Ophthalmology Staff Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 5
- NHS AfC: Band 5
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours or Part-time)
- Royal Stoke University Hospital
- Stoke on Trent
- £25,655 - £31,534 PA Pro Rata
- 27/01/2022 23:59
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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.
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:
Senior Ophthalmology Sister
01782 674300 / 674301
- Registered nurse on the professional register
- Recognised Ophthalmology qualification
- Good communication skills
- Has experience as a student or registered nurse in an Acute Hospital setting
- Experience in Ophthalmology
Skills and Knowledge
- Is able to recount\the requirements for high standard of care
- Ability to use a computer
- High Standard of Record keeping
- Able to use own initiative
- Ability to work as part of a team and working autonomously
Other job 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
Further details / informal visits contact
- Bryony Washburn
- Job title
- Senior Ophthalmology Sister
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01782 674112