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Practice Facilitator

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for two new Practice Facilitators x 2 to join the team over at Koala and Possum ward.

Koala ward currently comprises of 24 inpatient beds providing specialist neuroscience and high dependency care to patients of all ages from 0-18 years old. Possum ward will be opening Autumn/Winter 2024 and will comprise of an 8 bedded inpatient unit caring for patients 0-18 years with neurological conditions.

The post is based on both Koala and Possum wards to provide essential education and teaching to ensure that staff are competent and confident in all aspects of neuroscience nursing. The successful candidates will provide education and support to a wide range of nursing and healthcare roles, and will further the skills of already trained nurses.

For further information about the job, please contact Practice Educator Katie Lord,

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 demonstrating leadership and professionalism at all times.

To promote continuous improvement of patient care through research and evidence-based practice.

To encourage and support the development of clinical skills by working directly alongside staff with particular emphasis on new and less experienced staff.

To assist in the safe, effective, and efficient management of the department within allocated resources

To work with the Practice Educator and Ward Managers to identify and facilitate learning needs for individual members of staff in response to clinical needs.

To work with the Practice Educator and Education Team in leading the teaching, training and education of all staff.

Facilitate the creating of a positive learning environment where staff development is encouraged and supported, and talent is fostered and enhanced.

Work trust-wide supporting the education team in practice development service improvement and organisational transformation to deliver the trusts vision and objectives.

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 (Child) or Registered Nurse relevant to area of practice e.g., Neuroscience Nursing, High Dependency Care
  • Mentorship/assessor/supervisor qualification or course
  • Evidence of ongoing dynamic continuing professional development within the relevant speciality


  • Possession of relevant degree (or working towards)
  • EPLS
  • Leadership or management training



  • A considerable amount of post registration experience
  • Recent clinical practice in relevant speciality (Neurosciences)
  • Excellent speciality knowledge relevant to department
  • Experience as a mentor/assessor/supervisor
  • Teaching supervision and managerial experience
  • Experience of coordinating and managing patient care
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing


  • Experience at band 6 level within relevant clinical environment
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving
  • Awareness of adult learning and the process of staff development



  • Excellent paediatric clinical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Effective teaching and presentation skills
  • Supervisory and preceptorship skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Able to motivate and develop staff
  • Competent in Intravenous Therapy
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Computer Literacy


  • Interviewing skills
  • Appraisal skills
  • Competent in management and troubleshooting of Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs) eg Urokinase

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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