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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/08/2019.

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Experienced Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 271-HL-1884614-A

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kangaroo Ward
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£29,056 - £36,134 per annum inclusive

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

We are seeking Experienced Staff Nurses (Band 5) who are keen to explore and develop their careers in providing care for children and young people with complex respiratory conditions requiring long-term ventilation via a tracheostomy and those requiring non-invasive ventilation 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.

Kangaroo Ward is a 9 bedded ward caring for patients with long term ventilation and complex care needs transitioning from hospital to home. There is also a dedicated sleep study bed. Our aim is to help patients achieve their full potential medically, developmentally and emotionally. The nursing team on Kangaroo provides varied input of nursing care from both low to high dependency, training families and community carers/nurses to prepare patients for discharge.

Do you want:

  • To develop skills in caring for children and young people with tracheostomy ventilation and non-invasive ventilation?
  • To gain experience in complex respiratory conditions?
  • 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 enable you to competently work with children, young people and their families in a clinical environment
  • Expand your educational development through access to relevant courses and support from our 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

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jodian Pringle - Kangaroo Ward Sister Tel: 0207 405 9200 ext 5164

Informal visits are welcome.

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.

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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