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Staff Nurse - Outpatient Ophthalmology

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Aylesbury - Expected to work Cross sites
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Band 5 staff nurse looking for a new direction in your career? Are you interested in ophthalmology? Stoke Mandeville Hospital dedicated ophthalmology in-patient ward which will complement our existing service.

We are currently seeking highly motivated, dynamic staff nurses who have an interest in ophthalmology to join our nursing team - no previous ophthalmology experience is necessary.

The role will include working alongside the ophthalmic nurse practitioners in the Ophthalmic casualty, looking after ophthalmology inpatients and some rotation to the ophthalmology outpatient department. You will be expected to deliver safe, high quality, compassionate care to our patients and assist the senior nursing team in providing innovative changes in service delivery. In return we will promote your development in clinical and autonomous practice working within a friendly and supportive environment.

We look forward to hearing from you. Come and meet us!

Main duties of the job

  • Acts at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct, and within the principles of the scope of Professional Practice and ensures other members of the team also work within these
  • Maintain professional working relationships with all members of the ophthalmology team and effectively contribute to the team's continual development
  • Undertakes the nursing assessment of the patient including risk assessments e.g. Tissue viability, moving and handling and nutrition. Undertakes pre-operative assessment as necessary
  • Devise a plan of nursing care based in the nursing assessment, taking into account the medical prescription
  • Ensures planned nursing care is delivered safely and effectively taking into account the views of the patient and their relatives. Advise on health promotion and the prevention of illness.

  • About us

    Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

    What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

    As part of our BHT family, youll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

    We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

    We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

    Why work for us?

    Were committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

    As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

    Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

    A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

    What do we stand for?

    Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

    Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

    Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

    If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

    If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

    Person Specification

    Education & Qualifications


    • Good general education
    • Registered Nurse (General)


    • Evidence of further continued professional development



    • Ability to work within a team and independently
    • Experience of teaching students, HCA's and qualified staff
    • Previous experience of working on a general ward

    Skills & Knowledge


    • Good communication skills: written and verbal in English
    • Competency in IV drug administration. Cannulation. Infusion pump skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


    Stoke Mandeville Hospital

    Mandeville Road

    Aylesbury - Expected to work Cross sites

    HP21 8AL

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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