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Battlefield to bedside

Battlefield to bedside

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09 Nov, 2018

Paediatric nursing at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London is a globally renowned children’s hospital, championing innovation and providing ground-breaking treatments for the rarest and most complex conditions. GOSH is a tertiary service within the NHS, where advanced medical investigations and treatments are delivered. As a specialised consultative healthcare centre,GOSH has the largest range of children’s specialties in one institution in the UK. We believe that transferring advanced clinical skills from ‘battlefield to bedside’ will offer a unique and exciting opportunity to enhance and develop your nursing portfolio. 

The International and Private Patient Service at GOSH is looking for extraordinary nurses from HM Forces who are able to help drive our vision, to deliver world-class clinical care to the children we treatwith their unique skill set. The service is one of eight directorates within the hospital, and provides life-saving care to more than 5,000 children from all over the world every year. 

As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to work across a broad range of specialties. The International and Private Patient Service incorporates every aspect of GOSH under one directorate, delivering mixed speciality care over four ward areas, in both inpatient and outpatient environments. This offers our nurses a unique opportunity to experience the broad spectrum of GOSH services in one area. 

As an experienced nurse you will bring essential and transferable skills to our team. Access to our world-leading nurse education programme and purpose-built simulation centre will ensure you develop any additional skills you need to help treat the extraordinary children in our care. Our friendly team will be there to support you, every step of the way. 

When you join our team, you will also have access to a series of bespoke educational opportunities to increase your knowledge. In partnership with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, a series of cultural study days are available to improve your understanding of working with overseas patients. We also offer a range of leadership courses to build upon the skills you already have so that you can successfully apply them in a slightly different context.

Claudia Tomlin, Matron for the International and Private Patient Service at GOSH, explains why she loves where she works: ‘I love working here because no two days are the same. I enjoy the diversity of children and families we see on a daily basis. We have a very supportive and welcoming team – we all look out for each other and work together in order to achieve the best for the children and families in our care.

‘There aren't many places where you will have a day case surgery alongside complex chronic conditions. Likewise, children with haematology, oncology and immunology conditions, and those undergoing bone marrow transplants or gene therapy are nursed within the same area, resulting in an unrivalled mix of clinical skills for our nurses.’

As well as permanent positions, we can offer work experience placements during resettlement with a working pattern flexible to you. 

For an informal discussion or to find out more, please contact Kate Rivett, Head of Nursing for the International and Private Patient Service, on 0207 829 7966 or email kate.rivett@gosh.nhs.uk Alternatively, find out more about what we do, or apply for a position at www.gosh.com.kw/nursing

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