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Paediatric Nurse

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year incl. HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
We have a band 6 ( Senior Paediatric Nurse) opportunity available in our Paediatric department in Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital. The post holder will be covering this role to cover maternity leave in a 8-month fixed term contract. Moorfields is recognized as one of the best ophthalmic eye hospitals in the world and we pride ourselves on the professionalism of our nurses and the quality of the nursing care we provide.

We have exciting Band 6 ophthalmology opportunitiesfor an innovative, enthusiastic, and experienced Paediatric Nurse to support the service (Paediatric NHS and Private patients) and work alongside the nursing team in Outpatient and Daycase Surgical Unit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will take responsibility for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care programmes throughout the paediatric nursing service in the Children's Eye Centre (RDCEC). The post holder will participate in safeguarding children and young people, using prior experience and knowledge and will communicate concerns to the safeguarding team and paediatric colleagues. To deputise for the Nurse-in-charge as necessary.


This post will be subject to a probationary period of 12 weeks.

During the probationary period, your suitability for continued employment will be assessed and provided a satisfactory standard is achieved and maintained, your employment will be confirmed.The probationary period may be extended or your employment terminated either during or at the end of probation, in line with the trust Probationary Policy. For the duration of the probation period, the notice period will be in line with contractual obligations on either side.

About us

The successful candidate will have the support of the Matron and the Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse of the unit including training and develop clinical skills.

Our Purpose - working together to discover, develop and deliver excellent eye care, sustainability and at scale.

Our values:

Excellence at the heart of Moorfields' purpose and history. It is also fundamental to our future as we innovate at the forefront of eye care, delivering the best care and experience.

Equitymeans everyone can expect that we will do our best for them - our patients, staff and system partners - providing appropriate, accessible, excellent and sustainable care based on clinical need. Everyone can be confident their voice is listened to in decisions about their care.

Kindnessmeans we are friendly and considerate - treating everyone with respect and going out of our way to reassure and give confidence.

We have a wide range of benefits for our employees to enjoy. Including discounts on local restaurants / shops and our dedication to the health and well-being of our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will take the lead in assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and audit of patient care programmes throughout the RDCEC paediatric nursing service and will participate in the planning and implementation of the Ward/departmental teaching programmes.

The post holder will develop their skills and experience in the paediatric ophthalmic day surgery ward, paediatric out patient clinics and paediatric A& E they will commit to broadening their ophthalmic knowledge and will participate in running the paediatric telephone advice line. They will also act as a resource for child protection advice in the absence of senior colleagues and will show evidence of continuing practice development. The post holder will be able to reflect on their working practices to develop team cohesion and patient-care and will participate in innovative nursing practice and will take responsibility for delegation of workload throughout the RDCEC nursing service when required.

The band 6 staff nurse will participate in the management and appraisal of junior nursing and play staff and the assessment and supervision of pre-registration nurses in the service.

The post holder will be a supportive team member with an understanding of child development and the impact this can have on their response to the hospital pathway and demonstrate an awareness of the different needs of children and their families and will work with them to deliver family-centred care.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications:


  • Registered Paediatric/Child Branch Nurse - NMC registered
  • oPILS compliance or be willing to undertake this training


  • oOphthalmic qualification
  • oRecognised clinical teaching qualification or be willing to undertake this qualification



  • oMinimum 4 years post qualifying paediatric nursing experience
  • oAbility to prioritise own workload and that of others oAbility to delegate duties


  • oPaediatric ophthalmic nursing experience



  • oDemonstrates a knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and young people
  • o Demonstrates evidence of well-developed clinical practice


  • oDemonstrates ophthalmic nursing knowledge

skills/ abilities


  • oAbility to communicate effectively with children, young people and their families oAbility to work on own initiative
  • oAbility to deal effectively with child protection issues
  • oDemonstrates evidence of ongoing professional development

Personal Qualities


  • oAble to work effectively with colleagues and multi-disciplinary team
  • oAble to articulate reasons for desire to work in this clinical area
  • oFlexible approach to shift patterns

Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre

3 Peerless Street



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