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Senior Staff Nurse - NICU

Job Reference: 271-HL-1899447-A

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£36,481 to £44,044 per annum inclusive

Nursing jobs in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) – Band 6

Caring. Compassionate. Skilled. Meticulous. Enthusiastic. These are just some of the words that we would use to describe the world-class nurses at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

At Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital there are 3 intensive care units, which are part of the leading centre for paedatric intensive care in North Thames and a recognised centre for training in paediatric intensive care medicine. There is an opportunity for nurses to apply for a secondment onto one of the other intensive care units to gain experience in this field.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Great Ormond Street Hospital provides excellent care to critically ill neonates in an environment which is sensitive to the needs of the baby and the family. NICU cares for a variety of patients from different geographical areas across the UK, with some patients coming from abroad for our specialist services. There are always a variety of complex conditions which are not seen in local hospitals or NICUs, so every day can provide a new challenge. We are one of the lead centres for complex neonatal surgery in North Thames. Recently five Consultant Neonatologists have been appointed; the Trust is making a significant investment in its neonatal services and marks an exciting prospect for those joining
us, with the aim to eventually increase its current bed capacity.

We welcome applications from nurses with experience in the field or those who would like to consider a change in their career to this exciting specialty. We offer a fantastic world class education programme which will help you develop your specialist knowledge and skills. The practice education team will support and develop all staff with or without experience in neonates - a fantastic way that this is achieved is by the utilisation of simulation which occurs every week on the unit. The simulation room is also used outside these times to focus on individual learning and development.

Along with taking your nursing skills to the next level in a hospital with an
international reputation in the heart of London, you will also enjoy a raft of staff benefits including:

  • Expert support and education programmes
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Flexible working
  • Staff accommodation
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health and social wellbeing schemes

For further details / informal visits contact:

Deborah Lees (PICU & NICU Matron): Email: or Kim Storey (Practice Educator - NICU): Email:

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.

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

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

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