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Senior Staff Nurse (Leopard Ward)

Job Reference: 271-HL-2400326-C

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£37,638 - £44,780 per annum inclusive

We have an opportunity to join our Respiratory Team on Leopard Ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

We are seeking Senior Staff Nurses (Band 6) who are keen to explore and develop their careers in children’s respiratory to join our existing team.

You can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and their families. A big responsibility? Absolutely. But if you’re up for the challenge, we’re on the lookout for amazing professionals to join our teams – talented individuals who can continue our high level of care

Leopard Ward Acute Respiratory Unit

Full time

Leopard Ward is 14 beds 6 being HDU. Leopard cares for children with a variety of acute and chronic respiratory conditions, including a variety of congenital anomalies, complex asthma, cystic fibrosis and empyemas/effusions requiring chest drains. Children requiring long-term ventilation via a tracheostomy and those requiring non-invasive ventilation are also nursed on Leopard Ward.

Our patients span in age from new born to adolescent. They require a varied input of nursing care from both low to high dependency, and have both surgical and medical requirements.

Candidates need to be driven and motivated to ensure our patients and their families receive the highest possible levels of care. We welcome candidates from a variety of backgrounds including Intensive Care and general paediatrics. We support adult registered nurses joining our team and if you have the right skills and experience, we can support you with the paediatric element of your role. You will join a hardworking and supportive multidisciplinary team, making it an enjoyable and rewarding environment to work in.

As a Unit we are committed to your professional development and offer educational opportunities which can be individually structured to include study to degree or Masters Level. We have a team of Nurse Practice Educators who support staff professional development. The fixed term contract may be a developmental opportunity for candidates who are new to a band 6 role and are looking to undertake this challenge in a supported and educational environment.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lisa White - Leopard Ward Sister Tel: 0207 405 9200 ext. 1713


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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