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Operations and Images
Band 6
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
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Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 - £50,364 per annum inclusive
Salary period
28/04/2024 23:59

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Practice Facilitator

Band 6

Job overview

An opportunity for a motived nurse or operating department practitioner to join the Practice Education team as a Practice Facilitator for the Operations and Images Directorate. 

In Operations and Images, we cover a wide range of clinical services including Anaesthetics, Scrub, Recovery, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Catheter Lab, Pre-Assessment, Nurse-Led Sedation Unit and our Admissions & Day Surgery Wards. We also have the specialised Central Venous Access Team and the Pain Management Team. 

Main duties of the job

We're looking for a multi-skilled practitioner who is able to support the range of clinical services within the directorate. The successful candidate will work with the rest of the education team to support the clinical teams with providing education, support and training. They will work with new members of staff, student and apprentice nurses/ODPs, qualified practitioners and healthcare support workers within the clinical environment. They will help staff to identify and achieve competencies within their scope of practice.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be skilled in different areas of preoperative, intraoperative and/or postoperative care. 

Working for our organisation

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women’s staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust’s mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person specification

GOSH Culture and Values

Essential criteria
  • Our Always values
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse team. • Experience of contributing to an inclusive workplace culture

Academic/Professional qualification/Training

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered Nurse (Child or Adult) or HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development within the speciality
  • A student supervisor/ assessor or Mentorship qualification
  • A relevant post-registration accredited clinical course
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership or management training


Essential criteria
  • Post-registration experience in one or more of the following areas: Scrub, Anaesthetics, Recovery, Interventional Radiology/Cardiac Cath, Day Surgery, Pre-op Assessment, or on a surgical ward
  • Excellent speciality knowledge relevant to the department
  • Teaching, supervision, and managerial experience
  • Experience of coordinating and managing patient care
  • Handling child protection issues according to Trust policies and procedures
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving
  • Previous experience of research and audit


Essential criteria
  • Excellent clinical skills in paediatric surgical or perioperative care
  • Relevant specialist skills and abilities for the department
  • Effective managerial, leadership and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective teaching, training, and preceptorship skills
  • Able to motivate and develop a team of staf
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise
Desirable criteria
  • Administration of oral and intravenous medications
  • Management of Central Venous Access Devices

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeImproving working livesCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Armed Forces Covenant Bronze AwardMenopause Workplace Pledge

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Silvia Dal Fior
Job title
Practice Educator
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
Additional information

Ext 0349 / 1802

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