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Clinical Nurse Specialist- Emergency Eye Clinic

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 a year PA
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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The Surgical division at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust has never been a more exciting place to work for enthusiastic professional nurses passionate about high quality ophthalmic patient care.Within our extensive ophthalmology service we see and treat a range of ocular conditions based at the Royal stoke hospital also covering County hospital for both Adult and Paediatric outpatients managing a whole host of ophthalmology specialist services such as urgent eye care intra-ocular treatment and diagnostic hubs including support for the pre-operative assessment service, day surgery and inpatient surgery.

We now have an exciting opportunity that has arisen within the ophthalmic team for an experienced Band 7 CNS within a special interest in Emergency Eye Care to join us at the University Hospital of North Midlands.This is an exciting opportunity to be instrumental in developing a new position of CNS in Ophthalmology within the emergency eye clinic at UHNM.

The successful candidate will become an integral member of the Ophthalmology team within the Emergency Eye Department and should be able to demonstrate experience in Ophthalmology.

Main duties of the job

Please see JD/PS for more information

They will work collaboratively with the clinicians, medical, nursing staff and primary care colleagues to ensure an effective and high quality service is provided to all of the patients undergoing treatment within the Emergency Eye Clinic.

They will have a role in the development of ophthalmology services within the Trust ensuring this relates to the needs of patients and is in-line with strategic, operational and National objectives

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached JD and PS for further details or contact

Amanda Pateman


Person Specification



  • Registered nurse on the NMC register
  • Degree in nursing or health / nursing related studies or evidence of continuing academic progression in combination with equivalent qualification.


  • IRMER certificate
  • health assessment
  • Independent prescribing qualification at masters level



  • Minimum 5 years post registration
  • Experience to include 3 years of management and leadership experience
  • Ophthalmology
  • excellent communication


  • Evidence of formal teaching certificate to groups of staff

Skills and knowledge


  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of formal leadership and management training



  • Able to use own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Clinical reasoning
  • effective time management skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills


  • Excellent problem solving ability and skills
  • can demonstrating a coping mechanism when working under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


UHNM NHS hospital

Newcastle road

Stoke on Trent


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