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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/04/2021.

Staff Nurse / ODP - Recovery

Job Reference: 271-OI-3064649

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Operations and Images Directorate
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£29,888 - £36,738 per annum inclusive

Job Title: Staff Nurse / ODP

Bands: 5

Ward/Department: Recovery

Why we are recruiting:

We are expanding our recovery workforce and are therefore looking to recruit Staff Nurses and ODPs who will play a vital role in the patient journey through theatres and recovery ensuring excellent patient care is maintained throughout. You will form part of a friendly, supportive and innovative multidisciplinary team. We have a fantastically supportive education team that will ease you into an exciting, challenging and satisfying role.

Who we are recruiting:

As a Staff Nurse / ODP in Recovery at GOSH you will be part of a highly specialised team which performs over 10,000 surgical procedures a year. Many of the procedures we carry out are complex and cutting edge which means you will be working at the forefront of paediatric surgery both nationally and internationally. As a Band 5, you do not need previous experience in Recovery, ITU or A&E.

We are also looking for people who can consistently live Our Always Values, by always being:

  • Welcoming
  • Helpful
  • Expert
  • One Team

We value the skills and experience you can bring, and welcome you to come and share these with us as part of our expanding team.

If either of these career or development opportunities interests you please apply now.

The Process:

Please read the job descriptions and person specifications carefully and all the supporting information. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview on 29/04/2021.

Our organisation:

Great Ormond Street Great Ormond Street Hospital is a tertiary service within the NHS. Most of the children we care for are referred to us from other hospitals throughout the UK because of the highly complex or rare nature of the child’s condition. The hospital has the largest range of children’s specialties in one institution in the UK.

The happiness and wellbeing of our staff is important. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we provide a comprehensive range of subsidised and free benefits;

  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Help with childcare
  • Help with finding accommodation
  • Staff support service
  • Learning and development in line with the Department of Health Nursing framework
  • Staff physiotherapy and massage service
  • Staff counselling service
  • A wide range of sports and social activities
  • NHS pension scheme
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Staff recognition scheme in the form of monthly and annual awards ceremony

Our Values:

Our values are integral to everything we do including our recruitment. Please review the attached information to understand why they are so important to us.

If you would like more information, please email Deputy Team Leader/Charge Nurse James Twigg -

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.

Please note that the Trust uses the TRAC recruitment system to manage our recruitment campaigns. Your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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.

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

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