Band 5 Registered Nurse - Ophthalmology

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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

This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Adult Registered Nurse who has experience or a keen interest in Ophthalmology to join our busy, dedicated and supportive team in Ophthalmology at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. We are looking for a highly motivated nurse who wishes to contribute to providing compassionate, safe and effective care to our patients. We are a dedicated team who strive to provide high quality ophthalmic care to our patients.

Teamwork and being a team player is an essential attribute required for this post.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be required to work in the busy Ophthalmology Outpatients with rotation to our Day Surgery Ward .

The postholder will be responsible for the assessment, provision, evaluation and implementation of ophthalmic care within these areas.

Also you must posses excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and be able to work well under pressure and within our Multi Disciplinary Team. You will be required to undertake various Ophthalmic diagnostic procedures for which training will be given.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be be responsible for the assessment and development of care needs, delivery and implementation of nursing care to a group of eye patients. You will be required to maintain high standards of clinical care and performance .

To maintain NMC and Trust guidelines and policies

To contribute to the departmental learning environment through both teaching and by example.

To maintain clear and concise patient records

To manage and maintain the clinical and patients environment , reporting and escalating hazards and faulty equipment.

Person Specification



  • Recent NHS experience


  • Experience of specialty or relevant area
  • Awareness of clinical governance and its importance



  • RGN
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Interest in Ophthalmology



  • High standards of clinical practice and performance
  • To be aware of when to escalate issues and how


  • Ophthalmic Skills
  • Basic computer skills

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