Macular Specialist Practitioner

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to develop our retina service, caring forpatients with macular and retia disease. We run one-stop and fast-track clinics including assessment, consultation and intravitreal injections treatment and also anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) lists.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate individual who is keen to develop their skills, with support from our experienced team. We provide a variety of learning experiences, such as intravitreal injections and assisting clinicians with consultation. Our nursing team work closely with medical staff, and other members of the multidisciplinary team, to provide a high standard of safe and effective care. Each shift has a senior team member in charge who provides support to the team, and organises patient flow to enable the clinics to run smoothly.

Excited? - Apply today. Come and join our friendly, motivated and supportive team on our Macular Suite. We look forward to hearing from you soon and and giving you an opportunity to follow a happy and rewarding career!

To arrange a informal visit, please contact:Lead Macular Practitioner, Mehrafarin Izadpanah

Base Location: Bournemouth

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work within the Macular Suite, providing care in a clinic environment in the Eye Outpatient department. They will be given an individually tailored induction programme, where senior staff will support them to learn the skills required to care for our patients as a Band 6 Macular Nurse Practitioner. Our senior team will guide and support them to work through required competencies until skills are mastered and confidence gained to work more independently.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered / HCPC registered or AHP equivalent
  • Teaching and Assessing/Mentorship qualification or recognised teaching qualification.


  • 1st level degree or working towards Management/Leadership Course Leadership and management qualification



  • 2 years Clinical experience within Ophthalmology
  • Evidence of multi- disciplinary working


  • Evidence commitment to research based practice or evidence project work undertaken



  • Basic Ophthalmic condition and treatment


  • Macular diseases and treatment knowledge

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