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Registered Nurse - Ophthalmology

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

It is our privilege to provide Ophthalmic healthcare to over 100,000 patients across Norfolk and the surrounding area. We undertake the assessment and care of ophthalmic patients.

We are a busy Day Case Unit undertaking the assessment and care of ophthalmic patients attending for day surgery. This includes cataract, glaucoma, retinal and ocular plastic surgery. Along with caring for patients having surgery, we also run regular new cataract clinics in the unit.

We are happy to receive applications from newly qualified nurses.

It is recommended that candidates undertake an informal visit where we would be most happy to show you around the department and answer any queries you may have. Please contact Sister Emma Wells on 01603 288038.

Interview Date: 7th June 2023

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic person who is keen to join the team within Nelson Day Unit where we undertake day case ophthalmic surgery.

You will complete the competency based learning programme for Ophthalmology and full training and support will be given by the team. The unit is open from 07.00-18.00 Monday to Friday. you will also be included within the Saturday on-call rota.

You will alsosupport the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Mentorship preparation programme (or required to complete once in post) if applicable to clinical area



  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality
  • Recent experience of nursing in an acute hospital environment



  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to maintain high standards of care
  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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