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Experienced Staff Nurse & Senior Staff Nurse (Adults Registered)

Job Reference: 271-BB-25068

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

!! Calling all adult registered nurses with neurosurgical or neurology 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.

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

Due to the expansion of the neurosciences service at Great Ormond Street Hospital we are seeking Experienced Staff Nurses and Senior Staff Nurses who are keen to explore and develop their careers in children’s neurosciences to join our existing team.

Koala ward is a 24 bedded unit, which includes 8 high dependency and 4 telemetry beds. It is a state of the art children’s ward caring for children 0-16 years of age with neurosurgical, neurological and craniofacial conditions.

Do you want:

  • To embrace technology and innovation to enhance patient care?
  • To experience unique neuro/ spinal surgical interventions
  • To have a greater understanding of complex epilepsy management?
  • 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 Koala Ward Sisters Katie Thomas ( or Melissa Strickland (

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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