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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/03/2020.

Staff Nurse (rotation)

Job Reference: 271-HL-2288453

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

Staff Nurse

Cardio-Respiratory Rotation

Opportunity to join the cardio-respiratory team at GOSH to complete a two year rotational programme between Leopard, Kangaroo and Bear Ward.

Bear Ward: 24 bedded ward, 8 HDU beds. Mixture of cardiology, pulmonary hypertension, tracheal and thoracic patients.

Leopard Ward: 14 bedded ward. 4 HDU beds. Acute respiratory ward caring for Cystic Fibrosis, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, chest drains, optiflow and complex respiratory conditions.

Kangaroo Ward: 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. All wards work closely with PICU, NICU and CICU and the movement of patients to and from these areas.

What the rotation can offer you?

  • 2 year programme
  • 8 months on each ward
  • Protected study time – respiratory and cardiac foundation courses, HDU study days, team away days
  • Opportunity to develop skills involving the management of deteriorating patients, ventilation, chest drains, post-operative care, complex discharges, child development and inotropes.
  • Exposure to ventricular assisted devices, cardiac catheter procedures, pre and post
    transplant care (heart and lung).
  • 1:1 meetings with ward manager every 3 months, with structured feedback
  • Ward level educational support on shift
  • Completion of competency documents
  • Career progression
  • Opportunities to develop post rotation – university modules, junior sister posts, practice facilitator posts, clinical nurse specialist roles.

GOSH Staff Benefits:

  • Yoga
  • Staff Nursery
  • Season Ticket Loan for Travel
  • Massage Service
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Local Discounts - Nandos, Itsu, Café Nero, Tossed, Carluccios, Leon, GBK, Local gym discount

Flexible working can be negotiated. All NMC registered nurses are invited to apply. Offering permanent contracts, beginning with the rotation. Ability to continue on at GOSH upon completion of the rotation.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gemma Houlihan, Ward Manager, Leopard Ward – 020 7405 9200 ext 5402 or email: .

Alternatively, you can attend our GOSH nurse recruitment day on February 27th 2020 at Great Ormond Street Hospital. For more information visit the eventbrite website and search “GOSH Nurse Recruitment Open Day”


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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