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Ophthalmology Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours or Part-time)
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Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£25,655 - £31,534 PA Pro Rata
Salary period
27/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our existing dedicated friendly team of staff within the Ophthalmic Department. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to be part of the ophthalmic team in The Royal Stoke Hospital Ophthalmology clinic / cataract suite and Ophthalmology Outpatients at the County Hospital Site in Stafford which are part of the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust.

We are looking for someone who has experience working within the outpatient clinic setting or is willing to take part in further training. Previous experience in Ophthalmology would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.

Main duties of the job

Working in a friendly modern environment you will be responsible for the assessment and planning of care needs for Ophthalmic patients.
Within the Eye Department we can provide internal rotation through the following based upon previous experience:

Main Outpatients which incorporates diagnostic treatments at Royal Stoke and County Hospital sites.
Macula clinic – Including potential to learn skills to work within the Nurse led clinics (training will be provided)
Minor Operation suite.
Dedicated Cataract Day Surgery Unit & Ophthalmic Pre Operative Assessment.
Emergency Eye Clinic which is a stand-alone from main A&E unit.
Paediatric ophthalmology.


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.


We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder must be flexible in working between the hours of 0700-20:00, Monday-Friday as well as weekends on a rota basis at both the Royal Stoke and County Hospital sites. This subject to change within the ophthalmic service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Bryony Washburn
Senior Ophthalmology Sister
01782 674300 / 674301

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on the professional register
Desirable criteria
  • Recognised Ophthalmology qualification


Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills
  • Has experience as a student or registered nurse in an Acute Hospital setting
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in Ophthalmology

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Is able to recount\the requirements for high standard of care
  • Ability to use a computer
  • High Standard of Record keeping


Essential criteria
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team and working autonomously

Other job requirements

Essential criteria
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Bryony Washburn
Job title
Senior Ophthalmology Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01782 674112