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Experienced Staff Nurse and Senior Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 271-BA-24910

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Sky Ward
£26,554 - £42,046 per annum inclusive

Experienced Staff Nurse (Band 5) & Senior Staff Nurse (Band 6) – Sky Ward

Calling all adult registered nurses with surgical, orthopaedic and spinal experience

Did you know that GOSH employs adult registered nurses?

Have you always been interested in working in a paediatric hospital but thought your adult registration would prevent you?

If you have the right skills and experience, we can support you with the paediatric element of your role.

About Sky Ward

Sky Ward are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic Experienced Staff Nurses and Senior Staff Nurses who are keen to explore and develop their careers in children’s surgery to join our existing team.

Sky Ward is an 18 bedded ward, specialising in the care of children and young people aged between 0 – 18 years undergoing orthopaedic and spinal surgery. A large proportion of the patients we care for have a variety of physical and learning disabilities. The ward has 4 HDU beds and provides care to children and young people following complex spinal surgery, some of who will require non-invasive ventilation and arterial line monitoring. The ward often cares for children from other surgical specialities, including general surgery, urology, ENT, maxillo-facial, dental and plastics.

Do you want:

  • To embrace technology and innovation to enhance patient care?
  • To experience unique orthopaedic and spinal surgical interventions?
  • Your contribution to be valued and recognised?
  • To work with a supportive nursing and multi-disciplinary team?
  • Flexible working patterns to enhance your work life balance?

What we can offer you:

  • Help and support to achieve your future career goals through a personalised career development plan
  • Support to advance your specialist clinical skills in both HDU and complex surgery specialties
  • Grow your leadership and management talent through our Band 5 to Band 6 development pathway or Band 6 development programme
  • Cultivate your research nursing pathway
  • Expand your educational development through access to relevant courses and support from out dedicated Practice Educators and Practice Facilitators
  • Internal transfer scheme to make the most of the opportunities for exposure to different specialties within GOSH and working practices without having to go to another organisation
  • A number of staff benefits – (see guide attached)

Why we need you:

  • To join our team of staff who continue to deliver outstanding patient care
  • To bring your individuality – we embrace diversity!
  • To live our always values with us
  • To enjoy connecting with a wide variety of people
  • To be a team player and a valued member of the GOSH community

Our organisation:

We are a tertiary service within the NHS. Most of the children and young people we care for are referred to us from other hospitals throughout the UK because of the highly complex or rare nature of their condition. We are proud to have the largest range of children’s specialties in one institution in the UK.

Our Always Values:

Our values are a commitment from everyone working at GOSH to be Always Welcoming, Always Helpful, Always Expert and Always One Team. They are embedded in everything we do; we live them every day!

If you believe you have what it takes to continue your career at GOSH today, please apply.

Should you have any queries, or wish to arrange an informal visit, we would be happy to arrange this for you, please email us:

Or contact Sky Ward Sister Jenny Humphries:

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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