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Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 271-HL-1930240

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Intensive Care
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£44,347 - £50,549 per annum inclusive

Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) aims to provide excellent care to critically ill neonates in an environment which is sensitive to the needs of the baby and the family; We have 9 intensive care cots, and treat approximately 500 patients per year.

We are seeking experienced Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses to join the existing band 7 team. We are currently in the process of expanding our service and anticipate that will continue to expand to 15 beds.

There is no obstetric facility within GOSH so this is not a traditional neonatal unit, we primarily admit a wide range of surgical conditions. NICU is part of the North Thames Central Neonatal Network, in which we collaborate by sharing best practice and service opportunities with our colleagues

Our patients come from within the North Thames region, from all over the UK and abroad. We admit babies and infants post-operatively who have had specialist surgery and we offer support and services to other specialities such as general surgery, oncology, neurology, metabolic medicine, renal, spinal surgery, ENT, respiratory and endocrinology. We are the only centre in Europe who offers the pioneering work in relation to Vein of Galen Malformation. We also admit or offer support to neonates with complex medical and surgical problems from other specialities, including laryngeal clefts, spina bifida, and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) who may need nitric oxide and high frequency oscillation, to try to avoid the use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS / ECMO).

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated nurse, who will be a positive and enthusiastic team member. You will be supported in your own professional development, to enable you to make the most of the fantastic variety of experiences on offer. We are committed to building on your existing skills and knowledge and welcome the opportunity to learn from you. It is essential that you work to very high standards and possess excellent communication skills, in order to work as part of our team.

As a Band 7 you will be expected to provide effective leadership, expertise, advice and support to the NICU team and ensure the provision of high quality care is delivered to the children and their families. As a Band 7 on NICU you will lead and manage a Team of nursing staff ensuring their development leads to evidence based compassionate care.

You will need to have previous experience at Band 6 level, a post-registration intensive care course and a mentorship qualification. You will need to possess the clinical and leadership skills required to

The successful candidate will be an experienced Band 6 ITU nurse looking for the next step in their career or an established Band 7 ITU Senior Sister looking to bring their expertise and experience to share with our unique NICU. We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated, positive and committed to personal development whilst delivering excellent patient care and leadership to the teams working with them.

If you feel you have both the clinical and leadership skills we require, coupled with the desire and drive to always put the child first we would be interested in hearing from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Deborah Lees - Matron NICU & PICU on 0207 405 9200 ext 8389 should you wish to have an informal discussion.

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 will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, 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.

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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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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.

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