Registered Nurse, Band 5- Ophthalmology Outpatients

Gloucestershire 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

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 registered nurse to join our busy Ophthalmology team at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Gloucestershire eye unit has an outstanding reputation as an innovative and forward thinking unit. The unit has eighteen Consultants heading a large multidisciplinary team of Ophthalmic nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Optometrists and Orthoptists.

Our team delivers specialist services and procedures in many Ophthalmic conditions. We also provide a telephone triage line for emergency referrals and to support existing patients.

This is an exciting service to work within and develop your skills with opportunities to train and progress in a number of specialist areas.Our department has been recognised nationally for its effectiveness of Anti-Veg F services within a multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

- You will be responsible for the assessment and planning of care needs for Ophthalmic patients and co-ordinating the flow of the patients throughout the unit.

- You will be expected to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and to support all members of staff in the defined clinical area.

- You will be required to be responsible of the clinical area in the absence of a more senior nurse.

- You will be preparing patients prior to their consultation with a Doctor, this may include visual acuity testing, intra ocular pressure measurements and eye drops.

- You will assist in the treatment rooms supporting colleagues with minor operations or intravitreal injections.

- You may be considered to undertake extended roles i.e. Intravitreal injecting or Pre-assessment clinics.

The successful applicant will be required to work across site, spending time in Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal hospitals.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities


- Registered Nurse / Nursing Associate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

- Basic IT skills.

- Basic levels of dexterity and accuracy pertaining to clinical skills.

- Act as a resource for all staff disseminating clinical skills and knowledge.

- Ensure personal and professional development is progressed through appraisal and revalidation.

- Demonstrate understanding of research based practice, and participate as required in audit.


- Demonstrate ability to assess patient condition and implement appropriate care, within the multidisciplinary team.

- To communicate effectively, especially where patient ability to do so is compromised.

- Ability to disseminate contentious and delicate information appropriately.

- To deliver safe care within a challenging and changing clinical environment, using equipment and resources safely and as appropriate.

- To administer medication and treatment within Procedure for the Ordering, Prescribing and Administration of Medication Guidelines.

- To deliver and receive information which may cause emotional distress to all parties.

- Participate in mentorship and educational programmes for students and other members of the team.

- To adhere to all Trust policies and procedures and professional code of conduct.

- Regularly responsible for the supervision and mentorship for unqualified staff and students.

- To input and retrieve patient and staff information from computer based systems.

- Maintain accurate and contemporaneous records.


- Multidisciplinary team.

- Patients.

- General Public.

- Community Support Services.


- Ability to work under pressure and effective time management.

- Dealing with difficult situations/people.

- Consolidation of training and development of clinical skills.


- Will be required to work within recognised Manual Handling guidelines.

- May be expected to frequently manoeuvre patients/objects over 15kg using appropriate aids for short periods of time.

- Will have frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions and will be required to follow Policies and Procedures pertaining to bodily fluids, infection control and COSHH regulations.

- May be required to work in confined spaces.

- Ability to work where the work pattern may be unpredictable, but there is also a requirement for concentration e.g. drug administration.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / Nursing Associate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Diploma of Higher Education (Adult Nursing) or equivalent


  • Ophthalmology qualification



  • Ophthalmology experience i.e. clinic, day unit, ward
  • Ophthalmology Pre-Assessment

Knowledge/ Skills


  • Be well organised, tidy and manage own workload efficiently and in a timely manner
  • Willingness to develop new skills and competencies
  • Mature and flexible approach to problem solving, to meet the demands of the service
  • Have good communication skills both written and verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of proven, ongoing professional development

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