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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Ophthalmology

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Ophthalmology service provides a number of services across different settings in North London. Due to a secondment we now have a position available in our ophthalmology department at the Whittington hospital has risen . This is a fixed term contract for 12 months

Working in a friendly environment you will be responsible for the assessment and planning of care needs for Ophthalmic patients in a clinic setting.

Previous experience in Ophthalmology would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.In addition to the eye clinic at the Whittington hospital site, we also have ophthalmic clinics in other hospitals within the foundation trust and you may be expected to work there if needed.Working in a team you will be responsible for assessing patients and preparing them for doctors assessment in clinics as well as working in nurse led clinics e.g. pre-operative assessment.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • 1st level registration


  • Evidence of a programme of study in the area of Ophthalmic practice

Skills & Knowledge


  • Skills and knowledge in managing and supporting patients with Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
  • I.T. skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and prioritise, and to work to deadlines
  • Ability to establish a role and develop collaborative working relationships with different teams
  • An ability to organise and plan work-load

Other Requirements


  • Ability to carry out care without supervision
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Evidence of proven, ongoing professional development
  • Ability to work under pressure



  • Awareness of National Mandatory Training Requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Whittington hospital

Magdala ave


N19 5NF

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