centred Care
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
  • Awareness of equality and diversity


  • Understanding of audit and research methodologies
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Handling clinical incidents and complaints



  • Excellent paediatric clinical skills
  • Relevant specialist skills and abilities for the department e.g., ITU/theatres
  • Effective managerial, leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective teaching, training and preceptorship skills
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change
  • Able to work as part of a team and under own initiative
  • Ability to delegate, prioritise and plan care.
  • Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries
  • Able to lead, motivate and develop a team of staff

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



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

271-MTT- 6413911

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